Brooklyn Half Marathon

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Good half but annoying pre-race logistics - by , 06/01/2015
4/ 4stars
Great course. I know people complained about the location of the number pickup. Unless you live in Dumbo, the pickup location is pretty out of the way. This is the first run I know about where the race organizers let you send a "proxy" to pickup your number if you gave them a copy of your ID, so that was helpful. It also is a super early start, but you get to finish nice and early. Otherwise, it's well organized and lots of supporters along the course. I would reccomend it to a friend.
Solid half marathon with good crowd - by , 06/01/2015
4/ 4stars
"This was a solid run. Challenging long uphill stretch through Prospect Park during the begining, and then an almost perfectly flat run thereafter. Most of the run is on Ocean Parkway, which isn't the most scenic or interesting part of Brooklyn, but it helped avoid an overcrowded feeling in a race that has a huge field of runners. I love that it is a Saturday run (as opposed to Sunday when most NYRR races start), but the race starts earlier as a result. The gun went off for the wave 1 runners at 7am, so you had to get there pretty early. The race ends at Coney Island and they have a good post-race scene afterwards. This year it was raining when most of the Wave 1 runners were finishing, but there was still a good crowd of people hanging out after the run. The one gripe I have with the race is that they chose a very inconvenient location for the number pickup. They chose a pier in Dumbo that is too far of a walk from the closest subway, and the signage they posted to find the specific pickup area was lacking. Not a huge deal, but when you're running a Saturday race and have to take time during the work week to get your number, the inconvenient location is kind of annoying."
Not the most exciting, but a nice race. - by , 04/19/2014
4/ 4stars
"Ran this race in 2012 and 2013, and plan to run in 2014. It's a nice half -- pretty flat with just a few small areas of elevation. The course is a little boring -- you run straight down Ocean Parkway for a large chunk (maybe 6 miles or so?) of the race. It's a good starter half for those looking to try one, and the crowd is decent. One nice thing is that if you have spectators coming to see you, they can easily find you along Ocean Parkway."
RaceThread.com Brooklyn Half Marathon

RaceThread.com Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, New York, 11201, United States

Running: Half Marathon

RaceThread.com Saturday, May 19th, 2018

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Description

The Airbnb Brooklyn Half, the largest half-marathon in the country, is an iconic 13.1-mile journey through an ever-popular borough. A PR-producing, spectator-friendly course from leafy Prospect Park to the Coney Island boardwalk isn’t all it’s got. A three-day Pre-Party at Brooklyn Bridge Park kicks it off, and an After-Party at MCU Park keeps the celebration going.

Course Info
Start near the Brooklyn Museum and run past the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and around Grand Army Plaza before entering Prospect Park. After a loop around the park, exit from the southwest corner onto Ocean Parkway and cruise toward the world-famous Coney Island for a triumphant finish on the boardwalk.

Three-Hour Time Limit
In the interest of safety, and to allow Brooklyn streets to reopen as scheduled, the Popular¬ģ Brooklyn Half will have a three-hour time limit. Participants who are not able to maintain a 13:45-per-mile pace (based on the time when the last runner in wave 2 crosses the start line) will have the opportunity to board a sweep bus starting at mile 7 for transport to the post-finish area at Coney Island.

These participants may choose instead to continue running on the sidewalks, but they should be aware that fluid stations and other course amenities may not be available, although they will be able to cross the finish line. These runners may not be recorded as official finishers; they can email results@nyrr.org to request 9+1 TCS New York City Marathon qualifying credit for the race. Thank you for your cooperation with this policy.

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Good half but annoying pre-race logistics
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LindsayB

Great course. I know people complained about the location of the number pickup. Unless you live in Dumbo, the pickup location is pretty out of the way. This is the first run I know about where the race organizers let you send a "proxy" to pickup your number if you gave them a copy of your ID, so that was helpful. It also is a super early start, but you get to finish nice and early. Otherwise, it's well organized and lots of supporters along the course. I would reccomend it to a friend.

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Raced in 2015 and competed in Running: Half Marathon run.
Experience level is Experienced and stayed in Not Applicable.

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Solid half marathon with good crowd
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Eduardo DeMarco

"This was a solid run. Challenging long uphill stretch through Prospect Park during the begining, and then an almost perfectly flat run thereafter. Most of the run is on Ocean Parkway, which isn't the most scenic or interesting part of Brooklyn, but it helped avoid an overcrowded feeling in a race that has a huge field of runners. I love that it is a Saturday run (as opposed to Sunday when most NYRR races start), but the race starts earlier as a result. The gun went off for the wave 1 runners at 7am, so you had to get there pretty early. The race ends at Coney Island and they have a good post-race scene afterwards. This year it was raining when most of the Wave 1 runners were finishing, but there was still a good crowd of people hanging out after the run.

The one gripe I have with the race is that they chose a very inconvenient location for the number pickup. They chose a pier in Dumbo that is too far of a walk from the closest subway, and the signage they posted to find the specific pickup area was lacking. Not a huge deal, but when you're running a Saturday race and have to take time during the work week to get your number, the inconvenient location is kind of annoying."

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Experience level is Intermediate and stayed in Not Applicable.

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Not the most exciting, but a nice race.
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kberlz

"Ran this race in 2012 and 2013, and plan to run in 2014. It's a nice half -- pretty flat with just a few small areas of elevation. The course is a little boring -- you run straight down Ocean Parkway for a large chunk (maybe 6 miles or so?) of the race.

It's a good starter half for those looking to try one, and the crowd is decent. One nice thing is that if you have spectators coming to see you, they can easily find you along Ocean Parkway."

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Raced in 2013 and competed in Running: Half Marathon run.
Experience level is Intermediate and stayed in Not Applicable.

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