Friday Five 2.0 – Running the Brooklyn Half Marathon


It’s Friday so I’m linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup! Join in! Don’t forget to link back to your hostesses and visit some other bloggers.

My 31st and most recent half marathon was the Brooklyn Half Marathon so…

Here’s my topic today:

FIVE REASONS TO RUN THE POPULAR BROOKLYN HALF MARATHON

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1. VISITING NYC AND ITS SIGHTS

I don’t have to explain how awesome it is to visit NYC.  Brooklyn is just a subway ride away from Manhattan.  If you run this race and you’ve never been to NYC, schedule in a few extra days before or after the race to sightsee.

I love walking over the Brooklyn Bridge

2. ORGANIZATION

I’ve run several NYRR races and the organization is incredible.  Not a detail missed.  Lots of info before the race, organized packet pick up, bag check at the race, etc.

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3. PROSPECT PARK

It’s not a big as Central Park but it is big and beautiful. And if you enjoy hills, you’get them here too (but they’re not as bad.)

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4.  SWAG

A nice gender-specific tech shirt, great medal…

5. CONEY ISLAND.

This race ends at Coney Island.  There’s the boardwalk, food vendors, amusement park and the BEACH! What could be better? (except when it rains 😦 )

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**I also need to mention that entry to this race is a lottery and it sells out in minutes.

My complete recap is here.

Happy Running!  Ever run Brooklyn? Any other big race that you recommend everyone running?

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