Today (Wednesday, January 23) is the last day for runners to claim their guaranteed entry to the Popular® Brooklyn Half. General Registration will open on January 30.

NYRR NYC Half – Virtual 13.1M and 5K (Mar. 14-17)

 

NYRR NYC Half – Virtual 5K

Join in the excitement of the United Airlines NYC Half by running the NYRR NYC Half – Virtual 5K! Show solidarity with those taking on the streets of New York City by taking on a race of your own from anywhere in the world between March 14 and 17. Whether you’re running under the bright lights of the big city or the big sky of the country, you too can be a part of the United Airlines NYC Half fun.

Runners who complete the NYRR NYC Half – Virtual 5K will be entered for the chance to win one guaranteed, non-complimentary race entry to the 2020 United Airlines NYC Half and one NYRR Virtual Trainer program to help them train for their race. View the official sweepstakes rules.

 

NYRR NYC Half – Virtual 13.1M

Not running the United Airlines NYC Half in person this year? Take the race to your neighborhood and run it virtually! You don’t need to run in NYC to show the spirit of a New Yorker—strong, tough, and resilient. Runners who complete the NYRR NYC Half – Virtual 13.1M will receive one guaranteed, non-complimentary entry* to the 2020 United Airlines NYC Half and a finisher medal. Registrants will also receive access to a complimentary NYRR Virtual Trainer program ($29.99 value) to help them train for their virtual race. Start racing in your neighborhood and finish in New York City.

Please note: Registration for the NYRR NYC Half – Virtual 13.1M is limited and first-come, first-served, and is not open to runners already signed up to run the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half. NYRR will remove and refund any runners from the NYRR NYC Half – Virtual 13.1M who are registered for the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half. Read the official terms and conditions.

 

 


What is an NYRR Virtual Race?

A virtual race is a race that can be run or walked at your convenience during a specified period of time. To participate in NYRR Virtual Racing, create your free Strava account, sign up for a race, and run or walk the distance of the race on a course you select wherever you are.

Visit the NYRR Virtual Racing page to learn more about how to run a virtual race with NYRR and Strava and visit our FAQ page if you have any additional questions.
 


Pricing

Proceeds support NYRR’s mission to help and inspire people through running, and benefit NYRR’s nationwide youth and community programs, so you can feel good about completing the race while doing some good as well.

5K Pricing

Category NYRR Members NYRR Friend (Non-Member)
General Entry $0 $0
Virtual 6 Entry $20 $30

13.1M Pricing

Category NYRR Members NYRR Friend (Non-Member)
General Entry $80 $100
Virtual 6 Entry $80 $100

The NYRR Member category includes NYRR members in the following levels: Member, Member Plus, Miler, 5K, 10K, Junior, Senior, Armed Service, Collegiate, and NYRR Youth Program Leads and Assistants.

While General Entry is complimentary for the 5K, we encourage you to make a donation in support of NYRR's nationwide youth and community programs. Donations can be made at checkout.


NYRR Virtual 6 Program

Runners may choose to purchase this race for credit toward the NYRR Virtual 6 program. NYRR Virtual 6 program participants that register for and complete six (6) NYRR virtual races at the NYRR Virtual 6 program rate between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 will be eligible to receive one (1) non-complimentary entry to the 2020 Popular® Brooklyn Half and one (1) Popular® Brooklyn Half Virtual Training program to help them prepare for the race. Limit one (1) Popular® Brooklyn Half entry and one (1) Popular® Brooklyn Half Virtual Training program per person. The ability to register for the NYRR Virtual 6 Program is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. The NYRR Virtual 6 program will not be available to additional registrants once NYRR Virtual 6 registrant spaces have been exhausted. NYRR Virtual 6 program participants must be at least 18 years of age.

The 2019 NYRR Virtual Racing series will include a total of nine virtual races, with the additional races being announced this spring and summer. All races in the NYRR Virtual 6 program will follow the same price structure.

The Popular® Brooklyn Half, the largest half-marathon in the country, is an iconic 13.1-mile journey through the amazing borough of Brooklyn. The race starts near the Brooklyn Museum and ends at a finish line on the Coney Island boardwalk. Check back at a later date for more details on what to expect for the 2020 race.

Please note: Completing an NYRR virtual race does not count toward the 4 Out of 6 program or the 9+1 program.
 


Completing Your Virtual Race

  • Runners must complete the full race distance in a single run activity and upload the activity to Strava and tag it as a Race within three days of the event close date.
  • Runners must complete the full 5K or 13.1-mile distance in a single run activity and must upload the activity to Strava and tag it as a Race within three days of the event close date.
  • Runners in the Virtual 13.1M must finish in under three hours and 30 minutes (roughly 15:00 per mile pace) to guarantee their non-complimentary entry to the 2020 United Airlines NYC Half. NYRR will review your results and maintain full discretion to determine whether or not you complied with the rules and met the required criteria to be eligible to receive your 2020 United Airlines NYC Half entry. Any participant deemed to be not in compliance with the conditions (e.g. riding a bicycle) will not be eligible to receive their 2020 United Airlines NYC Half entry. Read the official terms and conditions.

*Runners will be responsible for purchasing their 2020 United Airlines NYC Half entry at the applicable rate.

Here’s the how-to for taking part in NYRR Virtual Racing Powered by Strava:


Share Your Experience

  • Share your accomplishments using the hashtag #NYRRVirtualRacing in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts.
  • Join the NYRR Virtual Racing Facebook group to connect with runners from all over the world who are participating in NYRR Virtual Racing.
  • Complete the NYRR Virtual Racing Storytelling Survey and tell us why you're taking part in NYRR Virtual Racing, where you're running, and what makes your story different. We may feature you on our blog and social media channels or ask you to participate in local or national media opportunities.
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DATE
Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:00am

LOCATION
Anywhere

DISTANCE
Various Distances

RACE TYPES
Both Men and Women
Virtual

EVENT HASHTAG
#NYRRVirtualRacing

RACE STATUS
Available

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Registration will close at 11:00pm on Sunday, March 17.

 

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