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The Brooklyn Mile Returns to Williamsburg This Weekend

Runners will take over Kent Avenue on June 16. (The Brooklyn Mile)

June 12, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan

For the fourth year in a row, the Brooklyn Mile will be returning to Williamsburg.

The single mile race where runners speed down Kent Avenue will kick off on Sunday, June 16 at 9:30 a.m.

Runners will begin near S 10th Street and Kent Avenue and head north, finishing just outside of East River State Park between N 8th and N 9th Streets. Participants will be sent out onto the route in waves, with an invite-only Fast Movers Mile finishing up the race mile-long race before a set of relay races begin.

At the end of the route, inside East River State Park, post-race activities and an awards ceremony recognizing the top runners will take place.

The Brooklyn Mile is a non-profit road race benefitting the New York City chapter of Girls on the Run NYC, a nation-wide physical activity-based youth development program. All of the proceeds from Saturday’s event will go toward the variety of running programs offered to girls in grades 3 through 8.

Race registration fees are $40, or $10 for kids 11 years or younger, and interested participants can register online.

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