Have your kids ever dreamed of running through Times Square? Now is their chance! Sign them up for Rising New York Road Runners at the United Airlines NYC Half and give them the opportunity to run nearly a mile through one of Manhattan’s most iconic landmarks. This run is open to Stage 2 and 3 participants.
Event hashtags: #RisingNYRR and #UnitedNYCHalf—use them in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!
The chart below is a guide to the stages available at this event. Use the chart to determine the appropriate stage for your child. If you need help determining your child's stage, contact [email protected].
|Stage||Ages||Event Type||Register If...|
|2||8 to 18||
Untimed medium distances
|Your child likes running, but isn’t ready for a competitive event. Your child likes playing games and being active.|
|3||12 to 18||
Timed longer distances
|Your child is comfortable running a longer distance and racing other kids in a competitive setting.|
Register your child by clicking on the appropriate button below. Please register your child for only one stage.
*Stage is nearing capacity.
|Youth Wheelchair Boys and Girls||7:50 a.m.||1500 meters|
|Stage 3 Girls||8:10 a.m.||1500 meters|
|Stage 3 Boys||8:30 a.m.||1500 meters|
|Stage 2 Girls||8:50 a.m.||1500 meters|
|Stage 2 Boys||9:10 a.m.||1500 meters|
Start on Seventh Avenue at 47th Street and run north to the turnaround point near 57th Street, and then finish running south toward 47th Street.
Numbers (which include a timing tag for Stage 3) may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:
Number pickup on Thursday, March 15, Friday, March 16, and Saturday, March 17 will be held at United Airlines NYC Half Experience Presented by New Balance, which will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion, located at 125 West 18th Street in Manhattan. Check back closer to race week for a schedule of hours.
Show the QR code from your confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your materials. Please pick up during the week to avoid crowds on event day. Numbers will be available on event day from 6:30 to 8:45 a.m. Event-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time. New Balance winter hats, the souvenir for this event, will be available for pickup on race day only at Race-Day Central and are subject to availability.
Follow The MTA's Weekender schedule to plan your event-day transportation.
If you bike to the event, please follow our bike parking guidelines.
All information is subject to change.
All finishers will receive a medal. Top finishers in Stage 3 heats will be given podium awards.