Last Updated: Mar 23, 2018 03:14PM EST

Wave Starts, Corrals, and Timeline

Plan to arrive at the start at least one hour before bag check closes if you are checking a bag, or at least one hour before corrals for your wave close if you are not checking a bag. 

The Popular Brooklyn Half will have two wave starts for runners, preceded by a start for wheelchair and handcycle athletes.
Bag Check
Bag Check
Wave 1 5:00 a.m. 6:00 a.m. 6:10 a.m. 6:40 a.m. 7:00 a.m.
Wave 2 5:00 a.m. 6:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. 7:20 a.m. 7:45 a.m.

The start line is on Washington Avenue just south of Eastern Parkway. Corrals will close promptly at the indicated times. Check back in May for a start-area map.

Wave 1 (bib numbers 1–19800) will corral on Eastern Parkway from Washington Avenue, starting with lower bibs, heading east to Franklin Avenue. Wave 2 (bib numbers 20000-33500) will corral on Eastern Parkway from Washington Avenue, starting with lowest numbers, heading west toward Grand Army Plaza.

Runners who wish to start together should check their wave number and corral letter and determine which runner has the later start corral. The runners can then move back to the wave and corral that corresponds to the later start.

Runners may not move forward to corrals and waves with lower waves or letters than displayed on their bibs.

Please note: Priority is given to the runners assigned to each corral. If the corral is full, friend pairs will have to move to the last corral of the wave.

No hydration packs or backpacks will be permitted in the start corrals or along the course. Small pouches/belts will be permitted.

At the start, toilets will be located only inside the start corrals. Bags will not be permitted inside the corrals. There will also be toilets along the course at each fluid station. All toilets will be subject to security screening, and bags will not be permitted inside the toilets.

There will be a Goodwill bin in each corral for clothing donation.

Please place your trash in the clear plastic bags around the start and finish areas.

NYRR reserves the right to disqualify anyone who does not line up in the appropriate corral, does not follow the instructions of race officials, uses any alternative to the portable toilets provided, or does not stay within the delineated lanes along the course.