THE COURSE

The USATF Certified courses will be electronically timed using the MYLAPS Bibtag system. There will be timing (split) points and clocks throughout the course. Water, Gatorade, and restrooms will be available approximately every 1.5 miles, and medical support will be available throughout the course. The marathon is a Boston Qualifier.

The Prospect Park Track Club will be providing pace teams for both the marathon (3:00-6:00) and half marathon (1:30-3:00).

Please note while handcycles and wheelchair athletes are very welcome in the half, due to the loop nature of the course, we cannot allow them in the marathon.

AMENITIES

NYCRUNS is known for putting on running events of the highest quality. After the race, change into your NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon race shirt* and wear your incredible medal with pride!

Enjoy a fresh New York bagel (with a shmear of cream cheese of course), New York State apples, and more while listening to a world class DJ and seeing your friends cross the finish line. Your friends can track you and you can revisit your race by checking out the app and digging on the free photos taken along the course and at the finish line.

Want a little more? See below for information about VIP Status and Bib/Shirt Mailing.

*Sizes are guaranteed – if we don’t have your size at the race, email theteam@nycruns.com within two days of the race and we’ll ship your shirt to you. Make sure to include the race name, your name, size and shipping address. Shipping to domestic US addresses only.

CITY POINT EXPO

The City Point NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon Expo is at BKLYN STUDIOS in the heart of downtown Brooklyn.The City Point Expo is the place to pick up your race bib, get swag and last minute items and check out City Point and DeKalb Market Hall!

The City Point expo will take place: Thursday October 17th - 10 AM - 8 PM and Friday October 18th - 10 AM - 6 PM.

Learn More Here

COST

Price Through Half Marathon Marathon
April 29th $80.00 $150.00
June 26th $90.00 $160.00
August 27th $100.00 $170.00
October 3rd $125.00 $185.00
October 16th $140.00 $200.00
Until Expo Ends $160.00 $220.00


Bib & Shirt Mailing: $25.

If registering on or  before September 18th, you can choose to have your bib & shirt mailed to you for an additional fee of $25. You must choose this option when registering and the bib and shirt must be mailed to the address you enter at that time. Shipping to domestic US addresses only. Bib & shirt mailing is included when you become a VIP!

VIP: $100.

Upgrade your Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon experience and become a VIP! In addition to the  standard amenities , VIPs will also enjoy:

  • Entry for yourself and one guest (not another participant) to a private post-race area on race day that includes tables, chairs, dedicated food and hydration for VIPs and guests only.

  • Exclusive VIP-only giveaway.

  • Your bib & shirt mailed to you before the race (domestic US shipping only) – skip the lines at packet pickup!

  • Your Name Printed On Your Bib

  • Special early guaranteed entry into the 2020 NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon.

  • All of this for just an additional $100! Simply select “VIP” in the “Extras” menu on the registration form.

AWARDS & WORLD MARATHON MAJORS

Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers as well as the top three male and female 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.

Participants in the 2019 NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon will earn points to qualify for the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships according to their age, time and gender, aligned with the following age groups for men and women: 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.

Qualifying period runs from Oct. 13, 2019 – Oct. 11, 2020 (AbbottWMM Series XIII)

The 2021 AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships will be held as a part of one of the World Marathon Majors. Runners can earn a place at the start line of that race through the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings and represent their countries with pride and passion.

For more information on the scoring system and world rankings, visit www.Abbottwmm.com

BAG CHECK & SECURITY

The start of the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon is a high security zone.  Please read these instructions carefully.

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

You must show your bib to check or recover a checked bag and to enter the corrals.

If you plan on checking a bag on race day, make sure to pick up a clear plastic bag at the expo. This is the only bag you will be able to use on race day. We recommend you bring as little as possible to the race as security will be checking bags closely. Bags will be transported to the finish area where you can collect them after you finish the race.

When arriving at the start, find the truck that corresponds with the last digit of your bib (there will be a sign on it). That’s your bag check truck and will take your bag to the finish. After you finish, this same sign at bag check is where your bag will be.

At bag check, security will search your bag before handing it off to a volunteer to sort. At this point, you will be unable to retrieve your bag until after the event.

Do not leave bags unattended anywhere including at VIP tents. They will be removed and likely be unrecoverable.

CORRALS

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

You have been assigned a corral based on your predetermined pace. This corral is on your bib as a letter A, B, C, and so on. You may not move up in corrals, but you may move back. Following are the corrals and their estimated paces.

DISCOUNT, DEFERRALS & TRANSFERS

The NYCRUNS membership program is the key to unlocking these perks and more. Join before you register to save 10% on Brooklyn (first join and check out, then sign up for Brooklyn in a second transaction to get the discount).

Only NYCRUNS members can defer. Please see the membership page for details about when deferrals are allowed.

NYCRUNS members can transfer from one distance to the other, assuming space is available in the desired distance. NYCRUNS members who transfer from the marathon to half marathon will receive the difference in price (if any) in the form of race credit. Please use the deferral function on your dashboard.

Non members or members wishing to transfer after the deferral deadline may transfer at the CIty Point Expo assuming space is available in the desired distance.

AAUnder 6:00 Pace Per Mile
A6 - 6:59 Pace Per Mile
B7 - 7:59 Pace Per Mile
C8 - 8:59 Pace Per Mile
D9 - 9:59 Pace Per Mile
E10 - 11:59 Pace Per Mile
E12:00 + Pace Per Mile

RACE CUTOFF TIMES

Half marathoners must complete the 13.1 miles in 4 hours and 30 minutes, or approximately 21 minutes per mile.

Marathoners must compete the race in 6:35, or approximately 15 minute miles.

HEADPHONE POLICY

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 and volunteers, and from emergency personnel. Noise-cancelling headphones are not recommended. Anyone wearing headphones that does not respond to race personnel is subject to disqualification.

DOGS & STROLLERS

For the safety of everyone, strollers are not allowed on the course. Dogs are welcome as spectators in Prospect Park and along the course, but they are not allowed on the race course.

MOBILE APP

Starting October 1st, download the free NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. It offers live athlete tracking, transportation info, course maps, weather, alerts, and results. Runners can also choose to share their live tracking info to their social media feeds.