Today (Wednesday, January 23) is the last day for runners to claim their guaranteed entry to the Popular® Brooklyn Half. General Registration will open on January 30.

2019 Popular® Brooklyn Half: Guaranteed Entry

The 2019 Popular® Brooklyn Half guaranteed entry claim period will open January 9, 2019, and eligible runners must claim their guaranteed entry by January 23. Runners who have earned guaranteed entry to the race must claim their entry during this time. General registration for the race will open on January 30, and the race will take place on May 18.

Guaranteed Entry

The following groups are eligible for guaranteed entry to the 2019 Popular® Brooklyn Half:

Virtual 6 Program Runners
Time Qualifiers
2018 Volunteers
2018 Cancellations


Virtual 6 Program

NYRR Virtual 6 program participants that registered for and completed six NYRR virtual races at the NYRR Virtual 6 program rate before December 31, 2018 are eligible to receive one non-complimentary entry to the 2019 Popular Brooklyn Half and one Popular® Brooklyn Half Virtual Training program to help them prepare for the race. Limit one Popular® Brooklyn Half entry and one Popular® Brooklyn Half Virtual Training program per person.

The ability to register for the NYRR Virtual 6 Program is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. The NYRR Virtual 6 program will not be available to additional registrants once NYRR Virtual 6 registrant spaces have been exhausted. NYRR Virtual 6 program participants must be at least 18 years of age. 

The 2019 NYRR Virtual Racing series will include a total of 12 virtual races for earning guaranteed entry to the 2020 Popular® Brooklyn Half. Races will be announced throughout the year. All races in the NYRR Virtual 6 program will follow the same price structure.

*Please note: Completing an NYRR virtual race does not count as credit toward our 4 Out of 6 program or the 9+1 program.


Time Qualifiers

Runners who met the following qualifying time standards* on any certified half-marathon or marathon course are eligible for guaranteed entry:

Men

Age** Marathon Half-marathon
18-34 2:53:00 1:21:00
35-39 2:55:00 1:23:00
40-44 2:58:00 1:25:00
45-49 3:05:00 1:28:00
50-54 3:14:00 1:32:00
55-59 3:23:00 1:36:00
60-64 3:34:00 1:41:00
65-69 3:45:00 1:46:00
70-74 4:10:00 1:57:00
75-79 4:30:00 2:07:00
80+ 4:55:00 2:15:00

 

Women

Age** Marathon Half-marathon
18-34 3:13:00 1:32:00
35-39 3:15:00 1:34:00
40-44 3:26:00 1:37:00
45-49 3:38:00 1:42:00
50-54 3:51:00 1:49:00
55-59 4:10:00 1:54:00
60-64 4:27:00 2:02:00
65-69 4:50:00 2:12:00
70-74 5:30:00 2:27:00
75-79 6:00:00 2:40:00
80+ 6:35:00 2:50:00

 

* All times must be run at, or faster than, the posted time.
** Your age on the day of the qualifying race.

Runners must have met the appropriate qualifying time between January 1, 2018, and when the application closes on January 23, 2019. Times achieved outside of NYRR races must be verifiable online. Pushrim wheelchair and handcycle participants are not eligible for guaranteed entry through a time qualifier. Time verification will be completed by January 30, 2019. Runners who are not accepted during this window may register during the general registration period beginning on January 30, 2019.


2018 Brooklyn Half Volunteers

Volunteers from 2018 Popular® Brooklyn Half race day and from the Popular® Brooklyn Half Pre-Party Presented by New Balance are eligible to claim their guaranteed entry during the claim period. All runners claiming guaranteed entry through this method must apply and pay the 2019 entry fees during the guaranteed entry claim period (January 9–23, 2019). You are not automatically placed in the race. Guaranteed entries not submitted during this time period are forfeited.


Entrants who officially cancelled their entry to the 2018 Popular® Brooklyn Half

Entrants from the 2018 Popular® Brooklyn Half who officially cancelled their entry according to the cancellation guidelines are eligible for guaranteed entry.

In order to claim your guaranteed entry, you must apply and pay the 2019 entry fees before the close of the guaranteed entry claim period on January 23. You are not automatically placed in the race. Guaranteed entries not submitted during this time period are forfeited.

Entrants who cancel their entry in consecutive years are not eligible for guaranteed entry after their second-consecutive cancellation.

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