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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 location to the finish line. Finish Line Access Passes can be purchased online here and will need to be picked up at the Expo.

Finish Line Access Pass holders should arrive at Finish Line Area in Prospect Park through one of the Family Reunion Space access points at the Neathermead (see map below). For easier entry, we suggest you arrive at 8:00 AM, prior to the first runners crossing the finish line.

Post Race Reunion

We suggest athletes reunite with family and friends outside of Prospect Park. However, there will be a Family Reunion Space adjacent to the post-race festival in the Nethermead in Prospect Park (a short distance from the finish), so make a plan beforehand.

Friends and family who are meeting a runner can access the Family Reunion Space through one of the access point shown on the map below.

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.

What Not to Bring to the Finish and Reunion Area

Please do not bring large bags or celebration items such as confetti 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.

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 of Borough Hall for a bit.

  • 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.

Athlete Tracking

Live athlete tracking is available through the FREE NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon app, available for download from the Apple App Store or Google Play. The app also features event info, course maps, alerts, results, and more!