2016 United NYC Half Marathon Event and Coverage information

The 2016 United Airlines NYC Half will take runners from around the city and the globe on a 13.1-mile tour of NYC!

Led by a talent-packed roster of American and international elites, runners will stop traffic in Manhattan, from Central Park through Times Square to South Street Seaport!
The United Airlines NYC Half is a part of NYRR's Five-Borough Series: Run New York. Five Boroughs. One City.

ABC7 and Eyewitness News will carry full coverage of the event, starting with Eyewitness News from 6:00am-7:00am. The United Airlines NYC Half will air from 7:00am-9:00am, and you can watch friends cross the line with our Find Your Finish camera, live and on demand on abc7ny!

Event hashtag: #UnitedNYCHalf -use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!

Find out key details about the race, the course, and link to resources.
Course info -text |Elevation Map|Course Map

Event Start:
Sunday, March 20th, 2016 7:30am




Course Info

Mile 1
Start on East Drive in Central Park, just north of East 72nd Street, and head north.

Miles 2-3
Continue north, and bear right at the Lenox Avenue exit from Central Park. Turn left at 110th Street/Central Park North. Run counter-clockwise around Central Park West Circle and return on 110th Street/Central Park North, then turn right at the Lenox Avenue entrance to Central Park. Bear right at East Drive and continue south on West Drive.

Miles 4-6
Continue South on West Drive. Turn right at the Seventh Avenue exit from Central Park. Continue south on Seventh Avenue through Times Square.

Miles 7-8
Turn right at West 42nd Street, then right at the West Side Highway. Run north in the northbound lanes, make a U-turn at West 44th Street, and run south in the southbound lanes.

Miles 812
Continue south in the southbound lanes of the West Side Highway.

Miles 12-13.1
Bear left at the Battery Park Underpass entrance. Run through the underpass and continue on FDR Drive North. Bear right at the South Street exit and then turn right at South Street. Turn left at
Maiden Lane, and left at Water Street to finish at Wall Street.

United Airlines NYC Half Expo
2016 United Airlines NYC Half Experience
All runners must visit the United Airlines NYC Half Experience to pick up their race number/bib (which includes the B-tag timing device), technical shirt, and bag-check bag. The Experience takes place at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street. Hours are:
Thursday, March 17, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (last bib pickup 7:00 p.m.)
Friday, March 18, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (last bib pickup 7:00 p.m.)
Saturday, March 19, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Runners must show a photo ID to pick up their materials, and only the runner may pick up his or her race number. Absolutely no race numbers will be available on race morning.

The United Airlines NYC Half Experience is free and open to the public, and it features events and activities for runners and fans, the NYRR Running Lab, United Airlines NYC Half merchandise, and more.
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