BROOKLYN RUNS FAQs

 

WHAT IS THE BROOKLYN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE?

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Inc. is the largest and fastest-growing Chamber of Commerce in New York. It was named 2017 Chamber of the Year by The Business Council of New York State. The Chamber promotes economic development across the borough and serves as an advocate for its member businesses.

 

I’M INTERESTED IN REGISTERING FOR BROOKLYN RUNS – DO I HAVE TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE CHAMBER FIRST?

No, you do not have to be a Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce member to join the run. Brooklyn Chamber members will receive discounted pricing for each available tier. If interested in becoming a member, please see here.

 

ARE RUNNERS FROM OTHER CITIES WELCOME TO JOIN?

Yes, runners from other cities are welcome to participate in Brooklyn Runs.

 

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE TO SIGN UP FOR BROOKLYN RUNS?

You must be over the age of 18 to participate in Brooklyn Runs.

 

AM I FAST ENOUGH TO JOIN BROOKLYN RUNS?

We will have runners of all paces and happy to have you join us! Please note that the start of the race will begin at 5 p.m. and you will have a total of 90 minutes to complete the race.

 

IF IT RAINS WILL THE RACE BE CANCELLED?

The event will be held rain or shine. The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Inc. reserves the right to delay an event start for any reason, including weather. Typically, events will be delayed up to 30 minutes prior to start if there is lightning.

 

IF I DON’T WANT TO RUN THE RACE CAN I ATTEND THE RECEPTION?

Yes. You may purchase separate tickets for the reception only.

 

CAN I RUN WITH MY BABY IN THE STROLLER? CAN I RUN WITH PETS?

Unfortunately, we cannot allow strollers or pets of any kind for safety reasons.

 

CAN I BIKE THE COURSE?

No. The course is open to runners only. No bikes, roller blades, or skateboards are allowed.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF I'M LATE TO THE RACE? CAN I STILL RUN THE RACE AND GET TIMED?

You must be at the start of the race on time or your race timing will be skewed. You will have approximately 90 minutes to complete the race.

 

HOW DO I ACCESS MY RESULTS?

Results will be emailed as they become available and posted on ibrooklyn.com. Results will be finalized 72 hours after the end of the race, but you can expect an email from us notifying you that the results are posted.

WHAT IS THE PHOTO POLICY?

By registering for the Brooklyn Runs 5K Corporate Challenge, participants agree to the use of their photograph in broadcasts, newspapers, brochures, and other media without compensation.  Any photos made available by the Brooklyn Chamber are its property.

 

ARE THERE ANY OTHER RUNNING RULES I SHOULD BE AWARE OF?

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Inc. reserves the right to reject any entry and to disqualify and bar any individual from any event for any reason. This rejection/disqualification may be based on, but is not limited to: violation of any rule or instruction set forth by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Inc., the New York City Parks Department, any New York City agency, or any other governing body; unsportsmanlike conduct; non-payment of race fees; competing with an unofficial number; competing with an official number or BibTag assigned to another person; transferring or attempting to transfer an official number or BibTag to, or to obtain such number or BibTag from, another person; providing false information on the race entry form. Individuals disqualified from a race will be removed from the race results and may be barred from future events.

 

If runners have any special needs or accommodations, please contact us directly at brooklynruns@brooklynchamber.com

or call us at 718-875-1000

We're happy to help!