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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Sunday, November 19, 2017

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

2018: No Results
2017: 386 Finishers
2016: 398 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 6.7%
2016: 4.5%

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 160th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 163rd largest in 2016.

Last year 6.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 4.5% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Brooklyn Marathon the 301st highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 391st highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 97.99 ranks it as the 313th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 13th 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 11th fastest in New York.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

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


Recent Brooklyn Marathon Reviews

3 Stars from 2 Reviews
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review of 2017 Brooklyn Marathon.   

1 / 5 Stars


There were apparently issues with the time keeping for the 2017 race which was not disclosed until I pressed for the 10K and half-marathon splits (results that have previously been reported for the race).

The organizers did not disclose this issue to racers and were likely attempting to sweep it under the rug...very unprofessional. Organizers were unwilling to offer any consolation or discount despite this glaring failure on their end.

Race Tips

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

review of 2016 Brooklyn Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


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

If you ran the Brooklyn Marathon in 3:44:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

See how your race times would compare on other marathon courses using the Marathon Time Converter Tool.