With the shift in the weather forecast for Sunday, the Fred Lebow Half-Marathon will proceed as planned. We will continue to monitor the weather forecast and proactively communicate any changes. Please continue to check our site and social for updates.

NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon


With the shift in the weather forecast for Sunday, the Fred Lebow Half-Marathon will proceed as planned. We will continue to monitor the weather forecast and proactively communicate any changes.

Please continue to check our website and social media for updates. We recommend dressing for wet weather (https://www.nyrr.org/train-with-us/injury-prevention/ask-the-experts/sma...).

Thank you.

This race honors the late NYRR president and New York City Marathon co-founder, Fred Lebow (1932–1994). The course is two-plus loops of Central Park, which can be a challenge in January! Join the mid-winter fun and camaraderie—and perhaps kick off your training for a spring marathon. You'll have lots of good-spirited company, and you can enjoy classical music (Fred's favorite) at the start as well as inspiring Fred quotes along the course!

Please note: This event is not a part of the 4 Out of 6 program for guaranteed entry to the 2020 United Airlines NYC Half. The NYRR Manhattan 7 Mile will be a part of the 4 Out of 6 program in 2019. Runners who completed the 2018 NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half can use that race for credit toward guaranteed entry to the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half.

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

Train with Us for 13.1

Prepare to crush two-plus loops of Central Park with the help of our NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon Virtual Training Program, a 10-week program tailored to the course as well as to your schedule, your goals, and your fitness level.

NYRR Pace Team Presented by Biofreeze

Members of the NYRR Pace Team Presented by Biofreeze will guide participants toward specific goal times over the 13.1 miles. There will be signs in the corrals starting at 6:51 per mile, or a 1:30 finish time. If you choose to run with a pace group, pacers—you’ll recognize them by the NYRR Pace Team Presented by Biofreeze logo and the green and blue chevron design—will carry signs that correspond with their respective finish times and paces. Check below for a list of paces and finish times that team members will run.

Finish Time
per Mile
1:30 6:51 A
1:35 7:15 B
1:40 7:37 C
1:45 8:00 D
1:50 8:23 E
1:55 8:46 F
2:00 9:09 G
2:05 9:33 H
2:10 9:54 I
2:15 10:17 J
2:30 11:26 K

Medal Engraving for Members

NYRR Members and myNB Rewards Gold Members: Join us at the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the NB Run Hub after the 2019 NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon for complimentary finisher medal engraving!* While you wait, the RUNCENTER staff will be offering a hot chocolate recovery station from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (or until the hot chocolate runs out!)

Medal engraving will be available at the following dates and times:

  • Sunday, January 20: 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 21: 12:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

*Please note that we are only able to offer engraving for participants in the 2019 NYRR Fred Lebow Half-Marathon.

Please have your NYRR member number (available on your NYRR member card or in My NYRR) or download the NB App and show your Gold status at time of engraving. Can’t make it? Send a proxy to have your medal engraved; they’ll just need your NYRR member number.

Finishers who are not NYRR members can purchase an NYRR membership through their My NYRR account, and will be able to have their medal engraved after becoming an NYRR member. Visit our NYRR membership page for more details on NYRR membership levels and prices.

Alternatively, runners can learn how to become a myNB Rewards Gold Member to receive free medal engraving.

Please note: All engraving will be done on-site; no drop-offs.

Why Race with New York Road Runners?

A portion of this event's proceeds supports NYRR’s mission to help and inspire people through running, and benefits NYRR’s youth and community programs.

Course Info

The race starts on West Drive in Central Park near 94th Street and brings runners over two-plus loops within the park. Participants will run south on West Drive, turning left at the 72nd Street Transverse, and then left again onto East Drive.

The course then continues on East Drive through the Harlem Hills before passing the start line on West Drive. Runners will complete a second loop of the same route, and then run a shortened third loop before finishing on the 102nd Street Cross Drive near East Drive.

Entry Fees

*The NYRR Specialty Members category includes NYRR members in the following levels: Junior, Senior, Armed Service, Collegiate, and NYRR Youth Program Leads and Assistants.
CategoryOct. 9–24Oct. 25–
Jan. 20
NYRR Member$35$40
NYRR Specialty Members*$15$20
NYRR Member Plus$35$40
NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member$35$40
NYRR 10K Member$0$0
NYRR Friend (non-members)$45$50
NYRR Friend–Junior$20$25

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include your timing tag) and souvenir hats may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:

  • Thursday, January 10, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 11, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 12, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 13, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 14, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 15, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 17, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 18, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 19, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your race materials. Please pick up during the week to avoid crowds on race day. Race-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time. Hats are subject to availability; please note that hats may not be available at race-day pickup.

On race day, pickup will be at Race-Day Central, located at the west end of the 102nd Street Cross Drive in Central Park, from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Bag check will be available at the same location and will be open from 6:30 to 11:30 a.m. Please be sure to allow yourself enough time to get from Race-Day Central to the start.

If you're unable to pick up your race materials, a friend or family member can pick up for you; the person will need your QR code (printed or digitally). This policy is in effect only for our weekly races, and not for the TCS New York City Marathon.

Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition
Race Procedures | Age PolicyRun Clean


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

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

Follow 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, January 20, 2019 8:00am

Central Park


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Marathon Qualifier


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