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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 app to show your QR code at bib pickup. If you're traveling by subway, view our map of subway stations near Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Your QR code can also be found on your Airbnb Brooklyn Half confirmation form, available for download in My NYRR. Please have your QR code and a photo ID ready when picking up your number.

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!

Please also note that bicycles are not permitted inside the Pre-Party; you will have to lock your bike in a designated location outside of the Pre-Party. Bike storage locations are available on Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.


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.

Bands and DJs

Airbnb Brooklyn Half Pre-Party Presented by New Balance
Wednesday, May 17
6:00 p.m. Scruffy Pearls
7:15 p.m. Lawrence
8:30 p.m. DJ Khalil
Thursday, May 18
6:00 p.m. Gedeon Luke and the People
7:15 p.m. Ripe
8:30 p.m. DJ Tim
Friday, May 19
6:00 p.m. The Rooks
7:15 p.m. Shiffley
8:30 p.m. DJ Delro

Great Food and Drink

Experience a taste of Brooklyn with local food vendors and trucks on site each day!

Check out food trucks like Mac Truck, Toum Food Truck, and Yankee Doodle Dandy’s, plus tents serving up dishes from Takumi Taco, Palenque Homemade Colombian FoodHill Country BBQ, and Red Hook Lobster Pound.

Toast to a new 13.1 PR with beers like Michelob Ultra, Blue Point Toasted Lager, and Goose Island IPA and Pilsner, or have your choice of red or white wine. Remember to hydrate, too, with Poland Spring water and Gatorade.

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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