NYC Marathon Considering Alternate Staging Area

NEW YORK (AP) -

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

Organizers of the Nov. 3 race say they’re working to find an alternate site if the shutdown continues. The starting location won’t change and it would remain on Staten Island.

About 45,000 runners participate in the 26.2-mile marathon. The race was canceled last year because of Superstorm Sandy. More security is planned after twin bombings at the Boston Marathon killed three people.