Race Calendar

NYCRUNS Manhattan Half Marathon

December 10, 2017

Start time: 9:00AM

Central Park

Address: 102nd St. Crossing New York, NY

NYCRUNS invites you to take part in the 2017 Manhattan Half Marathon, formerly known as our beloved Frozen Bonsai Half Marathon. The race, now in its fifth year, will take you on a wintry tour of Central Park’s rolling hills.


The race begins on West Drive near 96th Street, completing about two and a half loops of the park across 72nd Street and up Harlem Hill before finishing on the 102nd Street transverse.

Half Marathon Course Map


Bag check and toilets will be provided.The giveaway for this race will be a great long sleeve race shirt (note: sizes are not guaranteed). Clif Bar products, hot chocolate, bagels, spreads, fresh fruit and more will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post race spread. All finishers will receive a medal.

Pre-Race packet pickup TBD. Raceday packet pickup will take place in the festival area beginning at 7:00 AM and closing SHARPLY at 8:30 AM.

Bib mailing is available for this race for participants registered by 11/17. You must choose this option when registering and the bib must be mailed to the address you choose then. Shipping to domestic US addresses only.  The cost is $15.00. Note: Shirts will not be mailed. They will be available for pickup before or after the race.


See chart below. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Race day registration (if available) is cash or credit, no checks please. Register early to make things easier for us and cheaper for you!

Through 11/12 $65
Through 12/3 $75
Until online registration closes $80
Race day (if available) $100


Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners overall. Age group awards will be awarded to the top male and three female runners in each of the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over. Our awards policies are available here.


Want to race this one for free? Volunteer at any of these upcoming events! Or in lieu of credit for yourself, you can have us donate $25 to a cause partner of your choice. What’s this all about, anyway? Learn more about the volunteer program here.


Take the C train to 102nd St. or the 6 train to 103rd St. and enter the park. Race HQ is located at the center of the 102nd St. transverse near the finish line. Please check MTA Trip Planner for up to date and detailed mass transit directions and Google Maps for driving directions. Parking is limited at all of our events, we strongly encourage you to use mass transit.


The standard no-refunds, no-deferrals, no-transfers policy applies, unless you are signed up for the NYCRUNS Membership Program. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Strollers or dogs are not allowed in NYCRUNS races and you may be disqualified if earbuds or headphones hinder your awareness. You must remain on pace to finish within the time limit in order to receive course support and an official finish time. Please familiarize yourself with our complete policies and rules of competition here.

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