March 15, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- New York's Penn Plaza Pavilion is pleased to host the registration for the NYC Half 2013, taking place through
Saturday March 16
, leading up to the 13.1-mile race through
Sunday March 17
Adjacent to Hotel Pennsylvania, the Penn Pavilion will see 15,000 runners from around the city and the world arrive, sign up and prepare for the NYC Half. Participants will pick up their race numbers, technical shirt, and goody bags before the race and then have an opportunity to tour the free Expo within the Penn Pavilion. The expo will include over 100 vendors offering everything from sample products to health and medical advice and expertise.
"By hosting the first leg of this event, we continue to demonstrate that we are one of the premier exhibition spaces in NYC," says Tom Gebbie, Penn Pavilion's Manager. "Runners, on your mark, get set, go!"
The Penn Pavilion frequently works in concert with the adjacent Hotel Pennsylvania, and has direct access into its lobby. As an Energy Star awarded property,
's Hotel Pennsylvania is the fourth largest hotel in
with several elegant ballrooms.
For race information and expo hours, visit
. For accommodations, visit
About New York's Hotel Pennsylvania and Penn Plaza Pavilion
's Hotel Pennsylvania has been host to millions of visitors in
, more than any other hotel in the world.
The property is one of only two hotels in Manhattan to earn the prestigious ENERGY STAR award, which exemplifies
superior energy performance and efficiency
Extensively renovated, the property has 1,700 rooms and with Penn Plaza Pavilion, over 90,000 square feet of meeting and adjacent exhibit space.
's Hotel Pennsylvania is capable of handling conventions, tours, and individual traveler requirements. Its location on 7
Avenue at 33
Street is convenient to the business and fashion districts, as well as the Jacob Javits Convention Center. The property is known for having the longest-running telephone number in
New York City
, immortalized in
's famous song, "
6-5000." Reservations can be made to this number locally 212-736-5000, toll free 800-223-8585, via PDA at
or on-line at
. The World's Most Popular Hotel
is a registered trademark of
's Hotel Pennsylvania. Penn Plaza Pavilion can be reached at 212.502.8728 or on-line at
About the NYC Half 2013
Olympians and 15,000 recreational runners will gather for the eighth annual NYC Half on
. This year's race is "
More than a Run
," offering runners and their family, friends, and fans ways to get involved, give back, and have fun.
WABC-TV will broadcast the race live from
7:00 to 9:00 a.m.
The broadcast will also be streamed locally on
and nationally on ESPN3 from
7:00 to 10:30 a.m.
, and will be available on the WATCH ESPN mobile app.