NYRR Times Square Youth Run gives 1,000 youth runners the free opportunity to run 1500 meters in one of New York City's most iconic locations right alongside the 13.1-mile course; Official partners to offer engaging activations that will enhance the race experience for runners and spectators - NEW YORK (March 13, 2017)—The streets of New York City will come alive on Sunday, March 19, as 20,000 runners of all ages and abilities from more than 90 countries around the world embark on a 13.1-mile journey through Manhattan at the 2017 United Airlines NYC Half. Simultaneously, iconic Times Square will play host to 1,000 youth participants taking on a 1500 meter out-and-back course in the third annual NYRR Times Square Youth Run. New York Road Runners’ popular half-marathon event will feature numerous sponsor activations that will engage the running community throughout race week.
The 17th annual Arnold 5K Pump and Run was one of the 60 plus athletic events held during the 29th annual Arnold Fitness Weekend, which is billed as "The Largest Fitness Expo in the World". Arnold Schwarzenegger was on hand again this year to start the race. Governor Schwarzenegger said the "The Pump and Run is a true test of one's fitness as it combines both strength and endurance."