We are proud to announce that the YMCA of Greater New York is an official charity partner of the 2023 United Airlines NYC Half on March 19.

Members and friends of the YMCA are encouraged to apply for a place on Team YMCA to help raise critical funds that will support New York City’s children and families.

As a member of Team YMCA, you will receive guaranteed entry into the 2023 United Airlines NYC Half on March 19. Runners will begin their journey in Prospect Park before taking the race onto Brooklyn’s streets. For the fourth year in a row, the course will take runners over the Manhattan Bridge and up the FDR Drive before a crosstown dash on 42nd Street and a turn north on 7th Avenue, through Times Square, and into Central Park. 

The money you raise — a minimum of $1,500 is required — in exchange for a spot in this iconic event will support the Y’s programs, which help close the academic opportunity gap, improve family health, create employment opportunities for teens, send students to college, and so much more. The Y is a catalyst for positive change and social good — and so are Team YMCA runners!

Bibs will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, and Team YMCA runners will enjoy an assortment of perks that will support you as you train, fundraise and cross the starting line on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn.



  • A customizable template
  • Regular emails from the Y offering creative fundraising tips and incentives
  • Optional: See your impact firsthand by visiting a Y after school site

Race Day

  • Team YMCA athletic gear

For more information, contact Lana Petry at lpetry@ymcanyc.org.

Please note that Team YMCA runners are responsible for covering their United Airlines Half Marathon entry fee.