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 tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!
Eligibility for entry to the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half will be guaranteed for NYRR members who have an active membership by the last qualifying event of the 2018 NYRR Five-Borough Series (NYRR Staten Island Half in October), and who run four of the following six events in 2018:
NYRR Members: Join us at the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the NB Run Hub after the 2018 NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half for complimentary finisher medal engraving!
Sunday, January 21: 11:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Monday, January 22: 12:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.
**Please note that we are only able to offer engraving for participants in the 2018 NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half.
Please have your NYRR Member Number (available on your NYRR member card or My NYRR) at time of engraving. Can’t make it Sunday or Monday? Send a proxy to have your medal engraved; they’ll just need your NYRR Member Number.
Finishers who are not NYRR members can purchase an NYRR membership through their My NYRR account, and will be able to have their medal engraved after becoming an NYRR member. Visit our Membership page for more details on NYRR membership levels and prices.
Please note: All engraving will be done on-site; no drop-offs.
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:
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.
|Category||Oct. 5–18||Oct. 19– |
|NYRR Specialty Members*||$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|
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.
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.