Tuesday, March 18, 2008

new date for brooklyn half marathon!!

it's official - bklyn half has been moved to may 3, and starts an hour later, at 9 am:

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to concerns in the Brooklyn community, the date of the 2008 NYRR Half-Marathon Grand Prix Presented by Continental Airlines: Brooklyn has been changed from Saturday, April 26, to Saturday, May 3, at 9:00 a.m.

read the entire nyrr announcement

now i'm definitely in! the previous date directly conflicted with the 30th anniversary of the sybil ludington 50k, in carmel, ny. sybil is also the second race in the ny ultrarunning grand prix series. now i can run both events.

there still may be additional news on the bklyn half - no course information has been posted. that lend fuel to the speculation of a course change - reversing the traditional direction from coney island to prospect park. either way, it's a great course, great event!


the final update - nyrr has posted course info - and it's still the same classic direction, coney island to prospect park.


Just_because_today said...

how hilly is this thing? and don't lie to me. Just 'cuz is a piece of cake to you, doesn't mean that it is to the rest of the normal population.
I might run it but I have to also leave room for Don's or he'll be mad.

emmy said...

hey RD! How much room do you have in your new car? Can you fit Myriam,don, anthony, rob and little 'ol me? we have have a nice big group running Brooklyn!!! As for the hills, I won't even go there, but will say it's mostly flat. Let Frank answer (and maybe they'll change the course?).
Yes, save some energy for Don's 10K. he would be heartbroken if you didn't go.

AnthonyP said...

Finally, an answer. See you at Sybil for sure.

rundangerously said...

emmy, there's a seat w/your name and don's name for sure! plus, one for rob. and we can squeeze anthony in as well. myriam, you're the first alternate!

now i just need to remind pat that she has to do the driving :D