United Airlines NYC Half-Marathon
17 March 2020
From the organiser
The 2020 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.
Finishers Medal NYRR Members and myNB Rewards Gold Members: Join us at the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the NB Run Hub after the 2020 United Airlines NYC Half for complimentary finisher medal engraving!*Sunday, March 17: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.Monday, March 18: 12:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.Tuesday, March 19: 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.*Please note that we are only able to offer engraving for participants in the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half.Technical T-shirtPicked up before the race at the United Airlines NYC Half Experience Presented by New BalanceRace PhotosPhotos will be captured and provided by the Official Photographer of the United Airlines NYC Half, MarathonFoto. Smile for the photographers in bright yellow vests along the course and view photos from your big finish at marathonfoto.com!
This year, runners will begin their journey on Prospect Park’s Center Drive before taking the race onto Brooklyn’s streets. (See start map.)For the second year in a row, the course will take runners over the Manhattan Bridge and up the FDR Drive before a crosstown dash on 42nd Street and a turn north on 7th Avenue, through Times Square, and into Central Park. (See course map.) This year’s less hilly Central Park route finishes just north of Tavern on the Green and will feature a shorter post-race walk-off for runners to exit the park and start their celebrations. (See finish map.)
Race Number PickupRunners 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 14: 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.Friday, March 15: 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.Saturday, March 16: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.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.If you are unable to pick up your bib during the regular pickup hours you can have a friend or family member pick up your bib and race-day materials for you. Please make sure they have a copy of your email confirmation form (you can download this through your NYRR account approximately 1-2 weeks out from the race) and a copy of your photo ID.Start TimelineThe staging area—greatly expanded from 2018—is at the Nethermead in Prospect Park, and will have three entry points: Ocean Avenue and Lincoln Road, Parkside Avenue and Prospect Park Southwest, and 16th Street on Prospect Park Southwest.New this year, the United Airlines NYC Half will have five wave starts and two bag-check areas—on Wellhouse Drive for Waves 1-3 and in the Smorgasburg parking lot for Waves 4-5.
Three Ways to Watch Channel 7 Eyewitness News, starting at 6:00 a.m. ET, will offer coverage of the race, including features and interviews with inspiring runners, and live professional athlete race look-ins. This will be made available on WABC-TV, Channel 7 and the ABC app in the New York area and at abc7ny.com.Pro Race Livestream, live at 7:10 a.m. ET, will cover the men’s and women’s professional athlete races on multiple ABC7 and NYRR social and digital media channels, including abc7ny.com, @abc7NY on Twitter, and /abc7NY on Facebook; and nyrr.org, @nyrr on Twitter and /NewYorkRoadRunners on Facebook.ABC7 Race Highlights Show, airing from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET, will offer condensed coverage of the men’s and women’s professional athlete races, along with features and interviews with inspiring runners. This show will be made available on WABC-TV, Channel 7 in the New York area and abc7ny.com.