The start is on 5th Avenue near East 80th Street. You'll run south; you can check your progress by looking at the digital clocks at every quarter-mile mark.
First quarter-mile (to 75th Street): The race begins on a slight downhill.
Second quarter-mile (to 70th Street): This segment features a slight uphill.
Third quarter-mile (to 65th Street): There's another gentle downhill in this segment.
Fourth quarter-mile (to 60th Street): The final five blocks are on a flat surface.
Numbers (which include your timing tag) and T-shirts may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:
• Saturday, September 2, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
• Sunday, September 3, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
• Monday, September 4, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, September 5, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, September 6, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
• Thursday, September 7, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
• Friday, September 8, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
• Saturday, September 9, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your race materials. Please pick up during the week to avoid crowds on race day. Race-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time. Shirt size is subject to availability.
On race day, number pickup will take place from 6:45 a.m to 12:00 noon just north of the starting line at East 80th Street. T-shirts will be available for pickup either before or after each heat. T-shirt distribution will end at 12:45 p.m.
Bag check, located in the start area (5th Avenue between East 80th Street and East 82nd Street), will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. You may not drop off your bag earlier than 30 minutes before the start of your race. There will be a designated baggage truck for each age group. The trucks will drive to the finish for runners to collect their bags. If you wish to check a bag, please allow additional time for bag check and security.
If you're unable to pick up your race materials, a friend or family member can pick up for you; the person will need your QR code (printed or digitally) and will need to know your T-shirt size. This policy is in effect only for our weekly races, not for the TCS New York City Marathon.