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NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half


This race honors the late NYRR president and New York City Marathon co-founder, Fred Lebow (1932-1994). The course is two-plus loops of Central Park, which can be a challenge in January! Join the mid-winter fun and camaraderie—and perhaps kick off your training for a spring marathon. You'll have lots of good-spirited company, and you can enjoy classical music (Fred's favorite) at the start as well as inspiring Fred quotes along the course!

Event hashtag: #FLMH—use it in your public tweets and Instagrams to be automatically entered into the NYRR Social Hashtag Challenge to win prizes!

Live unofficial results are available during the race at 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!

9+1 and Four out of Six

Eligibility for entry to the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half will be guaranteed for NYRR members who have an active membership by the last qualifying event of the 2017 NYRR Five-Borough Series (NYRR Staten Island Half in October), and who run four of the following six events in 2017: NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half, United Airlines NYC Half, Airbnb Brooklyn Half, NYRR Queens 10K, New Balance Bronx 10 Mile, and NYRR Staten Island Half.

Course Info

The race starts on West Drive in Central Park at 96th Street and brings runners over two-plus loops of the park. Participants will run south on West Drive, turning left at the 72nd Street Transverse, and then left again onto East Drive.

The course then continues on East Drive through the Harlem Hills before passing the start line. Runners will complete a second loop of the same route, and then run a shortened third loop before finishing on the 102nd Street Cross Drive near East Drive.

Check back soon for a course map.

Entry Fees

Accepted forms of payment include: credit card, check, and money order.

*The NYRR Specialty Members category includes NYRR members in the following levels: Junior, Senior, Armed Service, Collegiate, and NYRR Youth Program Leads and Assistants.
CategoryOct. 4–17Oct. 18–Jan. 21
NYRR Member$35$40
NYRR Specialty Member*$15$20
NYRR Member Plus$35$40
NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member$35$40
NYRR 10K Member$0$0
NYRR Friend (non-members)$45$50
NYRR Friend–Junior$20$25

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include your timing tag) and souvenir hats may be picked up at the NYRR Running Annex at 322 Columbus Avenue (between West 75th and West 76th streets) on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, January 17, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 18, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 19, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 20, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 21, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

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 at Race-Day Central in Central Park from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Bag check will be open from 6:30 to 11:30 a.m. Check back closer to race day for the Race-Day Central and bag check locations, and please be sure to allow yourself enough time to get from Race-Day Central to the start.

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). This policy is in effect only for our weekly races, not for the United Airlines NYC Half or the TCS New York City Marathon.

Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition | Race Procedures


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.

Award winners that wish to receive an award plaque should complete our online claim form.

Follow The MTA's Weekender schedule to plan your race-day transportation.

If you bike to the race, please follow our bike parking guidelines.

All race information is subject to change.

Sunday, January 22, 2017 8:00am

Central Park


Both Men and Women
Finisher Medals
Marathon Qualifier



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