2013 NYC Half Marathon: The Race, by the Numbers!

March 18, 2013 9:00:26 AM PDT
For a relatively young event, the NYC Half marathon is building a storied history. Here are factoids about the race, by the numbers! EVENT
  • 78,084 people (38,663 men and 39,421 women) have finished the NYC Half since its first running in 2006
  • 26,797 people applied to the 2012 NYC Half
  • 49 states were represented, plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico
  • 12,631 runners came from New York, the most-represented state
  • 8,692 from New York City
  • 1,450 international runners represented 69 countries
  • About 2,800 runners participate in charity programs
  • 81: age of the oldest male entrant, John Platt of Dallas, PA
  • 78: age of the oldest female entrant, Ginette Bedard of Howard Beach, NY
  • 13: age of the youngest male entrant, Adam Sirota of Roslyn, NY
  • 16: age of the youngest female entrant, Kendall Thomason of Chapel Hill, NC


  • 8,208 gallons (250,000 cups) of Gatorade Endurance Formula
  • 17,250 bottles of Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water
  • 450 portable toilets (including the start, course, finish and festival area)
  • 10 medical stations (9 on course, 1 post-finish)
  • 11 fluid stations


  • 19 countries represented (Brazil, Burundi, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Ethiopia, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Peru, South Sudan, Thailand, Ukraine, and the United States)
  • 10 men who have run 1:02:00 or faster (Julius Arile, Juan Luis Barrios, Kevin Chelimo, Tesfaye Girma, Meb Keflezighi, Wilson Kipsang, Kenta Murayama, Mengistu Tabor Nebsi, Dathan Ritzenhein, Girma Tolla)
  • 13 women who have run 1:11:00 or faster (Shewarge Alene Amare, Janet Bawcom, Serena Burla, Maegan Krifchin, Sabrina Mockenhaupt, Sara Moreira, Adriana Nelson, Madaí Pérez, Caroline Rotich, Kim Smith, Valeria Straneo, Lisa Stublic, Tomomi Tanaka)
  • 20 Olympians (Abdi Abdirahman, Juan Luis Barrios, Janet Bawcom, Adriana Da Silva, Claire Hallissey, Meb Keflezighi, Wilson Kipsang, Lyudmila Kovalenko, Bernard Lagat, Guor Marial, Daniele Meucci, Sara Moreira, Sabrina Mockenhaupt, Diane Nukuri-Johnson, Madaí Pérez, Dathan Ritzenhein, Freya Ross, Kim Smith, Valeria Straneo, Lisa Stublic)
  • 5 Olympic and World Championships Medalists (Meb Keflezighi, Wilson Kipsang, Bernard Lagat, Dathan Ritzenhein, Bob Tahri)


  • 2,800 race entrants will run for charities?the most in race history
  • About 210 members of Team for Kids are entered
  • 93 official charity partners
  • $4.5 million fundraising goal for all event charities combined