Brooklyn Half Marathon Will Close Ocean Avenue, Parkside Avenue & More Area Roads


brooklyn half marathon by Bridle Path Track Club
Ahh, the Brooklyn Half Marathon! The tenacity of runners, the triumph of spirit–the pain of trying to get around. This Saturday, May 17’s event will result in road closures around the borough from 7-10:30am. Here are the stretches to watch out for (nearby strips in bold) via the DOT:


  • Washington Avenue between Eastern Parkway and Empire Boulevard
  • Empire Boulevard between Washington Avenue and Flatbush Avenue
  • Flatbush Avenue between Empire Boulevard and Grand Army Plaza
  • Grand Army Plaza (Entire Circle)
  • Ocean Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and Parkside Avenue
  • Parkside Avenue between Ocean Avenue and Park Circle

Route (In Prospect Park):

  • West Lake Drive between East Drive and South Lake Drive
  • South Lake Drive between West Lake Drive and East Lake Drive
  • East Lake Drive between South Lake Drive and East Drive
  • West Drive between East Drive and West Lake Drive

Route (Continue Below):

  • Park Circle between South Lake Drive and Ocean Parkway entrance ramp
  • Ocean Parkway between Ocean Parkway entrance ramp and Surf Avenue
  • Surf Avenue between Ocean Parkway and West 12th Street
  • Boardwalk between West 10th Street and Stillwell Avenue
  • West 10th Street between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk

You can see the race’s full route here. Good luck to all of our neighbors running this year–and, for that matter, to those who aren’t!

Photo by Bridle Path Track Club

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  1. One thing really irritates me about the MTA. You go to their site to see whether buses will be delayed or rerouted, and this is all you see:

    “The Half-Marathon may affect service on the following routes:
    B1, B3, B4, B6, B8, B9, B11, B16, B35, B36, B68, B82, B103, BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4”

    I know that buses were rerouted last year. I was on one that went a different route thanks to the Half Marathon, and I remember seeing the B8 backed up on 18th Ave. at Ocean Pkwy.

    It’s great that people who drive get detailed information about road closures. What about those of us who use buses?

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