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Event Record 21,726 Runners of All Ages, Genders, and Abilities Crossed the Finish Line at the Sold Out NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon on Sunday, April 28

Champions Crowned in the Non-Binary, Women’s, and Men’s Open Divisions as an Inspiring Group of Adaptive Runners Led the Way and Hundreds Ran for Charity

Early Bird Registration Opens for 2025 NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon

April 29, 2024, Brooklyn, New York – An event record 21,726 runners finished the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon on Sunday, April 28, making it one of the largest half marathons in the nation. The race, which crowned men’s, women’s, and non-binary champions, featured a one-of-a-kind course running along many of Brooklyn’s most iconic locations.

“What an amazing day for Brooklyn,” said Steve Lastoe, founder and CEO of NYCRUNS, the Brooklyn-based organization that produces the event. “You could feel the energy along the course. From the buzz created by the big crowds cheering along Flatbush Avenue, to local businesses in Park Slope bustling with activity, to the over 21,000 runners who reached their finish line dreams, Brooklyn came together for a record-setting day.”

The 2024 NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon featured hundreds of charity runners, led by the event’s Signature Charity Partner, NYU Langone Health, whose 150 runners raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help end cancer disparities in Brooklyn.

An inspiring group of adaptive runners from Achilles International started the race in handcycles and pushrim wheelchairs led by Jessica Hayon of Manhattan, who was the first to cross the Prospect Park finish line in a time of 1:07:11. Winners of the Open Division were Bryan Morseman of  Bath, NY (Non-Binary Division) in 1:12:51, Hannah Rowe of Boston, MA (Women’s Division) in 1:16:11, and Aaron Gruen of Providence, RI (Men’s Division) in 1:05:54.

The 13.1-mile race started in hip North Brooklyn and headed along the East River waterfront, under the Williamsburg, Manhattan, and Brooklyn Bridges, while delivering eye popping views of Manhattan. Runners then made their way up the historic concourses of Fulton Street & Flatbush Avenues before passing through Grand Army Plaza and finishing in Prospect Park.

Entries are now being accepted for the 2025 NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon, which will take place on April 27, 2025. Early bird pricing is currently available through May 6, 2024.


NYCRUNS is a Brooklyn-based runner-centric organization with a mission to create the very best running events throughout the New York City area. Beginning with the first event in 2011, hundreds of thousands of runners have participated in NYCRUNS races. In 2024, NYCRUNS will host over 75,000 runners across two dozen events, including the flagship NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon. 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 the New York City running community, a meaningful partner to local businesses and causes, and a great place to work. For more information, visit NYCRUNS.com.


First run in 2018 with a few thousand runners in Prospect Park and the surrounding streets, the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon has quickly become one of the nation’s most popular running events. After a two-year pandemic forced hiatus in 2020 and 2021, the event returned in 2022 with a new street course that takes runners on a picturesque tour of North and Downtown Brooklyn. The NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon course is USATF certified and features a number of entertainment and spectator zones to support runners and their supporters. For more information, visit brooklynhalfmarathon.com.


Updated on 5/9/2024