If you need to drop out, look for a volunteer ham radio operator wearing an orange hat or report to a medical aid station. Ham radio operators will take your name and forward the information to the information kiosks at the finisher area and the Runner Information Hotline.
Let your family and friends know beforehand that they should check the information kiosks or call the Hotline (1.800.496.6193) if they are unsure of your whereabouts. Make sure that your family knows your race number.
If you have not completed the entire course, do not cross the finish line, or you will be disqualified and barred from future TCS New York City Marathons. You may enter Central Park at West 72nd Street from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to claim your checked bag. Bags will also be available for pickup on Monday near the finish line from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.