2020 United Airlines NYC Half Course
Runners will begin their journey in Prospect Park 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 route finishes just north of Tavern on the Green.
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Detailed Route Info
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.
Follow The MTA's Weekender schedule to avoid disruptions and delays.
If you bike to the race, please follow our bike parking guidelines.
All race information is subject to change.
Awards & Prize Money Charts
The 2020 United Airlines NYC Half finisher certificate will be available free of charge in both digital and print versions. Be on the lookout for a post-race communication from MarathonFoto with information about the finisher certificate.
Awards will be available to the top three men and women overall, as well as in age and gender groups as explained in this article. A list of all award winners will be posted in the results for each race.
Award winners who wish to receive an award plaque should complete our online claim form.
Women must start as part of the women-only invitational start at 7:18 a.m. to be eligible for prize money in the open category and NYRR member categories. NYRR member prize money will be determined by order of finish based on gun time.
To be eligible for any NYRR member awards, an athlete must be a member in good standing of NYRR since September 17, 2019.