February 25, 2018Start time: 9:00AM
Central ParkAddress: 102nd St. Crossing New York, NY
Event details and schedule
NYCRUNS invites you to take part in the 2018 Central Park Half Marathon! The race, now in its sixth year, will take you on a wintry tour of Central Park’s rolling hills and will provide an excellent opportunity to test your fitness going into the spring season.
The race begins on West Drive near 96th Street, completing two and a half loops of the park across 72nd Street and up Harlem Hill before finishing on the 102nd Street transverse.
Bag check and toilets will be provided. Water and Gatorade will be available on the course, and Clif Bar products, bagels, spreads, fresh fruit and more will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post race spread to greet you at the finish line. The giveaway for this race will be a great long sleeve tech t-shirt*. All finishers will receive a medal.
*Sizes are guaranteed – if we don’t have your size at the race, email firstname.lastname@example.org within two days of the race and we’ll ship your shirt to you. Make sure to include the race name, your name, size and shipping address.
PACKET PICKUP Pre-Race packet pickup will be in Manhattan on 2/23 from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Please check this page on February 1st for the exact location. Race day packet pickup will be available in the festival about 1/4 mile from the starting line beginning at 7:00 AM and ending at at 8:30 AM.
BIB MAILING Bib mailing is available for this race for participants registered by 2/1. You must choose this option when registering and the bib must be mailed to the address you choose then. Shipping to domestic US addresses only. The cost is $15.00. Note: Shirts will not be mailed. They will be available for pickup before or after the race.
See chart below. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Race day registration (if available) is cash or credit, no checks please. Register early to make things easier for us and cheaper for you!
|Until online registration closes||$80|
|Race day & Packet Pickup (if available)||$100|
RESULTS, AWARDS, FINISH LINE PHOTOS & VIDEO
Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners overall. Age group awards will be awarded to the top three male and female runners in each of the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over. Our awards policies are available here.
Finish line photos and video will also be available on the results page. These may not be published for several days.
Want to race this one for free? Volunteer at any of these upcoming events! Or in lieu of credit for yourself, you can have us donate $25 to a cause partner of your choice. What’s this all about, anyway? Learn more about the volunteer program here.
Take the C train to 102nd St. or the 6 train to 103rd St. and enter the park. Race HQ is located at the center of the 102nd St. transverse near the finish line. 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.
The standard no-refunds, no-deferrals, no-transfers policy applies, unless you are signed up for the NYCRUNS Membership Program. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Strollers or dogs are not allowed in NYCRUNS races and you may be disqualified if earbuds or headphones hinder your awareness. You must remain on pace to finish within the time limit in order to receive course support and an official finish time. Please familiarize yourself with our complete policies and rules of competition here.
New York City Runs, Inc.