The NYC Half becomes NYRR’s first full-scale race in which Olympic and Paralympic medalists, celebrities, youths and runners of all ages and abilities will become part of the 25,000-seat field. One of the city’s iconic races, it takes runners on a 13.1-mile journey from Brooklyn Avenue to Manhattan Central Park.
Sunday’s race was the first in three years since the cancellation in 2020 and 2021.
Coverage of the event will include live updates on eyewitness news from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET on Sunday. You can watch the competitions of four professional directions starting from 7:00 am on ET on abc7NY.com and our streaming programs.
NYRR organizers say that this year’s race will feature the strongest professional athlete in the history of the competition.
“New York will be running at full capacity again on March 20 at United Airlines NYC Half 2022. We are excited to have a full racing field again as our runners capture the streets of Brooklyn and the heart of Manhattan,” Ted said. Metelus, NYRR Vice President of Events and Director of Racing. “This is the only time, except New Year’s Eve, when Times Square welcomes thousands of people, as it will host our professional athletes, Rising New York Road Runners and participants from all walks of life and communities who will be able to go through it in bright fire.” .
Get pre-race and pre-race information for runners, spectators and more at NYRR.org
Along with the main event will be a virtual race, several activations from partners, famous runners and youth, taking place in downtown New York.
The race will take runners past historic sites and diverse neighborhoods and showcase stunning city views before ending near the iconic TCS New York City Marathon finish line.
Inspirational journey of parathyler Suzanne Skoroni back to NYC Half:
Here are some highlights and initiatives that look forward to the 2022 United Airlines NYC Half:
Professional Athletes: This year will be the strongest professional field in the history of the competition, as 23 Olympians, eight Paralympians and six athletes of the Open Division, who hold national records in the half marathon in their countries, will come to the line. The open division will include U.S. Olympic medalists Galen Roop and Molly Seidel, as well as U.S. Half Marathon record holder Sarah Hall, and the TCS New York City Marathon champions and U.S. Paralympic medalists Tatiana McFadden and Daniel Ramanchun in their aspirations. section.
Celebrities running: this year will be known names such as Amy Robach of Good Morning America and TJ Holmes, former NFL player Tiki Barber, reality TV star Nev Schulman, athlete Nicole Briscoe and former Miss Universe Andrea Mesa.
Children’s race in Times Square: in the center of Manhattan, the field will be held along with 1,000 young runners from New York schools participating in the 1,500-meter track. This event, free and open to attendees ages 8 to 18, is part of Rising New York Road Runners, a free year-round NYRR youth program.
– United Airlines will present the Tri-Hero Challenge, honoring the New York veterans. The current NYPD, FDNY and HSS teams will compete with each other for the fastest race time. United Airlines will make donations to each team’s charity based on the Challenge results. Participants can also vote on Experience for the team they believe will win. Donations from United Airlines will amount to $ 100,000.
– The United Airlines NYC Half app, which runs on TCS, will return during the race. Viewers can track runners and create greeting cards. Virtual racers can also track their running in the app while enjoying the sound experience.
– Flow, a brand of water in a box that values sustainability, serves as NYRR’s new hydration partner. Runners will be able to find their product in the Experience and in the bag to resume racing.
Sexual experience of United Airlines NYC, presented by New Balance: from March 17 to 19, runners will pick up their bibs and souvenirs for racing and will be able to shop for racing in a new place this year at Center415, located at 415 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan (between 37 streets and 38). Each runner can bring one guest, and both runners and their guests should be able to present full evidence of vaccination against COVID-19.
Medal of Sustainability: NYRR is pleased to continue its commitment to sustainable development efforts by offering sustainable medals to finishers for the first time in this year’s race. Medals are made domestically from recycled metal, which reduces the impact on the environment.
How to watch: 2022 United Airlines NYC Half will be covered locally in three states on ABC New York, Channel 7. The event will include live news from 6am to 10am on ET, from Central Park and the Times. square. In addition, four professional areas will be covered live, which is distributed internationally from the digital channels NYRR, abc7ny.com and the ESPN app, starting at 7:00 am on ET.
Virtual United Airlines NYC Half Powered by Strava: Runners who can’t get to New York can still take part in the event virtually, running a distance of 13-1 miles anywhere in the world between March 12 and 20.
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About New York Road Runners (NYRR)
NYRR’s mission is to help and inspire people through running. Since 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world’s leading running organization. NYRR’s commitment to New York’s five districts includes races, virtual races, community events, free youth running initiatives and school programs, the NYRR RUNCENTER of the New Balance Run Hub, and training resources that motivate hundreds of thousands of people each year. , know-how and the opportunity to run for life. The main NYRR event and the largest marathon in the world is the TCS New York City Marathon. The race, which is held annually on the first Sunday of November, involves a wide range of runners, from the world’s leading professional athletes to a wide range of runners involved in competition, recreation and charity. To learn more, visit www.nyrr.org.