If you need to drop out, look for a volunteer ham radio operator wearing an orange hat, or report to a medical aid station, where ham radio operators are also stationed. Ham radio operators will take your name and forward the information to the information kiosks at the finisher area and the Runner Information Hotline number: 800.496.6193. Let your family and friends know beforehand that they should check the information kiosks or call the hotline if they are unsure of your whereabouts. Make sure your family knows your race number.
If you have not completed the course, do not go through the finish line, or you will be disqualified and barred from future TCS New York City Marathons. Instead, enter Central Park at West 72nd Street after 7:00 p.m. to claim your baggage. Baggage is also available for pickup Monday morning near the finish starting at 8:00 a.m.