In 2016, the NYRR Five-Borough Series will once again finish with the NYRR Staten Island Half, a race dedicated to making a positive impact on the borough that hosts the start of the TCS New York City Marathon. Scheduled just four weeks before the TCS New York City Marathon, the NYRR Staten Island Half is a perfect tune-up for NYRR’s flagship event and features fabulous views of New York Harbor and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
Looking for a shorter distance? Join us for the NYRR Staten Island 5K! It's open now for registration and it finishes at home plate in Richmond County Bank Ballpark.
The NYRR Staten Island Half is a part of NYRR's Five-Borough Series: Run New York. Five Boroughs. One City. The NYRR Five-Borough Series showcases our renewed commitment to the individuals and communities in each borough. More than just five races, the NYRR Five-Borough Series—the United Airlines NYC Half, the Airbnb Brooklyn Half, the Queens 10K, the New Balance Bronx 10 Mile, and the NYRR Staten Island Half—is a celebration of what makes each borough unique, inspiring, and an amazing place to get out and get moving!
Please note: Runners cannot register for both the NYRR Staten Island Half and the NYRR Staten Island 5K.
Event Hashtag: #StatenIslandHalf—use it in your public tweets and Instagrams to be automatically entered into the new NYRR Social Hashtag Challenge to win prizes!
Share your story: Tell us why this race is special to you. What or who is motivating you to run it this year? Why is Staten Island special to you? Share your story and we may feature you on our website and social media channels.
Experience all that Staten Island has to offer while you’re in the borough for the NYRR Staten Island Half! Visit nycgo.com for official information about Staten Island restaurants, shops, nightlife, and sporting events as well as exclusive deals and offers.
Live unofficial results are available during the race at liveresults.nyrr.org. Features include leaderboards, map tracking, and an individual runner search that can be shared on Facebook and Twitter. Tell your friends and family to follow your progress, and because the system works great on mobile devices, you can get unofficial results right after the race!
Eligibility for entry to the 2017 United Airlines NYC Half will be guaranteed for NYRR members who have an active membership by the last qualifying event of the 2016 NYRR Five-Borough Series (NYRR Staten Island Half on October 9), and who run four of the following six events in 2016: Fred Lebow Manhattan Half, United Airlines NYC Half, Airbnb Brooklyn Half, NYRR Queens 10K, New Balance Bronx 10 Mile, and NYRR Staten Island Half.
Kids' races begin at 12:00 noon and offer kids ages 2 through 12 the chance to run and finish at home plate in Richmond County Bank Ballpark! Kids' races are free of charge, but sign up in advance in order to secure a spot. On race day, number pickup for the kids' races will be from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
Please note that parents/guardians of children ages 5 and older will not be permitted on the field; all parents should meet their children after their races in the reunion area and must have the claim tag located on the bottom of their bib number. No child will be released to an adult without a claim tag.
Check out our guidelines for NYRR kids' races before race day.
Members of the NYRR Pace Team will guide participants toward specific goal times over the 13.1 miles. There will be signs in the corrals starting at 6:51 per mile, or 1:30 half-marathon pace. If you choose to run with a pace group, pacers—you’ll recognize their blue and white striped tanks—will carry signs that correspond with the marathon paces and finish times below:
|Finish Time||Pace per Mile|
Miles 1-3: You’ll start near the Richmond County Bank Ballpark and proceed down the scenic St. George waterfront. You’ll turn left on Richmond Terrace and pass the Staten Island Ferry Terminal before heading down Bay Street. Just before reaching the 3-mile marker, you’ll turn right onto School Rd.
Miles 3-6: From School Rd. you will merge onto Lily Pond Ave., passing Fort Wadsworth. From there you will turn right onto Father Capodanno Blvd and run out along the South Beach shorefront.
Miles 6-9: Turning around at Lincoln Ave., you will head back up along Father Capodanno Blvd., eventually turning left onto Lily Pond Ave. followed by a quick right onto Battery Rd.
Miles 9-13.1- You’ll head back up along Bay St. and Edgewater Dr. until you reach the ballpark again to cross the finish line at home plate!
Three-Hour Time Limit: In the interests of safety, any NYRR Staten Island Half participant who is not able to maintain a 13:45-per-mile pace throughout the race (3:00 projected finishing time) will be picked up along the course starting at approximately mile 8 and transported to the finish. The time it takes the last runner to cross the start line (not including those who arrive late to the race) will be added to the overall 3:00 time limit, ensuring all participants a 13:45-per-mile pace. Thank you for your cooperation with this policy.
|Category||March 15-28||March 29-|
|NYRR Specialty Member*||$25||$30||$35|
|NYRR Member Plus||$40||$45||$50|
|NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member||$40||$45||$50|
|NYRR 10K Member||$0||$0||$0|
|NYRR Friend (non-members)||$55||$60||$65|
Numbers (which include your timing tag) and souvenirs for adults and kids may be picked up at the NYRR Running Annex at 322 Columbus Avenue (between West 75th and West 76th streets). Number pickup is offered Monday through Saturday for this race during the following hours:
Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your race materials. Please pick up during the week to avoid crowds on race day. Race-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time. Shirt size is subject to availability; please note that shirts may not be available at race-day pickup.
On race day, pickup will be on the concourse of the Richmond County Bank Ballpark, at the main entrance off of Richmond Terrace from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Bag check, located on the outfield warning track at Richmond County Bank Ballpark, will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. If you wish to check a bag, please allow additional time for that as well as security.
If you're unable to pick up your race materials, a friend or family member can pick up for you; the person will need your QR code (printed or digitally) and will need to know your T-shirt size. This policy is in effect only for our weekly races, not for the United Airlines NYC Half or the TCS New York City Marathon.
Runners and spectators should stick around to watch everyone finish and enjoy the Richmond County Bank Ballpark concessions.
Cheer for the fastest New York City Fire Department (FDNY) member, who will be honored with the Fire Lieutenant Victor J. Navarra FDNY Family of Champions Trophy! In 2015, the winner was Denis Sweeney from Ladder 35 on the Upper West Side, and his official time was 1:21:20.
Awards will be available to the top three men and women overall, as well as in age and gender groups as explained in this article. A list of all award winners will be posted in the results for each race.
|NYRR Member Prize Money for Men and Women|
(Determined by Gun Time)
|NYRR Member Prize Money for Men and Women|
(Determined by Net Time)
|Top Staten Island Resident*||$500|
To be eligible for any NYRR member awards, an athlete must be a member in good standing of NYRR for three months prior to race day.
*Staten Island residency will be determined by Zip code. a runner must have his/her My NYRR profile updated with current address at the time of registration to be eligible. A copy of an NY driver's license, NY state ID card, or current bill (within 60 days of event) with address imprinted will be required to verify borough residency before prize money will be distributed.
Athletes who have been suspended for doping by a governing body are not eligible to participate in, and should not apply for entry in, NYRR races. Extenuating circumstances may be reviewed by the NYRR Race Director.
All race information is subject to change.
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