Popular® Brooklyn Half


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.

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 the NYRR Five-Borough Series: Run New York. Five Boroughs. One City.

Event hashtag: #PopularBKHalf—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!

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 Facebook and Twitter. Tell your friends and family to follow your progress, and get unofficial results right after the race!

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,

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.

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.

Course 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.

Entry Fees

A credit card is the only accepted form of payment for the Popular® Brooklyn Half. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to accept cash payments.
CategoryEntry Fee
NYRR Member$90
NYRR 10K Member$0

Number Pickup & Registration

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.

Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition |
Race Procedures | Age Policy | Run Clean


We strongly recommend public transportation to the start. For the latest updates, visit mta.info/weekender. There is no parking at the start.

Plan to arrive at the start at least one hour before bag check closes if you are checking a bag, or at least one hour before the corrals for your wave close if you are not checking a bag.


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. Age-group award winners that wish to receive an award plaque should complete our online claim form.

All finishers will receive a medal.

Prize Money

Open Prize Money for Men and Women
(Determined by Gun Time)

NYRR Team Prize Money for Men and Women
(Determined by Net Time)

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.

Follow The MTA's Weekender schedule to plan your race-day transportation.

All race information is subject to change.


Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:00am



Both Men and Women
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Finisher Medals
Marathon Qualifier
Prize Money
Wave Starts


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Registration will close at 10:00pm on Friday, May 17.


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Official Hospital
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Official Package and Logistics Provider


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