AlertThe drawing and guaranteed entry window for the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half is now open until November 30.

United Airlines NYC Half

 
 

The Drawing and Entry Claim Window Is Open

Enter the drawing or claim your guaranteed entry for the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half by November 30.

 

Review the guaranteed entry methods for the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half. Runners who have earned guaranteed entry to the race must claim their entry during the application window.

View a map of the course layout, see below for a full description of the route, and watch this video showcasing landmarks along the new course.


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The Drawing and Application

The application for the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half will open at 12:00 p.m. ET on October 16, 2017, and will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on November 30, 2017. The drawing will take place on December 6, 2017.

Review the guaranteed entry methods for the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half. Runners who have earned guaranteed entry to the race must claim their entry during the application window.


The 2018 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 the Big Apple this March!

The United Airlines NYC Half is a part of the NYRR Five-Borough Series: Run New York. Five Boroughs. One City.

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


Run Four Out of Six

Eligibility for entry to the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half will be guaranteed for NYRR members who have an active membership by the last qualifying event of the 2017 NYRR Five-Borough Series (NYRR Staten Island Half on October 8), and who have run four of the following six events in 2017:

  • NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half
  • United Airlines NYC Half
  • Airbnb Brooklyn Half
  • NYRR Queens 10K
  • New Balance Bronx 10 Mile
  • NYRR Staten Island Half

Be sure to check your Five-Borough Series status in your My NYRR profile.

Course Info

Read about the new course layout for the United Airlines NYC Half, and check back soon for information about wave start times.

Miles 1–2: Start on Flatbush Avenue near the Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park. Bear right around Grand Army Plaza and continue on Flatbush Avenue.
Mile 3: Cross the East River from Brooklyn into Manhattan via the Manhattan Bridge.
Mile 4: Turn off the Manhattan Bridge onto Canal Street, and follow Canal Street to East Broadway.
Mile 5: Take a slight right from East Broadway onto Grand Street, and then a left onto Columbia Street. Take Columbia Street to East Houston Street and take a right, and then follow the exit ramp left onto the FDR Drive.
Miles 6–7: Continue north on the FDR Drive. Merge right onto the exit ramp for East 42nd Street.
Mile 8: Follow East 42nd Street to Seventh Avenue and turn right.
Mile 9: Run north on Seventh Avenue and enter Central Park, following Center Drive toward East Drive.
Miles 10–11: Continue on East Drive in Central Park. Turn left at the 102nd Street Cross Drive, and take another left onto West Drive in Central Park.
Miles 12–13.1: Follow West Drive south, around the Reservoir, to the finish line at West 75th Street.

Entry Fees

The drawing is free to enter and limited to one entry per person.

A credit card is the only accepted form of payment for the United Airlines NYC Half. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to accept cash payments.
CategoryPrice
NYRR Member$130
Non-member$145
NYRR 10K Member$0

Number Pickup & Registration

Runners must pick up their race number, technical shirt, and bag-check bag at the United Airlines NYC Half Experience Presented by New Balance, which will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion, located at 125 West 18th Street in Manhattan, on the following dates:

  • Thursday, March 15
  • Friday, March 16
  • Saturday, March 17

Check back closer to race day for a schedule of hours for pickup. Bibs will be assigned on-demand. This means that you will not be assigned a race number until you pick up your bib at the Experience.


Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition | Race Procedures | Run Clean


Awards

The 2018 United Airlines NYC Half finisher certificate will be available free of charge in both digital and print versions. Be on the lookout for a post-race communication from MarathonFoto with information about the finisher certificate.

Awards will be available to the top three men and women overall, as well as in age and gender groups as explained in this article. A list of all award winners will be posted in the results for each race.

Award winners that wish to receive an award plaque should complete our online claim form.


Prize Money

Open Division, Men and Women
1st$20,000
2nd$10,000
3rd$5,500
4th$3,500
5th$2,000
6th$1,500
7th$1,000
8th$500
9th$350
10th$300
11th$200
12th$150

NYRR Member Division, Men and Women
Cumulative with Open Division;
members must meet certain eligibility requirements.
1st$1,500
2nd$1,000
3rd$750
4th$600
5th$500
6th$400
7th$150
8th$100

Wheelchair Division, Men and Women
1st$4,000
2nd$2,500
3rd$1,000

Women must start as part of the women-only invitational start at 7:18 a.m. to be eligible for prize money in the open category and NYRR member categories. NYRR member prize money will be determined by order of finish based on gun time.

To be eligible for any NYRR member awards, an athlete must be a member in good standing of NYRR since September 18, 2017.


Follow The MTA's Weekender schedule to avoid disruptions and delays.

If you bike to the race, please follow our bike parking guidelines.

All race information is subject to change.

 

DATE
Sunday, March 18, 2018 7:30am

LOCATION
New York City

DISTANCE
Half-Marathon

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RACE TYPES
Both Men and Women
Charity Spots
Finisher Medals
Marathon Qualifier
Prize Money
Scored
TFK

EVENT HASHTAG
#UnitedNYCHalf

RACE STATUS
Available

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Registration will close at 11:59pm on Thursday, November 30.

 
 

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