NYRR Brooklyn Half Marathon

NYRR Brooklyn Half Marathon

NYRR Brooklyn Half Marathon

( 20 reviews )
95% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Brooklyn,
    New York,
    United States
  • May
  • 13.1 miles/Half Marathon
  • Road Race
  • Event Website


Pennsylvania, United States
14 27
"NYRR Brooklyn Half Marathon"
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Nancy 's thoughts:

I had been waiting for the Brooklyn Half ever since I started running the NYRR races. Finally! I don't have to wake up crazy early for race day because BF lives in Brooklyn! Yay, so I "slept" in a bit that morning because BF dropped me off.

The expo was a bit of a hassle to get to but had some fun shopping items and a display of the different areas of Brooklyn. They had a station where you could personalize your shirt with spray paint. I love the tech tshirt that we received! It was fitted nicely for women and the design was simple but nice. I also ended up buying another shirt at the expo because new balance rocks.

Race morning was great. Porta potties were everywhere and the lines were not too long. They were sectioned off by corral too.

The course was nice but it was hard to appreciate at the beginning because it was pouring in the park. Soggy shoes and soaked clothing makes for an uncomfortable start. As the morning progressed, the rain felt great because the sun was beating down. Unfortunately, all the rain made for some bad chaffage.

The park had some elevations to it but most of the course felt flat. There is a large stretch on Ocean Parkway that just feels like torture because it just goes on and on. But at least by the naming of the Avenues, you get a feel of how much further you have to go (letters of the alphabet). Once you get close to Coney Island, there is a ramp to get onto the boardwalk (last struggle on my calves!).

The post race area was such a mess. People were fighting for heat sheets. I was able to snag an apple. I didn't bother going to the post race festivities. There was just so many people. I'm glad that I didn't have bag check; things looked chaotic. I was able to walk to the MTA to head home. They even let the runners on for free! Score.

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