Last Updated: Sep 23, 2019 02:53PM EST

Meeting Family and Friends After the Race

Family Reunion will be on Central Park West between West 60th Street and West 65th Street, with entrances on Broadway; it 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. Everyone entering Family Reunion will be subject to bag inspection and screening. 

Alternatively, family and friends are encouraged to reunite with their runner at their hotel or at a pre-arranged location away from the post-finish area. Be sure to plan your post-race reunion with your runner in advance of race day. Please note that cellular saturation may limit phone service on race day.

You can track your runner's progress in the race using the free TCS New York City Marathon App Powered by Tata Consultancy Services. You will be able to see when your runner has crossed the finish line. Family and friends can also call the Runner Information Hotline at 800.496.6193 to see if a runner has finished.

Post-race poncho runners will exit Central Park approximately 30 minutes after crossing the finish line and will take an additional 15-30 minutes to reach Family Reunion. Bag check runners will exit Central Park approximately 45-60 minutes after crossing the finish line and will take an additional 30-45 minutes to reach Family Reunion. 

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