34 New York City Half Marathons in 2019

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“The marathon is a charismatic event. It has everything. It has drama. It has competition. It has camaraderie. It has heroism. Every jogger can’t dream of being an Olympic champion, but he can dream of finishing a marathon.” — Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon co-founder


1) Spring Half Marathon • Queens, NY

The second of six 13.1-milers in the “Rockapulco Run” series, this half runs the boardwalk along this beach in Queens, starting from the boardwalk at 116th Street.

Saturday, April 6, 2019 • Race info & signup »

2) NYCRUNS Queens Half Marathon • Queens, NY

Part of a series hosted by this New York City-based running organization called the Triboro Challenge, this race follows a route through Flushing Meadows Park with views of all the 1964 World’s Fair sights and scenes.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 • Race info & signup »

3) Sunset Half Marathon • Brooklyn, NY

A unique race that features three starting times throughout the day — with morning, afternoon and evening starts — running from Brooklyn Bridge Park. Sign up early, though; each event is open only to 25 runners each.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 • Race info & signup »

4) Shape Women’s Half Marathon • Central Park, NY

Set for its 16th annual running this year, this race features the NYRR partnering with Shape Magazine to take runners on a gorgeous looping run entirely within Central Park, for a race that quickly sells out every year.

Sunday, April 14, 2019 • Race info & signup »

5) The ‘Less Popular’ Brooklyn Half Marathon

It might not be as big as its more-popular counterpart later in the month, but organizers say “at least we can guarantee your entry.” Start at Brooklyn’s 69th Street Pier and run along the Hudson River, under the Verrazano Bridge.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 • Brooklyn, NY

6) George Wodicka Hook Mountain Half Marathon • Congers, NY

Hundreds of runners flock each year to this small town that lies just an hour’s drive north from New York City for a scenic, hilly course through Rockland Lake State Park and Hook Mountain State Park.

Sunday, May 5, 2019 • Race info & signup »

7) The North Face Endurance Challenge • Bear Mountain, NY

Part of a weekend filled with 26.2-mile, 50-mile, 50K, 10K and 5K races, this half marathon unfolds through the wilds of Bear Mountain State Park, just over an hour’s drive from New York City.

Sunday, May 5, 2019 • Race info & signup »

8) NYC Spring Half Marathon • New York, NY

You’ll run through New York City’s 150-year-old Riverside Park on the Upper West Side at this race, whose 4-loop course will feature views of the Hudson River throughout.

Sunday, May 5, 2019 • Race info & signup »

9) Lantern Run NYC • Brooklyn, NY

Like its counterpart race the Sunset Marathon, this half marathon will feature three starting times — morning, afternoon and evening — that start and finish in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 • Race info & signup »

10) Mother’s Day Half Marathon • Rockaway Park, NY

The third half marathon in the “Rockapulco Run” series, like the others this half runs the boardwalk along this beach in Queens, starting from the boardwalk at 116th Street.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 • Race info & signup »

11) Rhinebeck Hudson Valley Half Marathon • Rhinebeck, NY

Run from the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in tiny Rhinebeck, this race features a beautiful run among the forests and farms of the Catskills region of New York.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 • Race info & signup »

12) Sri Chinmoy Half Marathon • Queens, NY

Set for just its 2nd running with the half marathon distance, the Sri Chinmoy 5K adds a 13.1-miler for individual and relay runners this spring, on a course that runs through Flushing Meadows Corona Park, perhaps best-known as the home of the USTA National Tennis Center.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 • Race info & signup »

13) Brooklyn Mother’s Day Half Marathon • Brooklyn, NY

You’ll run a 4-loop route inside Brooklyn’s Prospect Park starting from the Greek Shelter at this race, one of the many smaller halfs run throughout the year here.

Sunday, May 12, 2019 • Race info & signup »

14) NYRR Popular Brooklyn Half Marathon • Brooklyn, NY

More than 25,000 runners take to the streets of Brooklyn for this race, which unfolds through many of Brooklyn’s most famous sights and attractions, including Prospect Park, the New York Aquarium and the Coney Island boardwalk.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 • Race info & signup »

15) Sunrise Marathon • New York, NY

Like its counterpart the Sunset Half Marathon, this race features three different starting times/groups — morning, afternoon and evening — and a route along the Hudson River Greenway.

Saturday, June 1, 2019 • Race info & signup »

16) Brooklyn Beach Half Marathon • Brooklyn, NY

One of several smaller half marathons around the city organized by CityTri, this race makes its inaugural running this summer along the Brooklyn beach boardwalk, starting from Steeplechase Pier.

Sunday, June 2, 2019 • Race info & signup »

17) Father’s Day Half Marathon • Rockaway Park, NY

Just like the other 13.1-milers in the “Rockapulco Run” series, this half runs the boardwalk along this beach in Queens, starting from 116th Street.

Saturday, June 15, 2019 • Race info & signup »


18) The Tavern Cup 13.1 • Brooklyn, NY

From the starting line at American Veterans Memorial Pier, you’ll run three 4-mile loops of the Shore Road Promenade in Bay Ridge before crossing the finish line at the pier, and beer will be waiting at the post-race get-together at Yellow Hook Grille.

Saturday, June 15, 2019 • Race info & signup »

19) The Brooklynite Summer Half Marathon • Brooklyn, NY

Organized by Du City Tri Runs, this double-loop course starts and finishes at the American Veterans Memorial Pier in Brooklyn and runs along the Shore Road Promenade.

Sunday, June 16, 2019 • Race info & signup »

20) Firecracker Half Marathon • Rockaway Park, NY

The fifth race in the “Rockapulco Run” series of halfs that unfold along the boardwalk at Queens’ Rockaway Beach, this half also starts at 116th Street by the beach.

Saturday, July 13, 2019 • Race info & signup »

21) Coney Island Half • Brooklyn, NY

Run along the Coney Island Boardwalk at this midsummer race, where you’ll start at Steeplechase Pier and follow three loops — one 3.1-mile and two 5-milers — before crossing the finish line back at the pier.

Sunday, July 14, 2019 • Race info & signup »

22) The Queens NYC Half Marathon • Queens, NY

Set for its first-ever running this summer through Flushing Meadows Park, you’ll start and finish this race at the famed Fountain of the Planets in the park’s Promenade of Industry.

Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019 • Race info & signup »

23) End of Summer Half • Rockaway Park, NY

The sixth half marathon in the “Rockapulco Run” series, like its counterparts earlier in the spring and summer, follows an out-and-back course that starts and finishes at the beach at 116th Street.

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 • Race info & signup »

24) Indian Summer Half Marathon • Brooklyn, NY

Run as summer is giving way to fall at Coney Island, this half takes runners on a triple-loop course along the famed Riegelmann Boardwalk, a fast and pancake-flat race that offers the chance to run along the beachfront.

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 • Race info & signup »

25) The New Yorker Run • New York, NY

You’ll run over the Freedom Tunnel on the Upper West Side as you run three loops around Riverside Park at this half, organized by CityTri.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 • Race info & signup »

26) Bay Ridge Half Marathon • Brooklyn, NY

Considered an excellent course for setting a personal record time as well as a great race to tune up for the New York City Marathon that takes place just a month later, this race starts and finishes at Brooklyn’s 69th Street Pier.

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 • Race info & signup »

27) NYRR Staten Island Half Marathon • Staten Island, NY

Scheduled just a few weeks before the legendary New York City Marathon, the Staten Island Half is a perfect tune-up for the event and takes runners past fabulous views of New York Harbor and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 • Race info & signup »

28) NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon • Brooklyn, NY

Set for its third annual running this fall, the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon added the half marathon distance for the first time last year, along a newly-designed course that unfolds in Brooklyn’s iconic Prospect Park.

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 • Race info & signup »

29) Sri Chinmoy Half Marathon • Congers, NY

What organizers say is the “perfect” race for a PR follows a fast, flat four-loop course around Rockland Lake State Park just outside New York City, part of a series of races named in honor of an Indian meditation master.

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 • Race info & signup »

30) Yonkers Half Marathon • Yonkers, NY

The full marathon at this autumn event owns a special place in U.S. road race history, as it’s one of the oldest continuously operating marathons in the country — it was run for the first time in 1907, making it the nation’s second-oldest after the Boston Marathon.

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 • Race info & signup »

31) Brooklyn Fall Half Marathon • Brooklyn, NY

From the starting and finish line next to the Greek Shelter, you’ll run four loops around Prospect Park, where the leaves will have turned all shades of red, gold and yellow this fall.

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 • Race info & signup »

32) The NYC Holiday Half • Brooklyn, NY

From the starting line at Brooklyn’s American Veterans Memorial Pier, this race will unfold along the Shore Road Promenade, where you’ll run three loops before heading back in to the finish line.

Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 • Race info & signup »

33) The Manhattanite Half • New York, NY

Like its fall counterpart, this 13.1-miler runs across the Freedom Tunnel on the Upper West Side and then on three loops inside Riverside Park.

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 • Race info & signup »

34) NYCRUNS Big Apple Half Marathon • New York, NY

You’ll make two and a half loops through Central Park before crossing the finish line next to the conservatory garden in the northeast corner of the park, and organizers say it’s one of their most sought-after race medals.

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 • Race info & signup »

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