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.
The Brooklyn Marathon was the 164th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 161st 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 395th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 226th highest percentage in 2015.
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 263rd 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.