2014 NYC Half Media Information
WHAT: The NYC Half boasts an on-street experience like no other, taking runners on a 13.1-mile tour of NYC. The course takes runners through the rolling hills of Central Park, up to Harlem, then down to the bright lights of Times Square, and along the Hudson River waterfront to a finish in lower Manhattan.
A new course reconfiguration will accommodate an increase in the field size—up to 20,000 finishers—and allow for a professional wheelchair race for the first time.
WHEN: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 7:30 a.m.
WHERE: Race Start: Central Park, Race Finish: Lower Manhattan
WHO: Up to 20,000 finishers, 1,500 volunteers, thousands of spectators, and professional wheelchair athletes
The race features a talented American and international professional athlete field, charity runners, and thousands of runners of all ranks.
PRESS: To request a media credential for Race Week media availabilities and on Race Day (Media Center, Start, or Finish), please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your credential request and anticipated coverage or planned stories.
The Media Events Schedule will be available closer to the race in our online Media Center, nyrr.org/newsroom.
Founded in 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization, whose mission is to help and inspire people through running. NYRR’s commitment to New York City’s five boroughs features races, community events, youth initiatives, school programs, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year, from children to seniors, with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to run for life. NYRR’s premier event, the TCS New York City Marathon, features 50,000 participants, from the world’s elite athletes to a wide range of recreational and charity runners, and is part of the World Marathon Majors, an alliance of the world’s six biggest marathons that determines each year’s top male and top female marathoner. To learn more, visit www.nyrr.org.
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