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2018 United Airlines NYC Half: Application for Guaranteed and Non-Guaranteed Entry

Guaranteed Entry

The following groups will be eligible for guaranteed entry to the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half:

Four Out of Six Program Runners
Eligibility for entry to the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half will be guaranteed for NYRR members who have an active membership by the last qualifying event of the 2017 Five-Borough Series, the NYRR Staten Island Half (October 8, 2017), and who have run four of the following six events in 2017: NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half, United Airlines NYC Half, Airbnb Brooklyn Half, NYRR Queens 10K, New Balance Bronx 10 Mile, and NYRR Staten Island Half.

The 2018 United Airlines NYC Half is slated to be a Four Out of Six qualifier for the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half, which is planned to follow the same model as above.

Time Qualifiers 
Runners who met the following qualifying time standards* on any certified half-marathon or marathon course are also eligible for guaranteed entry:

Men

Age**

Marathon

Half-marathon

18-34

2:53:00

1:21:00

35-39

2:55:00

1:23:00

40-44

2:58:00

1:25:00

45-49

3:05:00

1:28:00

50-54

3:14:00

1:32:00

55-59

3:23:00

1:36:00

60-64

3:34:00

1:41:00

65-69

3:45:00

1:46:00

70-74

4:10:00

1:57:00

75-79

4:30:00

2:07:00

80+

4:55:00

2:15:00

 

Women

Age**

Marathon

Half-marathon

18-34

3:13:00

1:32:00

35-39

3:15:00

1:34:00

40-44

3:26:00

1:37:00

45-49

3:38:00

1:42:00

50-54

3:51:00

1:49:00

55-59

4:10:00

1:54:00

60-64

4:27:00

2:02:00

65-69

4:50:00

2:12:00

70-74

5:30:00

2:27:00

75-79

6:00:00

2:40:00

80+

6:35:00

2:50:00

* All times must be run at, or faster than, the posted time.
** Your age on the day of the qualifying race.

Runners must have met the appropriate qualifying time between January 1, 2017, and when the application closes (Please note: Check back for updates on the date of the application window closing). Times achieved outside of NYRR races must be verifiable online. If you are applying with a non-NYRR race qualifying time, you will be placed into the non-guaranteed entry drawing until your time can be verified. Verification may take up to two weeks. If you are not accepted after two weeks, please contact mynyrr@nyrr.org and indicate your name and time qualification information.

Runners who enter through a charity program
The 2018 United Airlines NYC Half charity program offers guaranteed entry to runners who pledge to raise funds for one of the event's official charity partners, including NYRR's Team for Kids. Join Team for Kids to get guaranteed entry, expert coaching, and the opportunity to help keep kids healthy and fit. A full list of charity partners will be available on the day of the non-guaranteed entry drawing (Please note: Check back for updates on the date of the drawing).

Charities that are interested in becoming Official Charity Partners can find more information about the program and application process on the webpage.

U.S. residents who enter through our National Travel Partner, Anthony Travel, Inc.
NYRR has reserved a select number of guaranteed spots for our official National Travel Partner (NTP), Anthony Travel, Inc. Runners living within the 50 states, who would like to participate in the United Airlines NYC Half can arrange a “Half-Marathon Package” including guaranteed entry by contacting Anthony Travel. For reservations, please visit Anthony Travel or call 855.665.3289.

An entrant who has purchased a “Half-Marathon Package” with Anthony Travel, Inc., and wishes to withdraw from the race must contact Anthony Travel, Inc. directly. Those who withdraw will not receive guaranteed entry into the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half or subsequent editions of the United Airlines NYC Half.

Runners who enter through an International Travel Partner
Guaranteed entry with the purchase of a “Half-Marathon Package” is available through an official NYRR International Travel Partner (ITP) in your country.  International runners who reside in countries that do not have an existing ITP may purchase the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half package from any of the participating ITPs in another country. 

An entrant who has purchased a “Half-Marathon Package” with our official International Travel Partner (ITP) and wishes to withdraw from the race must contact their ITP directly. Those who withdraw will not receive guaranteed entry into the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half or subsequent editions of the United Airlines NYC Half.

View the list of International Travel Partners for the 2017 United Airlines NYC Half. Check back for updates regarding "Half-Marathon Packages" to the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half through approved 2018 International Travel Partners.


Non-Guaranteed Entry Drawing

The 2018 United Airlines NYC Half brings together a diverse field of runners from the NYC area and beyond. The non-guaranteed entry drawing helps preserve the diversity of the race. Check back for updates on the date of the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half.

The entries available to non-guaranteed applicants will be filled through three drawings, one in each of the following applicant pools:

1.     "NYC metro area" applicants (i.e. residents in and within 60 miles of New York City);

2.     "National" applicants (i.e. U.S. residents outside of the NYC-metro area);

3.     "International" applicants (i.e. non-U.S. residents, including Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories).

A drawing will be conducted within each applicant pool. To be selected, you must have provided a valid credit card, future expiration date, and authorization to charge. The provided credit card is charged when the applicant is drawn; if the charge is not approved, the applicant will be removed and another applicant will be drawn from the same applicant pool. 

Once you submit the application into the non-guaranteed drawing, you have authorized NYRR to charge your credit card a non-refundable entry fee upon acceptance into the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half. You can remove your name from the applicant pool prior to the drawing, but once you are accepted by any method, all fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. NYRR does not contact applicants prior to accepting them in order to reconfirm that they wish to be selected.   

Handcycle applicants are NOT selected through the aforementioned drawings. Handcycle applications may only be submitted by persons who have been active members in good standing of Achilles International ("Achilles") since April 1, 2017. From among the qualifying applicants, Achilles and NYRR will jointly select the number and identity of Handcycle applicants, and such selected applicants will be notified of their acceptance. Persons applying as Handcyclists should not make travel, hotel or other arrangements in connection with the United Airlines NYC Half unless and until they are notified of their acceptance.

The rules applicable to the United Airlines NYC Half do not permit entry by a person intending to be pushed in a wheelchair, stroller or other piece of equipment by another person or persons. To be accepted for entry, "disabled" applicants planning to use a wheelchair or other allowable equipment must be able to "push" themselves through the half-marathon course. While official "guides" are permitted to accompany a disabled entrant on the course, such guides cannot push the entrant through the course. 

Any accepted disabled athlete who requires a guide must obtain and/or register their guide through Achilles International. Guides may accompany, but may not push, a wheelchair or handcycle entrant through the half-marathon course.


Entrants who officially cancelled their entry to the 2017 United Airlines NYC Half

Entrants from the 2017 United Airlines NYC Half who officially cancelled their entry according to the cancellation guidelines are eligible for guaranteed entry for the 2018 race.

In order to claim your guaranteed entry, you must submit and pay the 2018 entry fee during the application window (Please note: Check back for updates on the application window dates). You are not automatically placed in the race. Guaranteed entries not submitted during this time period are forfeited.

Entrants who cancel their entry in consecutive years are no longer eligible for guaranteed entry after the second-consecutive cancellation.

Handcyclists and other AWDs entered in the 2017 race through Achilles International who cancel are not eligible for guaranteed entry to the 2018 race unless entered by Achilles International in that race.

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