- 4 out of 6
- Both Men and Women
- Charity Spots
- Finisher Medals
- Prize Money
- Staggered Start
- Team for Kids
- Wave Starts
The Drawing and Entry Claim Window
The application is now closed. The drawing will take place on November 20, 2019.
Got Guaranteed Entry?
To claim your spot, you must first log into your NYRR account and then go to the race page to proceed with registration.
Review the guaranteed entry methods for the 2020 United Airlines NYC Half. Runners who have earned guaranteed entry to the race must claim their entry during the application window.
Run with Team for Kids
Make the most of your spot in the 2020 United Airlines NYC Half by signing up to run with NYRR Team for Kids. Perks of running with Team for Kids include:
- Unlimited access to our team of coaches via email and phone
- Fundraising resources and support, including a personal fundraising page, to help you meet your fundraising goal
- Signature Team for Kids green racing singlet
Guaranteed Entry and 4 Out of 6 Program
Eligibility for entry to the 2020 United Airlines NYC Half will be guaranteed for NYRR members who have an active membership by the last qualifying event of the 2019 4 Out of 6 Program, and who run four of the following six events in 2019:
- United Airlines NYC Half
- Popular® Brooklyn Half
- NYRR Queens 10K
- NYRR Manhattan 7 Mile (Replacing the NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon as a qualifying race)
- New Balance Bronx 10 Mile
- NYRR Staten Island Half
Be sure to check your guaranteed entry status in your dashboard.
The 2020 United Airlines NYC Half Course
Runners will begin their journey in Prospect Park before taking the race onto Brooklyn’s streets.
For the third year in a row, the course will take runners over the Manhattan Bridge and up the FDR Drive before a crosstown dash on 42nd Street and a turn north on 7th Avenue, through Times Square, and into Central Park.
This year’s less hilly Central Park route finishes just north of Tavern on the Green and will feature a shorter post-race walk-off for runners to exit the park and start their celebrations.
Your Guide to Visiting NYC
If you're coming to New York City for the United Airlines NYC Half, then make sure to check out the NYCgo United Airlines NYC Half Visitor Guide for official info to help you plan your trip! It's a great resource for everything you need to know regarding where to stay, eat, drink, and play while you're in town.
Hospital For Special Surgery Runner Recovery Zone
Join HSS post-race at the Runner Recovery Zone. Runners will be led through guided stretching and foam rolling by HSS’s expert physical therapists and exercise physiologists while also receiving tips on how to best recover from the race.
Photos will be captured and provided by the Official Photographer of the United Airlines NYC Half, MarathonFoto. Smile for the photographers in bright yellow vests along the course and view photos from your big finish at marathonfoto.com!
Mile 1: Start by heading east on Center Drive in Prospect Park. Turn left onto East Drive and run up the hill.
Mile 2: Turn right and head out of Prospect Park and south on Flatbush Avenue. Make a U-turn and head back up Flatbush Avenue toward Grand Army Plaza.
Miles 3–4: Run around Grand Army Plaza and continue north on Flatbush Avenue toward the Manhattan Bridge.
Miles 5–6: Cross over the Manhattan Bridge and turn right onto Canal Street.
Mile 7: Turn right turn onto Allen Street, heading south. Turn left onto South Street, then veer right onto the FDR Drive entrance ramp by Pier 36.
Miles 8–9: Run north on the FDR Drive through to the East 42nd Street exit ramp on the right.
Mile 10: With the United Nations on your right, exit the FDR Drive onto East 42nd Street.
Mile 11: Run west on 42nd Street past Grand Central Terminal and Bryant Park. Turn right onto 7th Avenue.
Mile 12: Continue north on 7th Avenue, passing the Rising New York Road Runners at the United Airlines NYC Half youth run on your right. Turn right onto Central Park South/West 59th Street.
Mile 13–Finish: At Grand Army Plaza (Manhattan) turn left into Central Park. Proceed into the park on East Drive and run north. Turn left onto the 72nd Street Transverse and then make your final left turn onto West Drive to finish just north of Tavern on the Green.
Follow The MTA's Weekender schedule to avoid disruptions and delays.
If you bike to the race, please follow our bike parking guidelines.
All race information is subject to change.
The 2020 United Airlines NYC Half finisher certificate will be available free of charge in both digital and print versions. Be on the lookout for a post-race communication from MarathonFoto with information about the finisher certificate.
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.
Award winners who wish to receive an award plaque should complete our online claim form.
Women must start as part of the women-only invitational start at 7:18 a.m. to be eligible for prize money in the open category and NYRR member categories. NYRR member prize money will be determined by order of finish based on gun time.
To be eligible for any NYRR member awards, an athlete must be a member in good standing of NYRR since September 17, 2019.
Open Division Prize Money for Men and Women
Determined by Gun Time
NYRR Member Division Prize Money for Men and Women
Determined by Gun Time
Members must meet certain eligibility requirements.
Wheelchair Division Prize Money for Men and Women
Determined by Gun Time