Thousands of Runners Expected in LES for March 2019 Half Marathon

Posted on: October 30th, 2018 at 5:00 am by

The date has been set for the 2019 Half Marathon, and will follow the same route as last year.

The New York Road Runners community organization announced that the race is slated for Sunday, March 17, 2019, St. Patrick’s Day (7:30am). That means, for the second year running, thousands of runners through the streets of the Lower East Side before the neighborhood opens for partying. (Last year saw approximately  22,000 stream over the bridge.)

You’ll recall that the half-marathon cross-borough route changed last year for the first time since 2009. The 13.1-mile race now starts near the Grand Army Plaza entrance of Prospect Park and heads over the Manhattan Bridge to Canal Street; runners then follow East Broadway to its termination at Grand Street and up Columbia Street before crossing over to the FDR. Finish line is in Central Park.

Registration deadline for runners is 11:59pm on November 14. The drawing for general entry takes place on November 28.

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