More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women's Half-Marathon : A New York Road Runner's Event

Join thousands from all over the world at the
largest women's half-marathon in the country

Central Park 04/13/14
  • Featuring

    • Half-marathon run
    • Awards ceremony
    • Festival tents
    • Live music
    • Celebrity hosts and runners

Free and open to the public

  • Metropolitan Pavilion

    • 125 West 18th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), NYC
    • Friday, April 11, 2014: 11am – 7pm
    • Saturday, April 12, 2014: 10am – 5pm
  • A two-day event featuring:

    • Runner check-in and packet pick-up
    • Exhibitor booths
    • Speakers and training sessions
    • Shopping and special sales
    • Food and product sampling
    • Beauty touch-ups
    • Health screenings and information
    • Gift bags
    • PLUS, Commemorative Athleta Technical T-Shirt with Registration
    • Desired size not guaranteed. Available on a first come, first serve basis.


    • Presented by Athleta*
    • 12:00 – 12:30pm & 5:30 – 6:00pm
    • Before you crush it on race day, stretch out your legs during a pre-race yoga class. Hosted by Emilie Smith, the class will spotlight techniques to get your mind and body ready to run.
    • *Advance registration required. All classes are booked to capacity. If you have registered, please bring a printout of your email confirmation and check in to the right of the main stage.

    • Presented by Skechers Performance Division
    • 1:30 – 2:15pm
    • Executive and Leadership Coach, Tara Padua, shares tips to make the More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half-Marathon your best race ever!

    • Presented by New York Road Runners
    • 4:00 – 4:30pm
    • Meet Olympian, Deena Kastor. Moderated by NYRR Coach, John Honerkamp aka “Coach John.”



    • Presented by Athleta*
    • 10:30 - 11:00am & 3:00 – 3:30pm
    • Before you crush it on race day, stretch out your legs during a pre-race yoga class. Hosted by Emilie Smith, the class will spotlight techniques to get your mind and body ready to run.
    • *Advance registration required. All classes are booked to capacity. If you have registered, please bring a printout of your email confirmation and check in to the right of the main stage.

    • Presented by AmLactin
    • 12:00 – 12:30pm
    • Leading Dermatologist, Dr. Doris Day, addresses common skin concerns endurance runners face throughout their training. Dr. Day will explore the causes as well as offer useful tips for treating and preventing these skin issues.

    • Presented by AmLactin
    • 12:30 – 1:00pm
    • Dara Torres, an athletic icon who made the 2008 USA Olympic swim team as a 41-year-old mom, shares her story and shows us that you’re never too old to chase your dreams.

    • Presented by Skechers Performance Division
    • 1:30 – 2:15pm
    • Don’t miss Fitness Editor-in-Chief, Betty Wong, and NYRR Coach, Gordon Bakoulis, as they share all the answers to your race day questions.

Exhibitor Info


    • Expo dates/times:
      Friday, April 11, 2014; 11am – 7pm
      Saturday, April 12, 2014; 10am – 5pm

    • Location:
      Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th St, NYC

    • Estimated attendance:
      11,000+ runners, friends, family and members of the general public;
      Expo admission is free.

    • Standard booth package: A standard size booth is 10' x 10' and includes one (1) draped high-back wall, one (1) 6' skirted table, two (2) side chairs, one (1) wastebasket and one (1) ID sign. If you are interested in a larger size booth, please indicate that on your application form.

    • Table display: In lieu of a booth, a table display is available and includes one (1) 6' skirted table, two (2) side chairs, one (1) wastebasket and one (1) ID sign.

    • Booth/table locations: Booths and table displays will be available on the first and second floors of the Expo on a first-come, first-served basis; please indicate your preferred floor selection on your application form. Exact booth/table locations will be assigned based on the date of application and payment received. To secure the best space possible, be sure to submit your application and payment early.

    • Set-up: Thursday, April 10 from 1pm – 6pm.

    • Teardown: All display materials must be disassembled and ready to ship out by 8pm on Saturday, April 12.

    • Booth capabilities/equipment: Electricity, phone, internet access, carpet, A/V, etc. are not included in your standard booth or table display package and will need to be purchased separately. An electronic exhibitor kit, including ordering procedures and forms, will be distributed in February 2014 to assist you in this process.

    • Shipping/drayage: Please note that additional materials handling fees will apply when using union labor to unload your items into the exhibit hall. Be sure to read through your exhibitor kit in its entirety to understand any possible additional fees that might be incurred for your booth set up.

    • Certificate of Insurance Liability: All exhibitors will be required to submit a COI by no later than Monday, March 31, 2014 to Meredith Corporation, 805 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022 should be named as the Certificate Holder on the form.

    • Staffing: All exhibitors should be prepared to set up, tear down and manage their own booth activities during the course of the Expo.

    • Food & beverage: No food or beverages may be sold or distributed without the prior approval from the expo organizers.

    • The majority of correspondence regarding your booth will be sent by email. Please add to your address book to ensure delivery. If there is a change in your primary contact, please notify us as soon as possible. If you have not received correspondence within one month of the Expo, contact us immediately to determine the status of your application. If you have any questions, please write with your specific inquiry.

Thank you

  • In Partnership with
  • Presenting Sponsors
  • Product Sponsors
  • Expo Sponsor
    • AmLactin
  • Charity Partners
  • Media Partner

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  • EXPO

    • Where can I find parking for the Expo?

      Please see below for options for parking at the Expo:
      Central Parking: 180 West 20th Street; 646-638-0695
      Icon Parking: 16 West 16th Street; 212-242-9635
      Rapid Park Industries: 124 West 20th Street; 212-627-7739
      Sawyer Parking: 148-150 West 20th Street; 212-627-4505
      Other parking location: 140 West 18th (cash-only)

    • Where do I pick up my race packet and what do I need to pick it up? Do I have to pick it up myself or can someone pick it up for me?
    • Race materials (bib, goody bag, performance shirt*) must be picked up at the More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Health & Wellness Expo at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues). If a friend is picking up for you, he or she should have a note or an e-mail granting your permission.
    • Can I pick up my bib on race day? If so, where? If not, do I forfeit my race money?
    • There will be no race-day pickup, so you must get your materials at the expo in advance.

    • *Please note, shirt sizes are subject to availability. Please arrive at the Expo early for best availability.

    • This year, we will not be offering a Runners’ Dinner the evening prior to the race.

    • What time/where is bag drop-off?
    • As part of our ongoing focus on your safety, and in partnership with the NYPD and the Parks Department, we’ve implemented enhanced baggage and security measures. Please consider not bringing a bag to check on race day. If you must bring a bag, please allow extra time for baggage check and security.

    • The race day baggage drop-off area and exact open time for the More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half-Marathon will not be finalized until mid-February. Please check back to for updates.
    • What time do you have to be in the corrals?
    • Please plan to arrive within your assigned corral at least 30 minutes before the race begins.
    • How are runners assigned to seeded corrals?
    • Each corral contains 500 to 750 runners, who are assigned to a corral according to their per-mile pace (indicated by each registrant during the application process), with faster runners in front. Each corral is color-coded corresponding to the color on the runners’ number bibs.
    • Is there a time limit for the race?
    • Yes, four hours.
    • If I’m injured/sick can I get a refund or defer my race registration?
    • No, NYRR does not allow for race refunds or deferments.
    • What do I wear on race day?

    • Springtime weather in New York City can be unpredictable. Here are some tips to help you suit up right and run your best race in any conditions Mother Nature throws your way.

      No matter what the weather, always follow these three golden rules:
    • 1. Choose synthetic, sweat-wicking fabrics over cotton. Cotton retains moisture, making you uncomfortable.
      2. Dress a little cooler than you think you need to. Your internal engine will start revving as soon as you push past the starting line, so it’s better to feel a slight chill before you get moving.
      3. Give your threads a test run before race day to make sure they’re comfortable. The last thing you want is to be fidgeting mid-race with new clothes that bunch, slide, or just don’t fit quite right.

    • If it’s warm out:
      Opt for a tank or tee made with a sweat wicking, mesh-style fabric for optimum breathability. Wear a pair of lightweight running shorts that will stay put all the way to the finish line without slipping. Put on a comfortable running hat or visor to protect your eyes and face from the UV rays. (And, of course, slather on plenty of sunscreen.)

    • If it’s a cool day:
      Layer up! Start with a formfitting tank or tee that fits snugly around your torso and is made of a synthetic fabric (not cotton!). Next, choose a light, breathable fleece jacket for warmth. If there is an extra chill in the air, top off the fleece with a wind-resistant shell that retains your body heat while also giving you plenty of room to move. Running capris or full-length leggings are perfect for your lower half—your legs will be the first things to warm up. Since 50 percent of body heat is lost through the head, put on a winter running hat or a headband that will keep your ears warm. Thin running gloves will keep your fingers warm.

    • If it’s raining:
      If it’s drizzling, a water-resistant top should be enough to keep you dry. For steady rain, you’ll need a jacket. A windbreaker is fine if the temperature is warm; but go for a more substantial, lined jacket if there’s a chill in the air. In the case of an all-out downpour, waterproof gear is a must. Put on a waterproof jacket with no visible stitching where moisture can creep in.

    • Please allow 6-8 weeks for your first issue to arrive. If you haven’t received the first issue within two months of registering for the race, please contact

    • I just registered for the More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half-Marathon, but did not receive a confirmation email. Is it possible to get this?
    • Confirmation of your race registration can be found within the dashboard of your MyNYRR profile under Registered Races. To log on to your MyNYRR profile, please click on
    • I signed up to run the More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half-Marathon but did not order training shirt. Is there a way to still purchase it?
    • Yes, please visit the NYRR online store. While supplies last. —
  • Attention

    • New York Road Runners and Meredith Corporation (More Magazine, Fitness Magazine and The Better Show), their agents, or sponsors of the More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Health & Wellness Expo or Women's Half-Marathon will be filming and photographing the Expo, which will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion on April 11-12, 2014, as well as the Half-Marathon, which will take place at Central Park on April 13, 2014.
    • By attending either the Expo or Half-Marathon, you consent to the recording of your voice/likeness at that event, and to the use of such recordings by New York Road Runners, Meredith Corporation, their affiliates and licensees, and all sponsors and advertisers of that event, to publicize the event, New York Road Runners, Meredith, and event sponsors and advertisers. You waive all claims arising out of the use of your voice/likeness for these purposes. You understand that New York Road Runners and Meredith are relying on your consent to these terms. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not attend the Expo or Race Day.