On April 28th, 2024*, thousands of runners will complete a remarkable running journey at the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon.
The iconic route starts in hip North Brooklyn and winds around the waterfront taking you under the historic Williamsburg, Manhattan, and Brooklyn Bridges while delivering eye popping views of Manhattan.
From there, the route heads up the historic concourses of Fulton Street & Flatbush Avenue before passing through Grand Army Plaza and into fabled brownstone Brooklyn before finishing in Prospect Park.
The USATF Certified course* will be electronically timed using the MYLAPS Bibtag system. There will be timing (split) points and clocks throughout the course. Water, Lemon Lime Nuun Endurance, and restrooms will be available approximately every 1.5 miles, and medical support will be available throughout the course.
The Prospect Park Track Club will be providing pace teams for the half marathon (1:30-3:00).
Half marathoners must complete the 13.1 miles by noon. You must be able to sustain a pace under 20 minutes per mile and if this is a concern for you, it is imperative that you start on time. If you cannot, you must board the sweep bus or surrender your bib to a race official.
*Pending Final PermittingHalf Marathon Course Map
NYCRUNS is known for putting on running events of the highest quality. After the race, change into your NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon race shirt* and wear your incredible medal with pride! When you finish, enjoy fresh Brooklyn bagels (with a shmear of course), NYS apples and more!
Your friends can track you and you can revisit your race by checking out the app and digging on the photos taken along the course and at the finish line! You will receive an email from MarathonFoto several days after the race with information about how to purchase photos or you can order them now at the best price! Secure ALL your digital photos from the 2024 NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon now, and all you'll need to do on race day is smile.
There will be no race day bag check - bag check will be available at the Expo only. If you plan on pre-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. Bags will be available to pick up in Prospect Park at approximately 8:30 AM.
Awards will be given to the top three overall male, female, and non-binary finishers as well as the top three male, female, and non-binary 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. Our awards policies are available here.
Prize Money & Complimentary Entry For Elites
Prize Money is offered to the top 10 finishers (by gun time) in each of the three gender divisions. Athletes who meet the following criteria will be eligible for prize money:
Men: 1:10:00 or faster (gun time)
Women: 1:20:00 or faster (gun time)
Non-Binary / Gender Non-Conforming: 1:20:00 or faster (gun time)
You must have competed only in your registered gender in the 90 days prior to the event
Your gender must not have been changed on your NYCRUNS profile in the 90 days prior to the event
Qualified elite athletes will be automatically granted complimentary entry to the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon and entrance to the elite corral if they meet the following standards.
Non-Binary / Gender Non-Conforming: Between 4/24/2023 and 2/28/2024, you must have run a time below 1:20 in a half marathon.
Women: Between 4/24/2023 and 2/28/2024, you must have run a time below 1:20 in a half marathon.
Men: Between 4/24/2023 and 2/28/2024, you must have run a time below 1:10 in a half marathon.
The course had to have been certified, the results must be verifiable, and of the same gender you are planning to compete within.
Additionally, you must have solely competed as the gender you are registering as for all races since the race in question. Should you not have been able to register in your gender for a given race, please supply a broader history indicating you have been competing as NB/GNC where possible.
Please fill out this form to be considered for the elite program.
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, volunteers, and emergency personnel. Anyone wearing headphones that does not respond to race personnel is subject to disqualification.
Dogs & Strollers
For the safety of everyone, strollers and dogs are not allowed on the course.