Head out on a wintry tour of the iconic Central Park in this stunning half marathon. Your fitness will be put to the test by the rolling hills, and you'll be rewarded with a giant spread of local foods when you triumphantly cross the finish line.
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How to enter the NYCRUNS Central Park Half Marathon
- Run 13.1mi
NYCRUNS Central Park Half Marathon route
Starting on the West Drive near 96th Street, participants complete 2 and a half laps of the park. The loop crosses 72nd Street, climbs Harlem Hill, and returns on the 102nd Street transverse.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the age restrictions?
Half Marathon: Participants must be aged 16 or over
Is there a cut-off time?
Half Marathon: within 3hr30mins (16 mins per mile) If you are slower than this pace, there will no longer be aid stations and on-course amenities provided, and you may be asked to stop.
Where can I leave my bags?
There will be a bag check area provided near the start line.
Are there toilets?
Yes, there will be toilets provided.
Where can I find my results?
Your results will be emailed to you, and the full results will be posted on the event organiser's website. You will also be able to view your finishing line photos and videos.
Are dogs or strollers allowed?
No, dogs and strollers are not permitted on the course.
Can I wear headphones?
It is not permitted to wear headphones during the race. If you desperately want to listen to music, you are allowed to wear one earbud in. If you are seen wearing both earbuds or headphones, you may be disqualified.
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NYCRUNS Central Park Half Marathon weather forecast
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Light breeze possible, up to 10mph
Meet the organizer
There are now over 24 running events organised by NYC runs, with thousands of participants. The biggest events in their calendar are the Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon and the Newport Half Marathon. With professional timing, accurately-measured courses, and a world-class medical team, these events are brilliantly organised. The post-race festivals guarantee that athletes will have the best possible experience.