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NYC Half 2012

7,456 MEN / 7,880 WOMEN
Race Recap

NYC Half Race Recap

Over 15,000 runners came out to Run the City today. An exciting new course, almost perfect running conditions, and fantastic post race entertainment were highlights of the day. NYRR is pleased to bring you our expanded race coverage.

Race Reports

NYC Half Sets Records Across the Board

A look at the numbers recorded at the NYC Half 2012 shows that the event exceeded expectations in many ways:

26,797 applicants
19,071 registrants, a record number
15,398 starters
15,336 finishers (7,456 men, 7,880 women; a huge...


Charity Runners Add Meaning to Their Miles

Why do people decide to run the NYC Half for charity? The reasons are as varied as charities themselves—the race has 75 official charity partners, and additional charities that runners contribute to through the fundraising platform Crowdrise.


Post-Race Festival a Big Hit

Because of the NYC Half’s new finish line this year—right next to the South Street Seaport—race participants and fans could do a lot more than just catch a train home. The Post-Race Festival Presented by Poland Spring offered many pleasant...


Just as Fun to Watch

You could hear them cheering from Harlem to the Seaport, in the park, and all over Times Square. They weren't there to compete or to get a medal, but they were just as integral to the NYC Half 2012 as the 15,000 participants--and there were...


Kirui, Dado, and Patience Triumph in NYC Half

Deriba Merga  took it out from the gun in today’s seventh-annual NYC Half. So did Kim Smith. From Central Park, down Seventh Avenue, through Times Square, and along the West Side Highway they set a pace both fast and relentless, fighting the...


Locals Shine on International Stage

Like the ING New York City Marathon, the NYC Half attracts the world's best distance runners from dozens of countries. Standing shoulder to shoulder with these superstars on the starting line are New York's top performers, including aspiring...


New Course Thrills Runners

Olympian Desiree Davila took note of ideal cool, damp conditions at the start of the NYC Half, telling the 15,000-strong field: "If you can't run fast on a day like today, you might as well go bowling." And as they took to the streets of the city...

Sunday, March 18, 2012 7:30am



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3mph wind
90% humidity
"After running over 20 half marathons, today was the best one ever. Thanks NYRR and the volunteers! "
Michelle S, Twitter

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