The NYC Marathon

Runners make their way through Queens during the 2011 ING New York City Marathon in New York November 6, 2011. The 26.2 mile marathon course is through the five bouroughs of New York City and is one of the largest in the world. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP/Getty Images / November 6, 2011)

The government shutdown won't shut down the New York City Marathon, but it could shift things around a little.

Race organizers are working on a plan to move the event's staging area, currently set for Fort Wadsworth, a federally operated facility on Staten Island, the Associated Press reported.

With about 45,000 runners expected to participate in the Nov. 3 race, officials did not say where they might place an alternative staging area. They said they did not believe the starting line would be affected.

Either way, the change would be minor compared with last year's race, which was canceled as the area dealt with Superstorm Sandy.

Also, in the wake of the twin bombings that killed three people and injured hundreds more at the Boston Marathon, there will be added security for the New York event.