The Warrior Race Overview

On June 4th, South Brooklyn Running Club is hosting the first ever Warriors Relay Race from Van Cortlandt Park to the Coney Island Brewery. The Warrior Relay is an alley cat road race inspired by Walter Hill’s 1979 film, The Warriors. You’ll trace the route that the Warriors took as they escaped the Bronx after being framed for killing Cyrus.

Organizer with any questions: Email Ben:

1. Start (Van Cortlandt Park Track): All of your runners should be at Van Cortlandt Park at 10am except for Runner #2, who will be allowed to skip check-in to make sure they are in place when Runner #1 finishes their leg.

Each runner MUST have:

  • A fully charged smartphone for posting photos and navigation

  • A Metro Card for going to and from checkpoints, and to access some of the checkpoints

  • An Instagram account to post your handoff

2. Handoff:  

Each checkpoint in the race is based on a location where the movie The Warriors was filmed and/or was supposed to take place. The following steps will need to be followed at each checkpoint:

1. Check in with the volunteer(s) stationed at the checkpoint

2. Switch the Suunto watch from runner to runner

3. Take a photograph that shows both team members (finishing and starting) along with identifying items contained in the screenshot on your course information card ( provided at check in)

4. Post your checkpoint photo on Instagram. Tag @SouthBrooklynRC and use the hashtags #SBRC

#WarriorsRelay #Warriorscomeouttorelayand your unique team hashtag (provided on your race leg reference cards

3. Getting to Your Leg:  Take the bus, subway, or get some extra miles in. No cars are allowed. Once you’ve run your leg of the race, hop on the train and go to the Coney Island Brewery.

Teams with less than 8 people are allowed. These teams will still be required to make an exchange at every checkpoint -- this means Runner 4 can not run legs 4 & 5 back-to-back. But your order isn't locked in to 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,4.

4. Winners: The first team to have their entire team make it to Coney Island Brewery and have all of their photos posted wins.

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