Because who DOESN'T want a fresh pair of socks or some comfy clothes after running 26.2 miles through New York City with 45,000+ friends?!
NYRR recently announced that there will NOT be a baggage drop option at this year's NYC Marathon. This leaves runners without a way to have dry clothes, gear, cell phones, medication, and nutrition waiting for them at the finish-line. This practice is standard at nearly every major racing event and eliminating this ammenity is a major inconvenience to every participant.
Read more here.