Last Updated: Feb 09, 2018 05:38PM EST

Staging Area and Start

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The 2018 United Airlines NYC Half will start on Flatbush Avenue near the Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park. A map of the start area will be available soon, along with information about transportation to the start. Please note that you will not be able to enter the staging area from Grand Army Plaza.

To ensure a safe race for everyone, the United Airlines NYC Half will start in two waves. You will be assigned to a wave and corral in the weeks leading up to the race and your assignment will be on your race number (bib). Your assignment is based on your previous best pace with NYRR or your predicted finish time and is designed to help you have a safe race experience. You can start slower corral (a later letter) or a later wave, but not a faster corral or earlier wave. 

Plan your travel to arrive at the race staging area by 6:00 a.m. (wave 1) or 6:45 a.m. (wave 2) if you are checking a bag, and by 6:30 a.m. (wave 1) or 7:15 a.m. (wave 2) if you are not checking a bag.

Wave 1 Timeline

Bag check opens 5:30 a.m.
Corrals open 6:00 a.m.
Bag check closes 6:50 a.m.
Corrals close 7:10 a.m.
Start 7:30 a.m.

Wave 2 Timeline
 
Bag check opens 5:30 a.m.
Corrals open 6:00 a.m.
Bag check closes 7:35 a.m.
Corrals close 7:55 a.m.
Start 8:15 a.m.