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Saturday, October 23, 2021

NYCRUNS Narrows Half Marathon

Start Time: 8;00 AM
Shore Road Park Pier
Shore Road and 69th St.
Brooklyn, NY
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THE RACE

Join us for the return of the NYCRUNS Narrows Half Marathon on the super flat and fast running path that hugs the southern edge of Brooklyn with scenic views of the Verrazano Bridge and the Manhattan Skyline!

This exciting running event will begin at Shore Road Park Pier and continue toward the Verrazzano Bridge—so, yeah, the views are going to be pretty special.

THE COURSE

Run along the super flat and scenic running path that hugs the southern edge of Brooklyn. You’ll run under the Verrazzano Bridge and see the Manhattan skyline from across the harbor. It’s New York running from a whole new perspective. This is largely similar to our historical course, but we've improved the turnarounds and instead of running nearly all the way to the start, you will run the segment between the water stations a second time.

Half Marathon Course Map

VIRTUAL OPTION

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 by December 13, 2021.

Once you've run, you'll submit your miles through  our new 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.

COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed many things about our events. The following procedures are planned for this event. Prior to the race you will receive more information if changes or additions are necessary.

  • You may not attend the event if you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 or tested positive in the fourteen (14) days prior to the event.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 within the fourteen days following the event, you must email theteam@nycruns.com so that we may notify staff and participants as necessary.
  • If you are not vaccinated, you must wear a face covering throughout this event other than when running. When running, you may remove the covering only when you can maintain social distance and the covering must remain around your head in some fashion so it can easily be reapplied.
  • In order to manage crowding, spectators are discouraged at the race, particularly at the start and finish. NYCRUNS reserves the right to ask spectators to leave the race site.

THE AMENITIES

Bag check will be provided. To reduce interaction with staff, we encourage you to avoid checking a bag. 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 will be provided and cleaned throughout the event.

While we encourage you to bring your own hydration, water  and Gatorade will be available on the course and at the finish. Bagels, spreads, Dole Fruit Bowls in 100% Juice and more will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post race spread to replenish you at the finish line.

The giveaway for this race will be a tech shirt* and medal.  Free finish line photos will be available on your results page within a week of the race.

* In order to cut down on waste, we try not to overorder and sizes are not guaranteed.

BIB & SHIRT DISTRIBUTION

There will be no pre-race bib pickup for the in person event. If you register up to ten days before the event using a domestic address, your bib will be mailed to you. If you register after that or using an international address, you must pick up your bib in the festival area. Shirts may be picked up on race day.

Shirts and medals will be mailed to virtual participants. Virtual participants will not receive a bib.

Please make sure the shipping address provided at the time of registration will be valid when your items are shipped, 5 - 10 days before the race.

COST

See chart below. NYCRUNS members receive a 20% discount on this race, race deferral rights, and other perks. You can become a member when you check out.

Race day registration (if available) is online only.

Half Marathon Members Non-Members
Through 9/5 $64 $80
Through 10/10 $72 $90
Through 10/17 $80 $100
Until Online Registration Ends $100 $125
Virtual Option 50% Above 50% Above

RESULTS, AWARDS & FINISH LINE PHOTOS

Results will be emailed (often during the race) and the full results will be posted on our results page after the race. Finish line photos will also be available on the results page several days after the event.

Awards will be given to the top three male, female, and non-binary runners overall. Age group awards will be awarded to the top three in each the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70- 79 and 80 and over. There are no awards for the virtual event. Our awards policies are available here.

DIRECTIONS

Take the R train to Bay Ridge Avenue and walk downhill to Shore Road Park.  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 you to use mass transit.

If you are dropped off by a 3rd party, please ask them to drop you off at the corner of Bay Ridge Avenue and Colonial Road or any equal distance from the start. Runners who are dropped off within sight of Shore Road Park will be disqualified. This is for the safety of all.

POLICIES

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.

Race Contact

theteam@nycruns.com