Flights to New York can be booked now so why not let the team at Travelling Fit help by booking your preferred airline on the dates that best suit you. We can arrange your complete holiday package all in the one place to help you save time and money.
A thrilling new course will start near the Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park, heading toward Central Park and finishes at West 75th Street!
Runners will start on Flatbush Avenue, cross the East River from Brooklyn into Manhattan via the Manhattan Bridge. A turn onto Canal Street, and follow to East Broadway.
The course takes a slight right from East Broadway onto Grand Street, and then a left onto Columbia Street. Columbia Street to East Houston Street then turns right, following the exit ramp left onto the FDR Drive.
A right turn will have you continuing north on Seventh Avenue where the course enters Central Park and make a complete counter-clockwise loop of the park, around the Reservoir, to the finish line at West 75th Street.
Have you thought about extending your stay? Check out our amazing optional tours to make your holiday the trip of a lifetime.
Flights and Additional Travel
Travelling Fit is a fully accredited travel agency which offers a full range of services to our clients. This enables us to book your flights and additional touring to help us assist you in creating your perfect holiday experience.
Your entry fee for the New York City Half Marathon is included in the cost of your package.
There is no qualifying time required.
There are three expected start times for the New York City Half Marathon
- Wave 1 – 7:30am
- Wave 2 – 7:45am
- Wave 3 – 8:10am
Please note that in the interest of safety, any NYC Half-Marathon participant who is not able to maintain a 13:45-per-mile pace throughout the race (3:00 projected finishing time) will be picked up along the course starting at approximately mile 8 and transported to the finish.
The time it takes the last runner (who was at the start line at the start) to cross the start line will be added to the overall 3:00 time limit, ensuring all participants a 13:45-per-mile pace.
This race is timed using the ChronoTrack D-Tag timing system.
Entrants are required to pick up their race packets in advance at the NYC Half-Marathon Expo. Runners must bring a copy of their race confirmation and photo ID.
Details of the Expo location, dates and times will be updated when they are made available.
The NYRR Pace Team, wearing their signature white and blue striped singlets, will run even splits through all 13.1 miles of the United Airlines NYC Half.
NYRR Pace Team members will lead runners to finish times at every five-minute interval from 1:20 to 2:15, and will also offer a 2:30 pace group.
More information coming soon
Personal Refreshments and Clothing
Please consider not bringing a bag to the race. If you choose to check a bag, it must be the clear plastic bag you receive at the United Airlines NYC Half Experience, with the sticker affixed. No other bag will be accepted at bag check.
Bag check trucks will be along Central Park South/59th Street between Fifth Avenue and Seventh Avenue in numerical order. Check your bag by handing it to an NYRR staff member at a designated bag-check zone, organized by bib range.
Please allow enough time–at least 30-40 minutes–to drop off your bag and get to your corral before it closes for your wave start. Your bag will be transported to the finish.
Information about transport to the race start will be provided soon.
All runners must visit the expo to pick up their race number (which includes your B-tag), technical shirt, and goody bag. Runners will not be able to pick up their materials without showing photo ID, and only the runner may pick up his or her race number. Absolutely no race numbers will be available on race morning.
The expo is free and open to the public, and it features NYRR NYC Half merchandise and more than 100 vendors and exhibitors of the best in running souvenirs, product samples, race applications, health and medical advice, running-related activities, and more.
United Airlines NYC Half Experience Presented by New Balance
125 West 18th Street in Manhattan
Thursday 15 March
Friday 16 March
Saturday 17 March
Check back closer to race day for hours for pickup.
Finishers T-shirts, Medals and Certificates
The 2018 NYC Half Marathon finisher certificate will be available free of charge in both digital and print versions.
The average temperature for New York in March is 8 degrees Celsius (48 degrees Fahrenheit).
NEW YORK CITY HALF MARATHONI just wanted to say thank you very much for all of your help in organising the race entry and accommodation for our group. I know that we had a lot of questions and a few changes and I'm really ...
I just wanted to say thank you very much for all of your help in organising the race entry and accommodation for our group. I know that we had a lot of questions and a few changes and I’m really appreciative of all of your help. I found Travelling Fit fantastic to deal with and have already recommended you and the service to several friends. The communication was fantastic and the booking process straight forward with help with various hotel options… Thanks again Team. We all had a fantastic time and will definitely be booking through Travelling Fit for future events.
NEW YORK CITY HALF MARATHONThanks so much for the mention Kristen.....what a buzz! I could do it all over again but might take a look at a few of the other global half marathons and reset my goals for the next year......I'll be...
Thanks so much for the mention Kristen…..what a buzz! I could do it all over again but might take a look at a few of the other global half marathons and reset my goals for the next year……I’ll be in touch on that! ?? The weather was freezing and had snow either side of the race, but was quite amazing running through Central Park covered in snow! The Empire was really great too…..good facilities and perfect location only a few hundred meters from the starting line, so would definitely recommend it. Thanks again for everything and will be in touch soon….
NEW YORK CITY HALF MARATHONRecently I have been in contact with one staff member from Travelling Fit - and I would like to let you know what a great experience it was in dealing with them. Prior to deciding to go with ...
Recently I have been in contact with one staff member from Travelling Fit – and I would like to let you know what a great experience it was in dealing with them. Prior to deciding to go with Travelling Fit to organise my tour outside the Package for the NYC half I had scoped 2 other Travel Agents – it was like chalk and cheese really when you compared – Travelling Fit out shone them all for professionalism, determination to get the tour organised, top shelf communication skills (timely , precise and with some laughter thrown in ) and all round general helpfulness. Actually Travelling Fit came across via emails and telephone as though they genuinely cared about putting together a package that delivered what my wife and I wanted and they have done just that – trust grew that they were doing the right thing for us and looking out for good deals that fitted around our tour parameters. Given my experience with using Travelling Fit in particular I would have no hesitation in recommending Travelling Fit to my friends and as you know ‘word of mouth” is a great and effective advertising tool. You have a Champion team.
NEW YORK CITY HALF MARATHONJust a thank you note for a great day at the NY half marathon- despite the snowy conditions on Saturday the weather turned perfect for the occasion on Sunday- NYRR organised a perfect event from start...
Just a thank you note for a great day at the NY half marathon- despite the snowy conditions on Saturday the weather turned perfect for the occasion on Sunday- NYRR organised a perfect event from start to finish – the choice of the Le Parker Meridien was great – 10 minutes walk to my wave start line. Thank you for organising this event and I will cherish this day – Central Park, 7th Ave, Times Square magic reception and finally Wall Street. I hope for a repeat!
NEW YORK CITY HALF MARATHONJust a quick thank you for organising... great hotel, best view, perfect location. We dodged blizzards on Tuesday and snow on Saturday, to run in sunshine. The course was incredible in so many ways, ...
Just a quick thank you for organising… great hotel, best view, perfect location. We dodged blizzards on Tuesday and snow on Saturday, to run in sunshine. The course was incredible in so many ways, but running in 1 degree with so much gear was the hard bit for me! Awesome and unforgettable experience overall. 8 of us from Travelling Fit connected along the way and for post race celebrations! Thanks again.
Travelling Fit is pleased to advise that we are an official Australian Sales Agent for the 2018 United Airlines New York City Half Marathon.
We are delighted to be able to offer you a 4 Day / 3 night package at the 4.5* Le Parker Meridien which is within walking distance to the race finish.
Travelling Fit is an accredited travel agency which offers a full range of services to our clients. This enables us to book your flights and additional touring to help us assist you in creating your perfect holiday experience.
NOTE: There will be no Travelling Fit representation at the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon.
- Guaranteed Race Entry for 2018 New York City Half Marathon
- 3 night’s accommodation at the Le Parker Meridien
Check-in: Fri 16 March - Check-out: Mon 19 March
- Personalised Travelling Fit running top
exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
- Invitation to Travelling Fits' VIP Facebook Group
Exclusive to Travelling Fit runners
- Tax and service charge
Deposit: $550 per Runner and $350 per Supporter
Balance: Wednesday 20 December 2017