It’s time to start thinking ahead to the cooler days of fall and get ready for a dash along the scenic Brooklyn waterfront with the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative’s half marathon and 5k event in October.
In a route that journeys along the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway from Red Hook to Greenpoint and back, participants in the half marathon (13.2 miles) may be distracted by skyline views, towering bridges and a dash through the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The 5k run and walk (3.1 miles) is equally scenic, with a route through Brooklyn Bridge Park.
The Brooklyn Greenway Half & 5K attracts runners from Brooklyn and beyond. Participants this year will be able to end the race with an awards ceremony and refreshments at the start and finish point of the race on Columbia Street between Kane and Degraw streets.
The event is produced by EliteFeates and hosted every year by the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the completion of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. The pedestrian and cycling path will eventually stretch 14 miles from Greenpoint to Bay Ridge — six miles of the Greenway have been completed, leaving eight to go.
The race will take place on Sunday, October 14. The 5K run and walk will kick off at 8:30 a.m. and the half marathon at 9:35 a.m. For more information or to register click here. Brownstoner is a media sponsor of this event.
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