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Please note that Four Out of Six credits for the NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half are not showing up in My NYRR at this time. We are working to correct this and will alert runners when credits are available.
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!
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.
NYRR Members: Join us at the NYRR RUNCENTER the day after the NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half for complimentary finisher medal engraving! Please have your NYRR member number (listed on your NYRR member card or in My NYRR) available at time of engraving.
Can’t make it Monday, January 23? Send a proxy to have your medal engraved; they’ll just need your NYRR member number.
Please note: Only 2017 NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half medals will be engraved and all engraving will be done on-site; no drop-offs.
The race starts on West Drive in Central Park near 94th Street and brings runners over two-plus loops within 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 on West Drive. 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.
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.