New 5 Mile Distance Announced

New 5 Mile Distance Announced at the Synchrony Financial Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn – Registration Now Open

New 5 Mile Distance Announced Synchrony Financial Rock 'n' Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon October
New 5 Mile Distance Announced at the Synchrony Financial Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon Event

A New Run Added To Rock Brooklyn on October 14, 2017

Brooklyn, NY – July 7, 2017 – The Synchrony Financial Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon event is adding a new 5 mile distance on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The race will take place the same date and follow the same start and same finish locations as the half marathon, just with a shorter distance to encourage more runners to get involved.

Event registration is now open and is specially priced at $49.99 for a limited time. The new 5 mile distance will be capped at 1,500 entrants.

The new 5 mile route begins in front of the Brooklyn Museum and winds through the tree-lined streets of Eastern Parkway, Washington Avenue and then enters Prospect Park from Flatbush Ave. The race finishes at the Nethermead in central Prospect Park, one of New York City’s most charming green spaces.

The bite-sized race is all new way to rock Brooklyn and explore quintessential neighborhoods and iconic sites with live bands and cheering crowds. In true Rock ‘n’ Roll fashion, live entertainment will be stationed throughout the race with a headline concert at the finish line.

“We’re very excited to bring a new distance to Brooklyn this year,” said Alex Bennett, Vice President of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. “Our current Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon takes runners through the iconic streets of the city’s most popular borough and we’re looking forward to an even better race this year with two distances to choose from.”

For more information, join the official Facebook event or follow the hashtag #RnRBrooklyn.

2017 inaugural Synchrony Financial Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn 5 Miler finisher medal

About Synchrony Financial Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn

The Synchrony Financial Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn race will welcome more than 17,500 participants to Brooklyn on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The race returns for its third year and features live entertainment along the course, with a beer garden and concert at the finish line.

A two-day Health & Fitness Expo kicks off event weekend on Thursday, October 12 and Friday, October 13. The free expo is open to the public and will feature the latest in running apparel and nutrition products. Saturday’s 5 mile race features a scenic course, which starts in front of the Brooklyn Art Museum and finishes at Prospect Park, while traveling past many of the borough’s famous landmarks and tree lines boulevards. Event weekend concludes with a finish line celebration and Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series. For more information about Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn, watch this video, join the official Facebook event and follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter and Instagram.