New York, February 1, 2022 – The runner application for the 2022 RBC Brooklyn Half, historically the largest half marathon in the United States, will open on February 2 and will remain open through February 16. New this year, runners can apply at for the race’s non-guaranteed entry drawing, which will take place on February 23. The return of the highly anticipated race will be at full capacity this year with 27,000 runners expected on May 21.


Time qualifiers, NYRR Team for Kids runners, Virtual 6 program finishers and runners who were part of the 2020 race cancellation process can claim their guaranteed entries to the race during the application window.


The race takes runners on a 13.1-mile journey through the unique and diverse neighborhoods of Brooklyn, beginning at the Brooklyn Museum, passing the scenic Grand Army Plaza, and running through Prospect Park and along Ocean Parkway to the finish line on the famous Coney Island boardwalk. RBC will serve as the title sponsor of the event for the first time.