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The 2014 NYC Half will take runners on a spectacular 13.1-mile tour of NYC. Led by a talent-packed roster of American and international elites, runners will stop traffic in Manhattan, from Central Park through Times Square to lower Manhattan!
Working with our NYC agency partners, we have reconfigured the course for 2014. The new course will accommodate an increase in the field size to as many as 20,000 runners and allow for the addition of a professional wheelchair race.
The application and guaranteed-entry claim is closed. Check out opportunities to run with one of NYRR’s official travel partners. Alternatively, you can check out opportunities to volunteer on race day.
The NYC Half is a part of NYRR's Five-Borough Series: Run New York. Five Boroughs. One City.
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All race information is subject to change.
The NYC Half takes runners on a spectacular tour of Manhattan!
Please note: All runners must enter Central Park via Central Park South (59th Street) through either the Sixth Avenue entrance or the Grand Army Plaza entrance.
Mile 1: Start in Central Park on East Drive at 72nd Street and head north. Climb Cat Hill, pass the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and see the Fred Lebow statue at Engineers’ Gate.
Mile 2: Continue north on East Drive past the 102nd Street Transverse. Run downhill and pass Lasker Rink.
Mile 3: Bear right and exit the park at Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X Boulevard. Turn left onto 110th Street/Central Park North and head west. Run counter-clockwise around Central Park West Circle and return to re-enter the park at Lenox Avenue.
Mile 4: Continue through the Harlem Hills and south on West Drive.
Mile 5: Continue south on West Drive, passing the Reservoir.
Mile 6: Continue south on West Drive, passing the TCS New York City Marathon finish line.
Mile 7: Bear right onto Seventh Avenue to exit the park. Run south on Seventh Avenue and through Times Square!
Mile 8: Turn right onto West 42nd Street and run west. Turn right onto the West Side Highway and run north to 43rd Street; make a U-turn and run south on the West Side Highway.
Miles 9−11: Continue south and see stunning views of Lower Manhattan draw ever closer. Pass Midtown West, Chelsea, the West Village, SoHo, and Tribeca on your left.
Mile 12: Continue south, passing Battery Park City on your right.
Mile 13: Bear left and run through the Battery Park Underpass to FDR Drive North. Bear right onto the South Street exit and turn right onto South Street.
Mile 13.1: Turn left on Maiden Lane, then left on Water Street to the finish at Wall Street.
A Hospital for Special Surgery Recovery Zone will be available for runners after they exit the finish area. Learn more about the HSS Runner Recovery Zone on our Race-Day Essentials page.
|October 17 - December 9|
|Armed Services Veterans Members||$117*|
|*Price does not include $5 processing fee.|
2014 NYC Half Expo
All runners must visit the expo to pick up their race number (which includes the B-tag timing device), technical shirt, and baggage bag. Runners will not be able to pick up their materials without showing photo ID, and only the runner may pick up his or her race number. The expo will close promptly at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday; no race numbers will be available after those hours. Absolutely no race numbers will be available on race morning.
The expo will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street (between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue) during the following hours:
· Thursday, March 13, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
· Friday, March 14, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
· Saturday, March 15, 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The expo is free and open to the public, and it features NYRR NYC Half merchandise and many vendors and exhibitors of the best in running souvenirs, product samples, race applications, health and medical advice, running-related activities, and more. Please note that no pets are allowed into the expo, with the exception of service animals.
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The 2014 NYC Half finisher certificate will be available free of charge in both digital and print versions.
The NYC Half offers $100,000 in prize money. The men’s and women’s champions will each receive $20,000.
Open Division, Men and Women
NYRR Member Division, Men and Women
Cumulative with Open Division; members must meet certain eligibility requirements.
Note: To be eligible for any NYRR member awards, an athlete must be a member in good standing of NYRR since December 16, 2013.
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