Marathon Menu

Starting Line Basics:

Tasty Thirty Minute Minestrone

From Centsational Girl

A perfect nutrient-rich, quick and easy soup that will also warm you up.


Warm Butternut Arugula Salad

From Sweet Tea and Sunshine

For greens-lovers, the inclusion of butternut squash and toasted pumpkin seeds on this salad give it added heft and substance.



Marathon Main Dishes:

Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter

From Alexandra's Kitchen

This pasta dish, from the well-loved chef & restaurateur Lidia Bastianich, captures the flavors of the season in a quick and easy dish that looks absolutely decadent when plated.


Gigi's Tagliatelle Bolognese

From All That Splatters

A classic pasta dish: a hearty beef and pork-laden ragu atops tender homemade fresh egg noodles. Substitute store-bought fresh pasta, or dried fettuccine, for a quick fix.


Roasted Vegetable Pasta

From Kate in the Kitchen

A vegetarian alternative filled with flavorful roasted vegetables. This recipe suggests using eggplant, pepper, tomato, and onion; you can also try zucchini, butternut squash, sweet potato, beets, cauliflower, and broccoli.




A Make-Your-Own-Sundae-Bar

A calorically-dense dessert will ensure your runner is fueled for the big race. Bake brownies and cookies, and offer basic vanilla and chocolate ice creams (or whatever flavors your runner wants). A variety of toppings, like sprinkles, hot fudge, caramel sauce, whipped cream, peanut butter bites, or nuts, allow everyone to personalize their creation.


Robert's Absolute Best Brownies

From La Mia Vita Dolce

Topped with chocolate chips and chopped nuts, these brownies are moist and fudgy with a crisp top.


Jacques Torres' Chocolate Chip Cookies

From Une Gamine dans la Cuisine

These chewy cookies are richly flavored, with a soft and chewy texture. A sprinkling of sea salt to finish complements their sweetness perfectly.