United Airlines NYC Half Marathon 2025 Dates & 2024 Results

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The United Airlines New York City Half Marathon, also known as United Airlines NYC Half, is an annual road race event featuring a half marathon held since 2006. The race event is administered by New York Road Runners (NYRR). It is a part of New York Road Runners’ Five-Borough Series.

The race is usually held on the 3rd Sunday of March, every year. Every year, about 25,000 athletes participate in this competition (24,645 runners participated in 2019).

The race also has fun virtual options available in the Virtual United Airlines NYC Half Powered by Strava events.

The route starts in Brooklyn, passes through famous landmarks such as the Manhattan Bridge, Times Square, and Grand Central Station, and ends at Central Park in Manhattan.

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United Airlines NYC Half Marathon

Race Categories, Dates, Registration, Eligibility & Fees

Half Marathon Times Square Kids Run
(Stage 1)
Times Square Kids Run
(Stage 2)
Times Square Kids Run
(Stage 3)
Distance 21.1km Various distances 1.5km 1.5km
Start Time * 7:00 am onwards ^ 10:00 am 8:25 am 8:00 am
Eligibility Criterion 16 years & above 2-11 years 8-18 years 12-18 years
Fees * USD 135: Friend/ Jr. Friends
USD 160: Member- Sr./ Jr. / Plus
USD 160: Armed Services Veteran
USD 160: Collegiate
USD 160: Philanthropic- Miler/ 5K
USD 0: Philanthropic 10K
$0/Free $0/Free $0/Free
Registration (General) Registration not yet open Registration not yet open Registration not yet open Registration not yet open
Registration (Team for Kids) Registration not yet open
Expo Details * Expo Venue for 2024 event was at Centre-415, 415 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan (between 37th & 38th Streets)

* Details of Registration fees, Race Start time, Expo details, etc. for the United Airlines New York City Half Marathon 2025 has not yet been released. Above are details from the 2024 race event for reference

^The participants of the United Airlines New York City Half Marathon are usually divided into starting waves and corrals based on their anticipated finish time entered during the registration or recent fastest finish time. The HM runners are then released in multiple waves. 

^^There are various ways to enter the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon:

  • Non-guaranteed entry through Lottery @@
  • Guaranteed entry through Time qualifiers
  • Guaranteed entry through International Tour operators @
  • Guaranteed entry through Charity $$
  • Guaranteed entry through 4 out of 6 #
  • Guaranteed entry through Team for Kids $

@ Get more information on entry through International tour operators

@@ Runners who do not have guaranteed entry to the race had the opportunity to enter the non-guaranteed entry drawing. The lottery open usually between mid-October to Mid- November and the drawing for these entries takes place around the end of November.

$ Get more information on entry through Team for Kids

$$ For more information on entry through Charity

# Eligibility for entry to the United Airlines NYC Half will be guaranteed for NYRR members who complete four qualifying events in prior year and have an active membership by the last qualifying event 4 Out of 6 program (the NYRR Staten Island Half in October). The following races  get counted toward 4 Out of 6 program qualification for the United Airlines NYC Half:

  • NYRR Manhattan 10K
  • United Airlines NYC Half (also Virtual United Airlines NYC Half)
  • RBC Brooklyn Half
  • NYRR Queens 10K
  • New Balance Bronx 10mile
  • NYRR Staten Island Half

Route/Course Map

Information about the course maps & other details for the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon 2025 not yet available. Please find below details from 2024 event for reference

The United Airlines NYC Half Marathon route has a POINT TO POINT course with the below-mentioned Start and Finish points:

Start Point Finish Point
Brooklyn’s Prospect Park on Center Drive (Start area map) Manhattan’s Central Park, West Drive, just above West 67th Street. (Finish area map)

Prize Money

Information about the prizes/ awards for the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon 2025 not yet available. Please find below details from 2024 event for reference. All prizes are equal for men, women and non-binary categories

Award Money Award details Eligibility
Open Division 1st – $20000
2nd – $10000
3rd – $5500
4th – $3500
5th – $2000
6th – $1500
7th- $1000
8th- $500
9th- $350
10th- $300
11th- $200
12th – $150
Top 12 finishers in men, women & non-binary Only those competing in the invitational / professional division are eligible for prize money in the Open Division
NYRR member Division Team 1st – $1500
2nd – $1000
3rd – $750
4th – $600
5th – $500
6th – $400
7th- $150
8th- $100
Top 8 men, women & non-binary 1. Must been a NYRR member (timelines apply)
2. Must complete the course in under 1hr30min.
3. Priority will be given to athletes who start in the Professional/Invited Athlete start, with finish order based on Gun Time.
4. Athletes in the “mass start” will be eligible for remaining prize money positions, with finish order based on Net Time.
5. Non-Binary athletes category may start in the “mass start,” with prize money positions determined by Net Time.
Wheelchair Division 1st – $7500
2nd – $3500
3rd – $1500
Top 3 men, women & non-binary 1.  Athletes must start in the invitational Wheelchair Division

2024 and Earlier Edition Results/Photos



Important Points

  • Once a runner has claimed their entry, or once a drawing applicant has been accepted into the race, all entry fees are non-refundable.
  • To pick up a race number, the participant needs to show photo ID and NYRR account QR code.
  • Proxy bib pick is allowed if the person shows the Photo ID proof & NYRR account QR code of the participant as well as Photo ID for themselves during pick up.
  • Full COVID Vaccination proof NOT required for all NYRR events including United Airlines NYC Half Marathon.
  • Pacers would be available for timings starting at 1hr 20 min up to 3 hrs.
  • Water, energy drinks, Gatorade Endurance gels, and other refreshments would be available on the route/course every 1.5mile/ 2.5 km. Water and refreshments are available to all runners post-race finish.
  • Medical and washroom facilities would also be available on the route/course as well at the start point/finish line of the race.

Contact Information
Address: NYRR RUNCENTER, 320 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: + 1 855-569-6977
Email: help@nyrr.org, mynyrr@nyrr.org
Website: https://www.nyrr.org/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nyrr
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewYorkRoadRunners/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nyrr/

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    1. Hi Bauby,

      Registration for non-guaranteed entry through the lottery for half marathon 2023 is not open yet. We will update our website once the registration opens.

  1. I have been referencing this web site for weeks waiting to submit my entry (guaranteed through time run in previous Half Marathon this past year) but the web site still says, “Registration not yet open.” I just googled “When does registration for United NYC Half Marathon open” only to learn I have missed the window to register and get in the drawing which takes place on November 30th! I am so disappointed. I live in MN – am 67 years old, and was really looking forward to running this. Is there any way for me to still get registered??

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