BROOKLYN MARATHON is BACK!


While the NYC running community anxiously awaits the NYC Marathon lottery to find out if Wednesday is their lucky day, another marathon is already open for registration.

The Brooklyn Marathon will be making its triumphant return to Prospect Park on November 18, proving that NYC can, in fact, be a two-marathon town!

The Brooklyn Marathon will now be able to accommodate 500 runners, double the capacity that was originally granted for last year’s proceedings.  But despite the increased capacity of runners at the race, the registration price is still an affordable $95—less than half the price of other area marathons.  There are no qualifying running times required to register for the Brooklyn Marathon or a wait period for runners to find out their application status, once they register and pay, they’re in.

The Press Release States:

Runners will complete six full laps of the park and three lower loops for a total of 26.2 miles on a USATF-certified and Boston Marathon-qualifying course.  And, once again, any runner that races but is unable to complete the NYC Marathon, which takes place two weeks prior, will receive automatic entry into the Brooklyn Marathon, regardless of if the race has already reached capacity.

Runners will complete six full laps of the park and three lower loops for a total of 26.2 miles on a USATF-certified and Boston Marathon-qualifying course.  The Brooklyn Marathon will now be able to accommodate 500 runners, double the capacity that was originally granted for last year’s proceedings.

But despite the increased capacity of runners at the race, the registration price is still an affordable $95—less than half the price of other area marathons.  There are no qualifying running times required of runners to register for the Brooklyn Marathon or a wait period to find out their application status, once they register and pay, they’re in.

“NYCRUNS set out to change the landscape of the NYC racing scene and, with the Brooklyn Marathon, I think we’ve done just that and we will continue to do so as we move forward,” said Steve Lastoe, Founder of NYCRUNS.  “Some didn’t think it could happen—at times even we didn’t think so— but we proved that is possible to put on a successful and affordable marathon within the bounds of the five boroughs that the community celebrates. This is a race that we can now grow comfortably to any size driven by the needs of the running community.”

On the morning of November 18 2012, the Brooklyn Marathon will begin promptly at 8 a.m. on Center Drive in Prospect Park.  For more information on the Brooklyn Marathon, please feel free to visit http://www.nycruns.com.


NYCRUNS was founded by Steve Lastoe in 2009 as a resource for runners, running clubs and race directors. It offers state of the art race timing, race registration, marketing, and race management services to events throughout the New York metropolitan area. In 2011, NYCRUNS launched its flagship event, the Brooklyn Marathon.  It has also created the New York City Ekiden, a relay race with Japanese roots; The Race At Roosevelt Island; and a myriad of well managed, affordable running events catering to the needs of the New York area running community. For more information on NYCRUNS, please visit http://www.nycruns.com.

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