NEW YORK (WHAS11)--With the government still shutdown, it could mean a change to the starting line for the New York City Marathon.
The usual staging site is the federally operated Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island.
Organizers of the November 3rd race said they are working with city, state and federal officials to come up with an alternate site if the shutdown continues through the date of the race.
The marathon has more than 45 thousand runners participate in the 26.2 mile marathon. Last year’s race was cancelled last year due to Hurricane Sandy.
Additional security is planned for this year's event due to the Boston Marathon bombing earlier in the year.