They Run Brooklyn

May 17, 2014 by Cecil Harris

Brooklyn is home to many diverse running clubs and teams. Check out all the groups that rule Brooklyn below, and cheer for them today!

Black Girls Run: Determined to “Preserve the Sexy,” BGR’s NYC chapter often runs in Prospect Park and through the neighborhoods of Bedford-Stuyvesant and East New York.

Black Men Run: Called “very supportive and motivational” by member LeVar Kelly, BMR’s NYC chapter holds group runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays in Prospect Park.

Brooklyn Road Runners Club: BRRC meets mainly in Prospect Park and has group runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Brooklyn Tri Club: Prospect Park is BTC’s main turf, but the team has been known to run across the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queensboro bridges. “Brooklyn has a wonderful community of runners, cyclists, and triathletes,” says member Christine Frietchen.

Crossfit South Brooklyn: The majority of CSB’s runs are in Prospect Park and on the Red Hook track. They also like to train on the Grand Army Hill and the straightaways on Flatbush and Ocean avenues.

Crown Heights Running Club: Crown Heights is in the shadow of Prospect Park, but members of CHRC sometimes opt for runs across the Brooklyn, Pulaski, and Queensboro bridges.

North Brooklyn Runners: “Most of our runs start at the recycling bins at the McCarren Park track in Williamsburg,” says NBR director Mike Hill. “We also run in Prospect Park and on Saturdays, our beginners’ run starts at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge.”

Prospect Park Track Club: PPTC’s Saturday long runs leave Prospect Park to explore other parts of the city, according to team member Keith Williams. Speed workouts happen at Bartel-Pritchard Square, at the Red Hook tracks, or at the Park Slope Armory.

South Brooklyn Running Club: SBRC trains in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Carroll Park, Prospect Park, Red Hook, Williamsburg, and across the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. “My favorite part of running in Brooklyn is the people I’ve met,” says co-captain Ben Carter.

South Central Brooklyn Runners: SCBR does speed work and hill training in Prospect Park, a weekly run through Dumbo, and an occasional run along Ocean Avenue to simulate the Brooklyn Half. Running helps member Brian Enriquez “visit all the great places, restaurants, and sights that Brooklyn has to offer.”

Williamsburg Track Club: WBTC trains on the track at McCarren Park on Tuesday evenings and on the roads in Central Park on Thursday evenings.

For a complete list of area clubs, visit our site.

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