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