The Airbnb Brooklyn Half, the largest half-marathon in the country, is an iconic 13.1-mile journey through the amazing borough of Brooklyn. The race starts near the Brooklyn Museum and ends at a finish line on the Coney Island boardwalk.
The Airbnb Brooklyn Half is part of NYRR's Five-Borough Series: Run New York. Five Boroughs. One City.
Start near the Brooklyn Museum and run past the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and around Grand Army Plaza before entering Prospect Park. After a loop around the park, exit from the southwest corner onto Ocean Parkway and cruise toward world-famous Coney Island for a triumphant finish on the boardwalk.
Three-Hour Time Limit
In the interest of safety, and to allow Brooklyn streets to reopen as scheduled, the Airbnb Brooklyn Half will have a three-hour time limit. Participants who are not able to maintain a 13:45-per-mile pace (based on the time when the last runner in wave 2 crosses the start line) will have the opportunity to board a sweep bus starting at mile 7 for transport to the post-finish area at Coney Island.
These participants may choose instead to continue running on the sidewalks, but they should be aware that fluid stations and other course amenities may not be available, although they will be able to cross the finish line. These runners may not be recorded as official finishers; they can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request 9+1 TCS New York City Marathon qualifying credit for the race. Thank you for your cooperation with this policy.
Airbnb Brooklyn Half After-Party
Be sure to stop by MCU Park after the race to celebrate your accomplishment and enjoy food, music, and festivities with fellow runners and friends at the Airbnb Brooklyn Half After-Party.
NYRR Youth Boardwalk Run
Cheer on the kids as they get the chance to take on the Coney Island Boardwalk, one of Brooklyn’s most iconic spots. The NYRR Youth Boardwalk Run at the Airbnb Brooklyn Half is a one-mile race and all participants will receive an official souvenir.
Seeded Athlete Program
A small number of entries is available for faster athletes who wish to run the 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half. Athletes meeting the qualifying standard (men: 1:05:00; women: 1:15:00) are eligible for complimentary entry to the race. Qualifying half-marathon performances must have been achieved between January 1, 2016, and April 1, 2017.
Qualified athletes should contact Sam Grotewold (email@example.com) by April 1, 2017. Please note that this program is for entry and starting position only; hotel/travel assistance, special hospitality, and other considerations are not available.