NYCRUNS invites you to take part in the 2016 Frozen Bonsai Half Marathon! The race, now in its fourth year, will take you on a wintry tour of Central Park’s rolling hills.
Course: The race begins on East Drive at 100th Street and finishes on the 102nd St. transverse. Half-Marathon Map.
Amenities: Bag check and toilets will be provided.The giveaway for this race will be a great long sleeve race shirt (note: sizes are not guaranteed). Hot chocolate, bagels, spreads, fresh fruit and more will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post race spread. All finisher’s will receive a medal.
Awards: Awards and prize money will be given to the top three male and female runners overall as follows: $250 for 1st Place, $100 for 2nd Place, and $50 for 3rd Place. Age group awards will be awarded to the top three in each of the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over. Our awards policies are available here.
Bib Mailing: Bib mailing is available for this race for participants registered by 11/22. You must choose this option when registering and the bib must be mailed to the address you choose then. The cost is $15.00. Shipping to domestic US addresses only. Note: Shirts will not be mailed. They will be available for pickup before or after the race.
Packet Pickup: Pre-Race packet pickup TBD but will take place in either Brooklyn or Manhattan. Raceday packet pickup will take place in the festival area beginning at 7:00 AM and closing SHARPLY at 8:30 AM.
Bib mailing is available for this race for participants registered by 9/4. You must choose this option when registering and the bib must be mailed to the address you choose then. Shipping to domestic US addresses only. The cost is $15.00. Note: Shirts will not be mailed. They will be available for pickup before or after the race.
Directions: Take the C train to 102nd St. or the 6 train to 103rd St. and enter the park. Race HQ is located at the left of the 102nd St. transverse near the finish line.
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.
Time Limit & Pace: The time limit for this race is 3 hours. As long as you maintain a pace that keep you within the time limit, you can rest assured your efforts will be supported with hydration stations, course amenities, and proper medical coverage just in case. If you cannot maintain the minimum pace at an NYCRUNS event, your finish time may not be recorded and you may be asked to remove yourself from competition by either vacating the course or surrendering your race bib. Please understand that these requirements are for your safety.
Headphones & Earbuds: We recognize that many of you run best with music or audiobooks but to ensure your safety and the safety of others, please do so in a manner that allows you to be aware of your surroundings. We’d prefer that you leave one ear unobstructed by only wearing one earbud at all times. If at any time NYCRUNS Staff or Volunteers see that you do not heed the directions of a course marshal or your awareness is otherwise hindered by your headphones or earbuds, you may be disqualified.
Cost: The race cost is currently $65. Future price increases to be determined. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Race day registration (if available) is cash only. Register early, save money, and and save us all a lot of hassle!
The standard no-refunds, no-deferrals, no-transfers policy applies, unless you are signed up for the NYCRUNS membership program.