Running Classes

Group workouts can help you run farther and faster—plus, they're just plain fun! With eight different ability levels, from beginner to super-advanced competitive runner, you’ll find the right fit. During the 10-week sessions you’ll do a variety of coached workouts and enjoy the camaraderie and safety of group running. Classes include steady-paced runs, speed training, intervals, hills, fartlek, and tempo runs.

Classes are led by experienced group coaches who are trained and supervised by head coaches Bob and Shelly Glover. As the founder and director of NYRR Running Classes, Bob Glover has taught thousands of runners of all levels; Shelly Glover is an exercise physiologist. The Glovers have co-authored several best-selling books, including The Runner’s Handbook and The Competitive Runner’s Handbook.

Benefits

  • Get fit with beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes
  • Train to race 5Ks, 10Ks, half-marathons, marathons, and more
  • Improve running economy, form, muscular strength, endurance, and speed
  • Increase confidence and mental toughness
  • Enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow runners
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2014 SESSIONS

Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 10-week periods, starting on the dates and at the times listed below. Select a specific level and day (Tuesday, Thursday, or both) when preregistering. You may only attend the nights for which you register. Please note that class registration will close when capacity is reached.

SessionDayStart Date Status
181TuesdayMay 27Sold out
181ThursdayMay 29Sold out
182TuesdayAugust 5Available
182ThursdayAugust 7Available
183TuesdayOctober 14Available
183ThursdayOctober 16Available
CLASS LEVELS

Please register for the appropriate level class, according these guidelines.

BEGINNER AND BASIC INTERMEDIATE

Meets at 6:15pm

INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE

Meets at 6:30pm

BASIC COMPETITIVE AND SUPER ADVANCED COMPETITIVE

Meets at 6:45pm

 

Determine Your Level

IF YOU...AND YOUR GOALS ARE...YOUR LEVEL IS...
Can walk briskly for 20 minutesIntroduction to running; goal is to run for 20 minutes by end of session1/Beginner
(Meets at 6:15 p.m.)
Can comfortably run for 20 minutes without stoppingFundamentals of running and racing. Workouts to improve speed, form, strength, endurance, and race times. Requirements: run for 20-30 minutes at 11+ minutes per mile. Goal: to complete a 5K race or to improve race times.2/Basic Intermediate
(Meets at 6:15 p.m.)
Can run for 30 minutes at 10-11 minutes per mileFundamentals of running and racing; workouts to improve speed, form, strength, endurance, and race times.3/Intermediate
(Meets at 6:30p.m.)
Race a 5K (3.1 miles) at 9-10 minutes per mileFundamentals of running and racing; workouts to improve speed, form, strength, endurance, and race times.4/Advanced Intermediate
(Meets at 6:30p.m.)
Race a 5K (3.1 miles) at 8-9 minutes per mileWorkouts to improve speed, form, strength, endurance, and race times.5/Basic Competitive
(Meets at 6:45p.m.)
Race a 5K (3.1 miles) at 7-8 minutes per mileWorkouts to improve speed, form, strength, endurance, and race times.6/Competitive
(Meets at 6:45p.m.)
Race a 5K (3.1 miles) at 6-7 minutes per mileAdvanced workouts to improve speed, form, strength, endurance, and race times.7/Advanced Competitive
(Meets at 6:45p.m.)
Race a 5K (3.1 miles) faster than 6 minutes per mileAdvanced workouts to improve speed, form, strength, endurance, and race times 8/Super-Advanced Competitive
(Meets at 6:45 p.m.)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Classes meet at P.S. 6, located on East 81st Street between Park and Madison Avenues, and then go outdoors for workouts (usually in nearby Central Park). Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and close at 8:30 p.m. Please enter using the middle door on East 81st Street.

What to Wear/What to Bring
Come dressed to run. There is limited space in restrooms for changing. Clothing and valuables may be stored in a monitored area. No headphones or strollers.

Fees
The fee is for a 10-week session, one class per week:
NYRR members $105
Non-members $125

The fee is for a 10-week session, two classes per week:
NYRR Members $180
Non-Members $250

There is a $5 discount per session if registering for two or more sessions at once.

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