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On April 28, the 2024 NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon will take place on the scenic streets of North Brooklyn, along the waterfront, under three iconic bridges, through brownstone Brooklyn, and finishes in Prospect Park. 20,000 runners will participate in this year’s NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon.

For its third consecutive year, HAL Sports will be an integral part of the renowned event. In 2022, HAL Sports’ five-member team provided a “pitch in where needed” approach and thanks to a continued and growing relationship with NYCRUNS, HAL’s role has expanded each year. In 2024, HAL Sports will have a team of 14 assisting with race setup and overall course management.

“This all has developed from our philosophy of collaboration and executing at high levels to ensure participants have an exceptional experience,” says Chief HAL Officer, Lonnie Somers.

“The Team at NYCRUNS is once again looking forward to working alongside the dedicated and experienced crew from HAL Sports as we create a memorable day for thousands of runners in Brooklyn,” said NYCRUNS Founder and CEO, Steve Lastoe.


Co-owned by Lonnie and Michelle Somers, HAL Sports forges strong partnerships with its clients, demonstrating a deep commitment to the success of their events. Their dedicated team is with their partners at every stage, offering various expertise to oversee and advise on all aspects of an event. HAL Sports is there to support its partners every step of the way. HAL stands for Healthy Active Living. What is your HAL? Find out more on our website.


NYCRUNS is a Brooklyn-based runner-centric organization with a mission to create the very best running events throughout the New York City area. Beginning with the first event in 2011, hundreds of thousands of runners have participated in NYCRUNS races. In 2024, NYCRUNS will host over 75,000 runners across two dozen events, including the flagship NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon. 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 the New York City running community, a meaningful partner to local businesses and causes, and a great place to work. For more information, visit


First run in 2018 with a few thousand runners in Prospect Park and the surrounding streets, the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon has quickly become one of the nation’s most popular running events. After a two-year pandemic forced hiatus in 2020 and 2021, the event returned in 2022 with a new street course that takes runners on a picturesque tour of North and Downtown Brooklyn. The NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon now features over 20,000 runners making the 13.1-mile journey under three iconic bridges (Williamsburg, Manhattan, and Brooklyn), up historic Flatbush Avenue, through the boroughs famous brownstone neighborhoods, before finishing in Prospect Park. The NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon course is USATF certified and features a number of entertainment and cheer zones to support runners and their supporters. For more information, visit