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Rising New York Road Runners at the Popular® Brooklyn Half


***Due to forecasted weather conditions, Saturday's Rising New York Road Runners event at the Popular® Brooklyn Half has been cancelled.*** 
We’d been looking forward to the event as much as you.

You may pick up your child’s medal and souvenir New Balance hat at the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the NB Run Hub at 320 West 57th Street starting at 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 19, through Friday, June 1, while supplies last.

Please note: the Popular® Brooklyn Half is proceeding as scheduled.

Thank you for your understanding.

Kids are invited to conquer the Coney Island boardwalk on May 19 with Rising New York Road Runners at the Popular® Brooklyn Half. This one-of-a-kind event takes place in the heart of Coney Island and is open to Stage 2 and 3 participants. The event will feature an unforgettable one-mile run on the boardwalk that starts and finishes at the Popular Brooklyn Half finish line.


Event hashtags: #RisingNYRR and #PopularBKHalf—use them in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!


The chart below is a guide to the stages available at this event. Use the chart to determine the appropriate stage for your child. If you need help determining your child's stage, contact

Stage Ages Event Type Register If...
2 8 to 18 Non-competitive
Untimed medium distances
Fitness activities
Your child likes running, but isn’t ready for a competitive event. Your child likes playing games and being active.
3 12 to 18 Competitive
Timed longer distances
Fitness activities
Your child is comfortable running a longer distance and racing other kids in a competitive setting.


Register your child by clicking on the appropriate button below. Please register your child for only one stage.



Event Start Time Distance
Stage 3 Girls  11:30 a.m. 1 Mile
Stage 3 Boys 11:50 a.m. 1 Mile
Stage 2 Girls 12:10 p.m. 1 Mile
Stage 2 Boys  12:30 p.m.  1 Mile

Kids Can Visit the Intrepid Museum for Free

On event days, your child’s Rising New York Road Runners bib will get them free admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket. Just present your race bib at the Intrepid’s box office to receive this offer.

Course Info

The out-and-back course will start and finish at the Popular® Brooklyn Half finish line, with a turnaround point at the halfway mark on the Coney Island Boardwalk.


Entry Fees

All Participants

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers may be picked up at the Popular® Brooklyn Half Pre-Party presented by New Balance on Wednesday, May 16, Thursday, May 17, and Friday, May 18. The Pre-Party will take place at Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Pre-Party Hours

  • Wednesday, May 16: 12:00–10:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 17: 12:00–10:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 18: 12:00–10:00 p.m.

Show the QR code from your confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your materials. Please pick up during the week to avoid crowds on event day.

On event day, numbers will be available at Race-Day Central, located at West 15th Street between Surf Avenue and the Coney Island Boardwalk, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Event-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time. New Balance hats, the souvenir for this event, will be available on race day only at Race-Day Central and are subject to availability.

Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition | Race Procedures | FAQs

Follow The MTA's Weekender schedule to plan your event-day transportation.

If you bike to the event, please follow our bike parking guidelines.

All information is subject to change.


All finishers will receive a medal. Top finishers in Stage 3 heats will be given podium awards.


Saturday, May 19, 2018 11:30am


1 Mile

Download Course Map (PDF)

Finisher Medals
Stage 2
Stage 3

#RisingNYRR and #PopularBKHalf



Sponsored By:

Title Sponsor
Premier Partner of NYRR and an Official Partner of Rising New York Road Runners
Official Athletic Footwear and Apparel Partner of NYRR and an Official Partner of Rising New York Road Runners


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