NYCRUNS Central Park Marathon and Half Marathon

Marathon, Half Marathon

Event Date

Sun, Feb 28, 2016


New York, NY


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Marathon - Individual Age group/open

$80 $80 Closed

Half Marathon - Individual Age group/open

$60 $70 Closed

About This Activity

Event details and schedule

Start time: Half Marathon starts at 8:00 AM; Full Marathon starts at 8:30 AM

102nd St Transverse

Address: Central Park New York, NY

Join us for the 4th annual Central Park Marathon and Half Marathon. Register early and save! You can also get that great Central Park hoodie mailed to you if you like!

Courses: The USATF-Certified, Boston Qualifying marathon will start around East 95th street, complete 5 lower loops of the park through the 102nd Street transverse , and then finish on the 102nd Street transverse. Marathon Map

Central Park Half Marathon course will take you on a beautiful tour of Central Park.  The race begins on East Drive at 100th St. Runners will run across the 102nd St. transverse, turning left onto West Drive heading south.  Runners will go around the bottom of the park and then head north on East Drive.  Runners will then turn left at the 72nd St. transverse, running across the park to West Drive, where they will turn left on West Drive and head south around the bottom of the park.  Runners will then head north on East Drive completing one full loop of the park (yes, that includes the Harlem Hills) and finishing on the 102nd St. transverse. Half-Marathon Map

Race Cap & Time Limit: This race is currently capped at 1500 runners. The official time limit is 5 hours and 15 minutes but as a rule of thumb the last thing we unplug is the finish line mat – take your chances over 5:15.

Awards: Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female runners in each race and the top 3 in each ten year age group.

Packet Pickup: Packet pickup will take place as follows:

There will be NO race-day packet pickup for this race.  No exceptions.
Please note, you may have a friend pick up your race materials.  That friend does not need any additional authorization.

Amenities: A great long sleeve race shirt and an amazing finisher medal will be included. Bag check and toilets will be provided. Hot chocolate, bagels, spreads, and fresh fruit will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post race spread.

Directions: Take the C train to 102nd St and enter the park. Race HQ is located at the left of the 102nd street transverse near the finish line and the half starting line. The full starting line is about 1/2 mile away. Please check MTA Trip Planner for up to date and detailed mass transit directions and Google Maps for driving directions. Parking is limited at all of our events, we strongly encourage you to use mass transit.

Cost: The marathon is priced at $80 through 11/30/15, $90 through 12/31/15, $100 through 1/31/16 and $125 thereafter. The half marathon is priced at $60 through 11/30/15, $70 through 12/31/15, $80 through 1/31/16 and $95 thereafter. Once either race sells out, switching between races will no longer be allowed.  NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks.

NYCRUNS Marathon Challenge Event: For some of you, 26.2 is clearly not enough. You’ve got to get out there and prove yourself again and again. This winter, you will have a chance. Complete all three marathons NYCRUNS produces and you will win something…pretty darn cool. We’re not telling you what, nope. Astute observers will note that there are halves in Central Park and Yonkers, as well as a 5K in the latter. These do not count, 26.2 miles or bust!

The standard no-refunds, no-deferrals, no-transfers policy applies, unless you are signed up for the NYCRUNS membership program.

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