Scheduled for April 28th 2024*, the iconic route starts in hip North Brooklyn and winds around the waterfront taking you under the historic Williamsburg, Manhattan, and Brooklyn Bridges while delivering eye popping views of Manhattan.
From there, the route heads up the historic concourses of Fulton Street & Flatbush Avenue before passing through Grand Army Plaza and into fabled brownstone Brooklyn before finishing in Prospect Park.
The USATF Certified course* will be electronically timed using the MYLAPS Bibtag system. There will be timing (split) points and clocks throughout the course. Water, Lemon Lime Nuun Endurance, and restrooms will be available approximately every 1.5 miles. Medical support will be available throughout the course.
The Prospect Park Track Club will be providing pace teams for for 1:30 - 3:30 paces.
*Pending Final Permitting
NYCRUNS is known for putting on running events of the highest quality. After the race, change into your NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon race shirt* and wear your incredible medal with pride! When you finish, enjoy fresh Brooklyn bagels (with a shmear of course), NYS apples and more!
Your friends can track you and you can revisit your race by checking out the app and digging on the photos taken along the course and at the finish line! You will receive an email from MarathonFoto several days after the race with information about how to purchase photos or you can get them now at the best price! Secure ALL your digital photos from the 2024 NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon now, and all you'll need to do on race day is smile.
There will be no race day bag check - bag check will be available at the Expo only. If you plan on checking a bag, you must use the single clear bag provided by NYCRUNS. You may not put another full bag/backpack/briefcase inside the clear bag. All items must fit inside the clear bag. NYCRUNS reserves the right to search your bag at any time. Bags will be available to pickup in Prospect Park at approximately 8:30 AM.
* In order to cut down on waste, we try not to overorder and sizes are not guaranteed.
Please see chart below. NYCRUNS members receive a $10 discount on this race, race withdrawal rights, and other perks. You can become a member when you check out.
Race Credit may be used to pay for up to 50% of this race.
Can't make it to the Expo? Don't want to feel the pressure? Purchase Bib & Shirt Mailing and you will receive your gear about 2 weeks before the race. Bibs & Shirts will only be mailed domestically.
Upgrade your NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon experience and become a VIP!
VIPs will receive all of the standard amenities plus:
VIP+s will receive all of the standard and VIP amenities plus:
VIP++s will receive all of the standard and VIP amenities plus:
VIP spots are limited, don’t miss out!
The finish line and festival at the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon is a secure area. Finish Line Access Passes are the only way for family members and friends to join you in the moment and hang out at the festival with you.
Variable Pricing (See Form)
More information on hotels will be available at brooklynhalfmarathon.com.
You must pick up your race bib and t-shirt in-person at the Expo, unless you signed up for a VIP package which includes Bib Mailing. Bib pickup will not be available on race morning, and you may not run without a bib.
Awards will be given to the top three overall male, female, and non-binary finishers as well as the top three male, female, and non-binary finishers in each of the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-55, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80 and over. Our awards policies are available here.
Qualified elite athletes will be automatically granted complimentary entry and entrance to the elite corral if they meet the following standards which may be revised before the program is open:
Women: Between 1/1/2023 and 2/28/2024, you must have run a time below 1:20 in a half marathon. The course had to have been certified, the results must be verifiable, and of the same gender you are planning to compete within.
Men: Between 1/1/2023 and 2/28/2025, you must have run a time below 1:07 in a half marathon. The course had to have been certified, the results must be verifiable, and of the same gender you are planning to compete within.
Non-Binary / Gender Non-Conforming: Between 1/1/2023 and 2/28/2024, you must have run a time below 1:12 in a half marathon. The course had to have been certified, the results must be verifiable, and of the same gender you are planning to compete within. Should you not have been able to register as NB/GNC for a given race, please supply a broader history indicating you have been competing as NB/GNC where possible.
Prize money will only be awarded to athletes who complete the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon in a gun time faster than the qualifying time outlined above. Athletes may be subject to drug testing and other validation as deemed necessary to ensure a fair and equal field.
If you represent a non-profit who might be interested in a group opportunity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please take public transportation if possible. The L train to Bedford Avenue and G train to Metropolitan Avenue are closest to the Start. Please check mta.info for the most up to date information on public transportation.
Driving is not recommended due to limited street parking and the point to point nature of the course.
The standard no-refunds, no-transfers policy applies. Withdrawals for race credit are only applicable to those signed up for the NYCRUNS Membership Program.
Strollers and dogs are not allowed in NYCRUNS races.
You may be disqualified if earbuds or headphones hinder your awareness.
You must remain on pace to finish within the time limit in order to receive course support and an official finish time. Should you fall behind pace and be directed off the course by a race marshal, you agree to do so.
Please familiarize yourself with our complete rules of competition.
As per the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, any adult interacting with amateur athletes, defined as a child or minor under the age of 18 that participates in youth running programs or any events hosted or operated by NYCRUNS, has a duty to report a reasonable suspicion of sexual misconduct such as child sex abuse, non-consensual sexual conduct, sexual harassment or intimate relationships involving an imbalance of power within a 24- hour period to local law enforcement by calling the New York State Central Register at 800-635-1522.
Participants found to be listed on a sex offender registry, convicted of a sex crime, or caught having, creating, or distributing child pornography will be immediately barred from all NYCRUNS events.