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United Airlines NYC Half



Times Square Kids' Run

The first-ever NYRR Times Square Kids' Run at the United Airlines NYC Half will give kids a chance to stop traffic in Times Square while they run a thrilling 1500 meters (nearly a mile) in one of New York City's most iconic venues! All kids will receive an official NYRR Times Square Kids' Run at the United Airlines NYC Half souvenir.

The event will be staged in three age groups: 7-10 years, 11-13 years, and 14-18 years. Register now for an unforgettable race!

Your Chance to Stop Traffic in Times Square

The 2015 United Airlines NYC Half will take runners from around the city and the globe on a 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 South Street Seaport!

The United Airlines NYC Half is a part of NYRR's Five-Borough Series: Run New York. Five Boroughs. One City. 

Event hashtag: #UnitedNYCHalf—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!

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All race information is subject to change.

Course Info

Mile 1
Start on East Drive in Central Park, just north of East 72nd Street, and head north.
Miles 2-3
Continue north, and bear right at the Lenox Avenue exit from Central Park. Turn left at 110th Street/Central Park North. Run counter-clockwise around Central Park West Circle and return on 110th Street/Central Park North, then turn right at the Lenox Avenue entrance to Central Park. Bear right at East Drive and continue south on West Drive.
Miles 4-6
Continue South on West Drive. Turn right at the Seventh Avenue exit from Central Park. Continue south on Seventh Avenue through Times Square.
Miles 7-8
Turn right at West 42nd Street, then right at the West Side Highway. Run north in the northbound lanes, make a U-turn at West 43rd Street, and run south in the southbound lanes.
Miles 8−12
Continue south in the southbound lanes of the West Side Highway.
Miles 12-13.1
Bear left at the Battery Park Underpass entrance. Run through the underpass and continue on FDR Drive North. Bear right at the South Street exit and then turn right at South Street. Turn left at Maiden Lane, and left at Water Street to finish at Wall Street.

Number Pickup & Registration

2015 United Airlines NYC Half Expo

The expo has a new location this year: Skylight at Moynihan Station, 360 West 33rd Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues). Hours are: 

  • Thursday, March 12, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (last bib pickup 7:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, March 13, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (last bib pickup 7:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday, March 14, 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The expo is free and open to the public, and it features United Airlines 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. 

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. Absolutely no race numbers will be available on race morning.

During cold winter months and in wet weather, stickers do not adhere well to the clear bags provided for baggage check. Rather than cracking the peel and adhering the sticker to the outside of the bag, runners who check a bag on race day should slip the sticker inside their clear bag with the number facing outward.

Donate your gently used clothing and shoes to our partner Goodwill! Bring donations to Number Pickup & Registration at the expo and drop them in the Goodwill bins—and thanks.


The 2015 United Airlines NYC Half finisher certificate will be available free of charge in both digital and print versions. Be on the lookout for a post-race communication from MarathonFoto with information about the finisher certificate.

Prize Money

Open Division, Men and Women
2nd $10,000
4th$ 3,500
8th $500
9th $350

NYRR Member Division, Men and Women
Cumulative with Open Division; members must meet certain eligibility requirements.
1st $1,500
3rd $750
Note: To be eligible for any NYRR member awards, an athlete must be a member in good standing of NYRR since December 15, 2014.

The 2015 United Airlines NYC Half offers $100,000 in prize money. The men’s and women’s champions will each receive $20,000.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 7:30am



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Official Apple
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