SHAPE Women's Half Marathon

  • Date

    April 14, 2019
    8:00 AM
  • Location

    Central Park
  • Distance

    13.1 Miles
  • Hashtag

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


The 16th annual SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon brings together thousands of women of all ages and backgrounds for a day of fun, fitness, and camaraderie in NYC. Whether you're coming from across the country or from around the corner, join SHAPE and New York Road Runners in Central Park on Sunday, April 14, for an unforgettable race.

Every entrant will receive a commemorative New Balance race shirt (size subject to availability) and every finisher will receive a medal.

Included with your race registration is a one-year subscription to SHAPE (a $6 value)! Visit this page for more details and rebate information.

Live unofficial results are available during the race at and in the NYRR app. 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!

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. 

Post-Race Festival

Running 13.1 miles is a huge accomplishment, and we're ready to celebrate on race day! Tiff McFierce, the first female resident DJ at Madison Square Garden, will keep runners grooving with a bumping live DJ set at the finish line. The post-race festival will feature a live band, fun activities, free samples, exciting raffles, and an awards ceremony.

Change Lives Around the World–Support CARE!

Join SHAPE in supporting CARE’s mission to fight poverty and empower women and girls around the world

CARE places special focus on empowering girls and women, because, when equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty.
CARE works in 95 countries and reached more than 65 million people around the world.

You Can Help: Get Involved

  • Click here to join Team CARE, donate, and help us spread CARE’s message and fight poverty globally.
  • Learn more about CARE’s Women’s Empowerment work. Women and girls in the developing world are hit hardest by poverty. CARE delivers the know-how and support they need to forge new opportunities.
  • Take Action: With a simple signature, you can tell legislators about the issues critical to the fight against global hunger, poverty, violence, and discrimination.
  • Connect with CARE on social media, and share your progress as we gear up for the race. In March, join CARE’s #March4Women, as we raise awareness, promote gender equality, and empower women all over the world.
  • Attend an upcoming event or get involved in CARE’s advocacy work!

Why Race with New York Road Runners?

A portion of this event's proceeds supports NYRR’s mission to help and inspire people through running, and benefits NYRR’s youth and community programs.

Race Number Pickup

Numbers (which include your scoring tag) and T-shirts may be picked up at the NYRRRUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on:

  • Sunday, April 7, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 8, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 9, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 10, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 11, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 12, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 13, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your My 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, pickup will be at Race-Day Central at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park (see course map) 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, located at the southern end of Center Road near the Naumburg Bandshell (at approximately 72nd Street, within the park) 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.


Detailed Race Map
PDF - 0.33 MB

Detailed Route Info

The time limit for the race is four hours.

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

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. Check back closer to race day for a listing of which paces and finish times team members will be running.

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 $200

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