A Preview Of The New NYC Half Course

By Tiffany England

Even though I’m not running the race this weekend, I was curious about the new NYC Half course, so I ran it on my own!  Well, as best I could without official road closures.  Here is what I found:

Manage Your Effort Well Early

Miles 1-2: This is going to be a FAST start!  Running from the Grand Army Plaza to Manhattan Bridge on Flatbush Avenue is all downhill. Runners should take care to keep their pace in check as they pass by Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets.