From start to finish, the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon and Half Marathon is all about Brooklyn past and present. Medals and shirts are Brooklyn-designed. Brooklyn-made bagels and New York state apples are at the finish, along with a Brooklyn DJ. Cheering and volunteer support are from 15 Brooklyn and NYC running clubs.
The course winds its way through 8 iconic Brooklyn neighborhoods, traversing both Eastern Parkway and Ocean Parkway, designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux after the grand boulevards of Paris and Berlin.
Neighborhoods along the course were home to the first bicycle path in the United States, famed Ebetts Field, the birthplace of Entenmann’s cakes, home to the first woman to win the Boston marathon, and to the last remaining streetcar in NYC in 1955 (now the B68 bus line). And Prospect Park itself was the site of the Battle of Brooklyn in the Revolutionary War.
The Brooklyn Marathon and Half Marathon is a running tour of local history while making a little history yourself.
Register before July 26 when the price jumps by $20!