Along the Route is our ongoing series documenting the shops, bars, restaurants, venues, parks, and places we think you should know along the route of upcoming races. The first installment of ATR is for the 2022 RBC Brooklyn Half.
Brooklyn Running Co.
Running specialty stores are important fixtures of the community. They help inspire new generations of runners and keep existing ones on their feet. They're a place to touch and feel products, learn about up and coming brands, and discuss the mechanical nuances of shoes with knowledgable associates.
Brooklyn Running Company, which has locations in Park Slope and Billyburg, is a sanctuary for beginner runners and a trusty resource for seasoned ones. Upon entering you'll be greeted by someone from their super friendly staff who'll point you in the right direction for whatever it is you're after, whether that's a pair of joggers, super shoes, or recovery paraphernalia. They also have a treadmill on site so you can give any shoe a go before committing.
BRC carries products from independent local brands like Never Not Bootleggin' and issues of the highly coveted Long Distance. They also have a grocery store's worth of fuel products at the front counter if you're ever in a pinch before a race. Join their rewards program and never look back. You'll be a billionaire in no time.
Ever hear of a little race called The Brooklyn Mile? It's essentially a party that happens to have a very fast race before it. We're big fans. It's on August 7th this year and rumor has it it'll be bigger and better than ever.
480 Bergen St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
222 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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