This exciting new event celebrates all things Brooklyn. Promoting team-building, civic and athletic camaraderie, Building Brooklyn will consist of teams of employees (runners and walkers) from a diverse group of local businesses — from corporations to neighborhood merchants — along with non-profits, government agencies, and self-employed independent contractors. Teams will complete a 5k in Prospect Park, where there'll also be music from a live DJ, a wide selection of cuisine from Brooklyn’s best food trucks, and a group yoga session!
A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Non-Profits participating in the event. See below for details.
Anyone can participate - neither you nor your organization has to be from Brooklyn by the way!
For-Profit Organizations, Government Agencies, Independent Contractors
To participate, see sign-up info below. If you are interested in a partnership, branding opportunities are available and a private hospitality area is one great perk for key partners. For more information on this opportunity, please email Geoff Vincent, Community Specialist.
To participate, see sign-up info below. Any participating non-profit whose work primarily benefits Brooklyn and NYC is automatically eligible to receive a donation as long as it registers at least 10 participants.
This one's easy. Please register online.
For organizations, there are two steps you need to take. The first is deciding whether to prepay online using this form or not. Paying online helps us out considerably as we budget and plan the event. You may register a team as large as 20 using the online form. Once you have signed up yourself and paid for your team - you will receive a special code within 24 hours - everyone else on your team may register with that code. You may increase the number of participants on your team or register teams larger than 20, by emailing email@example.com.
If prepayment is not ideal for you and you expect to have 10 or more participants, an offline payment option is available. If you want to pay offline, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you setup!
No matter when you pay, we're happy to have you - there are a few more things you need to know though!
Each team will have a "Captain" and that's the person who handles payment, is responsible for recruiting fellow team members, and the individual responsible for picking up the team members' bibs and t-shirts. You can, of course, delegate as you see fit.
When signing up your team, you will have two other big decisions to make.
Finally, members of your team are expected to be full time or part time employees of your company for the most part. However, if there is a key member of your team who doesn't fit that description you are welcome to include them
That's pretty much all you need to know to register, but you can email Geoff Vincent if you have any further questions.
Participating non-profits who purchase 10 or more entries will be eligible to receive a portion of the proceeds from the Building Brooklyn 5K. The portion will ultimately be based on the number of non-profits and the success of the event, but we hope to donate over $10,000 in the inaugural year. Purchased entries may be resold by non-profits or given away to staff and affiliates as they see fit.
The Building Brooklyn 5K is an important part of our overall NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon effort. Our goal with that event is to build a race with international acclaim and one of the largest running events in the country. A key component of that plan is to use the event as a vehicle to raise millions of dollars for Non-Profits that benefit Brooklyn.
The race will start and finish near the entrance to Wellhouse Drive not far from the LeFrak Center, Oriental Pavilion, and Smorgasburg.
Bag check and toilets will be provided. Water will be available on the course, and bagels, spreads, fresh fruit and more will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post race spread to greet you at the finish line. The giveaway for this race will be a tech t-shirt*. Free finish line photos and video will be available on your results page within a week of the race.
*Sizes are guaranteed. In order to cut down on waste, we try not to overorder. 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 a few weeks later. Make sure to include the race name, your name, size and shipping address in the body of the email. Shipping to domestic US addresses only.
Pre Event Pickup will be 12 PM- 7 PM on Monday 6/10 at a location TBD. Team Captains will be responsible for picking up (or delegating the responsibility) for their entire team,
Event day pickup will begin at 4PM at the festival area off of Wellhouse Drive - not far from the start and finish.
See chart below. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Race day registration (if available) is cash or credit, no checks please. Register early to make things easier for us and cheaper for you!
|Until Registration Closes||$60|
We apologize, but NYCRUNS race credit cannot be used for this event due to the way it is structured.
Awards will be given to the top three male and female 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.
Additionally, special team awards are planned in the following categories - Non-Profit, Small Business, Corporate, Government, and Independent Contractor. We are still working out exactly how these will be compiled.
Our awards policies are available here.
The closest subway is the B/Q/S to Prospect Park. The F Train to 15th St/Prospect Park and the 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza are also within a mile walk.
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.
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.