Like a lot of crazies out there, I’m on a quest to eventually run a half marathon in all 50 states. For some states, I’ve got some in mind, but had no idea of all the options in New York – and, lo and behold, Rock ‘n Roll read my mind and introduced the inaugural Rock ‘n Roll Brooklyn race this fall! HELLO.
My sister lives not far from the race, it’s a new state for me, gets me some heavy medal from RnR, AND it’s the weekend after my birthday. Sounds appropriate to me, right? Right.
And the more I read, the more excited I am to run this inaugural race and check out some of the areas around it (though I’ve been to NYC, I haven’t exactly played around in Brooklyn). The city sounds freaking cool! It is the most populous borough in New York, so that explains a lot, but it really does have a ton to offer.
· Run by the Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and finish in Prospect Park (which alone has a ton of stuff to do!). Brooklyn offers over 700 arts and cultural institutions for you to explore on race weekend!
· Brooklyn was originally its own separate city. It was not until the turn of the nineteenth century that Brooklyn merged with the City of New York. Who knew?!
· Nicknamed “Little Poland”, the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn (where the race expo will be held) has the second largest concentration of Polish immigrants outside of Chicago in the US!
· Post race food? How about a deep fried Twinkie? They were invented in Brooklyn! Count me in. I don’t run 13.1 miles for nothin’.
I’m pretty stoked to head here in October and check out this race… SO stoked, in fact, that my friends at RnR sent me a shirt (because you can never have enough) and a whole bunch more to hand out to you! (T-shirts for men and tanks for women, but you can have either!)
Excited? Me too.
Are you running RnR Brooklyn this year with me? Prices go up tomorrow (July 1) so register now at its cheapest!
I am part of Rock 'n Roll's Rock 'n Blog team this year, which includes three Rock 'n Roll race registrations. All opinions are my own, however, and my opinion is that I'm seriously stoked about this race. I cannot wait to tell you more!