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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!
Please note: This event is not a part of the 4 Out of 6 program for guaranteed entry to the 2020 United Airlines NYC Half. The NYRR Manhattan 7 Mile will be a part of the 4 Out of 6 program in 2019. Runners who completed the 2018 NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half can use that race for credit toward guaranteed entry to the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half.
Event hashtag: #FredLebowHalf—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!
Prepare to crush two-plus loops of Central Park with the help of our NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon Virtual Training Program, a 10-week program tailored to the course as well as to your schedule, your goals, and your fitness level.
Members of the NYRR Pace Team Presented by Biofreeze 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 a 1:30 finish time. If you choose to run with a pace group, pacers—you’ll recognize them by the NYRR Pace Team Presented by Biofreeze logo and the green and blue chevron design—will carry signs that correspond with their respective finish times and paces. Check back soon for a list of paces and finish times that team members will run.
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 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. 9–24||Oct. 25– |
|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|
Numbers (which include your timing tag) and souvenir hats may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:
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. Hats are subject to availability; please note that hats may not be available at race-day pickup.
On race day, pickup will be at Race-Day Central, located at the west end of the 102nd Street Cross Drive in Central Park, from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Bag check will be available at the same location and will be open from 6:30 to 11:30 a.m. 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, and not for the TCS New York City Marathon.
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.
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