Last Updated: Mar 31, 2017 02:21PM EST

Finish Line and Post-Finish Area

Crossing the TCS New York City Marathon finish line in Central Park is one of the thrills of a lifetime! Here's what to expect:

MarathonFoto will take your picture and video as you cross the finish line. Keep your race number visible, look up, and smile! Soon after, a volunteer will place a medal around your neck. You'll receive a HeatSheet presented by United Airlines and Foot Locker.

You'll receive a TCS New York City Marathon Runner Recovery Bag presented by Hospital for Special Surgery containing Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water, Gatorade® Recover beverage, Gatorade® Thirst Quencher, a PowerBar, a New York State McIntosh apple, and Snyder's of Hanover pretzels.

Medical aid will be available throughout the finish and post-finish areas.

  • Read important information about Security measures.
  • New in 2017, the registration for selecting the bag-check option or the post-race poncho option for race day will open July 11, 2017, and close August 22, 2017, with later deadlines for runners who enter the race after August 22. Stay tuned for details, and please note that options are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so we can safely manage the post-race flow of runners..