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Sunday, February 25, 2018

NYCRUNS Central Park Half Marathon

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

Can you believe we’re in the sixth year with this race? Well, we can and we’re thrilled to have you join us for this awesome half marathon whether it’s your first or fourth, whether you have a goal in mind or just want to finish.

You’ll face Central Park’s rolling hills—challenging but oh-so-rewarding—for 13.1 miles, truly earning the stunning medal awaiting you at the finish. Spring is just around the bend at this point (no, it really is!), and this popular half marathon is a great way to close out the 2018 winter-racing season and prepare for warmer running temperatures and more races.

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

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

Prerace Packet Pickup - Paragon Sports

Friday 2/23: 2 PM - 7 PM

Paragon Sports is located at 867 Broadway, just North of Union Square in Manhattan. Please check mta.info for directions.

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 MAILING

Bib mailing is available for this race for participants registered through 1/25. 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.

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 1/25 $75
Through 2/13 $80
Until online registration closes $90
Race Day & Packet Pickup (if available) $100

RESULTS, AWARDS, FINISH LINE PHOTOS & VIDEO

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.

Finish line photos and video will also be available on the results page. These may not be published for several days.

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.

Race Contact

theteam@nycruns.com