On your mark, get set, go!
Thousands of racers will flood the streets of Brooklyn this Sunday for the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon, marking the 10th year of the event.
This year, however, will be a bit different as there is a new route to mark the races expansion from a half-marathon to a full marathon, giving runners the option of running either race.
Along with that new route there will be a slew of new street closures, so whether you want to cheer the racers on or avoid the traffic, read on to find out when the race is, where, and what streets are closed.
The marathon kicks off this Sunday, April 24, 2022 in 3 waves.
The race starts in North Brooklyn near McCarren Park. From there the course winds through Greenpoint, Williamsburg, DUMBO, and Downtown Brooklyn, then goes down Flatbush Avenue to Grand Army Plaza, where runners will make a loop on Eastern Parkway.
Half marathoners will finish at Prospect Park, while full marathon runners will loop down to Gravesend, ending in Brooklyn’s Backyard.
Wave 1: All Marathoners & Half Marathoners: 7:59 Pace or (Faster 7 a.m. start)
Wave 2: Half Marathoners 8:00 – 10:59 Pace (Faster 7:20 a.m. start )
Wave 3: Half Marathoners 10:00 Pace and After (7:40 a.m. start)
You can check the map for the full course by clicking here, which includes bathroom areas, cheer zones, and more.
For racers and fans, click here for more information on the race, bag check, the history and more.
Starting on Saturday, April 23 at 6 pm, parking will shut down on all streets marked for closure. Road closures will begin at 1 a.m. Sunday morning and will re-open in stages until 2 p.m. that afternoon.
Here’s the full list:
Driggs Avenue between Manhattan Avenue and Lorimer Street
Manhattan Avenue between Driggs Avenue and Commercial Street
Commercial Street between Manhattan Avenue and Franklin Street
Franklin Street between Commercial Street and N 15th Street
N 15th Street between Franklin Street and Wythe Street
Wythe Street between N 15th Street and N 12th Street
N 12th Street between Wythe Street and Kent Avenue
Kent Avenue between N 12th Street and Williamsburg St West
Williamsburg St West between Kent Avenue and Flushing Avenue
Flushing Avenue between Williamsburg St West and Navy Street
Navy Street between Flushing Avenue and York Street
York Street between Navy Street and Bridge Street
Bridge Street between York Street and Front Street
Front Street between Bridge Street and Jay Street
Jay Street between Front Street and John Street
John Street between Jay Street and Pearl Street
Pearl Street between John Street and Plymouth Street
Plymouth Street between Pearl Street and Main Street
Main Street between Plymouth Street and Water Street
Water Street between Main Street and Old Fulton Street
Old Fulton Street Street between Water Street and Cadman Plaza West
Cadman Plaza West between Old Fulton Street and Court Street
Court Street between Cadman Plaza West and Joralemon Street
Joralemon Street between Court Street and Fulton Street
Fulton Street between Joralemon Street and Flatbush Avenue
Flatbush Avenue between Fulton Street and Grand Army Plaza
Eastern Parkway between Grand Army Plaza and Brooklyn Avenue
Grand Army Plaza
Flatbush Avenue between Grand Army Plaza and Ocean Avenue
Ocean Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and Parkside Avenue
Parkside Avenue between Ocean Avenue and Park Circle
Fort Hamilton Parkway between Park Circle and Prospect Expressway
Ocean Parkway between Prospect Expressway and Quentin Road
Lorimer Street between Bedford Avenue and Baynard Street
Bedford Avenue between North 11th Street and Lorimer Street
Driggs Avenue between North 11th Street and Lorimer Street
Baynard Street between North 12th Street and Lorimer Street
Union Avenue between Driggs Avenue and North 12th Street