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NYRR Striders

What Is NYRR Striders?

New York Road Runners offers 40+ free, coach-led walking sessions every week in senior centers, community facilities, and neighborhood parks across all five boroughs of NYC. The NYRR Striders program is geared toward adults 50+ (younger adults are welcome to participate as well) and aims to improve attitudes toward exercise, to make running and walking more accessible, and to increase the presence of fitness walkers and older adults in NYRR five-borough events year-round.

Each session includes:

•  30-45 minutes of walking (indoor or outdoor)
•  Stretching and drills to develop strength, coordination, and flexibility
•  Active conversations on nutrition and best practices for healthy living    
•  An opportunity to gather with peers in a fun, social environment

NYRR Striders participate in events such as the NYRR Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5KRun as One Walk Presented by JPMorgan Chase, Global Running Day, the NYRR Youth Jamboree Presented by Tata Consultancy Services, and the Percy Sutton Harlem Walk

Walking 101 wellness education workshops are also available upon request. These fun one-hour interactive sessions, led by certified running coaches and fitness instructors, focus on critical areas of adults' health, nutrition, and independence.


How to Join

You can register on-site with an NYRR Coach at one of the walking sessions. Once you submit an enrollment form, you will be given an NYRR Striders program membership card. Each time you attend a Striders walk, you work toward earning great prizes, such as a short-sleeve Striders t-shirt and complimentary entry into NYRR races.  

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 212-548-7357.

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2017 Schedule (April–November)

NYRR Striders walks starts at different times in different locations. Check the below five-borough-wide schedule to see when and where you can find a Striders senior walk near you.

Jump to a borough:
Brooklyn | The Bronx | Manhattan | Queens | Staten Island

Week DaySession TimeSession LocationAddressZIP Code
Brooklyn
Monday1:30-2:30 p.m.NYCHA Willoughby Neighborhood Senior Center105 North Portland Avenue11205
Tuesday11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.NYCHA Tilden Houses Community Center630 Mother Gaston Boulevard at Livonia Avenue11212
Tuesday10:30-11:30 a.m.JASA at the H.E.S. Senior Center9502 Seaview Avenue11236
Tuesday11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Young Israel Senior Services of Midwood1694 Ocean Avenue11230
Tuesday1:30-2:30 p.m.Albany Neighborhood Senior Center196 Albany Avenue11213
Tuesday1:00-2:00 p.m.Park Slope Center for Successful Aging463a 7th Street11215
Wednesday10:00-11:00 a.m.Tompkins Park Senior Neighborhood Center550 Greene Avenue11216
Thursday10:00-11:00 a.m.Coney Island Seaside Innovative Senior Center3001 West 37th Street11224
Thursday10:00-11:00 a.m.RAICES Wyckoff Gardens Senior Center280 Wyckoff Street11217
Thursday11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.NYCHA Tilden Houses Community Center630 Mother Gaston Boulevard at Livonia Avenue11212
The Bronx
Monday11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Forever Young Senior Social Day Care80 Bruckner Boulevard10454
Tuesday10:00-11:00 a.m.PSS Highbridge Senior Services Center1181 Nelson Avenue, 2nd Floor10452
Tuesday10:00-11:00 a.m.NYCHA Castle Hill Senior Center625 Castle Hill Avenue10473
Wednesday10:00-11:00 a.m.RAIN Parkchester Senior Center1380 Metropolitan Avenue10462
Wednesday10:30-11:30 a.m.RAIN Boston Road Neighborhood Senior Center2424 Boston Road10467
Thursday10:30-11:30 a.m.NYCHA James Monroe Senior Center1776 Story Avenue10472
Thursday11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.NYCHA Soundview Senior Center1674 Seward Avenue10473
Manhattan
Monday10:00-11:00 a.m.Pelham Fritz Recreation Center at Marcus Garvey Park18 Mt. Morris Park West at West 123rd Street10027
Monday10:00-11:00 a.m.RAIN Inwood Senior Center84 Vermilyea Avenue10034
Tuesday10:00-11:00 a.m.Engineers' Gate at Central ParkFifth Avenue at East 90th Street10128
Tuesday10:45-11:45 a.m.Roosevelt Island Senior Center546 Main Street10044
Wednesday10:00-11:00 a.m.NYCHA Clinton Community Center120 East 110th Street10029
Wednesday10:00-11:00 a.m.Harlem Meer at Central Park110th Street and Seventh Avenue10037
Wednesday10:00-11:00 a.m.NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub320 West 57th Street10019
Wednesday2:00-3:00 p.m.SAGE Senior Services Center305 Seventh Avenue, 15th Floor10001
Thursday10:00-11:00 a.m.Engineers' Gate at Central ParkFifth Avenue at East 90th Street10128
Friday10:00-11:00 a.m.Morningside ParkWest 123rd Street and Morningside Avenue10128
Friday10:00-11:00 a.m.NYCHA Union Settlement Jefferson Senior Center2204 First Avenue (at 113th Street)10029
Queens
Monday10:00-11:00 p.m.Young Israel of Wavecrest and Bayswater2716 Healy Avenue, Far Rockaway11691
Monday10:00-11:00 p.m.HANAC Harmony JVL ISC (45N)27-40 Hoyt Avenue South, Astoria11102
Tuesday10:00-11:00 p.m.Rego Park Senior Center9329 Queens Boulevard, Rego Park11374
Wednesday9:30-10:30 a.m.Baisley Pond Park Comfort Station150th Street and 130th Avenue, Jamaica11436
Wednesday11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Raices Astoria Senior Center21-21 30th Drive, Astoria11102
Thursday1:00-2:00 p.m.Raices Corona Senior Center107-24 Corona Avenue, Corona11368
Wednesday10:00-11:00 a.m.West Brighton Neighborhood Senior Center230 Broadway10310
Thursday10:00-11:00 a.m.Anderson Neighborhood Senior Center120 Anderson Avenue10302
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