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Registration Opens For The 2019 SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon
Thousands of Women to Gather on Sunday, April 14, in New York's Central Park for One of the Largest Women's-Only Half-Marathons in the Country

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Corporation, (NYSE: MDP; the leading media and marketing company, today announced the launch of registration for the 16th Annual SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon. Hosted by Meredith's SHAPE magazine, the leading millennial women's active lifestyle brand with an audience of more than 14 million, the SHAPE Women's Half Marathon is one of the largest women's-only half-marathons in the country.

The 2019 race will be held on Sunday, April 14th, in New York's Central Park. The 13.1-mile course is open to female runners and walkers ages 16 and over.

"There's nothing more inspiring than seeing thousands of women from around the world come together to take over Central Park in celebration of female strength and camaraderie," says Elizabeth Goodman Artis, Editor-in-Chief of SHAPE magazine. "This race, and its promotion of women's health and wellness, embodies so much of what SHAPE represents."

The race is hosted in partnership with the renowned New York Road Runners (NYRR), the world's premier community running organization.

"The commitment and dedication of the Meredith Corporation and their team has helped to make the SHAPE Women's Half Marathon one of the most sought-after women's only races in the world," said Sarah Cummins, vice president of business development and strategic partnerships at NYRR. "More than 6,000 women representing more than 30 countries took part in the 2018 race festivities, and we look forward to inviting even more women to New York City for next year's race."

On race day, supporters and spectators are invited to cheer on runners along the course in Central Park, and visit the Race Day Festival at Naumburg Bandshell to enjoy live music, free samples, prize drawings, fun activities and more. There will also be an awards ceremony following the race to celebrate the runners.

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Launched in 1981, SHAPE helps women achieve the best versions of themselves while understanding that healthy living is more than an endgame—it's a source of personal joy and lasting reward. SHAPE magazine is published 10 times a year with a rate base of 2.5 million and an audience of more than 14 million, reaching women across all platforms, including the 10.4 million users on and, and through award-winning consumer events and innovative brand extensions.

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In 2018, NYRR is celebrating 60 years of helping and inspiring people through running. Since 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world's premier community running organization. NYRR's commitment to New York City's five boroughs features races, community events, free youth running initiatives and school programs, the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year, from children to seniors, with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to Run for Life. NYRR's premier event, and the largest marathon in the world, is the TCS New York City Marathon. Held annually on the first Sunday in November, the race features 50,000 runners, from the world's top professional athletes to a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners.  To learn more, visit

SOURCE Meredith Corporation

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