2016 United Airlines NYC Half Runner Application Is Now Open
Application will remain open through Wednesday, December 3
13.1-mile race will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2015, running from Central Park to Lower Manhattan
New York, October 15, 2015ÛÓThe runner application for the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half is now
open, and runners may apply through Thursday, December 3, on
nyrr.org. The race, which will be the opening event of the 2016 NYRR
Five-Borough Series, will take place on Sunday, March 20, 2016, in
Applicants can visit the official 2016 United Airlines NYC Half race page at
unitedairlinesnychalf.nyrr.org to apply. The applicant drawing will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2015.
Runners can currently guarantee their spot in the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half by signing up to run with NYRR Team for Kids on
Team for Kids is a committed group of adult runners from around the
world who add meaning to their miles by raising funds for NYRRÛªs free
youth running programs. NYRR Team for Kids runners receive half-marathon
training plans, expert coaching, fundraising resources and support, and
are excited to open the entry application for the 2016 United Airlines
NYC Half,Û said Peter Ciaccia, president of events for New York Road
Runners and the race director
of the TCS New York City Marathon. ÛÏThe 2015 United Airlines NYC Half
was a classic, from the first-ever NYRR Times Square KidsÛª Run to pro
runner Molly Huddle becoming the first American winner in race history.
We look forward to once again giving runners
throughout the five boroughs and beyond a 13.1-mile tour of many of the
marvels of ManhattanÛÓfrom Central Park, through Times Square, to the
South Street Seaport.Û
are thrilled to begin the journey with our runners to the 2016 United
Airlines NYC Half,Û said Michael Capiraso, president and CEO of New York
Road Runners. ÛÏWe welcome
back United Airlines as the title sponsor of the event, and along with a
host of other partners, our staff and volunteers, we look forward to
welcoming thousands of runners from around the world as they take on the
streets of Manhattan in NYRRÛªs signature
2016 United Airlines NYC Half will once again feature a world-class
field of American and international professional athletes, thousands of
charity and recreational runners,
over 1,500 volunteers, and tens of thousands of spectators. In 2015,
the race featured 19,454 finishers from the United States and 67
countries around the globe.
in its second year, the NYRR Times Square KidsÛª Run at the United
Airlines NYC Half will provide a thousand youth runners from New York
CityÛªs five boroughs and beyond
the opportunity to participate in a 1500-meter race through Times
Square alongside the race field. Registration for the KidsÛª Run will
open at a later date.
The 2016 United Airlines NYC Half will be televised live on WABC-TV, Channel 7 in the New York tri-state area.
For more information about the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half, and to apply, visit the official race page at
About the United Airlines NYC Half
in 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to
the worldÛªs premier community running organization, whose mission is to
help and inspire people
through running. The United Airlines NYC Half is NYRRÛªs signature
half-marathon, and the opening event of the NYRR Five-Borough Series.
The race features
a world-class field of American
and international professional athletes, thousands of charity
recreational runners, over 1,500 volunteers, and tens of thousands of
spectators. The event offers the quintessential New York experienceÛÓa
13.1-mile tour of the Big Apple like no otherÛÓfrom the
rolling hills of Central Park, up to Harlem, down through Times Square,
along the Hudson River waterfront, to a finish in lower Manhattan.
United Airlines, New York area’s largest airline, is the title sponsor
of the United Airlines NYC Half and an NYRR foundation
partner. To learn more, visit nyrr.og.