The mile is an iconic distance. Unique in its ability to stoke the fire of the most competitive runner, but also in its wide appeal to people of all abilities and experience levels. On August 19, participants in Brooklyn’s only road mile will run along Kent Avenue through the heart of Williamsburg. The course itself is super-fast and exhilarating. Personal bests abound for experienced runners, and a unique opportunity for beginners and back-of-the-packers to experience a unique trip and perspective through Williamsburg’s main artery.
The Brooklyn Mile employs a wave start method. The waves and the associated start times are as follows:
9:30AM: Masters Women (40 and older)
9:50AM: Masters Men (40 and older)
10:10AM: Open Women
10:30AM: Open Men
10:50AM: Fast Movers Women’s Mile*
11:10AM: Fast Movers Men’s Mile*
11:30AM: The Friends and Family “People’s Mile!”
11:50AM: Women’s 4 x 1/4 Mile Road Relay
12:10PM: Men’s 4 x 1/4 Mile Road Relay
*Entrance into the Fast Movers Mile is granted by invite only. All those interested are to submit a seed time with registration for a mile time (or metric equivalent) that has been run within the current calendar year. Cutoff times are not pre-determined and evolve as the field takes shape.
** The Brooklyn Mile after-party is scheduled to be held at Biba NYC in East River State Park. Entrance is by paid entry only. This event is open to the public. Tickets are available for purchase on the Brooklyn Mile’s registration page.