SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon


The 14th annual SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon brings together thousands of women of all ages and backgrounds for a day of fun, fitness, and camaraderie in NYC. Whether you're coming from across the country or from around the corner, join SHAPE and New York Road Runners in Central Park on Sunday, April 30, for an unforgettable race.

Every entrant will receive a commemorative New Balance race shirt (size subject to availability) and every finisher will receive a medal.

Included with your race registration is a one-year subscription to SHAPE (a $6 value)! Visit this page for more details and rebate information.

Event hashtag: #WomenRunTheWorld—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!

Live Results

Live unofficial results are available during the race in the NYRR Mobile App. Features include leaderboards, map tracking, and an individual runner search that can be shared on Facebook and Twitter. Tell your friends and family to follow your progress, and get unofficial results right after the race!

Change Lives Around the World—Support CARE!

Join SHAPE in supporting CARE’s mission to fight poverty and empower women and girls around the world.

CARE places special focus on empowering girls and women, because, when equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty.

CARE worked in 95 countries and reached more than 65 million people around the world.

You Can Help: Get Involved

  • Join Team CARE, donate, and help us spread CARE’s message and fight poverty globally.
  • Support CARE and donate $10 or more when you register for the race.
  • Get moving for good: Train for the 2017 SHAPE Women’s Half Marathon by participating in CARE’s nationwide Walk In Her Shoes challenge, as we walk to promote gender equality and empowerment of women.
  • Learn more about CARE’s Women’s Empowerment work. Women and girls in the developing world are hit hardest by poverty. CARE delivers the know-how and support they need to forge new opportunities.
  • Take Action: With a simple signature, you can tell legislators about the issues critical to the fight against global hunger, poverty, violence, and discrimination.

Course Info

The time limit for the race is four hours.

The start is in Central Park on West Drive near 64th Street. You’ll complete two full counter-clockwise loops of the park, after which you’ll start a third loop and turn left onto the 72nd Street Transverse just past the 13-mile mark. The finish line is just west of the Naumburg Bandshell. Major uphills are at approximately 1.5, 3.5, 4.5, 7, 9.5, and 10.5 miles.

Entry Fees

CategoryRace Entry Fee
NYRR Members$75

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include your scoring tag) and shirts may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between 8th and 9th avenues) on:

  • Sunday, April 23, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 24, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 26, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 27, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 28, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 29, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Shirt size is subject to availability. If you wish, you may send a friend to pick up your race materials either with your QR code (this is the faster option) or using your name and birth date. On race day, pickup will be at Race-Day Central at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park (see course map) from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. If you pick up on race day, please be sure to allow yourself enough time to get from Race-Day Central to the start.

Bag check, located at the northern end of Center Road near the Naumburg Bandshell (at approximately 72nd Street, within the park) will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on race day.

Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition | Race Procedures

Post-Race Festival

Celebrate with friends and family at the post-race festival at the Numburg Bandshell. There'll be live entertainment, free samples, chair massages, aerial yoga sessions, free copies of SHAPE magazine, and more! Runners, friends, and family are welcome from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Stick around for a chance to win some amazing prizes following the race.


Awards will be available to the top three women overall, as well as in age groups as explained in this article. A list of all award winners will be posted in the results for each race.

Award winners who wish to receive an award plaque should complete our online claim form.

Prize Money

Open Prize Money for Women Only

Use The MTA's Weekender schedule to plan your race-day transportation.

If you bike to the race, please follow our bike parking guidelines.

All race information is subject to change.

Sunday, April 30, 2017 8:00am

Central Park


Download Course Map (PDF)

Interactive Course Map

Finisher Medals
Marathon Qualifier
Prize Money


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Registration will close at 11:59am on Saturday, April 29.


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