Runners get set for 2023 United Airlines New York City Half Marathon
The 2023 United Airlines New York City Half Marathon is set for this Sunday,.
The half-marathon, which is in partnership with the New York Road Runners, will boast about 25,000 runners, beginning in Brooklyn and ending in Central Park. It will be held March 19 at 7 a.m.
It will also feature a special New York rivalry.
“Any New Yorker knows that NYPD and FDNY are archrivals when it comes to sports,” said New York Road Runners CEO Rob Simmelkjaer. “We can't wait to see their runners take to the streets this weekend. They'll be running against each other for best combined times for the [inaugural] commissioner's trophy.”
The 2023 United Airlines New York City Half Marathon will also see over 1,000 kids running about a mile through Times Square for the Times Square Kids Run at the United Airlines NYC Half, which organizers and participants say they hope inspires them to take up the sport.
The half-marathon is one of the only two times that New York City shuts Times Square off to traffic.