World-class runners and wheelchair athletes, including Meb Keflezighi, Molly Huddle and Tatyana McFadden, competing in the 2015 United Airlines NYC Half will join students in NYRR’s Mighty Milers and Young Runners youth running programs in a special youth running clinic.

Athletes will join the students as they participate in the group’s warm-up, running and stretching routines. Mighty Milers and Young Runners participants will also receive signed athlete autograph cards and take part in a brief Q&A session with the athletes.

The youth running clinic will be followed by the professional athletes’ official pre-race media availability, to take place at P.S. 452. Five of P.S. 452’s Young Runners, who will be participating in the Times Square Kids’ Run, a free, 1,500-meter race along Seventh Avenue and through Times Square, at the United Airlines NYC Half Sunday, March 15, will also be available for interviews.

An expected 1,000 youth runners, including 700 NYRR Young Runners, will compete in the high school, middle school and elementary school divisions, alongside the world’s top professional athletes and runners of all ranks participating in the United Airlines NYC Half.

Registration begins Thursday, March 12 at 12 p.m., at P.S. 452, 100 W. 77th St., Manhattan. The school entrance located halfway between Columbus Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue on the south side of 77th Street. Please contact Rob Molke (, 646-758-9711) for more information and to confirm your attendance.

Who will be there:

Mary Wittenberg president and CEO of New York Road Runners

Nathan O’Reilly, P.S. 452 NYRR Mighty Milers and Young Runners site coordinator

Professional athletes:

Molly Huddle, 30, of Providence R.I., 5,000-meter American record-holder; Sally Kipyego, 29, of Kenya, defending women’s champion; Desiree Linden, 31, of Washington, Mich., 2012 Olympian; Tatyana McFadden, 25, of Clarksville, Md., two-time marathon Grand Slam champion; Meb Keflezighi, 39, of San Diego, Calif., reigning Boston Marathon champion; Wesley Korir, 32, of Kenya, 2012 Boston Marathon champion; Dathan Ritzenhein, 31, of Belmond, Mich., three-time Olympian; and Josh George, 30, of Champaign, Ill., defending men’s wheelchair champion.