Rising New York Road Runners at the Popular Brooklyn Half- Stage 3

  • Date

    May 18, 2019
    11:30 AM
  • Location

  • Distance

    1 Miles
  • Hashtag

    #RisingNYRR and #PopularBKHalf
  • Finisher Medals
  • Youth Races – Stage 3
  • Youth


Kids are invited to conquer the Coney Island boardwalk on May 18 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. 

Register for Stage 2


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 help@nyrr.org.

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.


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

Details of the Day

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.


Race Number Pickup

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), at the Popular® Brooklyn Half Pre-Party Presented by New Balance. Your New Balance souvenir hat will be available for pickup only on race day and are subject to availability. 

The Pre-Party will have a new location in 2019:

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

Stay tuned for more details.

Pre-Party Days 

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

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

Show the QR code from your confirmation email or your NYRR account to pick up your materials. Please pick up during the week to avoid crowds on event day. Race-day pickup is available at Surf Avenue and 15th Street from 10:00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Detailed Route 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.

Guidelines and Procedures

Early running of the Brooklyn Half on the boardwalk

The Brooklyn Half: A Hip History

As we continue to celebrate New York Road Runners’ 60th anniversary, Peter Ciaccia, president of events of NYRR and race director of the TCS New York City Marathon, takes a trip back to the 37 years of the hip Brooklyn Half. Excitement builds for this year’s race on May 19 with the addition of new title sponsor Popular Bank.

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