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United Airlines NYC Half-Marathon

Sunday March 15th, 2020
New York, NY
Distance: Half Marathon

The United Airlines NYC Half takes 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!

Runners will begin their journey on Prospect Park’s Center Drive before taking the race onto Brooklyn’s streets.

For the third 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.

The less hilly Central Park route finishes just north of Tavern on the Green and feature a shorter post-race walk-off for runners to exit the park and start their celebrations.

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United Airlines NYC Half-Marathon
Prize Money: $115,000

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displays approximate race location · New York NY 10013

Race Date: 03/17/2019 Distance: Half Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 1:02:10 Belay Tilahun 23 ETH
2nd Male 1:02:16 Daniel Mesfun 31 ERI
3rd Male 1:02:19 Paul Chelimo 28 USA
4th Male 1:02:33 Jared Ward 30 USA
Female 1:10:07 Joyciline Jepkosgei 25 KEN
2nd Female 1:11:07 Mary Ngugi 30 KEN
3rd Female 1:11:07 Buze Diriba 24 ETH
4th Female 1:11:13 Emma Bates 26 USA
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 1:03:12 Abdi Abdirahman 42 USA
M 50-59 1:18:17 Mark Lindrud 51 USA
M 60-69 1:24:17 Jaime Palacios 64 USA
M 70+ 1:41:51 Brian Kearsey 70 GBR
F 40-49 1:19:16 Dot McMahan 42 USA
F 50-59 1:22:25 Fiona Bayly 51 USA
F 60-69 1:43:01 Irene Gambaro 63 SUI
F 70+ 1:51:31 Melissa Kennedy 70 USA
United Airlines NYC Half-Marathon

Course Description

Mile 1:Start by heading east on Center Drive in Prospect Park. Turn left onto East Drive and run up the hill.
Mile 2:Turn right and head out of Prospect Park and south on Flatbush Avenue. Make a U-turn and head back up Flatbush Avenue toward Grand Army Plaza.
Miles 3-4:Run around Grand Army Plaza and continue north on Flatbush Avenue toward the Manhattan Bridge.
Miles 5-6:Cross over the Manhattan Bridge and turn right onto Canal Street.
Mile 7:Turn right turn onto Allen Street, heading south. Turn left onto South Street, then veer right onto the FDR Drive entrance ramp by Pier 36.
Miles 8-9:Run north on the FDR Drive through to the East 42nd Street exit ramp on the right.
Mile 10:With the United Nations on your right, exit the FDR Drive onto East 42nd Street.
Mile 11:Run west on 42nd Street past Grand Central Terminal and Bryant Park. Turn right onto 7th Avenue.
Mile 12:Continue north on 7th Avenue, passing the Rising New York Road Runners at the United Airlines NYC Half youth run on your right. Turn right onto Central Park South/West 59th Street.
Mile 13-finish:At Grand Army Plaza (Manhattan) turn left into Central Park. Proceed into the park on East Drive and run north. Turn left onto the 72nd Street Transverse and then make your final left turn onto West Drive to finish just north of Tavern on the Green.

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