Scheduled for April 23rd 2023, thousands of runners will complete a remarkable running journey at the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon.
The iconic route starts in hip North Brooklyn and winds around the waterfront taking you under the historic Williamsburg, Manhattan, and Brooklyn Bridges while delivering eye popping views of Manhattan.
From there, the route heads up the historic concourses of Fulton Street & Flatbush Avenue before passing through Grand Army Plaza and into fabled brownstone Brooklyn before finishing in Prospect Park.
From its humble beginning in Prospect Park to one of the largest road races in the country - it’s a story as timeless as Brooklyn itself!
For 2023 and 2024, we will not be offering the marathon as an option. The decision to make this year’s race a half marathon alone was not an easy one but was primarily driven by the options we have available for the course. The marathon course we presented in 2022 was not up to the standards of NYCRUNS and we would much rather offer an outstanding half marathon, while we work towards a marathon course that meets everyone’s expectations.
The USATF Certified course will be electronically timed using the MYLAPS Bibtag system. There will be timing (split) points and clocks throughout the course. Water, Lemon Lime Nuun Endurance, and restrooms will be available approximately every 1.5 miles. Medical support will be available throughout the course.
The Prospect Park Track Club will be providing pace teams for for 1:30 - 3:30 paces.
The Official NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon Training Program will help you Win Your Race! This customized program is based on your running history, racing goals, and schedule. Lose the one-size-fits-all PDFs and let us help you get to the starting line healthy and ready to crush it.
The program is fully automated and will kick off on January 30th.
Program features include:
- Customized training program that will incorporate various types of training including intervals, hills, tempo, and long runs as well as easy runs and days off.
- Goals and program content that update based on your ongoing training journey.
- Ability to log your miles manually or via MapMyRun, Garmin Connect, and Strava (not officially supported)
- Other training content including cross training, strength training, and nutritional guidance
Training Program: $50
NYCRUNS is known for putting on running events of the highest quality. After the race, change into your NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon adidas race shirt* and wear your incredible medal with pride! When you finish, enjoy fresh Brooklyn bagels (with a shmear of course), NYS apples and more!
Your friends can track you and you can revisit your race by checking out the app and digging on the photos taken along the course and at the finish line! You will receive an email from MarathonFoto several days after the race with information about how to purchase photos or you can get them now at the best price! Secure ALL your digital photos from the 2023 NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon now, and all you'll need to do on race day is smile.
There will be no race day bag check - bag check will be available at the expo only. If you plan on checking a bag, you must use the single clear bag provided by NYCRUNS. You may not put another full bag/backpack/briefcase inside the clear bag. All items must fit inside the clear bag. NYCRUNS reserves the right to search your bag at any time. Bags will be available to pickup in Prospect Park at approximately 8:30 AM.
*Shirts are available for pick up at NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon Expo Presented By adidas on Friday 4/21 and Saturday 4/22. Sizes are guaranteed – if we don’t have your size, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Upgrade your NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon experience and become a VIP! This is the only way to have your bib and shirt shipped to you before the race.
VIPs will receive all of the standard amenities plus:
- Exclusive VIP-only giveaway.
- Your bib & shirt mailed to you before the race (domestic US shipping only) – skip the lines at packet pickup! (Bibs will not be mailed internationally; they must be picked up at the Expo).
- The NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon Training Plan.
- Guaranteed non-complimentary entry into the 2024 NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon.
- Your Name Printed On Your Bib.
All of this for just an additional $125! VIP spots are limited, don’t miss out!
We'll have information about hotels available shortly.
The NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon Expo Presented By adidas will take place on Friday 4/21 and Saturday 4/22. The location and exact times are TBD.
You must pick up your race bib and t-shirt in-person at the expo, unless you signed up for the VIP package which includes Bib Mailing. Bib pickup will not be available on race morning, and you may not run without a bib.
Pricing is based on how quickly you register. Please see chart below. Additional charity registrations will be available soon. Race Credit may be used to pay for up to 50% of this race.
NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race withdrawal rights, and other perks. You may become a member while checking out if you are not already one.
|NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon Pricing|
|First Week / First 5,000 Registered||$148.50||$165.00|
|Until Registration Closes||$180.00||$200.00|
Online registration will close when the race sells out. There is no race day registration.
RESULTS, PRIZE MONEY, & AWARDS
At this time, prize money and elite athlete programs for the 2023 race are TBD.
Awards will be given to the top three male, female, and non-binary runners overall.
Age group awards will be awarded to the top three in each of the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80 and over.
Our awards policies are available here.
If you represent a non-profit who might be interested in a group opportunity, please email email@example.com.
Please take public transportation if possible. The L train to Bedford Avenue and G train to Nassau Avenue are closest to the start. Please check mta.info for the most up to date information on public transportation.
Driving is not recommended due to limited street parking and the point to point nature of the course.
The standard no-refunds, no-withdrawals, no-transfers policy applies, unless you are signed up for the NYCRUNS Membership Program.
Strollers and dogs are not allowed in NYCRUNS races.
You may be disqualified if earbuds or headphones hinder your awareness.
You must remain on pace to finish within the time limit in order to receive course support and an official finish time. Should you fall behind pace and be directed off the course by a race marshal, you agree to do so.
Please familiarize yourself with our complete rules of competition.
As per the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, any adult interacting with amateur athletes, defined as a child or minor under the age of 18 that participates in youth running programs or any events hosted or operated by NYCRUNS, has a duty to report a reasonable suspicion of sexual misconduct such as child sex abuse, non-consensual sexual conduct, sexual harassment or intimate relationships involving an imbalance of power within a 24- hour period to local law enforcement by calling the New York State Central Register at 800-635-1522.
Participants found to be listed on a sex offender registry, convicted of a sex crime, or caught having, creating, or distributing child pornography will be immediately barred from all NYCRUNS events.