2020 Popular Brooklyn Half

  • Date

    May 16, 2020
    7:00 AM
  • Location

  • Distance

    13.1 Miles
  • Hashtag

  • 4 out of 6
  • 9+1
  • Both Men and Women
  • Charity Spots
  • Club Points
  • Finisher Medals
  • Prize Money
  • Staggered Start
  • Scored
  • Team for Kids
  • Wave Starts


General Registration Opens Wednesday, January 22 

General registration for the 2020 Popular Brooklyn Half will open on Wednesday, January 22, at 12:00 noon ET. The window to claim guaranteed entry to the 2020 Popular Brooklyn Half has closed.

2020 marks the 40th running of the Popular® Brooklyn Half, the largest half-marathon in the country.

The Popular® Brooklyn Half is an iconic 13.1-mile journey through the amazing borough of Brooklyn.

The race starts near the Brooklyn Museum, travels through Prospect Park, and ends at a finish line on the Coney Island boardwalk.

The Popular® Brooklyn Half is part of the NYRR Five-Borough Series: Run New York. Five Boroughs. One City. 

Live unofficial results are available during the race at liveresults.nyrr.org. Features include leaderboards, map tracking, and an individual runner search that can be shared on Facebook and Twitter. Tell your friends and family to follow your progress, and get unofficial results right after the race!

Registration and Entry

Registration for the 2020 Popular Brooklyn Half will open on Wednesday, January 22, at 12:00 noon ET.

Runners may claim their guaranteed entry during a one-week advance registration window from January 8 to January 15. Runners who have earned guaranteed entry must claim their entry during this window.

You can also guarantee your entry by signing up to run with NYRR's Team for Kids starting January 8.

Runners from outside the United States can secure guaranteed entry by contacting one of the race's International Tour Operators.

Why Race with New York Road Runners?

When you run with NYRR, you do more than compete in a world-class race—your support and participation play a role in fulfilling our mission to help and inspire people through running, and benefit NYRR’s free youth and community programs, including Rising New York Road Runners, NYRR Striders, Open Run, and more.

Race Number Pickup

Before race day, 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, all at the Popular® Brooklyn Half Pre-Party Presented by New Balance on May 13, 14 and 15. The Pre-Party will have a new location in 2020; stay tuned for more details.

There will be no race-day bib pickup. 

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

NYRR Pace Team Presented by Biofreeze

The NYRR Pace Team Presented by Biofreeze, wearing their green-and-blue-chevron design singlets, will run even splits through all 13.1 miles of the Popular® Brooklyn Half. Check back closer to race day for information about where to find NYRR Pace Team Presented by Biofreeze leaders on race day.

Awards & Prize Money Charts


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.

Award winners who wish to receive an award plaque should complete our online claim form.


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