Brooklyn Marathon and Half Marathon Celebrates 9th Year Running on October 19
October 14, 2019
NYCRUNS Welcomes 8000 Runners to the Start Line on Saturday
BROOKLYN, NY – October 14, 2019 – NYCRUNS celebrates its ninth annual running of the Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon on Saturday, October 19. Festivities for the event kickoff on Thursday, October 17 with the opening of the City Point Expo.
The Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon is a USATF Certified course and electronically timed using MYLAPS Bibtag system. The course features timing split points, water, gatorade, restrooms approximately every 1.5 miles, and medical support throughout the course. The marathon is an official Boston Qualifier. The Prospect Park Track Club will be providing pace teams for both the marathon and half marathon. Runners and spectators are encouraged to download the free NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon app from the Apple App Store or Google Play for live athlete tracking, transportation info, course maps, weather, alerts, and results. Runners also have the option to share their live tracking info to their social media feeds.
Runners can pick up their race bibs on Thursday, October 17 from 3pm – 8pm or Friday, October 18 from 10am – 6pm at the City Point Expo located at BKLYN STUDIOS in the heart of downtown Brooklyn. Participants are encouraged to enjoy a beer at the Sixpoint Beer Garden.
“This year we registered 8000 athletes and expect 6500 to officially cross the finish line,” said NYCRUNS founder Steve Lastoe. “That officially marks a 40% year to year increase in registration.”
NYCRUNS, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary of organizing races within the greater New York City area. On October 2nd, they announced an official beverage partnership with Sixpoint Brewery in a strategic effort to hyper-localize their race experiences. Runners can find a list of events here.
In 2019, NYCRUNS will produce over two dozen races in New York City including our flagship event, the Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon; and one of the largest half marathons in New Jersey. Our goal is to give athletes the chance to win their race by providing them with the best possible experience from the time they register until the moment they see their free finisher photos. Our races are accurately measured, electronically timed, supported by a world-class medical group, and staffed by a highly trained team. Our post-race festivals feature fresh New York bagels (with a shmear of course – this is New York), fresh fruit, and a great DJ. Our events are fun, vibrant, not overcrowded, and all about showing athletes a good time. Simply put, week in and week out, our goal is to put on the best races in New York City, and we can’t wait to see you Win YOUR Race!