Monday, April 20, 2009

Brooklyn Half Marathon Course Announced

After months of sketchiness surrounding the date, time and location for this years race, the route for the NYRR Brooklyn Half Marathon (May 30th, 7:30am) has finally been announced today! But, of course the NYRR couldn't just give us a simple map or directions, but rather needed to throw another puzzle into the mix by posting the following directions for the route:
Start: On Wellhouse Drive in Prospect Park. Course: Two full loops of Prospect Park, exiting West Drive onto Prospect Park Southwest to Park Circle; Ft Hamilton Parkway to North Bound Lane of Ocean Parkway travelling south onto Surf Avenue ( East Bound Lane); left turn onto West 2nd entrance ramp onto boardwalk (near handball courts); turn right (west) on boardwalk. Finish: On boardwalk behind Keyspan Field.
So, really, the only thing that messed me up what the "start at Wellhouse Drive" part which is in the middle of the freakin' park, so how do you accurately make two loops of the park after that, only the exit to Park Circle?! I'm still a bit fuzzy on the details, but I DID make this map of what I believe the course will look like (give or take). Enjoy, and I hope I see you there!

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