Marathon event postponed after terror attack
NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - The New York City Marathon will go on as scheduled this weekend but at least one of the events surrounding the race has been canceled because of Tuesday's terror attack in Manhattan.
The marathon's Blue Line painting ceremony that celebrates the painting of the line that traces the 26.2-mile course has been postponed.
In a statement, the TCS New York City marathon said: "In light of the tragedy in Lower Manhattan, and with respect to the victims, their families, and our city agency partners, we will be postponing our ceremonial Blue Line Painting and Faces of the Marathon media events originally scheduled for Wednesday, November 1."
%INLINE%Marathon officials said they did not plan to cancel any other race week activities including a marathon expo that starts Thursday at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on 11th Avenue
The marathon takes place on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 7 a.m. as racers travel through all five boroughs.
Officials said safety and security for the racers and supporters is a top priority.
The New York Road Runners on Tuesday released a statement saying: "Together with our agency partners, we have extensive safety and security measures in place, both visible and behind the scenes."
They added that changes will be made as needed.