Race-Day Essentials: Popular® Brooklyn Half

Race-Day Essentials: Popular® Brooklyn Half

The #PopularBKHalf is almost here, and it's going to be an unforgettable event! Familiarize yourself with these race-day logistics to ensure a smooth start to your 13.1.

First things first: Check your race number for your wave and corral assignment. From there, plan your arrival time and transportation to the start based on whether you're in Wave 1 or Wave 2. 

GETTING TO THE START

We strongly recommend public transportation. Check mta.info/weekender for the latest updates. There is no parking at the start. 

Wave 1

  • Subway: 4/5 to Franklin Avenue or Q to Prospect Park
  • Car/taxi drop-off: Eastern Parkway at Bedford Avenue

Wave 2

  • Subway: Q to 7th Avenue or 4 to Grand Army Plaza
  • Car/taxi drop-off: Flatbush Avenue at Grand Army Plaza


START TIMES

Wave 1 Timeline
Checking a bag? Plan your travel to arrive at the start by 5:10 a.m. Not checking a bag? Arrive by 6:00 a.m. All runners must pass through metal detector screening. We ask for your cooperation in order to avoid any interruption to the day’s events.

  • Bag check opens 5:00 a.m.
  • Corrals open 6:00 a.m.
  • Bag check closes 6:10 a.m.
  • Corrals close 6:40 a.m.
  • Start 7:00 a.m.

Wave 2 Timeline
Checking a bag? Plan your travel to arrive at the start by 6:00 a.m. Not checking a bag? Arrive by 6:20 a.m. All runners must pass through metal detector screening. We ask for your cooperation in order to avoid any interruption to the day’s events.

  • Bag check opens 5:00 a.m.
  • Corrals open 6:00 a.m.
  • Bag check closes 7:00 a.m.
  • Corrals close 7:20 a.m.
  • Start 7:45 a.m.


PLAN YOUR POST-FINISH

Claim your checked bag at the MCU Park parking lot until 11:30 a.m. Plan a location to reunite with your loved ones, as there may be cell service saturation. The Popular® Brooklyn Half After-Party at MCU Park (8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) is a great place to reunite! Stadium sections will be marked with letters; you can arrange to meet at the letter corresponding to your last name, then relax, purchase refreshments, and enjoy live music and entertainment.

RESULTS, TRACKING, AND COVERAGE

Live unofficial results and map tracking are available during the race in the NYRR app. Tell your friends and family to follow your progress, and get unofficial results right after the race. Visit nyrr.org on race day for coverage and photos.

Still have a question? Check the race page or the NYRR Help Center for more info.

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