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The Less Popular Brooklyn Half Marathon

When: May 1, 2021
Where: Brooklyn, NY
Race type(s): 13.1M

We know there are a lot of other more “Popular” Half Marathons out there, but if you didn’t get into one of those then check out The LESS Popular Brooklyn Half Marathon.  A half marathon for the rest of us! Set your next PR  along the pristine Hudson river just under the Verrazano Bridge in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.  It might not be the most popular half marathon, but at least we can guarantee your entry 😉 

Join us in celebrating the LESS Popular Brooklyn Half Marathon.  This race is full of Brooklyn Cheer starting out by the famous Brooklyn 69th Street Pier! A flat, fast, and scenic run with 13.1 bragging rights!

Event details and schedule

The 2019 Less Popular Half Marathon Race Details: 

Bib Pickup:

The race will be starting promptly at 9:30am.  Bib pickup will be held on race morning right at the starting line on the American Veterans Memorial Pier from 7:30am-9:00am.  Please do not wait until the last minute so that we can be sure we start the race on time.  Come early, get your race day materials and have plenty of time for your pre-race warm ups and routines.  

Baggage Check will be available at the Start/Finish Line.

Transportation and Parking:

The race start/finish as well as registration will all be held at the American Veterans Memorial Pier located at 6901 Shore Road.  There will be on-street parking on Shore Road and its adjoining streets.  You can also take the R Train to the Bay Ridge Ave station located at Bay Ridge Ave and 4th Ave and walk west — toward 3rd Ave — until you reach the water.  It’s about a 0.6 mile walk to the pier.  Please leave yourself plenty of time to arrive!  The R train does not run from White Hall to Court Street anymore so plan accordingly.  


The route will be a multiple loop out-and-back course along the Shore Road Promenade.  This spectator friendly course will start running south along the promenade for about 3.25 miles before turning back to the starting line.  You will complete two loops.  The finish line will be back at the American Veterans Memorial Pier where you can collect your FINISHER MEDALS and bask in your accomplishments – It is impossible to get lost.  The course support will remain open for 3 hours and the finish line will remain up for 3.5 hours.     


After you all kick butt in the half marathon and collect your FINISHER MEDALS we will provide bagels, chips, cookies and water at the finish line, but for those looking to CELEBRATE their new PRs please join us at The Brooklyn Firefly, located at 7003 3rd Ave, where we can all enjoy a job well done.  Come for the race, but stay for the FUN.    

Thanks for choosing Trimara Sports and we look forward to racing with you at the LESS Popular Brooklyn Half Marathon. 

The Race Guys