SHAPE + Health Women's Half Marathon

  • Date

    April 19, 2020
    8:00 AM
  • Location

    Central Park
  • Distance

    13.1 Miles
  • Hashtag

  • 9+1
  • Finisher Medals
  • Prize Money
  • Scored
  • Virtual Training
  • Women


SHAPE Health Women's Half-Marathon logoThe 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! Whether you're coming from across the country or from around the corner, join SHAPEHealth, and New York Road Runners in Central Park on Sunday, April 19, for an unforgettable race.

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.

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 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!

New Race Distance

Take on two loops of Central Park in the SHAPE + Health Women's Half-Marathon, or sign up for a one-lap, 5.8-mile race also taking place that morning. Learn more about the SHAPE + Health 5.8M Central Park Loop.

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.

Race Photos

Photos will be captured and provided by Gameface a couple of days following the race. Visit 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.

Race Number Pickup

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:

  • Saturday, April 4, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • 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, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • 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. Shirt sizes are subject to availability; please note that shirts may not be available at race-day pickup.

On race day, number 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.

Detailed Route Info

The start is in Central Park on West Drive near 64th Street. You’ll complete two full counter-clockwise loops of the park, after which you’ll start a third loop and turn left onto the 72nd Street Transverse just past the 13-mile mark. The finish line is just west of the Naumburg Bandshell. Major uphills are at approximately 1.5, 3.5, 4.5, 7, 9.5, and 10.5 miles.

NYRR Pace Team Presented by Biofreeze

The NYRR Pace Team Presented by Biofreeze will guide participants toward specific goal times over the 13.1 miles. 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 goal finish times and paces.

Finish Time Pace per Mile Corral
1:40 7:37 C
1:45 8:00 D
1:50 8:23 E
1:55 8:46 F
2:00 9:09 G
2:05 9:33 H
2:10 9:54 I
2:15 10:17 J
2:30 11:26 K
2:45 12:35 L

Awards & Prize Money Charts

Awards will be available to the top three women overall, as well as in age 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.

Open Prize Money For Women Only
1st $1,000
2nd $750
3rd $500
4th $250

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