Q: Can I track my athlete?
Yes. Download the FREE NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. It offers live athlete tracking, transportation info, course maps, weather, alerts, and results. Runners can also choose to share their live tracking info to their social media feeds.
Q: Is there a bag check?
Definitely. Please see this page for details.
Q: What the the race cutoff times?
Half marathoners must complete the 13.1 miles in 4 hours and 30 minutes, or approximately 21 minutes per mile.
Marathoners must compete the race in 7 hours, or approximately 16 minute miles.
Q: Can I walk?
Certainly. Please be mindful of the 4:30 cutoff time for the half marathon; if you are walking about 3 miles an hour or faster, you should be able to complete the distance in the allowed time.
Q: Can I wear headphones?
Keep in mind that headphones interfere with your ability to react to your surroundings. We will allow you to wear them, but please keep them at a volume that allows you to hear instructions from staff and volunteers, and from emergency personnel. Noise-cancelling headphones are not recommended. Anyone wearing headphones that does not respond to race personnel is subject to disqualification.
Q: Can I race with a jogging stroller?
For the safety of everyone, strollers are not allowed on the course.
Q: My dog is a great runner. Can he come?
Dogs are welcome as spectators in Prospect Park and along the course, but they are not allowed on the race course.
Q: Are challenged athletes welcome?
Yes. NYCRUNS welcomes handcycle and wheelchair participants, as well as all other categories of challenged athletes. There will be a separate 6:55 wave for all challenged athletes. Guides are welcome, and do not have to pay a registration fee. Please email us to make arrangements.
Q: I can’t make it. Can I get a refund?
Please see our deferral and transfer information
Q: Is this race certified?
Yes. It has been certified and is a Boston Qualifying course.