Sunday, June 4, 2023 • Brooklyn, NY • Course Map
Run through a piece of New York history during the Brooklyn Beach Run Half Marathon 10K & 5K, which takes off from Coney Island’s Steeplechase Pier.
You’ll have no trouble finding the starting line for this looped race, which begins and ends beneath the famous Parachute Jump. This 250-foot-tall parachute tower was originally built as an amusement ride for the 1939 New York World’s Fair.
The half marathon consists of 3 loops of 4.36 miles on the Coney Island Beach boardwalk, combining the flat and fast experience of a road race with ample sea breezes. Runners begin to the east, proceeding along the Riegelmann Boardwalk past Coney Island icons, including Luna Park amusement park and the New York Aquarium.
The first U-turn, after 1.5 miles on the course, takes runners back to the start/finish line. There, 5K participants finish their race. Half marathon runners continue west for another 1.5 miles along the boardwalk, taking a U-turn at the water table to embark on their next loop.
Ample water station support is offered during the race. Runners will pass by 12 opportunities to pick up water, electrolyte drinks, and sports gels. For those running with a full bladder, never fear. The course loops by the start/finish porta-potties, as well as numerous public restrooms.
Finishers are well rewarded for their efforts, enjoying Brooklyn’s best bagels as part of their post-race refreshments. Mid-race pictures and videos are taken at the completion of each loop and available at the end of the race.
Race Weather & Climate
Located on a peninsula in the southwestern section of Brooklyn, Coney Island in June is likely to be warm to hot, with a monthly average high temperature of 81º F and a low of 64º F.
See the Course Map.
- 8:00 AM for all races
- $70+ for the half marathon
- $50+ for the 10K
- $40+ for the 5K
To reserve your spot in the 2023 running of the Brooklyn Beach Run Half Marathon 10K & 5K, register online at Active.com.
Official Race Website
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