The Brooklyn Mile

1 Mile

Event Date

Sun, Aug 14, 2016


New York, NY

About This Activity

The Inaugural 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 the debut of Brooklyn's only road mile this summer. All monies earned from The Brooklyn Mile will benefit Team for Kids.

The course is lightning fast and, well, awesome: straight shot along North Brooklyn's canyon of heroes: Kent Avenue!  The race will start just south of the Williamsburg Bridge, head north underneath the beautiful span and then along Kent Avenue toward the finish just beyond 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"!

The event's non-profit beneficiary, Team for Kids, provides free or low-cost health and fitness programs to kids who would otherwise have little or no access to regular physical activity.  These programs serve more than 200,000 children each year in more than 1,000 schools and community lefts in New York City and across the nation.

The Inaugural Brooklyn Mile will be held on Sunday morning, August 14, 2016.  The Brooklyn Mile's full schedule of events is as follows:

  • 9:00am The Women's Masters Mile (Over 40 yrs old)
  • 9:15am The Men's Masters Mile (Over 40 yrs old)
  • 9:30am The Women's Open Mile (12 to 40 yrs old)
  • 9:45am The Men's Open Mile (12 to 40 yrs old)
  • 10:00am The Women's Fast Mover Mile (by invite only)
  • 10:15am The Men's Fast Mover Mile (by invite only)
  • 10:30am The Friends & Family "People's Mile"! (all-comers wave)

Entry Fee

  • July 8th - July 17th Quick Click Rate: $25
  • July 18th - August 10th: $35
  • Entry fee includes official race participant tee-shirt, Run Brooklyn pint glass & headband, and free custom workouts via updates on your smartphone from the Official Coaching Service of The Brooklyn Mile: The Run Smart Project.

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 11am to 8pm on Friday, August 12th and from 10am to 8pm on Saturday, August 13th.

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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