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Race Info

Alongside over 20,000 fellow United Airlines NYC Half marathon runners, Team Friendship will conquer mile after mile of famous New York City views. Friends, family and thousands of screaming 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 Start Line
The Start Line is located at East Drive near East 72nd Street.


The Start
The United Airlines NYC Half will have three wave starts for runners, preceded by starts for pro wheelchair and handcycle athletes. Information on the wave start timeline is coming soon.

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 43rd Street, and run south in the southbound lanes.

Miles 8-12
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.

The finish line is located between Pine Street and Wall Street.
The time period for the marathon is fairly chilly, with temperatures averaging in the mid 40s. Please bear this in mind when training, and when choosing appropriate running gear. 



More race-day questions? Visit the United Airlines NYC Half site for a complete race day guide.