Airbnb Brooklyn Half


General entry to the Airbnb Brooklyn Half is sold out. NYRR Team for Kids has a limited number of charity spots available.

Run with NYRR Team for Kids

The Airbnb Brooklyn Half, the largest half-marathon in the country, is an iconic 13.1-mile journey through the amazing borough of Brooklyn. The race starts near the Brooklyn Museum and ends at a finish line on the Coney Island boardwalk.

The Airbnb Brooklyn Half is part of NYRR's Five-Borough Series: Run New York. Five Boroughs. One City.

Event hashtag: #AirbnbBKHalf—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!

Airbnb Brooklyn Half After-Party

Be sure to stop by MCU Park after the race to celebrate your accomplishment and enjoy food, music, and festivities with fellow runners and friends at the Airbnb Brooklyn Half After-Party.

NYRR Youth Boardwalk Run

Cheer on the kids as they get the chance to take on the Coney Island Boardwalk, one of Brooklyn’s most iconic spots. The NYRR Youth Boardwalk Run at the Airbnb Brooklyn Half is a one-mile race and all participants will receive an official souvenir.

Seeded Athlete Program

A small number of entries is available for faster athletes who wish to run the 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half. Athletes meeting the qualifying standard (men: 1:05:00; women: 1:15:00) are eligible for complimentary entry to the race. Qualifying half-marathon performances must have been achieved between January 1, 2016, and April 1, 2017.

Qualified athletes should contact Sam Grotewold ([email protected]) by April 1, 2017. Please note that this program is for entry and starting position only; hotel/travel assistance, special hospitality, and other considerations are not available.

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 world-famous Coney Island for a triumphant finish on the boardwalk.

NYRR Pace Team

The NYRR Pace Team, wearing their signature white and blue striped singlets, will run even splits through all 13.1 miles of the Airbnb Brooklyn Half. NYRR Pace Team members will lead runners to finish times at every five-minute interval from 1:20 to 2:15, and will also offer a 2:30, 2:45, and 3:00 pace groups. Visit the Airbnb Brooklyn Half Pre-Party Presented by New Balance to meet the pacers and learn where to find them on race day.

Three-Hour Time Limit

In the interest of safety, and to allow Brooklyn streets to reopen as scheduled, the Airbnb 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 [email protected] to request 9+1 TCS New York City Marathon qualifying credit for the race. Thank you for your cooperation with this policy.

Number Pickup & Registration

Your race-weekend experience starts at the Airbnb Brooklyn Half Pre-Party Presented by New Balance at Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, 150 Furman Street in Brooklyn.

Pick up your race materials, including your race number (which includes your timing tag) and the official bag that you can use to check your race-day clothing. The Pre-Party will be held on Wednesday, May 17, Thursday, May 18, and Friday, May 19. Stay tuned for a schedule of hours for number pickup.

Get your amazing New Balance technical shirt here, and then explore everything that Brooklyn has to offer! Check out the food, groove to music, and hang out with friends.

Bib pickup will be in Brooklyn. Please note there will be no race-day pickup.

New York Road Runners is not responsible for lost or missing packets, and once registration materials (bib, bag, and shirt) have been picked up, NYRR assumes no responsibility for the items and will not be able to replace lost, missing, or damaged items.

Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition | Race Procedures


Awards will be available to the top three men and women overall, as well as in age and gender groups as explained in this article. A list of all award winners will be posted in the results for each race.

The top three overall awards for men and women will be presented to those runners on race day. Age-group award winners that wish to receive an award plaque should complete our online claim form.

All finishers will receive a medal.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 7:00am



Both Men and Women
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Finisher Medals
Marathon Qualifier
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Registration will close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, May 3.


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