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Annual Calendar of Marathons & Other Running Races in Brooklyn New York



Of course, the ING New York City Marathon runs through Brooklyn. But what other races are there in the borough?

As of 2011, Brooklyn has it's own marathon: the Brooklyn Marathon, sponsored by an online organization, NYRuns. As it turns out, Brooklyn also has many different running clubs, each of which organizes its own events and races. In addition, there are some general races that people might wish to join.

Check local running clubs (see below) or the New York Road Runners for information about clubs, training, and race schedules in your neighborhood.

Partial Listing of Races in Brooklyn

The following lists just a few of the annual races held in Brooklyn.


  • Cherry Tree 10M and 3 Person Relay in Prospect Park


  • Good Shepherd Sports 5K Run in Marine Park


  • Brooklyn Half Marathon
  • Al Goldstein Summer Speed Series in Prospect Park


  • Al Goldstein Summer Speed Series 5K in Prospect Park
  • Eugene McCarthy 5K, Marine Park Fort Hamilton 5K
  • Kenny Dolan 5K, Prospect Park
  • Brooklyn Pride 10K Fun Run, Prospect Park


  • Al Goldstein Summer Speed Series 5K, in Prospect Park


  • Al Goldstein Summer Speed Series 5K, in Prospect Park


  • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure


  • Liz Padilla Memorial 5K,
  • Prospect Park Restoration Plaza 10K, Bed-Stuy
  • Get to the Point 5K, Greenpoint
  • Run for the Wild 5K, Coney Island
  • Rock 'N Roll 10K, Prospect Park
  • Race Against Violence 5K, Bay Ridge


* A sobering note: 6 Things the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings Mean for Brooklyn.


  • The Ten Dollar 10K: Shore Road Park
  • Jingle Bell Jog 4k, Prospect Park

For More Information about Races in Brooklyn

The best sources of information about running races in Brooklyn are New York Road Runners, and NYCRUNS.
  • New York Road Runners Official Website: http://www.nyrr.org
  • Race website: http://www.nyrr.org/races/index.asp

  • NYCRUNS Official Website: http://www.nycruns.com/

  • Local Running Clubs:For information about local running clubs, contact teammailing@nyrr.org or check the website of New York Road Runners.

Sampling of Local Running Clubs in Brooklyn

  • North Brooklyn Runners (NBR)
  • Bay Ridge RR (BAYR)
  • Brooklyn Running Meetup Group (BRMG)
  • Dukes of Flatbush (DOFB)
  • South Brooklyn Running Club (SBRC)
  • Sunset Park RR (SUNS)

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