Popular Brooklyn Half

  • Date

    May 18, 2019
    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
  • Scored
  • Team for Kids
  • Wave Starts

About

The Popular® Brooklyn Half, the largest half-marathon in the country, is an iconic 13.1-mile journey through the amazing borough of Brooklyn. The race starts near the Brooklyn Museum and ends at a finish line on the Coney Island boardwalk.

The Popular® Brooklyn Half is part of NYRR's Five-Borough Series: Run New York. Five Boroughs. One City. The NYRR Five-Borough Series showcases New York Road Runners' commitment to the individuals and communities in each borough. More than just five races, the Five-Borough Series—the United Airlines NYC Half, the Popular® Brooklyn Half, the NYRR Queens 10K, the New Balance Bronx 10 Mile, and the NYRR Staten Island Half—is a celebration of what makes each borough unique, inspiring, and an amazing place to get out and get moving!

Live unofficial results will be available during the race in the NYRR app. 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!

Run with Team for Kids

General entry to the Popular® Brooklyn Half is sold out. You can guarantee your entry now by signing up to run with NYRR Team for Kids. Team for Kids runners receive:

  • Unlimited access to our team of coaches and coached workouts in NYC beginning in late March
  • Invitation to our exclusive Half Marathon Basics clinic
  • Half-marathon training plans for athletes of all abilities
  • Fundraising resources and support, including a personal fundraising page, to help you meet your fundraising goal
  • Signature Team for Kids green racing singlet

Share Your Story

Tell us the special reason you're running the 2019 Popular Brooklyn Half and what makes your story different. Have you overcome odds or a challenge in your life? Are you running to honor a special person or cause? Have you used running to empower yourself or others? Take our brief survey and together we can inspire others through running.

Race Photos

Photos will be captured and provided by Gameface a couple of days following the race. Visit https://www.gamefacemedia.com/find-my-photo-assistance/ and search the race name to receive access to your photos. Digital copies may be downloaded for free and prints will be available for purchase.

Seeded Athlete Program

Below are the entry standards for the seeded athlete program at the 2019 Popular® Brooklyn Half:

  • Sub-65:00 (men) and sub-75:00 (women) since January 1, 2018 are eligible for complimentary entry.
  • Sub 68:00 (men) and sub-78:00 (women) since January 1, 2018 are eligible for non-complimentary entry.

Athletes interested in the seeded athlete program can contact eliteathletes@nyrr.org.

The deadline for submission for consideration is April 1, 2019.

Popular® Brooklyn Half Pre-Party Presented by New Balance

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.

The Pre-Party will have a new location in 2019 due to construction at Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The new location is: 

11 Water Street
(Corner of New Dock & Water Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Stay tuned for more details.

Popular® Brooklyn Half After-Party

Be sure to stop by MCU Park after the race to celebrate your accomplishment and enjoy food, music, and festivities with fellow runners and friends at the Popular® Brooklyn Half After-Party.

Rising New York Road Runners at Popular® Brooklyn Half

Cheer on the kids as they get the chance to take on the Coney Island boardwalk, one of Brooklyn’s most iconic spots. Rising New York Road Runners at the Popular Brooklyn Half is a one-mile race and all participants will receive a medal and an official New Balance hat. Check back soon for more information.

Experience All That Brooklyn Has to Offer

If you’re coming to NYC for the 2019 Popular Brooklyn Half then make sure to check out the NYCgo.com NYRR Races Visitor Guide for official info to help you plan your trip! It's a great resource for everything you need to know regarding where to stay, eat, drink and play while you're in town.

Why Race with New York Road Runners?

A portion of this event's proceeds supports NYRR’s mission to help and inspire people through running, and benefits NYRR’s youth and community programs.

*If you need to cancel your participation in the Popular® Brooklyn Half, please review the cancellation policy in advance.

Race Number Pickup

Your race-weekend experience starts at the Popular® Brooklyn Half Pre-Party Presented by New Balance.

Pick up your race materials, including your race number (which includes your timing tag) and the official bag that you can use to check your race-day clothing. The Pre-Party will be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, May 15
  • Thursday, May 16
  • Friday, May 17

Check back closer to race week for a schedule of hours.

You must have a photo ID to pick up your race number (bib).

Get your amazing New Balance technical shirt here, and then explore everything that Brooklyn has to offer! Check out the food, groove to music, and hang out with friends.

Bib pickup will be in Brooklyn. Please note there will be no race-day 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.


Three-Hour Time Limit

In the interest of safety, and to allow Brooklyn streets to reopen as scheduled, the Popular® Brooklyn Half will have a three-hour time limit. Participants who are not able to maintain a 13:45-per-mile pace (based on the time when the last runner in Wave 2 crosses the start line) will have the opportunity to board a sweep bus starting at mile 7 for transport to the post-finish area at Coney Island.

These participants may choose instead to continue running on the sidewalks, but they should be aware that fluid stations and other course amenities may not be available, although they will be able to cross the finish line. These runners may not be recorded as official finishers; they can email results@nyrr.org to request TCS New York City Marathon 9+1 program qualifying credit for the race. Thank you for your cooperation with this policy.

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.

The top three overall awards for men and women will be presented to those runners on race day. Award winners who wish to receive an award plaque should complete our online claim form.

All finishers will receive a medal.

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

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.

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