Race Day Security Guidelines

All runners will be required to pass through a security checkpoint before entering your corral on race morning. To ensure a speedy process, we recommend bringing as little as possible with you to the race.

** NEW THIS YEAR ** All toilets, water and refreshments will be available after you pass through the security checkpoint.  There will be no toilets outside the corrals.


No bags of any kind will be permitted in the corrals, including black trash bags as “jackets”, backpack hydration packs, etc.  No weapons or metal objects.

Everything brought into the corrals or dropped at gear check for that matter is subject to inspection by private security and NYPD.


UPS Gear Check will be located on the east side of Grand Army Plaza between Vanderbilt Ave and Eastern Pkwy. Gear Check will open at 5:15am. You must use the clear bag provided to you at the Expo to check your items. Once you check your bag, simply head south to Eastern Parkway.  The security checkpoint will be about 200 east of Grand Army Plaza on Eastern Parkway.

If you don’t have a bag to check, just head to the security checkpoint on Eastern Parkway.

Once you’ve entered you’ll need to go through security again if you choose to exit.