Popular® Brooklyn Half Guaranteed Entry Methods

The guaranteed entry claim period for the 2019 Popular® Brooklyn Half has closed. Keep reading for information on gaining entry in 2020. 

The following groups are eligible for guaranteed entry to the 2020 Popular® Brooklyn Half:

Virtual 6 Program Runners
Time Qualifiers
2019 Volunteers
2019 Cancellations 


Virtual 6 Program

Runners may choose to purchase a virtual race for credit toward the NYRR Virtual 6 program. NYRR Virtual 6 program participants that register for and complete six (6) NYRR virtual races at the NYRR Virtual 6 program rate before December 31, 2019 will be eligible to receive one (1) non-complimentary entry to the 2020 Popular Brooklyn Half and one (1) Popular® Brooklyn Half Virtual Training program to help them prepare for the race. Limit one (1) Popular® Brooklyn Half entry and one (1) 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. Races will be announced throughout the year. All races in the NYRR Virutal 6 program will follow the same price structure.

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. Check back at a later date for more details on what to expect for the 2020 race.

*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 2020 Popular® Brooklyn Half.

Runners must have met the appropriate qualifying time between January 1, 2019, and when the application closes. Times achieved outside of NYRR races must be verifiable online. The verification process takes a few weeks. Runners will be accepted on a rolling basis once times are verified. Runners do not need to reach out to NYRR to confirm application. All runners will be verified prior to the general registration period.

***This method of entry is not available to handcycle or push-rim wheelchair applicants.


2019 Popular® Brooklyn Half Volunteers

Volunteers from 2019 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 2020 entry fees during the guaranteed entry claim period. 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 2019 Popular® Brooklyn Half

Entrants from the 2019 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 2020 entry fees before the close of the guaranteed entry claim period. 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 no longer eligible for guaranteed entry after the second-consecutive cancellation.

Handcyclists and other AWDs entered in the 2019 race through Achilles International who cancelled are not eligible for guaranteed entry to the 2020 race unless entered by Achilles International in that race.

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