This past Sunday came and went and that has taken us to under 4 weeks until the running of the 2020 United NYC Half Marathon! For some of you out there, part of your preparation may have been chatting it up with others on our NYC Half FB Forum page which is now in our third year! On the page we have discussed a variety of topics regrind the NYC Half Marathon. We’ve also offered a NYC Half course training run which will be taking place this coming Sunday February 23rd at 8am. The training run is COMPLETELY FREE TO JOIN! Just show up!
Details on the course training run are below. If you have any questions or comments regarding the run, please comment below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org !
What: United NYC Half Course Training Run
When: Sunday, February 23, 2020 @ 8:00am
Where: Grand Army Plaza Prospect Park Brooklyn (Pictured above)
More info: 10 miles of the NYC half marathon course! BAG CHECK AVAILABLE at the start and bag retrieval at the conclusion of your run!
ALL PACES ARE WELCOME!
We will try and stagger a few groups 5-10 minutes apart. Slower groups leaving at 8:00am with faster groups leaving 5-10 minutes staggered, No more than three pace groups will depart!
*Starting at Grand Army Plaza in Prospect park, head north up Flatbush Avenue towards the Manhattan Bridge for approximately 1.75 miles to Willoughby St.
*At Willoughby St. make a left and cross over Flatbush Avenue and continue on Willoughby st to Jay st.
*Make a right on Jay St. and continue on Jay St. We should be at around mile 2 when we turn onto Jay St.
*Stay on Jay St until we get to the Manhattan Bridge Park where you will find the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge footbridge. Take that over the Manhattan bridge and cross into Manhattan!
*Its just about 1.5 miles on the Manhattan Bridge until you exit off of the bridge. Once you exit you will be on Bowery St. Make a quick right onto Canal St. and stay on Canal St about three short blocks until you get to Allen St.
*Make a right on Allen St which become Pike St which then becomes Pike Slip. Take this all the way to South St. and make a left. You will be under the FDR Drive at this point.
*Continue on South St. under the FDR drive for about 1.5 miles. Once you cross under the Williamsburg Bridge, use one of the footbridges either at Houston St or 6th st to cross over the FDR Drive and to reach the East River bikeway. You will be at around mile 6 of the run when you hit 6th st.
*Once you cross over the FDR Drive, continue taking that path north along the FDR drive. Take the FDR drive bike path to 34th st which is just past “The Water Club” and cross back under the FDR drive. Take 34th st to 1st Avenue and make a right.
*Continue on 1st Ave to 42nd st and make a left. You should just have past the 8th mile at the his point. From here on your GPS may go crazy as 42nd st tends to do that to GPS watches.
*Continue on 42nd st for about a mile and make a right on 7th ave
*Continue on 7th ave to 59th st and end the run at the entrance to Central Park! Bag pick up will be close by!
The NYRR run center is available a couple of blocks away as a changing facility once you have finished your run!
For an interactive link to the route on MapMyRun, click here!
We hope to see you out there and getting a solid run in Sunday that will leave you feeling CONFIDENT with three weeks to go til race day!
Stay positive and stay running ~ Cesar