United Airlines NYC Half Experience Presented by New Balance

The United Airlines NYC Half Experience Presented by New Balance is your place to take in all that this race has to offer. Runners must pick up their race number, technical shirt, and bag-check bag at the Experience, and friends and family are welcome to join them for exciting events and programs.

The Experience is free and open to the public, and will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion, located at 125 West 18th Street in Manhattan. Hours are:

  • Thursday, March 14, 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 15, 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 16, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

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. If you are unable to pick up your bib during the regular pickup hours you can have a friend or family member pick up your bib and race-day materials for you. Please make sure they have a copy of your email confirmation form (you can download this through your NYRR account) and a copy of your photo ID.

After you pick up your race materials, check out all the fun stuff the Experience has to offer:

Shop for official United Airlines NYC Half merchandise from New Balance.


A runner picking up his race materials from the United Airlines NYC Half expo 

Plan your race-day strategy at the NYRR Running Lab.

Check in at the Race Info area, where NYRR staff will be on hand to answer any and all questions you may have about the race.

Shop for last-minute running essentials from JackRabbit.

 Woman looking at the name wall at the United Airlines NYC Half Expo

Stop by the NYRR photo opp to celebrate 20 years of free youth running and find your name on the Runner Wall.

Learn helpful running and fitness tips with our Hospital for Special Surgery Speaker Series, taking place at 3:00 p.m. each day.

Engage with the race's title sponsor, United Airlines, through photo opps, giveaways, and more.


Two women at the United Airlines NYC Half expo 

Interact with Pepper Robot and the runner game, both powered by Tata Consultancy Services.

Sign up for the NYRR NYC Half – Virtual 5K. Then, when you run the United Airlines NYC Half, you can make your best 5K split count.

We can't wait to welcome you to the United Airlines NYC Half Experience Presented by New Balance. Plan your visit using with the MTA Trip Planner.

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