In 2017, the NYRR Five-Borough Series will once again finish with the NYRR Staten Island Half, a race dedicated to making a positive impact on the borough that hosts the start of the TCS New York City Marathon. Scheduled just four weeks before the TCS New York City Marathon, the NYRR Staten Island Half is a perfect tune-up for NYRR’s flagship event and features fabulous views of New York Harbor and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
The NYRR Staten Island Half is a part of NYRR's Five-Borough Series: Run New York. Five Boroughs. One City. The NYRR Five-Borough Series
showcases our renewed commitment to the individuals and communities in each borough. More than just five races, the NYRR Five-Borough Series—the United Airlines NYC Half
, the Airbnb Brooklyn Half
, the NYRR Queens 10K
, the New Balance Bronx 10 Mile
, and the NYRR Staten Island Half—is a celebration of what makes each borough unique, inspiring, and an amazing place to get out and get moving! Event Hashtag:
#StatenIslandHalf—use it in your public tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts! Wave Starts
The NYRR Staten Island Half will start in two waves, the first (corrals AA-F) at 8:00 a.m. and the second (corrals G-L) at 8:30 a.m. You will receive your wave assignment in your confirmation email the week before the race and your corral assignment at number pickup. Miles 1–3:
You’ll start at Bay Street and Slosson Terrace and proceed down Bay Street. Just before reaching the 3-mile mark, you’ll turn right onto School Road. Miles 3–6
: From School Road, you'll merge onto Lily Pond Avenue, passing Fort Wadsworth. From there, you will turn right onto Father Capodanno Boulevard and run out along the South Beach shorefront. Miles 6–9:
Turning around at Midland Avenue, you will head back up along Father Capodanno Boulevard, eventually turning left onto Lily Pond Avenue, followed by a quick right onto Battery Road and into Fort Wadsworth. Miles 9–13.1:
Coming out of Fort Wadsworth, you’ll head back up along Bay Street. You’ll turn right onto Edgewater Street and then right onto Front Street. In the homestretch, you’ll turn right back onto Bay Street and finish at Bay Street near Slosson Terrace. Three-Hour Time Limit:
In the interests of safety, any NYRR Staten Island Half participant who is not able to maintain a 13:45-per-mile pace throughout the race (3:00 projected finishing time) will be picked up along the course starting at approximately mile 8 and transported to the finish. The time it takes the last runner to cross the start line (not including those who arrive late to the race) will be added to the overall 3:00 time limit, ensuring all participants a 13:45-per-mile pace. Thank you for your cooperation with this policy.