2019 Shape Women's Half Marathon
The SHAPE + Health Women's Half-Marathon brings together thousands of women from all over the world for a day of fun, fitness and female camaraderie in NYC, and this year, we're adding another option to welcome even more runners! New for 2020, this event will offer a 5.8-mile race—just one loop of Central Park, as opposed to the two-loop half-marathon—also taking place on Sunday, April 19. Whether you're coming from across the country or from around the corner, join SHAPE, Health, and New York Road Runners in Central Park for an unforgettable experience.
Every entrant will receive a commemorative New Balance race shirt (size subject to availability) and every finisher in the half-marathon will receive a medal. Please note: Runners in the Shape + Health 5.8M Central Park Loop will not receive a finisher medal.
Included with your race registration is a one-year subscription to SHAPE or Health (a $6 value)! Visit this page for more details and rebate information.
Live unofficial results are available during the race at liveresults.nyrr.org. Features include leaderboards, map tracking, and an individual runner search that can be shared on Twitter. Tell your friends and family to follow your progress, and get unofficial results right after the race!
Want to Go for Two Loops?
Take on two laps of Central Park in the SHAPE + Health Women's Half-Marathon, celebrating its 17th year on the NYRR calendar this spring. Please note: Runners are permitted to register for only one race: the Half-Marathon or the 5.8M.
Spread the Word on Social Media
For inspiration, expert training tips, race updates, and more, join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #WomenRunTheWorld and following the Shape + Health Women's Half-Marathon on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Photos will be captured and provided by Gameface a couple of days following the race. Visit https://www.gamefacemedia.com/find-my-photo-assistance/ and search the race name to receive access to your photos. Digital copies may be downloaded for free and prints will be available for purchase.
Why Race with New York Road Runners?
When you run with NYRR, you do more than compete in a world-class race—your support and participation play a role in fulfilling our mission to help and inspire people through running, and benefit NYRR’s free youth and community programs, including Rising New York Road Runners, NYRR Striders, Open Run, and more.
Numbers (which include your timing tag) and souvenir shirts may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:
- Sunday, April 5, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
- Monday, April 6, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 7, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 8, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, April 9, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Friday, April 10, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, April 11, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, April 12, RUNCENTER closed, no bib pickup
- Monday, April 13, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 14, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 15, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, April 16, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Friday, April 17, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, April 18, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your NYRR account to pick up your race materials. Souvenirs are subject to availability; please note that souvenirs may not be available at race-day pickup.
On race day, pickup will be at Race-Day Central from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. If you pick up on race day, please be sure to allow yourself enough time to get from Race-Day Central to the start.
Bag check will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on race day. Any bags left after 12:00 p.m. will be brought to the Volunteer Check-In tent at Race-Day Central. Check back closer to race day for the locations of Race-Day Central and bag check.
Help Reduce Single-Use Plastic Waste
Planning to check a bag on race morning? While we will continue to have clear plastic bags available at number pickup, we encourage you to use your own clear reusable plastic bag, no larger than 17" wide x 20" high x 7" deep, with the tag affixed. Learn more.
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