Run the Brooklyn Half - it's your patriotic duty. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
The time has finally arrived, friends. The long-awaited registration for the Brooklyn Half Marathon will open at 12:00 PM tomorrow, Monday, March 26.
NYRR has changed the course map to allow for up to 15,000 participants, which would nearly triple the 2011 field of 5,921 entrants. In previous years, runners would do two loops of Prospect Park in Park Slope. Unfortunately, this change of course means that it will be very expensive to participate -- non-members of NYRR will pay $70 in early registration fees.
Half marathons have become very popular in recent years as athletes and exercise enthusiasts increase their participation in official races that take scenic routes through busy cities. Last weekend's NYC Half was a huge success with over 15,000 participants.
Don't forget to sign up for the Brooklyn Half Marathon tomorrow at noon! We'd love to see you out there, enjoying a nice hot dog on Coney Island to celebrate another big achievement.