BrooklyN finally Has The Race It Deserves!

The NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon takes a huge leap forward this year as it leaves Prospect Park for the very first time in its eight year history, adds a new half marathon option, and moves a month earlier to an idyllic October date.

This year's race starts on Eastern Parkway near the Brooklyn Museum and takes you on a 10 mile tour of Brooklyn before heading into Prospect Park. The race will showcase Brooklyn neighborhoods including Prospect Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Crown Heights, Windsor Terrace, and Kensington. Half marathoners will then run almost a full loop of Prospect Park, while marathoners will complete a total of nearly five loops of the park.

1,500 lucky marathoners will be joined by as many as 11,000 half marathoners in a transformative year for the race. Brooklyn finally has the race it deserve - register now!


COURSE

The USATF Certified courses will be electronically timed using the MYLAPS Bibtag system. There will be timing (split) points and clocks throughout the course. 

H20, Gatorade, and restrooms will be available approximately every 1.5 miles, and medical support will be available throughout the course.

Course Map
Close Up Of Prospect Park Loops


AMENITIES

NYCRUNS is known for putting on running events of the highest quality. After the race, change into your NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon  long sleeve race shirt* and wear your incredible medal with pride! Enjoy a fresh New York bagel (with a shmear of cream cheese of course), New York State apples, and more while listening to a world class DJ and seeing your friends cross the finish line.

Afterwards, revisit your race by checking out the app and digging on the free photos taken along the course and at the finish line (video too!).

VIPs Get Extra Perks, See Below

Along with all the fun, NYCRUNS is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all participants and spectators. Please be aware that runners must pass through metal detectors to enter the start corrals and all checked bags will be screened. Complete details & instructions will be provided to registered runners closer to race day.

*Sizes are guaranteed – if we don’t have your size at the race don't take a shirt. Instead, email theteam@nycruns.com within two days of the race and we’ll ship your shirt to any U.S. address. Make sure to include the race name, your name, size and shipping address in your email.


VIP

Upgrade your Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon experience and become a VIP! In addition to the  standard amenities , VIPs will also enjoy:

  • Entry for yourself and one guest (not another participant) to a private post-race area on race day that includes tables, chairs, dedicated food, water, and toilets, for VIPs and guests only.

  • Exclusive VIP-only giveaway (stay tuned for details!)

  • Your bib & shirt mailed to you before the race (domestic US shipping only) – skip the lines at packet pickup!
     
  • Your name printed on your bib
     
  • Special early guaranteed entry into the 2019 NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon.
     
  • All of this for just an additional $100! Simply select “VIP” in the “Extras” menu on the registration form.

VIP spots are limited, don’t miss out!


BIB & SHIRT MAILING

If registering on or before September 7th, you can choose to have your bib & shirt mailed to you for an additional fee of $25. You must choose this option when registering and the packet must be mailed to the address you enter at that time. Shipping to domestic US addresses only. Bib & shirt mailing is included when you become a VIP!

 

Packet Pickup

Pre-Race packet pickup location and exact hours TBD. 

You can save yourself the hassle by choosing to have your bib & shirt mailed to you or by becoming a VIP– see above section for details.

 
 

COST

NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Register early to make things easier for us and cheaper for you! There will be no race day registration.

Initial Pricing

Half Marathon: $75.00

Marathon: $150.00

Future price points are still to be determined


AWARDS

Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers as well as the top three male and female 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.

 

Getting to the Race

Please take public transportation if possible. The 2/3 Train to Grand Army Plaza is steps from the start and the Q is not much further. The 2/3 stop at Eastern Parkway - Brooklyn Museum stop will be closed. Please check mta.info for the most up to date information on public transportation.

Driving is not recommended due to limited street parking.