Popular® Brooklyn Half
The Popular® 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 Popular® Brooklyn Half is part of the NYRR Five-Borough Series: Run New York. Five Boroughs. One City.
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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 the 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 Popular® 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 email@example.com to request TCS New York City Marathon 9+1 program qualifying credit for the race. Thank you for your cooperation with this policy.
We strongly recommend public transportation to the start. For the latest updates, visit mta.info/weekender. There is no parking at the start.
Plan to arrive at the start at least one hour before bag check closes if you are checking a bag, or at least one hour before the corrals for your wave close if you are not checking a bag.
Awards will be available to the top three men and women overall, as well as in age and gender groups as explained in this article. A list of all award winners will be posted in the results for each race.
The top three overall awards for men and women will be presented to those runners on race day. Age-group award winners that wish to receive an award plaque should complete our online claim form.
All finishers will receive a medal.