Brooklyn On The Run

April 10th, 2007

(Originally posted on The Brooklyn Record):

At 8 in the morning this coming Saturday, as many as 5000 runners—Brooklynites and otherwise—will gather on the boardwalk in Coney Island, braving the early morning chill off the water to run 13.1 miles through the borough of Kings. This is the Brooklyn Half Marathon, the third this year in the New York Road Runners Club’s Grand Prix series of half marathons throughout the five boroughs.
The race begins with a lap to the end of the boardwalk and back. From there, runners will head down Ocean Parkway, passing through Sheepshead Bay, Bensonhurt, Midwood and Borough Park on the way to Prospect Park. In the park they run the last 4 miles to the finish line.
As of last week, 4857 people had signed up for the race. If you think you can handle it, the Road Runners club is accepting registration until Wednesday at 5pm. If you know you can’t, come out and cheer on the runners. They need all the support they can get.
NYRR Half-Marathon Grand Prix: Brooklyn [New York Road Runners]
-clay williams
Photo by ultraclay!

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