Next Up - The Building Brooklyn 5K Benefiting The Prospect Park Alliance!
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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

NYCRUNS Building Brooklyn 5K Run/Walk  

EVENT BEGINS - 5:00 PM | 5K Start - 7:00 PM
Prospect Park
Brooklyn, NY
Registration For Building Brooklyn will open in January


The NYCRUNS Building Brooklyn 5K is back in Prospect Park this summer! This is an excellent team building event and an absolute steal for NYCRUNS members who want to solo it at a cool $25.00.

You don't need to be attached to a team to join this lively evening run in the heart of Brooklyn, but if you are part of an organization that wants to bring people together in a fresh way, this a fantastic opportunity to partake in a little friendly competition. Celebrate being a part of a collaborative team—outside the office—as you work up a sweat and cheer each other on through the finish. Whether it’s your first or fiftieth 5K, this team-focused event is one you’ll remember.

So, come with colleagues, community comrades, your running club, friends, family members, or simply add this NYCRUNS race to your cart so you can clock another 5K.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Prospect Park Alliance.


Building Brooklyn is not only an event, but a local business program designed for area businesses to boost brand visibility and engagement through the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon and NYCRUNS ecosystem.

The NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon is our flagship race and one of the largest road races in the country. Local business partners will have the opportunity to reach as many as 25,000 athletes this year as well as many more spectators as the race proceeds from North Brooklyn to Prospect Park.

For partnership opportunities at either race, please email


Prospect Park Alliance is the non-profit organization that sustains “Brooklyn’s Backyard,” working in partnership with the City of New York. The Alliance was founded in 1987 to help restore Prospect Park after a long period of deterioration and decline. Today, the Alliance provides critical staff and resources that keep the park green and vibrant for the diverse communities that call Brooklyn home.


All participants sign up on this page; however, if you are part of an organization putting together and a team of five or more participants, please email for more information.


The 5K course is comprised of just under one full loop.

All NYCRUNS courses are USATF-certified.

5K Course Map | Certification


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.

Toilets - Portable restrooms will be available for use throughout the event.

Refreshments - Water will be available on the course and at the finish. Electrolyte beverages and more will be available post-race.

Swag - The giveaway for this event will be a shirt. Shirts may be picked up on race day only. In order to cut down on waste, we avoid ordering more than we need; thus, sizes are not guaranteed. If you have your heart set on a size, we recommend picking up your shirt before the race.

Photos - Free finish line photos will be available within a week of the race. You will receive an email from MarathonFoto several days after the race to claim your photos.


You may pickup your bib in the festival area on race day. NYCRUNS does not host a pre-race bib pickup for this event.

If you register thirty days or more before the event using a domestic address, you can also have your bib mailed to you. This service is free if you are an NYCRUNS Member, and you can become one at checkout. You can also add this service to your registration for $20. Please make sure the shipping address provided at the time of registration will be valid in the month preceding the race.

If you register less than 30 days before race day, or you have an international address, you must pick up your bib on race day no more than an hour before your start time.


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 male, female and non-binary runners overall in each race. Age group awards in the 5K will be awarded to the top three in each the following age groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over.

Read more about our awards' policies here.


To set up a team, please email

See chart below. NYCRUNS members receive a 50% 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 $40 of this race.

Race day registration (if available) is online only.

5K Members Non-Members
Through 3/27 $25 $50
Through 5/01 $27.50 $55
Through 6/05 $30 $60
Until Online Registration Ends $37.50 $75


The closest subway stops to the start are the Q/B at Prospect Park and the F/G at 15th Street/Prospect Park.

Coming from the Q/B, enter the park at Lincoln Road, head over East Lake Drive and then follow Wellhouse Drive to the start. Coming from the F/G, go along Prospect Park Southwest to the 16th Street entrance and follow West Drive to the start.

If you need to pick up a bib or check a bag or want to pick up your shirt before the race, please head to the festival area in the Nethermead.

Please check MTA Trip Planner for up to date and detailed mass transit directions and Google Maps for driving directions. Parking is limited at all of our events; we strongly encourage the use of mass transit.


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 will be directed off the course by a race marshal.

Please familiarize yourself with our complete rules of competition.

Registration For Building Brooklyn will open in January