Course Map: New York City Half Marathon

The United Airlines New York City Half Marathon course follows a point-to-point route that starts near the Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park in Brooklyn and finishes after several miles run within Central Park. In between the start and the finish, the last six miles of the race are the hilliest, with the most significant hills coming around miles 10 and 12. The course’s hills are never too difficult, however, as the change in elevation ranges from a peak of 125 feet above sea level to about sea level in the first half of the race.

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Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, contact us here.

8 comments… add one
  • Steve Cadrain March 9, 2023, 4:09 pm

    It would be so helpful to see what train you need to take to get to the start line

  • Ashley March 2, 2022, 9:48 pm

    Can I download this route?

  • Yup No PDF January 11, 2020, 1:45 pm

    Please post a PDF version of the marathon route for UA half on 15 March 2020.

  • Eric Hanneken December 10, 2019, 9:16 pm

    Here’s my effort to duplicate this map as a Garmin course:

    I’m a little worried that both routes ended up with more than 13.11 miles.

  • Nicky Terink February 19, 2019, 4:01 am

    Can I download this route to my maps on google?

    • Terrell Johnson February 19, 2019, 4:34 pm

      Hi Nicky!

      Let me see if I can’t find the link for you — will post it as soon as i do.


  • L March 16, 2018, 7:57 pm

    The New York Road Runners Org has chosen such a strange course for this year’s NYC half marathon. It will go through some obscure streets in lower Manhattan and it is really odd that it starts in Brooklyn never mind that the FDR drive has to be closed for hours for this event . I think that next year or not much more than in another two years the course will be changed even another time. I don’t know why it was so dramatically changed from the course it had in which the runners go around Central Park then down 7th Avenue and turn west at 42nd Street and down the West Side Highway to the Wall Street area. I heard it is to accommodate more runners. I think that these races have to stop trying to have more and more runners. No mater how it is advertised as “An event with thousands of different stories” it only disrupts traffic and people’s schedules to have it go on for hours and hours until it is over. This is coming from an avid fan of running. Who at the NYRR.og is in charge of deciding these things?


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