11 oct 2014

Brooklyn 10K: Event Details

Event at a Glance

Saturday, October 12, 2013


Start Line: Prospect Park | E. Lake Drive near Lincoln Road Playground  [ map ]

Finish Line: The Nethermead in Prospect Park [ map ]

Start Line

  • Start time: 7:30am Race Start
  • Location: Prospect Park
  • Getting to the Start – Public transportation is recommended.  The best subway stops are the Q line at Parkside Ave or Prospect Park.
  • Corrals
  • Wave Start
  • Gear Check  Gear check will be located in The Nethermead.  Because this is the location for the Start and Finish Lines, Gear Check will remain in the same location for the duration of race day.
  • Clothing Pickup: All discarded clothing will be donated to local homeless shelters.

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Participants will both start and finish in Prospect Park. The 10k course will highlight many of Prospect Park’s gorgeous scenery, including the colorful fall foliage that lines the course.  This festive course will be perfect for those training for a half or full marathon, or runners looking to accomplish a 10k in perfect fall running weather.

Finish Line

  • Location – Prospect Park [ map ]
  • Getting to the Finish– Public transportation is recommended.  The best subway stops are the Q line at Parkside Ave or Prospect Par.
  • Secure Zone
  • Finish Line Festival - After the race, reunite with family and friends, and relish in your post race accomplishment with refreshments, and a Post Race Concert.  Each participant will be treated to one complimentary Michelob Ultra Beer
  • Information Booth | Lost & Found

Transportation, Directions & Parking

There will be no parking available at the start and finish lines.  Public transportation via the Q line is recommended*.  The two stops that are most convenient to the race site are Prospect Park and Parkside Ave.  To form your race weekend transportation plan and to view complete information on  public transportation, runner drop off recommendations and parking lots around Prospect Park please view:

 * Be sure to check www.mta.info  and click on “Planned Service Changes” for any planned service disruptions to these subway stops in your area. You can also utilize the TripPlanner tool on the top right hand side for a customized transportation plan.  For scheduling information please visit, http://www.mta.info/schedules/.

Event Guidelines

How to Register

Registering is easy! You may register for any Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon 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.

Race Changes

**Race changes are only allowed up to 8 weeks prior to race day. Please visit our Event Timelines page for event specific deadlines – New York information coming soon.

Making 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, please email Customer Service and provide your request along with your first name, last name and the mailing address that you registered with.
  • 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 Packet Pick-Up 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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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 10 years old to participate in the 10k.
  • You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge of a 10k.
  • 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 Packet Pick-Up.
  • Race numbers are required to participate.
  • No coaches, bikes, in-line skates, skateboards, baby joggers or dogs will be allowed on the course.


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 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event.

If you registered and are unable to participate in the race, we will be happy to mail your participant T-shirt to you. Please fill out and submit the Cancellation/T-shirt Request Form. T-shirt Request Forms will be accepted up to 30 days after the event.  Participant T-shirts will be mailed approximately 4-6 weeks after the event.

Course 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

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.

Medical Information

The Medical Team is a dedicated group of multidisciplinary medical professionals, available to help assess your race day medical needs and administer acute first aid when necessary.

Numerous medical stations will be located at the Finish as well as at the start and along the course. Look for large RED and WHITE tents and for our medical volunteers dressed in RED shirts for complimentary help before, during and after the race.

View more important Medical Information.

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. 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
  • 15  – 17
  • 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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Prize Purse

For more information about the Elite Athlete Program and applicable prize purses, please visit our Elite Athlete Program page.

Chronotrack Timing System

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 chronotrack.com for more information.

Printable ChronoTrack systems instructions

Participant Perks

  • Scenic course highlighting Brooklyn’s picturesque Prospect Park
  • Live, DJ’s and New York area bands along the course
  • Brooks Participant Shirt
  • Official Finisher Certificates
  • Finishers Medal
  • Swag Bag
  • Plentiful Course Support
  • Free Admission to the Finish Line Festival and Post Race Concert (where applicable)

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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.

This system is subject to change.

Gear Check

  • Gear check will be located in The Neathermead of Prospect Park.  Because this is the location for the Start and Finish Lines, Gear Check will remain at the same location for the duration of race day.
  • Please arrive at least one hour before the race to check your gear bag at the appropriate truck. 
  • 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 by dedicated volunteers and event staff.
  • Each participant will receive a large, durable swag bag at Packet Pick-Up when you pick up your race day materials that will serve as your gear bag on race day. Gear Check trucks will be arranged alphabetically and by truck number near the Start and Finish Lines in The Neathermead of Prospect Park. 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 same location you dropped your gear bag off at before the race.
  • 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.


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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Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Race Day

10k Start Time: 7:30 am
Event Details | Course Information
Map | Exhibitor Info | Spectator Info

Thursday, October 10 in Manhattan

Packet Pickup

Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
Time: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday, October 11 in Brooklyn

Packet Pickup

Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park
Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm