Now through February 17, claim your guaranteed entry or enter the drawing for the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon. 

The Start

Check out helpful information, maps, and timelines to ensure you have a safe and seamless race start experience. Please note that the information is based on the 2016 race and is for reference purposes only; 2017 information will be available in 2017.

For detailed information, visit our Help Center. All information is subject to change.

  • View the map of the start area.
  • Read important information about Security measures.
  • Read about NYRR’s color-coded Event Alert System that will communicate start, course, and finish conditions on race day.
  • Official start times are in the table below. All times are subject to change.
  • Runners who did not select their transportation to the start option and wish to do so may select from limited options in-person at the expo. Runners who did not make a bag-check/post-race poncho selection have been assigned to the bag-check option.
  • Watch a video about bag check and post-race poncho procedures on race day. The video is also available in Spanish, Italian, French, and German.
  • Download a PDF of the start timeline
TimeOfficial Starts
8:30 a.m.Professional Wheelchair Division
8:52 a.m.Achilles Handcycle Category and Select Athletes with Disabilities
8:55 a.m.Foot Locker Five-Borough Challenge
9:20 a.m.Professional Women
9:50 a.m.Wave 1 (including Professional Men)
10:15 a.m.Wave 2
10:40 a.m.Wave 3
11:00 a.m.Wave 4