New York City Marathon Security & Traffic Information

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All bags and items entering TCS New York City Marathon venues and events are subject to inspection by New York Road Runners, contracted private security personnel, venue personnel, and the NYPD. To speed access and avoid longer lines, it is strongly recommended not bringing a bag. Please see the list of items that are prohibited to runners, as well as to spectators in venue areas.

Venues that will have some type of inspection/restrictions will include, but will not be limited to:

  • TCS New York City Marathon Opening Ceremony Presented by United Airlines
    Delegates marching in the Parade of Nations will not be able to march with bags. Spectators (standing and in bleachers) carrying bags will be subject to bag inspection. We suggest one bag per guest, no larger than a woman’s purse.
  • TCS New York City Marathon Health and Wellness Expo, TCS New York City Marathon Eve Dinner, Blue Line Lounge presented by Tata Consultancy Services at the TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion
    Any person entering these venues will be subject to bag inspection. To speed your access, we strongly recommend that you do not bring a bag. However, you may bring one bag per guest, no larger than a woman’s purse.
  • Grandstand Seating, Family Reunion, and All Spectator Locations in Central Park and on Central Park West
    Spectators with bags in any Central Park or Central Park West location will be subject to baggage inspection before entering the area. Please note that some entry points will be on Broadway. We suggest not bringing any bags if possible and limiting the size and number of necessary bags. Please note that no strollers, carts, or coolers will be allowed.

Prohibited Items

In order to ensure the safety of all TCS New York City Marathon participants, spectators, and partners, there is a list of items that runners will not be allowed to bring to the start villages or run with on the course. Please review the link provided with enough time to plan appropriately.

We are lucky in New York City to have some of the world’s best law enforcement partners in our corner. Still, we can all play a role in keeping our community safe. If you see something suspicious taking place on or before race day, make sure to report that behavior or activity to local law enforcement or race officials; in the case of emergency, call 911.

Thank you for attention to these very important matters. We will continue to keep everyone apprised of any new information. We can’t wait to see you on race day!

Traffic Information

THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES
STREET CLOSURES FOR THE 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

The New York City Police Department today announced street closures related to the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon. Street closures and parking restrictions are expected to cause traffic delays. The use of public transportation is highly recommended.

Beginning at midnight on Sunday, November 6th the upper level of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic. At approximately 7 a.m. rolling street closures will commence along the route in preparation for the marathon. Prior to taking their starting positions on Staten Island, runners will be screened and their bags inspected. The New York Road Runners has provided the participants with clear bags to expedite this process. Individuals who require event credentials and special access to secure areas, such as organizers, volunteers and other personnel, have been pre-screened in addition to the physical screening they will receive on Sunday.

Along the course, bags and backpacks may be subject to search. Bag checks and magnetometer screenings will be conducted in the area of the finish line. Spectators can help expedite, if not alleviate some of the security process, by leaving backpacks at home.

The start times are as follows:
· 8:30 a.m. Wheelchair Division
· 8:52 a.m. Handcycle and Athletes with Disabilities
· 9:20 a.m. Professional Women
· 9:50 a.m. Professional Men and Wave 1
· 10:15 a.m. Wave 2
· 10:40 a.m. Wave 3
· 11:00 a.m. Wave 4

NYC MARATHON ROUTE
All 5 Boroughs: 0700 x 1800
Route: Staten Island Portion
Bay Street between Richmond Terrace and School Road
Fingerboard Road between Bay Street and Tompkins Avenue
Tompkins Avenue between Fingerboard Road and School Road
School Road between Bay Street and Staten Island Expressway
Lily Pond Avenue between Staten Island Expressway and McClean Avenue
McClean Avenue between Lily Pond Avenue and New York Avenue

Brooklyn Portion
Dahlgren Place between Verrazano Bridge and 92nd Street (North Bound)
92nd Street between Dahlgren Place and 4th Avenue
4th Avenue between 92nd Street and Flatbush Avenue
Flatbush Avenue between 4th Avenue and Lafayette Avenue
Lafayette Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn Queens Expressway (South-bound) between Verrazano Bridge and 79th Street
7th Avenue between 79th Street and 75th Street/Bay Ridge Parkway
7th Avenue between 74th and 75th Street/Bay Ridge Parkway
74th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue
6th Avenue between 74th and 75th Street / Bay Ridge Parkway
Bay Ridge Parkway between 7th Avenue and 4th Avenue
Fort Hamilton Parkway between 92nd Street and 94th Street
94th Street between Fort Hamilton Parkway and 4th Avenue (North-bound)
Bedford Avenue between Lafayette Avenue and Nassau Avenue
Nassau Avenue between Bedford Avenue / Lorimer Street and Manhattan Avenue
Manhattan Avenue between Nassau Avenue and Greenpoint Avenue
Greenpoint Avenue between Manhattan Avenue and McGuiness Boulevard
McGuiness Boulevard between Greenpoint Avenue and 48th Avenue
Pulaski Bridge (South-bound)

Queens Portion
Pulaski Bridge (South-bound)
48th Avenue between 11th Street and Vernon Boulevard
Vernon Boulevard between 48th Avenue and 10th Street
10th Street between Vernon Boulevard and 44th Drive
44th Drive between 10th Street and Hunter Street
Hunter Street between 44th Drive and Crescent Street
Crescent Street between Hunter Street and Queens Plaza South
Queens Plaza South between Crescent Street and 23rd Street
Queens Plaza North between Crescent Street and 23rd Street
23rd Street between Queens Plaza South and Queens Plaza North
Queensboro Bridge (East-bound

Bronx Portion
Willis Avenue Bridge / Willis Avenue
135th Street between Willis Avenue and Alexander Avenue
Alexander Avenue between 135th Street and 138th Street
138th Street between Alexander Avenue and Morris Avenue
Morris Avenue between 138th Street and 140th Street
140th Street between Morris Avenue and Rider Avenue
Rider Avenue between 140th Street and 138th Street
138th Street between Rider Avenue and Madison Avenue Bridge

Manhattan Portion
1st Avenue between 59th Street and Willis Avenue Bridge
Queensboro Bridge (Vehicle Entrance Ramp East-bound)
59th Street between 59th Street Bridge and 1st Avenue
Madison Avenue Bridge
Madison Avenue between 138th Street and 124th Street
124th Street between Madison Avenue and Mount Morris Park West
Mount Morris Park West between 124th Street between 120th Street
120th Street between Mount Morris Park West and 5th Avenue
5th Avenue between 120th Street and 90th Street
90th Street between 5th Ave and East Drive (Central Park South-bound)
East Drive between 90th Street and Central Park South
Central Park South between 5th Ave and 8th Ave (Central Park West)
Central Park Driveway
West Drive (To Finish at Tavern on the Green)

The above streets will be closed for this event.

Location(s):
NYC MARATHON FAMILY REUNION
Manhattan: 0700 x 1800
Locations:
Central Park West between 59th Street and 96th Street
60th Street between Central Park West and Broadway
61st Street between Central Park West and Broadway
62nd Street between Central Park West and Broadway
63rd Street between Central Park West and Broadway
64th Street between Central Park West and Broadway
65th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
66th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
67th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
68th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
69th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
70th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
71st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
72nd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
73rd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
74th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
75th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
76th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
82nd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
83rd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
84th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
85th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
Columbus Avenue between 85th Street and Broadway
Broadway between Columbus Avenue and Columbus Circle
Closure: Same as location

NYC MARATHON TICKETHOLDERS BLEACHER ENTRANCE
East Side Bleacher Ticketholders: W 63rd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
West Side Bleacher Ticketholders: W 63rd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

Note: All ticketholders entering the finish line bleachers will pass thru security checkpoints.

NYC MARATHON –LIMITED VEHICLE ACCESS (EMERGENCY VEHICLES ONLY)
Manhattan: 0700x 1800
Location(s):
Broadway between W 60th and W 65th Streets