New York Road Runners offers blocks of non-complimentary, guaranteed entries to qualified nonprofits through the Official Charity Partner program of the United Airlines NYC Half. The application to become an Official Charity Partner for the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half is closed. To be added to a notification list for the application for the 2017 United Airlines NYC Half, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application for the 2017 United Airlines NYC Half Official Charity Partner Program will open in the summer of 2016. Please check this website for updates.
Official Charity Partners pay a charity fee for each guaranteed entry they are allotted. That fee does not cover the runner’s race registration fee, which will be due when the runner registers for the race. Charities may choose to pay the race registration fees for their runners.
Selected charities will offer guaranteed entry to runners who agree to raise at least $1,000 for the charity. Each charity can set its own fundraising requirement as long as it is higher than the program minimum of $1,000 per runner as set by NYRR and specified in the charity partner contract.
Accepted charities will be allocated a minimum of 5 entries based on partnership history and the data collected in the application. No charity will be allocated more entries than requested on the application. New charities will only be offered 5 entries.