A chip-timed race through beautiful Central park with wave starts of less than 20 persons and maintaining CDC standards to assure a safe experience. The course covers the entire 6.02 mile loop. Running only lanes are clearly marked requiring you to complete the loop twice and ending 1.08 miles after the starting point. Leave your valuables with the race team at the start. Central Park is the heart of Manhattan, runners from all over the world come here for an experience that locals cherish. Be prepared to experience this place for your first time or umpteenth time with the challenge of our times.
The race will include limited support on the course, water and power gels, distributed at two points on the course (west drive and east drive) providing five opportunities for support during the race, approximately every 2.5 miles. Water will be provided in sealed plastic bottles and gels in gel packs that you will have to grab on your own in order to limit contact. Splits will be provided at 1.08 miles, 6.02 miles, 8 miles, and 12.04 miles.
Run with your phone and headphones and use the RaceJoy app to get auditory course guidance, mile, and pace announcements, and so that your friends can watch your progress as well as send you cheers while you run. Afterward, pick up your unique runner's jersey and finishers medal. If you are part of a running club or team your overall or age group place will contribute points towards our Winter Half Marathon Series. All club and team members also contribute one point for participation so age and overall place are not the only reason to be there.
A great time to go the distance in a beautiful setting, perfect for marking the end of winter and the start of spring racing in 2021.
- 7:30 AM - OPEN (For athletes aiming to finish in 1:45)
- 9:00 AM - OPEN
- 11:00 AM - OPEN