2017 NYRR Five-Borough Series

The NYRR Five-Borough Series showcases New York Road Runners' commitment to the individuals and communities in each borough since 2014. More than just five races, the Five-Borough Series—the United Airlines NYC Half, the Airbnb Brooklyn Half, the NYRR Queens 10K, the New Balance Bronx 10 Mile, and the NYRR Staten Island Half—is a celebration of what makes each borough unique, inspiring, and an amazing place to get out and get moving.
 

  • -One race in each borough of New York City
  • -Launched in 2014 
  • -246,513 total finishers
  • -49% men - 51% women
  • -2,947,105 total miles covered


United Airlines NYC Half

Manhattan, March, 21

First race: August, 27, 2006
Total finishers since 2014: 79,850 (38,229 M – 41,621 F)
Total distance covered since 2014: 1,046,035 miles
 

  • -Started in 2006 (Fred Lebow/Hispanic Half in Manhattan – in 1973)
  • -One of the most prestigious half marathons in the world
  • -The only race in New York that goes through the Times Square

Men’s Event Record: Haile Gebrselassie, 59:24:00, 2007
Women’s Event Record: Molly Huddle, 1:07:41, 2016
Men’s Wheelchair Event Record: Ernst van Dyk, 45:39, 2016
Women’s Wheelchair Event Record: Tatyana McFadden, 52:25, 2016

Other NYRR programs in Manhattan: NYRR Open Run, NYRR Striders, NYRR Mighty Milers, NYRR Youth Wheelchair Training Program, NYRR Run for the Future, Community Investment Initiative


Airbnb Brooklyn Half

Brooklyn, May, 20

First race: 1981
Total finishers since 2014: 79,434 (36,869 M – 42,565 F)
Total distance covered since 2014: 1,040,585 miles
 

  • -The biggest half marathon in the U.S.
  • -The only race in New York that finishes right by the beach

Men’s Event Record: Tesfaye Assefa, 1:03:18, 2012
Women’s Event Record: Kim Smith, 1:11:24, 2013

Other NYRR programs in Brooklyn: NYRR Open Run, NYRR Striders, NYRR Mighty Milers, NYRR Youth Wheelchair Training Program, NYRR Run for the Future


Queens 10K

Queens, June, 17

First race: 1979
Total finishers since 2014: 27,144 (14,039 M – 13,105 F)
Total distance covered since 2014: 168,665 miles
 

  • -The course goes through the Flushing Meadow Corona Park and passes the home of the USTA and the US Open
  • -The race celebrates the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world: there are 138 languages spoken in the Queens borough

Men’s Event Record: Julius Arile, 29:21, 2012
Women’s Event Record: Etaferahu Temesgen, 33:16, 2015

Other NYRR programs in Queens: NYRR Open Run, NYRR Striders, NYRR Mighty Milers, NYRR Youth Wheelchair Training Program, Community Investment Initiative


New Balance Bronx 10 mile

Bronx, September, 24

First race: 1995
Total finishers since 2014: 30,740 (15,773 M – 14,967 F)
Total distance covered since 2014: 307,400 miles
 

  • -The race celebrates the unique culture of the flavourful Bronx borough. It offers great running experience along with music, food and other community activities.
  • -The starting line is in the same area where on June, 4, 1958, Ted Corbitt and 40 fellow runners founded what later became the New York Road Runners
  • -There were 30,740 runners crossing the finish line in Bronx since 2014; 11,787 of them in 2016.

Men’s Event Record: Ayele Megersa, 48:18, 2015
Women’s Event Record: Kim Konley, 55:37, 2016

Other NYRR programs in Bronx: NYRR Open Run, NYRR Striders, NYRR Mighty Milers, NYRR Youth Wheelchair Training Program, Community Investment Initiative


Staten Island Half

Staten Island, October, 8

First race: 1987
Total finishers since 2014: 29,345 (15,800 M – 13,545 F)
Total distance covered since 2014: 384,420 miles
 

  • -The only half marathon that finishes inside a New York sports venue, Richmond County Bank Ballpark
  • -Many runners use the event as their final TCS New York City Marathon warm-up

Men’s Event Record: Luis Ostolozaga, 1:04:09, 1985
Women’s Event Record: Neely Gracey, 1:13:03, 2016

Other NYRR programs in Staten Island: NYRR Open Run, NYRR Striders, NYRR Mighty Milers, NYRR Youth Wheelchair Training Program, NYRR Run for the Future

 

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