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Race Dates

2017: Sunday, November 19, 2017
2016: Sunday, November 20, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Multiple Loops
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 46°F (7°C)
Average High: 52°F (11°C)
Average Low: 40° F (4°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.99
Course Score: 97.99

Race Size

2016: 398 Finishers
2015: 404 Finishers
2014: 413 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 4.5%
2015: 8.7%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Brooklyn Marathon starts and ends on Center Drive in Prospect Park. The course exits Center Drive at West Drive makes nearly 3 complete circuits of the lower loop of the park, followed by six full loop before returning to Center Drive from East Drive and completing. The course is entirely in the rec lanes.


Marathon Rankings

The Brooklyn Marathon was the 165th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 162nd largest in 2015.

Last year 4.5% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Brooklyn Marathon the 401st highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 228th highest percentage in 2015.


Its Course Score of 97.99 ranks it as the 307th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 14th fastest course in New York.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Brooklyn Marathon a PR Score of 97.99. This PR Score ranks it as the 262nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 12th fastest in New York.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 162 feet (49m)
Min Elevation: 59 feet (17m)

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Recent Brooklyn Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2016 Brooklyn Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

If you didn't get into NYC Marathon but wanted to run a marathon, this is a great marathon. I was Achilles Guide at NYC Marathon so I wanted to run my own marathon two weeks after. Since I live near the Prospect Park it was easy for me to walk to the race and walk home. NYCRUNS does really great job of putting this race together and volunteers are wonderful.

Race Tips

It's three lower part of Prospect Park (2 mile loop) and six whole loop (3.4 mile loop). Both loop has net drop in elevation. If you can managed to run up the Battle Pass Hill (Zoo Hill) of about 0.5 mile, rest of the whole loop is easy mostly descending except some rolling hills after the Zoo Hill.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

You can park anywhere around the park since it's on Sunday. Also, there are lots of vacancy after NYC Marathon at hotels where many discounts to be had. Head over to the Park Slope neighbor or any neighborhood surrounding the park for foods from over 50 different countries.



Finish Time Equivalent

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