Last Updated: Nov 21, 2016 01:24PM EST

Family Reunion

Be sure to plan your post-race reunion with friends and family, or transportation home, in advance of race day. Please note that cellular saturation may limit phone service on race day.

Family Reunion will be on Central Park West between West 60th Street and West 66th Street, with entrances on Broadway. Family Reunion will be open from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The area will be organized by letter; plan to meet your friends and family at the letter corresponding to the first letter of your last name. Check back closer to race day for a map of the post-finish and Family Reunion area. Everyone entering Family Reunion will be subject to bag inspection and screening.

Encourage your family and friends to track your progress in the race using the free TCS New York City Marathon Mobile App Powered by Tata Consultancy Services, which will be available for download during race week. They will be able to see when you've crossed the finish line. Family and friends can also call the Runner Information Hotline at 800.496.6193 to see if you have finished the race.

If you are a Post-Race Poncho runner, you will exit Central Park approximately 30 minutes after crossing the finish line; it will take you an additional 15-30 minutes to reach Family Reunion. 

If you are a Bag Check runner, you will exit Central Park approximately 45-60 minutes after crossing the finish line; it will take you an additional 30-45 minutes a to reach Family Reunion. 

Due to security restrictions, family and friends will not be able to access the post-finish area in Central Park.