Airbnb Brooklyn Half


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The Airbnb Brooklyn Half, the largest half-marathon in the country, is an iconic 13.1-mile journey through the amazing borough of Brooklyn. The race starts near the Brooklyn Museum and ends at a finish line on the Coney Island boardwalk.

The Airbnb Brooklyn Half is part of NYRR's Five-Borough Series: Run New York. Five Boroughs. One City.

Event hashtag: #AirbnbBKHalf—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!

Live unofficial results are available during the race in the NYRR Mobile App. Features include leaderboards, map tracking, and an individual runner search that can be shared on Facebook and Twitter. Tell your friends and family to follow your progress, and get unofficial results right after the race!

Airbnb Brooklyn Half After-Party

Be sure to stop by MCU Park after the race to celebrate your accomplishment and enjoy food, music, and festivities with fellow runners and friends at the Airbnb Brooklyn Half After-Party.

The Celebration Continues at the RUNCENTER

Join us for the After, After Party at the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the NB Run Hub on Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. as well as Monday, May 22, from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. We'll have music, finisher merch, recovery zones, and medal engraving for NYRR members. Not a member? Join now and take advantage of this cool perk!

Medal Engraving for Members

NYRR Members: Join us at the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the NB Run Hub after the 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half for complimentary finisher medal engraving!

Saturday, May 20: 11:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 21: 11:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 22: 12:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.

**Please note that we are only able to offer engraving for participants in the 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half. Engraving is not available for NYRR Youth Boardwalk Run participants.**

Please have your NYRR Member Number (available on your NYRR member card or My NYRR) at time of engraving. Can’t make it Saturday, Sunday, or Monday? Send a proxy to have your medal engraved; they’ll just need your NYRR Member Number.

Finishers who are not NYRR members can purchase an NYRR membership through their My NYRR account, and will be able to have their medal engraved after becoming an NYRR member. Visit our Membership page for more details on NYRR membership levels and prices.

Please note: All engraving will be done on-site; no drop-offs.

NYRR Youth Boardwalk Run

Cheer on the kids as they get the chance to take on the Coney Island Boardwalk, one of Brooklyn’s most iconic spots. The NYRR Youth Boardwalk Run at the Airbnb Brooklyn Half is a one-mile race and all participants will receive an official souvenir.

NYRR Pace Team

The NYRR Pace Team, wearing their signature white and blue striped singlets, will run even splits through all 13.1 miles of the Airbnb Brooklyn Half. NYRR Pace Team members will lead runners to finish times at every five-minute interval from 1:20 to 2:15, and will also offer pace groups for 2:30, 2:45, and 3:00 finishers.

Goal Time Pace per Mile
1:20 6:06
1:25 6:29
1:30 6:51
1:35 7:15
1:40 7:37
1:45 8:00
1:50 8:23
1:55 8:46
2:00 9:09
2:05 9:33
2:10 9:54
2:15 10:17
2:30 11:26
2:45 12:35
3:00 13:44

Course Info

Start near the Brooklyn Museum and run past the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and around Grand Army Plaza before entering Prospect Park. After a loop around the park, exit from the southwest corner onto Ocean Parkway and cruise toward world-famous Coney Island for a triumphant finish on the boardwalk.

NYRR Pace Team

The NYRR Pace Team, wearing their signature white and blue striped singlets, will run even splits through all 13.1 miles of the Airbnb Brooklyn Half. NYRR Pace Team members will lead runners to finish times at every five-minute interval from 1:20 to 2:15, and will also offer a 2:30, 2:45, and 3:00 pace groups. Visit the Airbnb Brooklyn Half Pre-Party Presented by New Balance to meet the pacers and learn where to find them on race day.

Three-Hour Time Limit

In the interest of safety, and to allow Brooklyn streets to reopen as scheduled, the Airbnb Brooklyn Half will have a three-hour time limit. Participants who are not able to maintain a 13:45-per-mile pace (based on the time when the last runner in wave 2 crosses the start line) will have the opportunity to board a sweep bus starting at mile 7 for transport to the post-finish area at Coney Island.

These participants may choose instead to continue running on the sidewalks, but they should be aware that fluid stations and other course amenities may not be available, although they will be able to cross the finish line. These runners may not be recorded as official finishers; they can email [email protected] to request 9+1 TCS New York City Marathon qualifying credit for the race. Thank you for your cooperation with this policy.

Number Pickup & Registration

Your race-weekend experience starts at the Airbnb Brooklyn Half Pre-Party Presented by New Balance at Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, 150 Furman Street in Brooklyn.

Pick up your race materials, including your race number (which includes your timing tag) and the official bag that you can use to check your race-day clothing. The Pre-Party will be held on Wednesday, May 17, Thursday, May 18, and Friday, May 19. Stay tuned for a schedule of hours for number pickup.

Get your amazing New Balance technical shirt here, and then explore everything that Brooklyn has to offer! Check out the food, groove to music, and hang out with friends.

Bib pickup will be in Brooklyn. Please note there will be no race-day pickup.

New York Road Runners is not responsible for lost or missing packets, and once registration materials (bib, bag, and shirt) have been picked up, NYRR assumes no responsibility for the items and will not be able to replace lost, missing, or damaged items.

Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition | Race Procedures | Run Clean


Awards will be available to the top three men and women overall, as well as in age and gender groups as explained in this article. A list of all award winners will be posted in the results for each race.

The top three overall awards for men and women will be presented to those runners on race day. Age-group award winners that wish to receive an award plaque should complete our online claim form.

All finishers will receive a medal.

Prize Money

Open Prize Money for Men and Women
(Determined by Gun Time)

NYRR Team Prize Money for Men and Women
(Determined by Net Time)

To be eligible for NYRR member prize money, participants must have an active NYRR membership for six months prior to race day.

Athletes who have been suspended for doping by a governing body are not eligible to participate in, and should not apply for entry in, NYRR races. Extenuating circumstances may be reviewed by the NYRR Race Director.

Follow The MTA's Weekender schedule to plan your race-day transportation.

All race information is subject to change.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 7:00am



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