$100,000 in prize money will be up for grabs, split equally among top female, male, and non-binary finishers
Brooklyn, NY, April 13, 2022— NYCRUNS, a popular organizer of running events throughout New York City, will host over 20,000 runners at the sold out 2022 NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon on Sunday, April 24. The tenth running of the event will take place on a new, iconic course through the historic neighborhoods of Brooklyn, making it New York City’s newest major running event.
“On Sunday, April 24, we will welcome thousands of runners of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to the streets of Brooklyn,” said Steve Lastoe, Founder and CEO, NYCRUNS. “The Team At NYCRUNS, our partners and the entire Brooklyn running community look forward to hosting runners from around the world to around the block on this new, exciting course through the city’s greatest borough.”
The iconic new course starts at McCarren Park in hip North Brooklyn and winds around the East River waterfront under the Williamsburg, Manhattan, and Brooklyn Bridges, offering scenic views of lower Manhattan. The course then heads up the grand concourses of Fulton Street and Flatbush Avenue before passing through Grand Army Plaza and historic brownstone Brooklyn into Prospect Park where the half marathoners will finish their 13.1-mile journey. The marathoners will continue through the park and then head down and back along Ocean Parkway before returning to the park for the finish of the 26.2-mile run. View the marathon course here and the half marathon course here.
The day officially begins at 6:55 a.m. with the Wheelchair and Handcycle participants leading the way. At 7:00 a.m. the elite field will take off followed by the full field of over 20,000 runners, who will be grouped into three waves. The first half marathon finishers are expected in Prospect Park around 8:00 a.m., with the first marathon finishers expected to finish around 9:10 a.m. The final finishers are expected around 2:00 p.m.
Founded in 2011, the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon began as a community race in Prospect Park with 262 finishers running multiple loops around the park. The top female runner finished in 3:14:31, while the top male runner broke the tape at 2:43:14. The half marathon distance was added to the event in 2018, growing the total number of finishers to 4,254. Following a two-year pandemic hiatus in 2020 and 2021, the event returns for its tenth edition in 2022 with an epic new street course and over 20,000 runners.
The 2022 NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon will have $100,000 in prize money up for grabs for qualified finishers, with a $5,000 first prize in the men’s, women’s, and non-binary fields in both the marathon and half marathon. Race winners who live within the five boroughs of New York City will double their money with an additional $5,000 bonus.
Runners representing all 50 states, Puerto Rico and 37 countries around the world will traverse the streets of Brooklyn aided by the support of over 2,000 staff and volunteers. Eleven live musical acts and four designated cheer zones will motivate runners along the course, while 15 Poland Spring water stations and Nuun Hydration Zones will provide runners with the strength to push on. To keep runners safe, 13 medical aid stations will be spread out along the course from the start to the finish to provide care when and where runners require attention.
Starting April 18, runners, their family, and friends can download the 2022 NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon app from the Apple App Store and Google Play. The app contains all the info that runners and spectators need, from tracking runners on the streets of Brooklyn and checking out the best places to view the historic course, to traffic, transit, and parking ins and outs. Runners will be able to post their live tracking details and race selfies to their social media accounts. The exclusive app also includes complete details on the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon Expo Presented by adidas on April 21, 22, 23.
In 2022, NYCRUNS will produce approximately two dozen running events for as many as 100,000 athletes. These events include our flagship Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon, the Newport-Liberty Half Marathon – one of the largest half marathons in New Jersey, and the storied Empire State Building Run-Up. NYCRUNS races are accurately measured, electronically timed, and produced by a highly trained team of event and medical professionals. NYCRUNS strives to be a relentlessly positive part of runners’ lives; a meaningful partner to local businesses, local causes, and local runners; and a great employer to our staff. NYCRUNS was built with these values in mind, and they guide us moving forward. For more information on NYCRUNS and the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon and Half Marathon, visit www.nycruns.com and thebrooklynmarathon.com.