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Brooklyn Half Marathon sold out in 2 hours with 27,500 runners

Registration still possible via fundraising for the New York Road Runners Team for Kids.

The Brooklyn Half Marathon registration closed in a

The Brooklyn Half Marathon registration closed in a little more than two hours.

Registration for the Brooklyn Half Marathon, which typically draws more than 27,000 people, opened at noon on Wednesday and reached capacity just two hours and 17 minutes later, according to the New York Road Runners. 

In recent years, the popular NYRR event has sold out within an hour — 52 minutes in 2016 and 26 minutes in 2017, according to Runner's World. 

This year, roughly 27,500 people signed up, NYRR stated in a tweet.

There's still a chance you can participate if you missed the registration window — you can also secure a spot by registering to run with the NYRR Team for Kids, which raises money so children can participate in running events nationwide, but this requires participants to fundraise at least $500 by April 25.

The race, which is held on May 19, starts near the Brooklyn Museum, goes past the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and around Grand Army Plaza before entering Prospect Park. Then, after a loop around the park, runners head onto Ocean Parkway toward Coney Island for the finish line at the boardwalk, according to the race’s website.

Runners took to Twitter on Wednesday to express their trepidation about the registration process.

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