Finish Line Access
Due to security and space constraints, finish line access is restricted to those with a Finish Line Access Pass. There will be no direct access to the finish line otherwise.
We have a limited number of Finish Line Access Passes available for purchase which will give your friends and family a front-row seat (well, stand) to the finish line. Finish Line Access Passes can be purchased online and will need to be picked up at the Expo.
Post Race Reunion
We suggest athletes reunite with family and friends outside of Prospect Park. However, there will be a Friends and Family Reunion Area adjacent to the post-race festival in the Nethermead (a short distance from the finish.) so make a plan beforehand. There will be alphabet signs for you to use as meeting points - for instance, if your last name starts with "K", meet at that sign. You can expect cell phone congestion in this area so make a plan to meet your friends and family beforehand. See below for details and restrictions.
Please do not bring large bags into the Finish or Reunion area. All bags will be subject to search and refusal. 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.
Cheer Zones & Other Great Spots To Watch (and avoid)
Williamsburg Bridge Area: Take the J or M trains to Marcy Avenue and walk towards Manhattan.
Cadman Plaza: Take many subways to 2/3/4/5/R to Court St/Borough Hall and hang out in front on Borough Hall for a bit.
City Point Cheer Zone: Albee Square at City Point (Subway access via the N/R/W to Dekalb Avenue) At roughly Mile 6 of the course, this cheer zone is located in historic Fulton Street Mall.
Barclays Center Plaza: Take the 2/3/4/5/B/D/N/Q/R trains to Atlantic Avenue - Pacific Street and watch at Mile 8. Follow signs to Barclays Center as you exit the station.
Eastern Parkway Malls: Take the 2/3 trains to Brooklyn Museum and see your favorite athletes pass by two times!
We recommend that you do not try to see athletes at Grand Army Plaza, Bartel Prichard, or the final turn in Prospect Park. These areas will be congested and spectator access may be restricted.
Live athlete tracking will be available through the FREE NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon app, available for download in April 2024 from the Apple App Store or Google Play. It will offer live athlete tracking, transportation info, course maps, alerts, results, and more!