Bakline's Official 2019 NYC Half Marathon course strategy post. For newbies, the headline is:some early hills and sharp turns, a generally flat middle, and a steady uphill final 5K. For those who ran last year, the headline is:more Brooklyn at the start, less Central Park at the end, a hairpin turn, and a basically unchanged middle stretch. Read the full post for elevation analysis and advice on how to tackle the course.
By now, you probably know thatNew York Road Runnerschangedthe courseof its premiere United Airlines NYC Half. (If you didn't, surprise!) The old course was a favorite for many, and for a half marathon in NYC, it had an elevation profile that only the Brooklyn Half could beat. Now, just about the only thing in common between this year's course and last year's is the name of the race. You may be running on some of the same terrain, but you're in for an altogether different experience. Hang on to your energy gels, ladies and gents.
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