On Saturday, nearly 27,000 runners from around the world will participate in the Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon. It is the largest half marathon in the country and we are proud to continue our partnership with the New York Road Runners.
In advance of the race, we took a closer look at how the Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon will positively impact Brooklyn’s vibrant neighborhoods and communities. In total, we expect nearly 12,000 total guests will stay with Airbnb hosts in Brooklyn over the half-marathon weekend (nights of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). One guest from Perth is completing her own marathon to a Brooklyn listing, travelling the farthest of any Airbnb guest — 11,658 miles — to get to Brooklyn.
Guests aren’t just staying in one area, they are exploring all corners of the borough.
|Park Slope||Over 1,000|
|Prospect Park South||Nearly 1,000|
As a result of the Half Marathon, we expect approximately $8 million in economic activity in Brooklyn this weekend. $6 million will go directly to hosts and the remaining $2 million will be spent by guests at shops, businesses, and restaurants in the local area where they’re staying over the weekend.
On top of our economic impact, the Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon is a tremendous opportunity to showcase the many great local businesses and attractions with our “Run into the Best of Brooklyn” campaign, featuring our new interactive guidebooks where hosts recommend their favorite spots to help their guests experience Brooklyn like a local.