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NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon
Sun, Nov 16, 2014
New York, NY
About This Activity
The NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon began as a dream in 2011 and has since become one of our marquee events of the year, nearly doubling in size between 2011 and 2012 and drawing runners from all over the world.
The race takes you on a 26.2-mile tour of Prospect Park, a bucolic refuge designed by the same guys who designed Central Park — only it’s said they were much happier with Prospect Park (it gave them a chance to “correct their mistakes,” or so the legend goes).
The NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon likewise follows the legacy of a great institution: the New York City Marathon itself. Originally run entirely in Central Park, the NYC Marathon has become the largest marathon in the world. We’re not trying to compete with that great race just two weeks before ours, but we are pleased to offer an alternative — a small, community-focused event confined to the 3.33-mile loop around Prospect Park.
Course: The USATF-Certified, Boston Qualifying marathon will comprise 6 full loops and 3 lower loops of the park. Course Map
Race Cap & Time Limit: This race is currently capped at 500 runners. The official time limit is 6 hours but as a rule of thumb the last thing we unplug is the finish line mat – take your chances over 6:00.
Awards: Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female runners in the race and the top 3 in each ten year age group.
Packet Pickup: TBD
Amenities: A great long sleeve race shirt and an amazing finisher medal will be included. Bag check and toilets will be provided. Hot chocolate, bagels, spreads, and fresh fruit will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post race spread.
Directions: Take the F/G to 15th St Prospect Park or the Q to Prospect Park. Please check MTA Trip Planner for up to date and detailed mass transit directions and Google Maps for driving directions. Parking is limited at all of our events, we strongly encourage you to use mass transit.
Cost: The marathon costs $95.00. NYCRUNS members receive a 5% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks.
The standard no-refunds, no-deferrals, no-transfers policy applies, unless you are signed up for the NYCRUNS membership program.