The Start

Start Times Nov 21, 2016 12:11PM EST

The 2016 TCS New York City Marathon will have four wave starts for runners, preceded by starts for professional wheelchair athletes, handcycles, and some professional athletes. Che...


Staging Area and Start Villages Nov 21, 2016 12:10PM EST

The staging area of the TCS New York City Marathon is at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island. Only registered entrants and guides are allowed in Fort Wadsworth and the start area; specta...


Toilets at the Start May 17, 2016 02:02PM EST

There are more than 1,700 toilets in the start villages and the start corrals. Along the course, toilets are located every mile from mile 3 onward. NYRR reserves the right to disqu...


Changing Start Corral Oct 24, 2016 04:45PM EST

Runners who wish to start together should check their bib numbers and determine which runner has the higher number. The runners can then move back to the wave and corral that corre...


Bringing Bags to the Staging Area Nov 21, 2016 12:15PM EST

The only bag that you will be allowed to bring into Fort Wadsworth is either the UPS Bag (for bag check option runners) or the Start Village Bag (for Poncho option runners) that wa...


Starting Line Nov 21, 2016 12:14PM EST

Race officials will make multilingual announcements when it’s time for runners to line up in their assigned corrals. Please follow the instructions of the race officials, and follo...