Last Updated: May 21, 2018 04:01PM 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.
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. 

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. 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 are permitted in the start corrals or along the course. Small pouches/belts are permitted.

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

There are Goodwill bins 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, or does not stay within the delineated lanes along the course.