This celebratory, free, three-day event will take place at Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park, on May 17-19, inviting runners, family, friends, and the public to experience the energy and diversity of Brooklyn. Students from PS234K will be participating in the NYRR Youth Boardwalk Run and will receive New Balance shoes through the 1 for You 1 for Youth* initiative. The 1 for You 1 for Youth initiative, a joint effort between New Balance and NYRR, donates a pair of shoes to NYRR youth running programs for every pair sold at the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the NB Run Hub.
The Pre-Party will serve as much more than the main hub for race material pickup, and will be filled with celebrations of hospitality, local food, and live musical performances. Various local food vendors and trucks will be on site, including Red Hook Lobster, Toum, and Hill Country BBQ, among others. Anheuser Busch will offer Michelob ULTRA in addition to other beverages. Live musical performances will take place each evening.
The Airbnb Brooklyn Half Pre-Party Presented by New Balance will feature official New Balance branded merchandise, including the Fresh Foam 1080 v7 Brooklyn running shoe, a signature borough singlet, cotton lifestyle apparel, and the latest technical gear from the spring 2017 footwear and apparel collection. Activities at the Airbnb Brooklyn Half Pre-Party Presented by New Balance will include an interactive graffiti wall and free local coffee by Toby’s Estate Coffee Roasters from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.