Start Village Bag (Post-Race Poncho Option)
If you choose the post-race poncho option, you will receive a Start Village bag and a wristband at the expo. The wristband, along with your race number (bib), must be worn during the race and will identify you for the post-race poncho exit from Central Park
This bag may be used to bring pre-race items to the start villages at Fort Wadsworth, but may not be checked for transport to the finish. All items left at the start will be gathered and donated to Goodwill Industries or recycled.
Check our Security Guidelines for a list of items that are prohibited in the start villages.
Watch a helpful video about the bag-check and post-race poncho options and processes at the TCS New York City Marathon.