Race Day

Here’s the Least You’ll Need to Know

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There is absolutely no bib pickup or bag check on race day. If you need either of these services, you must go to the Expo Presented By adidas.

Getting To The Race*

It is strongly recommended that you take public transit to the Start. Due to security and road closures, vehicular traffic will be impeded.

Take the L to Bedford Avenue or the G to Lorimer/Metropolitan. We do not recommend the G to Nassau Avenue as street closures prevent no direct route to the wave entrances.

If you are taking an UBER/Lyft/taxi to the race start or being dropped off by friends and family, please use the Meeker St. between Frost St. & Graham Avenue as your target destination. Please be aware you will not be able to get any closer to the start in a private vehicle.

Driving to the race start is not recommended due to road closures and limited street parking. Available garages are listed on SpotHero, but may be inaccessible the morning of the race.

*Transportation recommendations are subject to change. Please check back closer to race day for updates.


The NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon is a high security zone and precautions are taken for your safety.

No weapons of any kind, flammable liquids, fuels, fireworks, toxic chemicals, explosives, glass containers, alcoholic beverages, illegal substances, blankets, or any other item that security deems dangerous to participants, spectators, staff, or volunteers are allowed at the race or in checked bags.

All participants must pass through a magnetometer (metal detector) to enter the corrals. You will need to show your bib. Absolutely no bags, blankets, hydration packs, or camelbacks will be permitted in the corrals by security.

We will be using the event flag system to communicate any changes in event safety status, see graphic below.

Waves & Corrals*

When you pick up your bib at the Expo, you will be assigned a wave and a corral based on the pace you submitted when you registered. You may transfer to any corral within your wave without changing your pace. Your submitted pace is visible in your registration history on your NYCRUNS Dashboard.

If you wish to change waves, you must do so at the Expo. If you have already received a bib, you must exchange your bib at the Expo.

Wave 1: Starts at 7 AM. You must pass through security between 5 AM and 6 AM.

Wave 2: Starts at 7:30 AM. You must pass through security between 6 AM and 7 AM.

Wave 3: Starts at 8:00 AM. You must pass through security between 7 AM and 7:45 AM.

* Wave times are subject to change. Please check back closer to race day for updates.