The Brooklyn Mile

Event Date

Sun, Aug 20, 2017


New York, NY


About This Activity

The Brooklyn Mile is a road race that runs along Kent Avenue and through the heart of Williamsburg. Unique in its ability to stoke the fire of the most competitive runner, but also in its wide appeal to people of all abilities and experience levels, the Mile is an iconic distance. Experience Brooklyn's only road mile this summer. All monies earned from The Brooklyn Mile will benefit Girls on the Run NYC.

The course is lightning fast and, well, awesome: straight shot along North Brooklyn's canyon of heroes: Kent Avenue!  The race will start south of the Williamsburg Bridge, head north underneath the beautiful span and then along Kent Avenue toward the finish at East River State Park.  There are many great aspects of this event including the Battle of the Boroughs competition and the Friends & Family "People's Mile"!

With a motto of "learn. dream. live. run.", Girls on the Run seeks to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

The Brooklyn Mile will be held on Sunday morning, August 20, 2017.  The full schedule of events is as follows:

  • 9:30am The Women's Masters Mile (40 yrs and older)
  • 9:50am The Men's Masters Mile (40 yrs and older)
  • 10:10am The Women's Open Mile (12 to 39 yrs old)
  • 10:30am The Men's Open Mile (12 to 39 yrs old)
  • 10:50am The Women's Fast Movers Mile (by invite only)
  • 11:10am The Men's Fast Movers Mile (by invite only)
  • 11:30am The Friends & Family "People's Mile"! (all-comers wave)

Entry Fee

  • March 1st - March 31st Quick Click Rate: $30
  • April 1st - August 17th: $40
  • Entry fee includes official race participant tee-shirt, Run Brooklyn pint glass, and free custom workouts via updates on your smartphone from the Official Coaching Service of The Brooklyn Mile: The Run Smart Project powered by VDOT O2 technology.

Race day packet pick-up, participant bag drop and sponsor expo will be held at East River State Park on Kent Ave beginning at 7:30am.

Race week packet pick-up available at the Brooklyn Running Company from 4pm to 8pm on Friday, August 18th and from 10am to 8pm on Saturday, August 19th.

Brooklyn Running Company

222 Grand Street

Brooklyn, NY 11211

Post Race

Participants will congregate afterward in the East River State Park for post-race events, awards and a sponsor expo.

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