NYC Marathon considering alternate staging area - New York News

NYC Marathon considering alternate staging area

Posted: Updated:
Runners cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at the start of the New York City Marathon Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 in New York. (AP photo/Jason DeCrow) Runners cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at the start of the New York City Marathon Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 in New York. (AP photo/Jason DeCrow)

The government shutdown could mean a change to the New York City Marathon's staging area because the site is the federally operated Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island.

Organizers of the Nov. 3 race say they're working with city, state and federal officials to find an alternate site if the shutdown continues.

NYRR posted a message on its Facebook page that read in part: "Regardless of the federal government's status on race day, the Marathon will proceed and the starting location will not change. New York Road Runners (NYRR) is working closely with our city, state, and federal partners to establish contingency plans for our Fort Wadsworth staging area that will ensure a continued shutdown would not significantly impact the race."

About 45,000 runners participate in the 26.2-mile race.

Fort Wadsworth is part of Gateway National Recreation Area, which is controlled by the National Park Service.

The marathon was canceled last year because of Superstorm Sandy. Additional security is planned for this year's event after twin bombings at the Boston Marathon killed three people and injured about 260.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Friday Night Live: July 25, 2014

    Friday Night Live: July 25, 2014

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:31:59 GMT
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, Stephen "Twitch" Boss, actress Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Michael Chernow and Chef Daniel Holzman of the Meatball Shop.
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, Stephen "Twitch" Boss, actress Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Michael Chernow and Chef Daniel Holzman of the Meatball Shop.
  • G subway line shutting down for 5 weeks

    G subway line shutting down for 5 weeks

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:37:26 GMT
    Beginning Friday night, a portion of the G subway line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be shut down for five weeks.
    The MTA says there will be no service between the Nassau Avenue station in Greenpoint and Court Square in Long Island City until Sept. 2.
    Beginning Friday night, a portion of the G subway line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be shut down for five weeks.
    The MTA says there will be no service between the Nassau Avenue station in Greenpoint and Court Square in Long Island City until Sept. 2.
  • The Big Idea

    Making New York City more energy efficient

    Making New York City more energy efficient

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:45:49 GMT
    More than half the population of New York City rides public transportation to work. No other metropolis in this country even approaches that percentage or the MTA's total number of riders. For that reason, New York likely ranks as the most energy-efficient city in the nation. But what would it take to make the city even more energy-efficient or even self-sufficient?
    More than half the population of New York City rides public transportation to work. No other metropolis in this country even approaches that percentage or the MTA's total number of riders. For that reason, New York likely ranks as the most energy-efficient city in the nation. But what would it take to make the city even more energy-efficient or even self-sufficient?
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices