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Brooklyn Half Pre-Party Presented by New Balance

Pier 2 Brooklyn Bridge Park location of the Pre-Party presented by New Balance is right on the water, with amazing views of Manhattan! The venue includes five acres of recreational space and sports facilities and is easy to access via public transportation (see details below).

Pick up your race materials (remember that you need to bring your registration form or your confirmation email), and stay for a beer, a snack, great entertainment, fitness classes, shoe recycling, group runs, support of NYRR's youth programs, shopping for New Balance gear and other apparel, and more--see details below.  

Address: Pier 2, 150 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY (see Google Maps and our transit map)

We request that you leave pets at home. They are not permitted at the Pre-party. Thanks!


Dates and Times*  
Wednesday, May 13 12:00 noon–9:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 14 12:00 noon–9:00 p.m.
Friday, May 15 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

*Last entry into bib pickup: 9:00 p.m. 

Getting There


Take the 2 or 3 to Clark Street and take the Squibb Park Bridge. Or take the A or C from Manhattan, one stop to High Street.

New York Water Taxi

Running every 45 minutes from four different locations in Manhattan, the New York Water Taxi drops you off at Pier 1 in Brooklyn, a short walk to the Pre-Party. With your Run the City Pass, you'll receive $5 off an All-Day Access Pass.


The East River Ferry ($4) has many pickup locations: East 34th Street, Long Island City, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Wall Street


B25 to Water Street

Parking Garages

One Brooklyn Bridge Park (intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Furman Street)


From Manhattan, walk or bike over the Brooklyn Bridge 

Shoelaces to Support NYRR Youth Programs

Donate $10 at the Pre-Party to get a pair of NYRR #runforlife shoelaces! Your donation will support the free youth programs that NYRR provides to NYC schools and communities. Tens of thousands of kids in NYC schools (more than 20,000 in Brooklyn alone) are running with NYRR. 

Recycle Your Soles

NYRR is launching our Recycle Your Soles program at the Brooklyn Half Pre-Party presented by New Balance. Donate your running shoes (and other sneakers) at the Pre-Party, and help others Run for Life. All sports shoes will be accepted, whether they are lightly worn or have seen many miles. As a thank-you for your donation, you'll receive a $25 coupon from New Balance (while supplies last), which can be used toward any purchase of $100 or more at the New Balance Manhattan store. 

Fitness Sessions

New York Road Runners: Pre-Party for the Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon 
Location: Pier 2 near Brooklyn Bridge Park

Wednesday, May 14
Class # Time Slot Class Name Instructor Name:
1 12-12:45 p.m. Doonya® (Dance) Priya Pandya
2 1-1:45 p.m. KerBoomKa® (Dance) Kershel Anthony
3 2-2:45 p.m. Broadway Dancin Mitchell Wayne
4 3-3:45 p.m. Piloxing® Anya Shetler
5 4-4:30 p.m. INSANITY® Sarah Elizondo
Thursday, May 15
6 12-12:45 p.m. KerBoomKa® (Dance) Kershel Anthony
7 1-1:45 p.m. Zumba® (Dance) Corinne Tate
8 2-2:45 p.m. INSANITY® Sam Hawkins
9 3-3:45 p.m. Doonya® (Dance) Rohan Sheth
10 4-4:30 p.m. Turbokick® Sarah Elizondo
Friday, May 16
11 10-10:45 a.m. Zumba® (Dance Solange Gomez
12 11-11:45 a.m. Hip Hop Michelle Seabreeze
13 12-12:45 p.m. Cardio Kick Leo Wright
14 1-1:45 p.m. Ultimate Abs Levi James
15 2-2:45 p.m. Doonya® (Dance) Priya Pandya
16 3-3:45 p.m. Broadway Dancin Mitchell Wayne
17 4-4:30 p.m. INSANITY® Taro Kawaii


Group Runs

Join us for an easy two- to three-mile run, led by NYRR Team for Kids coaches! These runs are open to everyone and they're the perfect shake-out in the days leading up to the Brooklyn Half or just a great way to enjoy the company of fellow runners and see the sights of Brooklyn. The runs will leave from the fitness classes check-in area at the Pre-Party; baggage check will be available:

Wednesday, May 14, and Thursday, May 15: 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, and 8:00 p.m.

Friday, May 16: 5:00, 6:00, and 7:00 p.m.


Live Music Curated by Baeblemusic  
Wednesday, May 14  
Porcelain Raft 6:15-7:00
Gospels 7:30-8:15
Here We Go Magic 8:45-9:30
Thursday, May 15  
Chaos Chaos 6:15-7:00
Radical Dads 7:30-8:15
Oberhofer 8:45-9:30
Friday, May 16  
Frances Cone 6:15-7:00
Body Language 7:30-8:15
Sinkane (DJ set) 8:45-9:30
Wednesday, May 14  
DJ Nikolai 5:00-9:00
Thursday, May 15  
DJ Justine D 5:00-9:00
Friday, May 16  
KrossKiger with DJ ipadduben 1:00-5:00
Jukebox the Ghost (DJ set) 5:00-9:00

For more information on the Pre-Party artists, visit Baeblemusic.

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