2020 Popular Brooklyn Half

  • Date

    May 16, 2020
    7:00 AM
  • Location

    Brooklyn
  • Distance

    13.1 Miles
  • Hashtag

    #PopularBKHalf
  • 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

About

For an update on the 2020 Brooklyn Half registration process, please visit this page.


General Registration Is Closed 

General registration for the 2020 Popular Brooklyn Half is 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 Twitter. Tell your friends and family to follow your progress, and get unofficial results right after the race!

Share Your Story

Tell us why you're running the Popular® Brooklyn Half this year and what makes your story different. Have you overcome incredible odds or a big challenge in your life? Are you running to honor a special person or cause? Take our brief survey, and together we can inspire others through running. We may feature you on our blog and social media channels or ask you to participate in local or national media opportunities, so be sure to provide your contact information.

Registration and Entry

Registration for the 2020 Popular® Brooklyn Half opened on Wednesday, January 22.

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

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

Popular® Brooklyn Half Pre-Party Presented by New Balance

Before race day, you must 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. For the Popular® Brooklyn Half, number pickup will take place at the Popular® Brooklyn Half Pre-Party Presented by New Balance. Number pickup is not available at the NYRR RUNCENTER.

The pre-party will be open on the following days:

Wednesday, May 13: 12:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 14: 12:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Friday, May 15: 12:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
 

The pre-party will be located in Brooklyn Bridge Park:

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

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. Pacers will run starting at 6:06 per mile, or a 1:20 finish time to 13:45 per mile, or 3:00 finish time. 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.

Prize Money

To be eligible for NYRR member prize money, participants must have an active NYRR membership for six months prior to race day.

Athletes who have been suspended for doping by a governing body are not eligible to participate in, and should not apply for entry in, NYRR races. Extenuating circumstances may be reviewed by the NYRR Race Director.


Open Prize Money for Men and Women
Determined by Gun Time
1st $1,000
2nd $700
3rd $500
4th $200
5th $100

NYRR Team Prize Money for Men and Women
Determined by Net Time
1st $500
2nd $400
3rd $300
4th $200
5th $100

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