NYC Marathon organizers change mind about checked bags ban
Marathon runners looking to return home in non-sweaty clothes can breathe a sigh of relief.
The New York Road Runners announced Thursday that they are revising their decision not to allow participants to check their bags and have them sent to the finish line at Central Park.
Marathoners who took to the Road Runners Facebook Page to complain about the initial change went back there to express their satisfaction.
"Thanks for listening & coming up with a well thought out solution," Facebook user Adam Marsh posted.
Runners who chose not to check in their bags and go with the "easy exit" option will receive a free poncho and T-shirt.
Linna Fang, 27, of Queens, said she preferred not to check in her items for this year's race because last year it took her a long time to get to her bag from the finish line.
"I was going to have someone waiting for me with my stuff," she said.