-) 2018 NYRR Al Gordon Brooklyn 4 Mile Run:
Celebrate health and longevity at this four-mile race in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Namesake Al Gordon exemplified New York Road Runners' motto, Run for Life. A standout track runner in college, Gordon had an 80-year career in finance and was an NYRR board member and benefactor. He started running marathons in his 80s and exercised regularly until the end of his life in 2009—at age 107. Lace up in Gordon's honor!
-) The course takes runners over slightly more than one loop of Prospect Park.
Mile 1: Start in the middle of the park on Center Drive and head east. Turn left on the park’s main loop drive and head north, ascending Brooklyn Hill.
Mile 2: Follow the road to the left (west) over flat and gently rolling terrain.
Mile 3: Continue west, then south down a long, gentle hill. Prospect Park Lake will be on your left, and the terrain is flat and to gently rolling.
Mile 4: With the lake still on your left, head west, then curve north. Turn left onto Center Drive to finish at your starting point.
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