CaringKind is New York City’s leading expert on Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving. With over 30 years of experience, we work directly with our community partners to develop the information, tools and training to support individuals and families affected by dementia.
We offer a 24-hour Helpline (646) 744-2900 run by professional staff; individual and family counseling sessions with licensed social workers; a vast network of support groups; education seminars and training programs; early stage services and a wanderer’s safety program. We believe in the power of caregiving and seek a world where everyone dealing with dementia has the support they need, when they need it.
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Since its inaugural year in 2012, team Athletes to End Alzheimer’s® (ATEA) has represented CaringKind, New York City's leading expert on Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving in one of New York’s top races – the New York City Half Marathon. In 2017, 45 runners took to Central Park and the streets of NYC, showing their support for the cause and their affected loved ones. The 2018 United Airlines NYC Half is a 13.1 mile race featuring a field of over 20,000 runners who will enjoy an iconic NYC experience. This year's race features a new course with runners starting in Prospect Park, crossing the Manhattan Bridge, and finishing their run in NYC's running staple, Central Park.
Join us this year as an official member of our team and take advantage of the numerous perks to being an official part of our team, including:
About the Event
The United Airlines NYC Half is a 13.1 mile race featuring a field of over 20,000 runners who will enjoy an iconic NYC experience, beginning their run in Prospect Park in Brooklyn and finishing in Central Park.
The thrilling course will start in Brooklyn's Prospect Park and finish in Manhattan's Central Park! Runners will start on Flatbush Avenue near the Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park and will bear right around Grand Army Plaza and continue on Flatbush Avenue. Via the Manhattan bridge, runners will cross the East River from Brooklyn into Manhattan before heading towards the FDR Drive. After running on the FDR Drive North, runners will exit and run across 42nd Street until they hit seventh avenue, where they will turn north and run up 7th avenue. Runners will then enter Central Park, and finish the last four miles in the NYC's most famous park. The finish line is at W. 75th St. inside the Park.
Central Park's West Drive near 64th Street, head south, and make a complete counter-clockwise loop of the park. They'll then continue to the south end of the park, exit onto Seventh Avenue, and head south to Times Square. A right turn onto 42nd Street will take the runners to 12th Avenue (West Street/West Side Highway), where they'll turn right, go north for one block, and then make a U-turn at 43rd Street and run south along the Hudson River waterfront on West Street/West Side Highway to Lower Manhattan. They'll take the Battery Park Underpass to FDR Drive and take the South Street exit, cross over South Street onto Old Slip, turn right onto Water Street and continue to the finish line on Water Street at Maiden Lane.