Airbnb Brooklyn Half Pre-Party Presented by New Balance

Head to Pier 2 at Brooklyn Bridge Park for the Pre-Party presented by New Balance. The venue is right on the water and includes five acres of recreational space and sports facilities, all with amazing views of Manhattan!

Best yet, the park is easy to access via public transportaion. Check out our Five Ways to Get to the Pre-Party to plan your trip to BK, and download the NYRR Mobile App to show your QR code at bib pickup.

Pick up your race materials, including your bib (which includes your timing tag), New Balance tech shirt, and official bag-check bag that you can use to check your race-day clothing.

Check out Pre-Party details below, and check back frequently for more updates!

Brooklyn Bridge Park
Pier 2
150 Furman Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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


Date Hours
Wednesday, May 17 12:00 noon–10:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 18 12:00 noon–10:00 p.m.
Friday, May 19 12:00 noon–10:00 p.m.

Getting There

Please visit the Brooklyn Bridge Park transportation page for the best routes to the Pre-Party. There will also be designated drop-off only areas for taxi cabs, private vehicles, and ride-sharing services.

Proxy Pickup

Can't make it to the Pre-Party? You can send a friend or family member to pick up your materials for you. Visit our proxy pickup page for more information.

Pre-Party Details

The Airbnb Brooklyn Half Pre-Party Presented by New Balance will include tons of fun activities! Don't forget to check this page often for more details.

Official Merchandise

New Balance will be back with official New Balance-branded Airbnb Brooklyn Half merchandise. The line includes running technical apparel, lifestyle apparel, and the latest from the spring 2017 footwear collection. Make sure you get to the Pre-Party to check it all out.

NYRR Course Strategy Sessions

The NYRR Coaches will be on-site every day in the NYRR Running Lab. They will be available to talk strategy and make sure you’re ready to go on race day. You don’t want to miss the NYRR Course Strategy Sessions that take place every hour on the hour, starting Wednesday and Thursday at 1:00 p.m., and Friday at 12:00 p.m. The last session each day is at 9:00 p.m. Sessions last 30 minutes.

Tata Consultancy Services, NYRR’s Premier Partner, has teamed up with New York Road Runners to offer services designed to aid runners with their race day strategies. NYRR coaches will discuss the course turn-by-turn via Course Strategy Sessions powered by Tata Consultancy Services.

The NYRR Race Predictor, also powered by TCS, will take a runner’s inputted training details and accurately predict his or her finisher time. Pace bands will be available to help keep the runner on target throughout the race.

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