If you're into outdoor fitness, Brooklyn just got a little bit cooler. For the first time ever, the Rock 'n' Roll half-marathon is coming to Kings County. The race will take place October 10, beginning at Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Park, but the exact route is not finalized. So now you have new motivation to get fit in this warmer weather.
Though the marathon will be new to NYC, there are 31 Rock 'n' Roll half-marathon-to-marathon-length events each year, all known for the festive nature that actually make running fun. Since the road-race organization began 18 years ago in San Diego, it's grown to include races in European countries like Madrid and Portugal. So it's only fitting that such a half-marathon come to Brooklyn, as well. The race comes along with a whole weekend of free public events, including a Health and Fitness Expo on October 8th and 9th, and a free performance after the marathon at Prospect Park, which in past years in other cities have featured the likes of the Goo Goo Dolls and Counting Crows. Stay tuned for the list of entertainers as they have not yet been announced.
Registration opens March 16 for $55 and you can sign up now for a reminder on the Rock n' Roll site. You can't sign up on the day of the race, so be sure to get your name on the list before it's too late.