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NYC Half 2020

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WHAT: The United Airlines NYC Half Marathon
WHERE: New York, NY
WHEN: March 15, 2020
MINIMUM GOAL: The fundraising minimum is $2,000. 


raised of $85,000 goal
How it works: 

We know new things can be scary. Don’t worry! Team Friendship will be at your side every step of the way. We’ll be more overprotective than a first-time mom at preschool orientation day. 

  • Upon registering, you’ll receive a personal fundraising page (yay!). It’s not your name on a building (yet), but it’s still pretty cool.
  • Next, you’ll get a training plan from Coach Chaim, our very friendly and very dedicated coach. You’ll also get Coach’s weekly emails with training tips, tricks, and the occasional dad joke (we apologize in advance). 
  • You’ll also get to know your personal CFO, Coach Ella, who will share the ins and outs of fundraising to make sure you’ve got your fundraising down pat.
  • And of course, we won’t leave you out in the cold when it comes to fundraising. We’ve got tried-and-true fundraising tools and methods, which we’ll share with you in our fundraising guide. 
    While you’re out there training and fundraising, we’ll be taking care of all this stuff so you don’t have to worry:
  • Celebrations. From pre-race team dinner to breakfast on the run (literally) to post-race celebrations, you can be sure to feel accomplished and celebrated for your amazing achievement.
  • Got a special request? (Totally understandable, we’ve all been there) Submit your RSVP form and let us know. We’ll do our very best to make sure you’re at your happiest.

Event Info

So, the race experience looks a bit like this, but just a lot more magical in real life: 

Thursday Evening: Bring All. The. Energy! Load up on dinner, hear personal stories from Friendship Circle members, go crazy, and get pumped for an incredible run!

Sunday Morning: Get in that last energy boost and some breakfast before the big run- delicious breakfast and of course, a steaming coffee to get the energy zapping.

Sunday Day: Race day! Start your morning with some pre-race fuel and last minute stretching before heading to the starting line with your team family. Run past the pumping Team Friendship cheer spot where you'll be cheering on by friends and fans.

Sunday Afternoon: Post Race Celebration Celebrate your accomplishments with the #FriendshipFam at a delicious lunch before saying your last goodbyes--but not for long. NYC Half  2021, here we come!

Race Info

Alongside 25,000 fellow NYRR United Airlines NYC Half runners, Team Friendship will conquer mile after mile of the famous streets of New York City! Friends, family and thousands of fans will line up along the 13.1 miles of roadways filled with inspiring sights and sounds to cheer you on.  

See below for general race day information.


The Marathon start line is located at Prospect Park -16th St. and Prospect Park Southwest Brooklyn, NY 11215

The 13.1 mile course starts in Prospect Park and finishes in Central Park.

The Team Friendship Cheering Squad will be located at the 10-mile mark -  220 E 42nd St New York, NY 10017 (Outside Starbucks at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and E 42nd Street)

The finish line is located at Central Park West Drive just north of Tavern on the Green

A medical unit will be located at the start line for your safety. Please look for medical personnel in red T-shirts if you need assistance. Water/Gatorade stations will be located throughout the run.

The time period for the marathon is generally a cold time of year and mornings tend to be chillier. We recommend that you plan and prepare accordingly. 

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