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Sunday, December 8, 2019

NYCRUNS Big Apple Half Marathon

Start Time: 9:00AM
Central Park
102nd St. Crossing
New York, NY
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THE RACE

We’re saving the best for last with our classic winter half: The NYCRUNS Big Apple Half Marathon. If you haven’t raced in Central Park in winter you’re in for an off-season treat. You’d never know that the clogged streets of 5th avenue and Central Park West are only a few yards away. The park is quiet and peaceful, with just the sounds of runners’ footsteps to serenade you.

We also reserve this race for our BIGGEST and FLASHIEST finisher medal. Seriously, normal people probably couldn’t even wear it around their necks, but YOU CAN because you’re an awesome athlete who just completed a half marathon in winter!

THE COURSE

The race begins on West Drive near 96th Street, completing 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

THE AMENITIES

Bag check and toilets will be provided. Water and Gatorade will be available on the course, and bagels, spreads, fresh fruit and more will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post race spread to greet you at the finish line. The giveaway for this race will be a great long sleeve tech t-shirt*. All finishers will receive a medal.

*Sizes are guaranteed – if we don’t have your size at the race, email theteam@nycruns.com within two days of the race and we’ll ship your shirt to you a few weeks later. Make sure to include the race name, your name, size and shipping address in the body of the email.

PACKET PICKUP

Pre-Race pickup will be Friday 12/6 from 12PM-6PM at Paragon Sports (867 Broadway) in Manhattan.

Race day packet pickup will be available in the festival about 1/4 mile from the starting line beginning at 7:00 AM and ending at at 8:30 AM.

BIB & SHIRT MAILING

If registering on or before November 12, you can choose to have your bib and shirt mailed to you for an additional fee of $25. You must choose this option when registering; shipping to domestic US addresses only.

Bib and shirt mailing is included when you become a VIP!

BE A VIP

Upgrade your Big Apple Half Marathon experience and become a VIP! In addition to the  standard amenities, VIPs will also enjoy:

  • Entry for yourself and one guest (not another participant) to a private pre and post-race area on race day that includes tables, chairs, VIP only port-a-potties, and dedicated food and hydration for VIPs and guests only
  • Exclusive VIP-only giveaway
  • Your bib & shirt mailed to you before the race (domestic US shipping only) – skip the lines at packet pickup!
  • Your name printed on your bib
  • Guaranteed entry into the 2020 Big Apple Half Marathon

All of this for just an additional $100! Simply select “VIP” on the registration form. VIP spots are limited, so don’t miss out.

COST

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 10/08 $65
Through 11/11 $75
Until online registration closes $85
Race Day & Packet Pickup (if available) $100

RESULTS, AWARDS, FINISH LINE PHOTOS & VIDEO

Results will be emailed (often during the race) and the full results will be posted on our results page after the race. Finish line photos and video will also be available on the results page several days after the event.

Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners overall. Age group awards will be awarded to the top three male and 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.

VOLUNTEER

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.

DIRECTIONS

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.

POLICIES

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.

As per the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, any adult interacting with amateur athletes, defined as a child or minor under the age of 18 that participates in youth running programs or any events hosted or operated by NYCRUNS, has a duty to report a reasonable suspicion of sexual misconduct such as child sex abuse, non-consensual sexual conduct, sexual harassment or intimate relationships involving an imbalance of power within a 24- hour period to local law enforcement by calling the New York State Central Register at 800-635-1522. Participants found to be listed on a sex offender registry, convicted of a sex crime, or caught having, creating, or distributing child pornography will be immediately barred from all NYCRUNS events.

Race Contact

theteam@nycruns.com