On April 24th 2022, join thousands of marathoners and half marathoners for an epic running journey a decade in the making! Founded in 2011, the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon now has a course worthy of the borough it calls home and a great new Spring date.
You must be fully vaccinated to participate in the in-person event, please see our general COVID-19 guidelines below and our current vaccination requirements.
Feel like doing this one independently? You may also choose the virtual option.
The iconic new 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 grand concourses of Fulton Street & Flatbush Avenue before passing through Grand Army Plaza and into historic brownstone Brooklyn.
Half Marathoners will turn into Brooklyn’s backyard Prospect Park at mile 10 while marathoners will continue to “Sodom By The Sea,” Coney Island U.S.A. before returning to Prospect Park to complete the final 3 miles of the race. It’s an epic tour de force of Brooklyn like none before.
The USATF Certified courses will be electronically timed using the MYLAPS Bibtag system. There will be timing (split) points and clocks throughout the course. Water, Gatorade, and restrooms will be available approximately every 1.5 miles, and medical support will be available throughout the course.
Note: Course maps are tentative and final approval of the exact course is pending.
The Official Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon Training Program will help you Win Your Race! This 16-week customized program is based on your running history, racing goals, and schedule. Lose the one-size-fits-all PDF’s and let us help you get to the starting line healthy and ready to crush it.
There are two options. The core program is fully automated and will kick off the first week of January. Training Plus adds in remote coaching via e-mail with Head Coach John Honerkamp and his team.
Program features include:
Training Program: $50
Training Program Plus Support: $100
NYCRUNS is known for putting on running events of the highest quality. After the race, change into your NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon race shirt* and wear your incredible medal with pride!
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!
Bag check will be provided. 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.
*Sizes are guaranteed – if we don’t have your size at the race, email email@example.com within two days of the race and we’ll ship your shirt to you. Make sure to include the race name, your name, size and shipping address. Shipping to domestic US addresses only.
Upgrade your Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon experience and become a VIP!
For 2022 there are two VIP levels you can choose from.
Standard VIPs will receive all of the standard amenities plus:
All of this for just an additional $250!
VIP Plus will receive all of the above plus:
VIP Plus costs an additional $500.
VIP spots are limited, don’t miss out!
We are still determining the location of the expo, though it will operate on 4/22 and 4/23. Once we do, we will update this page and inform registered athletes via email. If you have not purchased a VIP package you must come to the Expo to pick up your bib.
See chart below. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. You may become a member while checking out if you are not already one.
|Virtual Option||50% of above||50% of above|
Online registration will close when the race sells out. There is no race day registration.
Please be aware that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all aspects of this race are extremely subject to change including the current vaccination requirement. The following COVID protocols are planned for this event. Prior to the race you will receive more information if changes or additions are necessary.
Results will be emailed (often during the race) and the full results will be posted on our results page after the race. Photos will also be available several days after the event.
The NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon will be offering over $65,000 in prize money and awards. Any athlete is eligible for awards or prize money by entering the race.
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. Applicants who do not meet these standards, but wish to apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with results indicating your capabilities.
Women: Between 1/1/2019 and 2/28/2022, you must have run a time below 1:20 in a half marathon or 2:50 in a full marathon. The course had to have been certified and the results must be verifiable.
Men: Between 1/1/2019 and 2/28/2022, you must have run a time below 1:10 in a half marathon or 2:30 in a full marathon. The course had to have been certified and the results must be verifiable.
Non-Binary / Gender Non-Conforming: Between 1/1/2019 and 2/28/2022, you must have run a time below 1:25 in a half marathon or 2:45 in a full marathon. The course had to have been certified and the results must be verifiable. This standard is subject to change.
Additionally, prize money will only be awarded to athletes who complete the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon within the qualifying time frame outlined above. Athletes may be subject to drug testing and other validation as deemed necessary to ensure a fair and equal field. Please email email@example.com for more information.
First Place: $5,000 + $5,000 bonus for current NYC residents.
Second Place $3,000
Third Place $1,000
Fourth Place $500
Fifth Place $250
Sixth Place $100
Seventh Place $100
Eighth Place $100
Ninth Place $100
Tenth Place $100
Additionally, the top Brooklyn resident in each race will receive a prize package that is yet to be determined.
You can run or walk anywhere you want, including a treadmill. You can track your miles any way you want and with any device you want. For this race, you must run your race and submit your result between April 1st, 2022 and December 31, 2022.
Once you've run, you'll submit your miles through our Run This One results system which is accessible to registered runners via their dashboard. You can automatically sync via MapMyRun and Garmin Connect, or you can add runs manually of course.
Most importantly, have fun.
Virtual participants will not receive a bib, shirt or medal.
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 Nassau 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-deferrals, no-transfers policy applies, unless you are signed up for the NYCRUNS Membership Program. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Strollers or dogs are not allowed in NYCRUNS races and 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. Please familiarize yourself with our complete policies and 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.