How To Register

Registering is easy! You may register for any Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event in two ways.

  1. Register Online
  2. Request an entry form by mail. Please contact us and we will be happy to mail a form to you. All registrations submitted by paper entry form will be charged a $15 Green Fee for processing. We do not accept phone entries.

Please enter only once. If you fax or register online, do not mail a hard copy. Do not send multiple faxes or online entries.

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Don’t know if you are registered for the 2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon? Click here to confirm.

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Personalize Your Bib

You can submit 12 characters (including spaces) to be printed on your bib number when you register online before the event deadline. Simply type your message into the Personalize your Bib field during registration. Beware of using symbols as not all symbols will print correctly on bib numbers.


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Corral Changes

The start line corral system allows for a smooth race start for participants of varying levels. Based on the estimated finish time that you provide on your race entry form, you are assigned a race number and corresponding corral, with other participants of similar running pace.

Before the event deadline: If you would like to change your corral/predicted finish time for your race, simply email this request along with your first name, last name, the mailing address that you registered with, and your new predicted finish time to Customer Service.

After the event deadline: If your training has gone better than expected, and you would like to move up to a faster corral, pick up your race number at the Health & Fitness Expo and then proceed to the “Corral Change” table to be re-assigned to the appropriate corral. To move back to a slower corral, simply start in that corral on race morning. No official corral change is necessary.

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Registration Refund Program provided by Transamerica

Great News!!! With Registration Refund you can request a 100% registration fee refund if you are unable to participate due to a specific covered reason. If you choose the Registration Refund option at time of registration, you could receive a registration fee refund if you are unable to participate due to any of the following reasons.

Bad things like:
Injury, unforeseen Illness, family member injury or illness, family member loss of life, involuntary job loss, unexpected covered travel delays.

Good things like:
Pregnancy, childbirth, family member pregnancy or childbirth.

Other reasons including:
Active duty military deployment, permanent job relocation.

Note: A Qualified Medical Practitioner must certify Illness, Injury or pregnancy refund requests.

Click here to learn more and review the program’s FAQ’s.
Click here to download a copy of the terms and conditions and the refund request form.

**Purchase of registration refund MUST be done at the time of your original registration, no exceptions.

If a registration refund is not purchased at the time of registration, entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE. Sorry, no exceptions. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. You also may not transfer your application to the following year or another Competitor Group event.

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Race Rules

  • Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.
  • Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, you may not give or sell your race number to anyone else, and you may not transfer your entry fee to future races.
  • If you attempt to sell your race number, you may be banned from future Competitor Group events for three years.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the Marathon and 12 years old to participate in the Half Marathon or 2-Person Half Marathon Relay. You must be 10 years old to participate in the 10K. You must be 8 years old to participate in the 5K.
  • You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge of a Marathon or Half Marathon.
  • You must show photo ID to receive your race number and timing chip.
  • You must pick up your own race packet and race number at the Health & Fitness Expo.
  • Race numbers are required to participate.
  • No coaches, handcycles, bikes, in-line skates, skateboards, baby joggers or dogs will be allowed on the course. For more information about handcycles, click here.
  • Overall winners will not qualify for their age group category awards.

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Parking & Transportation

  • Download the 2015 Parking & Transportation Guide
  • 2015 Parking Information
    • With ParkWhiz you can find and book a guaranteed parking spot whether you need it for race day, or the entire weekend. ParkWhiz has over 750 New York City parking locations to choose from. Download the app and save!
    • Please click here to view parking around the course.
  • 2015 Transportation Information
    • Getting to the Start Line via Subway
      • The subway is the easiest and most convenient way to make your way to the start line race morning. Trains run approximately every 5-15 minutes. However, please prepare for crowds on the early morning lines. To view a full map vist;
        • Brooklyn Bound 2 & 3 Train– Exit Grand Army Plaza or Brooklyn Museum
          • 2 line runs 24/7
          • 3 line starts running to Brooklyn in the morning- first stop at Grand Army Plaza at 6:05am
        • Brooklyn Bound 4 Train– Express Service Race Morning
          • Last Train stops at Grand Army Plaza at 6:03am
        • Q Train: Exit 7th Ave OR Prospect Park Station
          • Short 5 minute walk to the corrals.
    • Getting to the Finish Line via Subway
      • Friends and family will need to walk a short distance inside the park to the Nethermead to watch participants finish and enjoy the finish line festival.
      • Recommended Lines:
        • Q & S Trains: Exit Prospect Park to access to the East Side of the Park (15-20 minute walk to the Nethermead)
        • F & G Trains: Exit 15th Street (5-10 minute walk to the Nethermead)
    • Getting back from the Finish Line via Subway
      • A quick walk from the Nethermead Finish Line Festival, participants and spectators can use the following lines from the 15th Street Prospect Park Station to get back to Brooklyn Hotels/Manhattan.
        • Manhattan Bound Trains from 15th Street Prospect Park Station – F Train or G Train

          • Transfer at Hoyt Schermerhorn to either the A or C train towards Manhattan
        • Prospect Park East Side Trains
          • Take a 15-20 minute walk across the park to hop on these lines towards Manhattan
        • From Prospect Park Station – Q Train

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Road Closures

View the race day road closures here.

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Baggage/Gear Check

Before you enter your assigned corral, drop-off your pre-race/post-race clothing and belongings at the Gear Check. While you run, your gear will be held at Gear Check.

Each participant will receive a large, durable gear bag at the Health & Fitness Expo when you pick up your packet that will serve as your gear bag on race day. Gear Check trucks will be arranged alphabetically and by truck number near the Start Line. Attach your gear tag to your gear bag before you leave it with the Gear Check crew. After the race, reclaim your checked bag at the designated Gear Check area.

Please note: DO NOT leave valuables, cash or jewelry in your gear bag. The event is not responsible for any lost items. Gear bags must be claimed before close of the Finish Line Festival on race day.

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Wave Start

In an effort to provide every one of our participants with as comfortable a run as possible, the Wave Start will be incorporated in most Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events.

Participants are assigned to an appropriate corral based on the projected finishing time submitted on their entry form. Typically, there are multiple waves assigned to several of the finishing times. All spectators should be aware of this when organizing their viewing schedule for the day.

  • When the gun fires, the first corral will be released. The rest of the participants will be held at the start line.
  • At pre-determined intervals the next corral will be released.
  • By using this staggered starting method, the pack will be spread out and allow every runner to settle into their racing rhythm from the first step right to the finish line.

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Time Limits

To ensure that roads reopen to vehicular traffic at the scheduled times, the course time limits will be STRICTLY ENFORCED. Participants must maintain a pace faster than the course time limits in order to complete the race on closed city streets. A cut-off location will be enforced on the course; runners or walkers who do not reach the cut-off location by this time will be stopped and shuttled to the finish line area. Please note – this is timing tag time, not gun time. Course time limits begin when the last participant and Tail Vehicle cross the start line.

If a participant’s pace falls below the course time limit, they have a few options:

  • Increase their pace to stay within the event minimum pace;
  • Board a “sag wagon” shuttle to move forward on the course, where they may continue to participate in the event, maintaining the minimum pace required; or
  • If the participant cannot continue, they may board a sag wagon to be dropped off at the next shuttle location, at a nearby medical station. The participant will be seen by a Medical Team captain to be cleared for the medical shuttle to transport the participant to the finish line.

View event specific time limits

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Information Booths and Lost & Found

Information Booths will be positioned at the start and finish to assist you with any race day questions and help you find your way. The Information Booths will also serve as the race day Lost & Found. Any valuables found at the start or finish should be turned in to the Information Booth. Items from the start will be transported to the finish.

Any valuable items NOT claimed at the finish by 3 pm will be trucked back to our San Diego office. To claim a lost item after the event, please contact Competitor Group at 800-311-1255.

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Click here for medical information.

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Course Support

Click here to view the locations of water and medical stations on course.

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Race Timing

State of the art ChronoTrack systems will be used to record participants’ times at the start, at certain splits along the courses and at the finish. The ChronoTrack system uses a disposable tag, called a D Tag, which allows you to walk away from the finish without the need to have your tag collected.

The ChronoTrack timing tag (D Tag) will be attached to your race bib. The D Tag will be labeled with a number that matches your race number. When you pick up your bib, please make sure these numbers match, and also verify that YOUR name is printed on the bib you are issued*. Proceed to the Solutions Table if any of the information is incorrect.

Prior to the race, you must remove the tag from your number and attach it to your shoe. Please follow the instructions provided in your registration packet.

PLEASE NOTE: All participants in this race must wear the ChronoTrack timing tag on your shoe in order to have their times recorded. ChampionChip timing equipment will NOT be used at this race; ChampionChip timing chips will NOT record your time.

*If you register for the race before online registration closes, your ChronoTrack timing tag should have your name printed on it.

Visit for more information.

Printable ChronoTrack systems instructions

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Saving the lives of blood cancer patients ROCKS!
 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training (TNT) will get you primed for the Brooklyn Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon.

You’ll train for the half marathon with one goal in mind: to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Since the start of TNT more than 600,000 participants have helped The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society invest more than $1 billion for blood cancer research that’s saving lives as you read this. The funds raised have helped to advance targeted therapies that zero in on cancer cells and kill them, as well as immunotherapies that continue to evolve every day into better and more effective treatments.

Train with TNT for Brooklyn
Our coaches will be with you every step of the way, whether you’re a first-time marathoner or an experienced athlete training for a personal best. Run or walk with TNT and save lives not someday, but today.

Please click here for more information on how to register with TNT for this year’s Brooklyn Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon!

When you join TNT this is what you can do for patients:

  • Help save lives by fundraising while you train.
  • Help improve the lives of patients and their families.
  • Get us all closer to a world without blood cancers.

This is what TNT can do for you:

  • Lead weekly workouts with world-class coaches.
  • Expand your social circle and be part of a community and team.
  • Prepare you to cross the finish line at the Brooklyn Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon.

Or, be an everydayhero for LLS
Already running Brooklyn? Feel like you’ve got this on your own, or already have your own running buddies? Committing to a training team or fundraising minimum too overwhelming this time around? We’ve teamed up with everydayhero so you can still make every step count for LLS.

It’s simple. When you register, you’ll be asked if you want to fundraise for us. Say YES! Create your page and set a goal. Then do your thing.

Already registered?


Here’s what you’ll get:

  • A beautifully fully mobile fundraising page that you can update on the move
  • The ability to post image, video and status updates straight to your activity feed
  • Facebook, Twitter and MapMyFitness integration so you can easily post your training and share your page
  • The option to write ‘thank you’ messages to your wonderful donors on your fundraising page
  • Team fundraising functionality so you can fundraise with friends
  • 12 weeks of fundraising coaching
  • Custom Heart of Rock finisher’s medal for heroes who raise >$250
  • Custom Heart of Rock singlet for fundraisers who raise >$500
  • Ongoing fundraising incentives and promotions

This is your call to greatness. Be an everydayhero for LLS. Because if you run that’s great. If you run ‘n’ raise, you ROCK!

Click here to learn more about how you can turn your run into a fundraiser for your favorite cause.

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Secure Zone

Once you cross the finish line, you’ll enter the Secure Zone, a fenced off area designated for participants only. In the Secure Zone, have your photo taken, refuel with water and refreshments and receive your finisher’s medal. Once you leave the Secure Zone, you cannot re-enter. Just outside of the Secure Zone, you can retrieve your gear bag and join family and friends for the Finish Line Festival. 

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Family Reunion

After the race, reunite with family and friends in the Family Reunion area and relish in your post race accomplishment with refreshments and live music at the finish line stage. With a large number of participants and thousands of excited spectators, it can be difficult to locate friends and family without a plan. It is highly recommended that you designate a meet-up location for friends and family BEFORE the race in the Family Reunion area. The Family Reunion area will post tall, clearly-marked signs by COLOR (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple), so be sure to coordinate and plan to meet at a predetermined color.

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Age Group Awards

Age group awards will be presented 3-deep in all divisions, for both the marathon (where applicable) and half marathon, for male and female categories. Top 3 overall male and females are excluded from the age-group awards and can only receive one prize. Awards will be mailed within 4 to 6 weeks of results being finalized. In accordance with USATF Rules, overall and cash awards will be determined by gun time while age group awards will be determined by your ChronoTrack time.

  • 12 – 14 (1/2 Marathon only)
  • 15 – 17 (1/2 Marathon only)
  • 18 – 24
  • 25 – 29
  • 30 – 34
  • 35 – 39
  • 40 – 44
  • 45 – 49
  • 50 – 54
  • 55 – 59
  • 60 – 64
  • 65 – 69
  • 70 – 74
  • 75 – 79
  • 80+

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