If you are like us and love the idea of watching the St Patrick’s day parade on Saturday before running through this iconic city on closed roads with other runners from around the world on the Sunday, then we are very pleased to offer you GUARANTEED entry into the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half.
At the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half, a record 21,965 finishers traveled 13.1 miles over a brand-new course that started just outside of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park and finished inside Central Park, crossing the Manhattan Bridge, where runners took in skyline views of Brooklyn and Queens, and passing iconic spots like Grand Central Terminal and Times Square along the way. Making his half-marathon debut, Ben True broke the tape in 1:02:39, becoming the first American to win the men’s open division in NYC Half history. On the women’s side, just one tenth of a second separated Ethiopia’s Buze Diriba and runner-up Emily Sission of the USA—Diriba secured the top spot with a time of 1:12:23.
3, 4 or 5 nights at the Westin New York Grand Central Hotel
All hotel taxes
WIFI (usually costs $9.95 per night)
The services of our running representative
A wealth of knowledge and a friendly service
A Half Marathon race briefing
Daily hotel visits
An escorted trip to the Marathon Expo on Friday and Saturday
Our representative will be waiting to welcome you into New York and will be based at the Westin New York Grand Central Hotel throughout your stay After checking into your hotel, your evening is free for you to spend in New York. You can attend the New York half expo to pick up your bib which runs 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (last bib pick-up 7:00 p.m.).
Saturday 16 March, 2019 – Event Expo and registration:
Today you should attend the expo if you haven’t already in order to pick up your bib between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. All runners should attend to pick up their bib, timing device, technical shirt and baggage bag. This is especially important as absolutely no race numbers will be issued on the day of the event, you must bring a photo ID when you pick up your race number.
Also today is the St Patrick’s day Parade. The best viewing spots are towards the end of the parade route at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for example. You can catch a good view of the procession before the parade ends on 86th Street.
Sunday 17 March, 2019 – The 2019 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon:
Today is the day of the New York City half marathon, the race starts at 07:30am, make sure you have plenty of time to spare! Your Representative will escort you to the marathon start by public transport (own cost) and will greet you back at the hotel later this evening to congratulate you on your success.
Monday 18 March, 2019:
A day for a final sightseeing trip and the journey home, alternatively you can book some extra nights with us and enjoy this wondrous city.