Live athlete tracking is available through the FREE Brooklyn Marathon app, available October 1st in the Apple App Store, and on Google Play. Track runners on a map, get course info, spectator information, and parking/directions information.
BEST PLACES TO CHEER FOR YOUR RUNNER
Eastern Parkway / Washington Avenue (Subway access via the 2 or 3 to Grand Army Plaza)
See the runners as they depart from the start, and then stick around to catch them again at mile 2 as they turn from Eastern Parkway and head down Washington Avenue. This location is right next to the Brooklyn Museum. (Note: The start is a secure area and viewing might be limited)
Flatbush Avenue / Empire Boulevard / Ocean Avenue Intersection (Subway access via the Prospect Park stop on the Q)
See runners coming from Washington Ave. make quick right and a left to pick up Ocean Avenue at Mile 2.6, heading south along Prospect Park.
Park Circle (Subway access via the F or G train to Fort Hamilton station)
Park Circle is at Mile 4 heading out toward Ocean Parkway and Mile 10 on the return. From here, walk up the west side of Prospect Park to enter the park at Bartel Pritchard Square/15th Street to see the runners as they pass Mile 12.6 (it's about a one-mile walk).
Ocean Parkway (Subway access via the F train to several stops east of Ocean Parkway on MacDonald)
Catch runners completing an out-and-back section of the course (Miles 4-7 heading south and 7-10 heading north). You can jump back on the F train to either the Fort Hamilton or 15th Street station to access Prospect Park and make your way to the finish line.
Prospect Park (Subway access via the F or G train to 15th Street/Prospect Park, or the Prospect Park stop on the Q)
After mile 10, all runners enter the park at Park Circle traveling counter-clockwise on the park drive. Pick a spot, any spot along the road to cheer. Half marathoners will run nearly one complete loop while marathoners will complete five.
If you are following a marathoner, a great place to see your runner on each of their five loops of the park is on the west side of park drive at Wellhouse Drive, just near the lake. Then when you have seen your runner for the final time, walk north then turn right on to Center Drive to meet them for their big finish.
The finish area for both the marathon and half marathon are located almost smack in the middle of Prospect Park, the major road intersecting the park - Center Drive. Head there and look for the fanfare!