Penn Plaza Pavilion Serves as Home Base and 'Starting Point' For NYC Half 2013 Marathon on March 17

Mar 15, 2013, 11:30 ET from New York's Hotel Pennsylvania

NEW YORK, 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 16th, leading up to the 13.1-mile race through Manhattan on Sunday March 17th.

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, New York's Hotel Pennsylvania is the fourth largest hotel in Manhattan with several elegant ballrooms.

For race information and expo hours, visit For accommodations, visit

About New York's Hotel Pennsylvania and Penn Plaza Pavilion   
Since 1919, New York's Hotel Pennsylvania has been host to millions of visitors in Manhattan, 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.  New York's Hotel Pennsylvania is capable of handling conventions, tours, and individual traveler requirements.  Its location on 7th Avenue at 33rd 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 Glenn Miller's famous song, "Pennsylvania 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 New York'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 March 17. 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.

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