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The 2018 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 the Big Apple this March!
The United Airlines NYC Half is a part of the NYRR Five-Borough Series: Run New York. Five Boroughs. One City.
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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 on October 8), and who have run four of the following six events in 2017:
Be sure to check your Five-Borough Series status in your My NYRR profile.
Tell us why you're running this year and what makes your story different. Have you overcome incredible odds or a big challenge in your life? Are you running to honor a special person or cause? Take our brief survey, and together we can inspire others through running. You could be featured on our blog and social media channels or asked to participate in local or national media opportunities. For inspiration, take a look back at stories from the 2017 United Airlines NYC Half.
Members of the NYRR Pace Team—you’ll recognize their blue and white striped tanks—will carry signs that correspond with the following half-marathon finish times and paces:
A portion of this event's proceeds supports NYRR’s mission to help and inspire people through running, and benefits NYRR’s youth and community programs.
The United Airlines NYC Half will have two wave starts for runners, preceded by starts for pro wheelchair and handcycle athletes.
|Wave 1||Wave 2|
|Bag Check Opens||5:30 a.m.||5:30 a.m.|
|Corrals Open||6:00 a.m.||6:00 a.m.|
|Bag Check Closes||6:50 a.m.||7:35 a.m.|
|Corrals Close||7:10 a.m.||7:55 a.m.|
|Start||7:30 a.m.||8:15 a.m.|
Miles 1–2: Start on Flatbush Avenue near the Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park. Bear right around Grand Army Plaza and continue on Flatbush Avenue.
Mile 3: Cross the East River from Brooklyn into Manhattan via the Manhattan Bridge.
Mile 4: Turn off the Manhattan Bridge onto Canal Street, and follow Canal Street to East Broadway.
Mile 5: Take a slight right from East Broadway onto Grand Street, and then a left onto Columbia Street. Take Columbia Street to East Houston Street and take a right, and then follow the exit ramp left onto the FDR Drive.
Miles 6–7: Continue north on the FDR Drive. Merge right onto the exit ramp for East 42nd Street.
Mile 8: Follow East 42nd Street to Seventh Avenue and turn right.
Mile 9: Run north on Seventh Avenue and enter Central Park, following Center Drive toward East Drive.
Miles 10–11: Continue on East Drive in Central Park. Turn left at the 102nd Street Cross Drive, and take another left onto West Drive in Central Park.
Miles 12–13.1: Follow West Drive south, around the Reservoir, to the finish line at West 75th Street.
Runners must pick up their race number, technical shirt, and bag-check bag at the United Airlines NYC Half Experience Presented by New Balance, which will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion, located at 125 West 18th Street in Manhattan, on the following dates:
Check back closer to race day for a schedule of hours for pickup. Bibs will be assigned on-demand. This means that you will not be assigned a race number until you pick up your bib at the Experience.
The 2018 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.
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.
|Open Division, Men and Women|
|NYRR Member Division, Men and Women|
|Cumulative with Open Division;|
members must meet certain eligibility requirements.
|Wheelchair Division, Men and Women|
Women must start as part of the women-only invitational start at 7:18 a.m. to be eligible for prize money in the open category and NYRR member categories. NYRR member prize money will be determined by order of finish based on gun time.
To be eligible for any NYRR member awards, an athlete must be a member in good standing of NYRR since September 18, 2017.
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If you bike to the race, please follow our bike parking guidelines.
All race information is subject to change.
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