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Course and Time Limit
Runners start near the Brooklyn Museum and run the first couple of miles past the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and around Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza before entering Prospect Park. After a loop around the park, runners exit from the southwest corner onto Ocean Parkway and run to Brooklyn’s world-famous Coney Island and the finish on the boardwalk.
In the interest of safety, and to allow Brooklyn streets to reopen as scheduled, the Popular 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.