Over 20,000 runners will attend the Expo as part of Brooklyn Running Week, which culminates with the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon on April 24
Brooklyn, NY, March 30, 2022— NYCRUNS, a popular organizer of running events throughout New York City, announced today that the 2022 NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon Expo Presented By adidas will take place over three days, April 21 – April 23, at Industry City, Brooklyn. The Expo space will be located at 68 33rd Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.
The NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon Expo Presented By adidas will be open to runners on Thursday, April 21 from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, April 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
“We’re excited to welcome everyone to Industry City to celebrate running in Brooklyn and to kick off the race experience for the 2022 NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon,” said Steve Lastoe, Founder and CEO, NYCRUNS. “From bib pick-up and course strategy sessions to shopping, sampling, and socializing, The Team At NYCRUNS is looking forward to hosting over 20,000 runners at Industry City.”
Runners participating in the 2022 NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon will pick up their race shirts and bibs at the Expo at a pre-determined day and time of their choosing. The Expo will feature an adidas running store complete with one-of-a-kind Brooklyn themed adidas running attire, a footwear try-on experience, a customization station, and a pre-covery lounge hosted by the adidas Runners NYC community. Course Strategy Sessions Presented By Nuun Hydration and led by the NYCRUNS coaching staff will be available to runners as they make their final preparations for race day. The three-day event will also host a “Beer Garden” featuring beer and non-alcoholic samples by Brooklyn Brewery and runner experiences with Poland Spring, Just Salad, and Cannabist.
Brooklyn Running Week is a week-long celebration of running in the city’s most populous borough, featuring the NYCRUNS Prospect Park 5K & 10K Presented By CAMBA on Saturday, April 16, the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon Expo Presented By adidas on Thursday April 21, Friday April 22, and Saturday, April 23, and the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon on Sunday, April 24, featuring over 20,000 runners on a newly designed course through the historic neighborhoods of Brooklyn.
In 2022, NYCRUNS will produce approximately two dozen running events for as many as 100,000 athletes. These events include our flagship Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon, the Newport-Liberty Half Marathon – one of the largest half marathons in New Jersey, and the storied Empire State Building Run-Up. NYCRUNS races are accurately measured, electronically timed, and produced by a highly trained team of event and medical professionals. NYCRUNS strives to be a relentlessly positive part of runners’ lives; a meaningful partner to local businesses, local causes, and local runners; and a great employer to our staff. NYCRUNS was built with these values in mind, and they guide us moving forward. For more information on NYCRUNS and the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon and Half Marathon, visit www.nycruns.com.
ABOUT NYCRUNS BROOKLYN MARATHON & HALF MARATHON
Founded in 2011, the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon began as a community race in Prospect Park, with approximately 7,000 participants. More than a decade later, with over 20,000 athletes expected to participate and a roster of partners including global brands and local businesses alike, the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon has hit the streets and will include several of Brooklyn’s most beloved neighborhoods. The iconic new route starts in hip North Brooklyn and winds around the waterfront, taking runners under the historic Williamsburg, Manhattan, and Brooklyn Bridges while delivering eye-popping views of Manhattan. From there, the route heads up the grand concourses of Fulton Street & Flatbush Avenue before passing through Grand Army Plaza and into historic brownstone Brooklyn, finally finishing in Prospect Park. For more information, visit www.thebrooklynmarathon.com.
ABOUT INDUSTRY CITY
Industry City is a 6 million-square-foot mixed-use complex comprised of 16 buildings spanning 35 acres on the waterfront in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The property’s ownership – led by Belvedere Capital, Jamestown, and Angelo Gordon & Co. – is transforming the complex, while cultivating a diverse tenant mix that fuses today’s burgeoning innovation economy with traditional manufacturing and artisanal craft. To date, the transformation has included over $450 million of infrastructure improvements, the addition of destination courtyards, experience-driven dining, retail and other amenitization and event programming. This work is paving the way toward a vibrant and diverse community of forward-thinking companies that support good-paying jobs for workers across skill and experience levels. Since the new partnership was forged in August 2013, employment at Industry City-based businesses has increased from 1,900 jobs in 2013 to 8,500 jobs today. www.industrycity.com.