Dear Alexi,

We’re excited to see you at the start of the 2018 Popular® Brooklyn Half. Given the weather forecast for Saturday, please read these important updates and reminders:

  • Dress for wet weather. We will collect all discarded clothing and shoe coverings at the start and will provide heat sheets to all finishers at Coney Island.
  • On race morning, please do not wait inside the subway stations near the start. This will create congestion for other runners arriving on trains behind you.
  • Please note that umbrellas are prohibited in the corrals and anywhere on the course. You will not be able to bring an umbrella through security screening or run with an umbrella. Review the list of prohibited items in our Rules of Competition.
  • Give yourself plenty of time to get to your wave start, allowing time to clear security checks and drop off your bag, if necessary.

Wave 1 Timeline

Checking a bag? Plan your travel to arrive at the start by 5:10 a.m. Not checking a bag? Arrive by 6:00 a.m. All runners must pass through metal detector screening. We ask for your cooperation to avoid any interruption to the day’s events.

  • Bag check opens 5:00 a.m.
  • Corrals open 6:00 a.m.
  • Bag check closes 6:10 a.m.
  • Corrals close 6:40 a.m.
  • Start 7:00 a.m.

Wave 2 Timeline

Checking a bag? Plan your travel to arrive at the start by 6:00 a.m. Not checking a bag? Arrive by 6:20 a.m. All runners must pass through metal detector screening. We ask for your cooperation to avoid any interruption to the day’s events.

  • Bag check opens 5:00 a.m.
  • Corrals open 6:00 a.m.
  • Bag check closes 7:00 a.m.
  • Corrals close 7:20 a.m.
  • Start 7:45 a.m.

Please stay tuned for weather updates on our website and social media.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday,

Your friends at New York Road Runners