Central Park Marathon & Half MarathonClaim Race (Race Directors Only)
Feb 23, 2014Start time: 8:00 Half, 8:30 Full. There is no race-day packet pickup.
102nd St Transverse
*The Central Park Marathon & Half Marathon is now completely sold out. We apologize but absolutely no one else will be admitted. There is no wait-list.!*
Make history at the 2nd Annual Central Park Marathon & Half Marathon! These races were a huge success in their inaugural running last year, and we expect them to be even better on February 23rd, 2014!
Courses (Revised!): The USATF-Certified, Boston Qualifying marathon will start around East 95th street, complete 5 lower loops of the park through the 102nd Street transverse , and then finish on the 102nd Street transverse. Marathon Map
The USATF-Certified Half Marathon course will start around east 101st st. and finish on the 102nd Street transverse. The first two loops of the course will be comprised of a full loop interrupted by a lower 1.7 mile loop. A final 5 mile loop will take you back to the finish on the transverse. Half-Marathon Map
Race Cap & Time Limit: This race is currently capped at 1500 runners. The official time limit is 5 hours and 15 minutes but as a rule of thumb the last thing we unplug is the finish line mat – take your chances over 5:15.
Awards: Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female runners in each race and the top 3 in each ten year age group.
Packet Pickup & Bib Mailing: Packet pickup will take place on Friday, February 21 from 12 noon – 8 PM and on Saturday, February 22 from 10 AM – 5 PM. Packet pickup on Friday and Saturday will take place at the Running Company (1051 Third Avenue at 63rd St.). There will be no race day packet pickup but we offer bib mail option for $10 per bib. You will need to pick up your race souvenir after the race. This service is only available at the time of registration and will not be available after February 1st.
Amenities: A great long sleeve race shirt and an amazing finisher medal will be included. Bag check and toilets will be provided. Hot chocolate, bagels, spreads, and fresh fruit will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post race spread.
Directions: Take the C train to 102nd St and enter the park. Race HQ is located at the center of the 102nd street transverse near the finish line and the half starting line. The full starting line is about 1/2 mile away. 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.
Cost: The marathon is currently priced at $95 and the half at $75. The marathon will increase to $125. on 1/27 and $150. on 2/10. NYCRUNS members receive a 5% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks.
Insurance: Insurance is available for this race, which can be used for medical reasons only and entitles a runner to defer entry for next year’s race. Please see this page for details.
The standard no-refunds, no-deferrals, no-transfers policy applies, unless you are signed up for the NYCRUNS membership program or take the race specific insurance option.