RBC Brooklyn Half – 2024 Registration & 2023 Results

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Brooklyn, New York, USA May 18, 2024   Registration Closed

The RBC Brooklyn Half, inaugurated in 1981, is an annual road race event featuring a half marathon along with a kids’ mile run called the Boardwalk Kids Run. While the first run only had a few hundred participants, in the recently concluded RBC Brooklyn Half 2022 nearly 19000 runners finished the race.

Administered by New York Road Runners (NYRR), the event is a part of New York Road Runners’ Five-Borough Series and is one of its premier events drawing runners from far & wide. The RBC Brooklyn Half course starts at Prospect Park, takes the runners through the diverse Brooklyn neighborhoods, and finishes at the Coney Island boardwalk.

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RBC Brooklyn Half

Race Categories, Dates, Registration, Eligibility & Fees

Half Marathon Boardwalk Kids Run
(Stage 2- Non Competitive)
Boardwalk Kids Run
(Stage 3- Competitive)
Distance 21.1km 1 mile 1 mile
Start Time 7:00 am onwards ^ 11:30 am 11:15 am
Eligibility Criterion 16 years & above 8-18 years 12-18 years
Fees USD 120: Friend/ Jr. Friends
USD 100: Member- Sr./ Jr. / Plus
USD 100: Armed Services Veteran
USD 100: Collegiate
USD 100: Philanthropic- Miler/ 5K
USD 0: Philanthropic 10K
$ 0/ Free $ 0/ Free
Registration^^ Registration closed Register here Register here
Expo Details Venue: Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Date & Timings: May 15 / May 16 / May 17 (11am-9:30pm) (No prior appointment was needed)

^The participants of the RBC Brooklyn Half are usually divided into starting waves and corrals based on their anticipated finish time entered during registration or recent fastest finish time. The HM runners are then released in multiple waves. 

^^There are various ways to enter the RBC Brooklyn Half Marathon: 

  • Non-guaranteed entry through Lottery
  • Guaranteed entry through Time qualifier
  • Guaranteed entry through International Tour operators 
  • Guaranteed entry through Team for Kids 
  • Guaranteed entry through Seeded Entry 
  • Applications through “Race Free” 
  • Completed Virtual 6 Program (in year before race year)

Route/Course Map

Information about the course maps & other details for the RBC Brooklyn Half 2024 is detailed below .

The RBC Brooklyn Half route for the Half Marathon is a POINT TO POINT course while that for Boardwalk Kids Run would be an OUT & BACK route with the below-mentioned Start and Finish points.

Start Point Finish Point
Half Marathon Brooklyn Museum Coney Island Boardwalk
Boardwalk Kids Run Coney Island Boardwalk Coney Island Boardwalk

Prize Money

Information about the prize money & other details for the RBC Brooklyn Half 2025 is detailed below. All prizes are equal for men, women and non-binary categories.

Award Money Award details Eligibility
Open Division 1st Prize – $2000,
2nd Prize – $1000,
3rd Prize – $500,
4th Prize – $200 and
5th Prize – $100
Top finishers
(in men, women & non-binary)
Must complete course <1hr 30min
Team 1st Prize – $500,
2nd Prize – $400,
3rd Prize – $300,
4th Prize – $200 and
5th Prize – $100
Top 5 teams *
(in men, women & non-binary)
Open Division Time Bonus $100 A bonus for breaking existing records For Bonus, must break (not tie) existing record.
Top Brooklyn Finisher $500 Top finisher
(in men, women & non-binary)
Zip code determines residency .
  • A “team” is defined as 5 men, 5 women, or 3 non-binary all running with the same affiliation.

2023 and Earlier Edition Results


Important Points

  1. Once a runner has claimed their entry, or once a drawing applicant has been accepted into the race, all entry fees are non-refundable.
  2. Starting January 1, 2023, and in accordance with New York State and the City of New York protocols and guidelines:
    • Participants in NYRR races and youth participants in Rising New York Road Runners events are not required to have proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
    • Runners will not be required to wear a face covering while in the start corral, on the course, or in the post-finish area.
    • Face coverings are not required at the NYRR RUNCENTER or other indoor venues.
  3. Pacers would be available for timings starting at 1hr 20 min up to 3 hrs.
  4. More details can be checked on the Race Event Guide 2022.
  5. The RBC Brooklyn Half is a qualifier for both “9+1 program” as well as “4 out of 6 programs”.
  6. Water, energy drinks, Gatorade Endurance gels, and other refreshments would be available on the route/course. Water and refreshments are available to all runners post-race finish.
  7. Medical and washroom facilities would also be available on the route/course as well at the start point/finish line of a race.

Contact Information
Address: NYRR RUNCENTER, 320 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: + 91 855-569-6977
Email: help@nyrr.org, mynyrr@nyrr.org
Website: https://www.nyrr.org/races/rbcbrooklynhalf
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nyrr
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewYorkRoadRunners/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nyrr/

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