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Sunday, April 27, 2025

NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon

7:00 AM

Brooklyn, NY
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THE RACE

Join us for the premier half marathon in Brooklyn!

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 and Flatbush Avenue before passing through Grand Army Plaza and into fabled brownstone Brooklyn before finishing in Prospect Park.

THE COURSE

The USATF-certified course* will be electronically timed using the MYLAPS Bibtag system. There will be timing (split) points and clocks throughout the course. Hydration stations and restrooms will be available every 1-2 miles. Medical support will be available throughout the course.

The Prospect Park Track Club will be providing pace teams for for 1:30 - 3:00 paces.

Half Marathon Course Map | Certification | Elevation Map

*Pending Final Permitting

THE AMENITIES

NYCRUNS is known for putting on running events of the highest quality. After the race, change into your NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon race shirt* that you'll pick up at the Expo in the days leading up to the race and wear your hard-earned medal with pride! When you finish, enjoy bottles of smartwater, fresh Brooklyn bagels (with a shmear of course), NYS apples and more!

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!

Bag check will be available, but at the Expo only. There will be no race day bag check. 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 on race day.

*In order to cut down on waste, we avoid ordering more than we need; thus, sizes are not guaranteed.

COST

Please see chart below. NYCRUNS members receive a $10 off 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.

Half Marathon Members Non-Members
Through 6/26 $125.00 $135.00

BIB & SHIRT MAILING

Can't make it to the Expo? Purchase Bib & Shirt Mailing and you will receive your gear about two weeks before the race. Bibs and shirts will only be mailed domestically for $35.

TRAINING PROGRAM

The official NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon training program will help you Win Your Race! This 12-week customized program is based on your running history, racing goals and schedule. Lose the one-size-fits-all PDFs and let us help you get to the starting line healthy and ready to crush it.

The program is fully automated and will kick off 12 weeks before the race.

Program features include:

  • Customized training program that will incorporate various types of training including intervals, hills, tempo and long runs as well as easy runs and days off
  • Goals and program content that update based on your ongoing training journey
  • Ability to log your miles manually or via MapMyRun, Garmin Connect and Strava (not officially supported)
  • Other training content including cross training, strength training and nutritional guidance

VIP OPTIONS

Upgrade your NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon experience and become a VIP!

VIPs will receive all of the standard amenities plus:

  • Bib and shirt mailing
  • The NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon Training Plan
  • Guaranteed non-complimentary entry into the 2025 NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon

$75.

VIP+s will receive all of the standard and VIP amenities plus:

  • Two finish line access passes (see below for more information)

$250.

VIP++s will receive all of the standard and VIP amenities plus:

  • Four finish line access passes

$350.

VIP spots are limited; don’t miss out!

FINISH LINE ACCESS

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)

HOTELS

More information on hotels will be available at brooklynhalfmarathon.com.

EXPO

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. Details on the dates and location of the Expo will be announced later this year.

RESULTS, PRIZE MONEY, & AWARDS

Results will be emailed and the full results will be posted on our results page after the race. If you do not see your result online or receive an email with your finish time, please fill out this form.

Awards will be given to the top three overall male, female and non-binary finishers (by gun time) as well as the top three male, female, and non-binary finishers in each of the following age groups (by net time): 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80 and over.

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 1/1/2024 and 2/28/2025, you must have run a time below 1:20 in a half marathon. The qualifying course must be certified and the results verifiable. Your gender for the qualifying race must match your gender choice for the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon.

Men: Between 1/1/2024 and 2/28/2025, you must have run a time below 1:10 in a half marathon. The qualifying course must be certified and the results verifiable. Your gender for the qualifying race must match your gender choice for the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon.

Non-Binary/Gender Non-Conforming: Between 1/1/2024 and 2/28/2025, you must have run a time below 1:20 in a half marathon. The qualifying course must be certified and the results verifiable. Your gender for the qualifying race must match your gender choice for the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon.

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.

Prize money will be distributed as follows:

First Place: $2,500
Second Place: $1,250
Third Place: $750
Fourth Place: $500
Fifth Place: $250
Sixth - Tenth Place: $100

VOLUNTEER

If you represent a non-profit who might be interested in a group opportunity, please email volunteers@nycruns.com.

Individual volunteer opportunities can be found here starting in December.

DIRECTIONS

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.

POLICIES

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, you may be directed off the course by a race marshal.

Please familiarize yourself with our complete rules of competition.