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New York Road Runners’ expert coaches don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all coaching philosophy. We offer a variety of training programs—Virtual Trainer, Group Training, and Team for Kids—so you can choose the program that works best for you.

Using the Virtual Trainer platform, a special fitness program will be developed for you based on your age, gender, lifestyle, experience, and goals. With this program you can move at your own pace, and one-on-one e-coaching allows for easy feedback from your coach on anything from nutrition to injury prevention.

For those who thrive on a group dynamic of classes and team workouts, Group Training offers weekly speed, endurance, and beginner sessions in both Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Much like Group Training, Team for Kids coaches offer a great team dynamic and expert advice, all while helping you add meaning to your miles.

Every Wednesday, from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m., our coaches offer a free, live chat on NYRR's Facebook page where you can ask them any and all training questions.  

Sign up now for the training option—or options—that works best for you!

For information about coaching opportunities, please reach out to

Coaching Directory

Gordon Bakoulis
Group Trainer

Gordon Bakoulis has coached thousands of runners at all...

  Trina Bills
Group Trainer

Trina Bills has been running for 10 years, and has worked with teams ranging from...

Ann Bommarito
Group Trainer

Ann Bommarito joined the NYRR Group Training program as...

Stuart Calderwood
Group Trainer

Stuart Calderwood has coached runners...

Michael Conlon
Team for Kids

Michael is a Physical Therapist and the founder...

  Laura Delucia
Group Trainer
Virtual Trainer
Team for Kids

Coach Laura is a USATF Level 1...

Michelle Duffy
Group Trainer

As Head Coach at the College of New Rochelle in Westchester...

  Mary Haskins
Group Trainer
Team for Kids

Coach Mary ran her first marathon in 1996...

John Honerkamp
Group Trainer
Virtual Trainer

John Honerkamp has coached runners of all ages and...

  Brian Hsia
Group Trainer
Team for Kids

Trained as an architect, Brian has been running since...

Melanie Kann
Group Trainer

Melanie is a coach for NYRR's awesome Group Training program...

  Molly Kreter
Group Trainer

Molly Kreter is a coach for the NYRR Group Training program. She is...

John Lombardi
Group Trainer

John is a RRCA Level 1 certified running coach. He worked at...

  James McEvoy
Group Trainer

James is an RRCA-certified coach who brings his love of running...

Liysa Mendels
Group Trainer
Virtual Trainer

Liysa is a recent addition to the New York running scene, having...

  Nina Morato
Group Trainer

Nina Morato, a USATF and RRCA certified coach, has been inspiring...

Steve Mura
Group Trainer
Virtual Trainer

Steve Mura is a coach of the NYRR Virtual Trainer...

  Joe Murphy
Group Trainer

Joe Murphy got into running six years ago like many of us do...

Binu Paulose
Group Trainer

Binu has run 17 marathons, his personal best being the...

  Jim Purvis
Group Trainer

Jim has coached hundreds of runners in Brooklyn since 2007...

Tammy Salazar
Group Trainer

Tammy is a coach for the Group Training program in Prospect Park. She has...

  Cassie Wangsness
Group Trainer

Cassie is an RRCA-certified coach who loves to run.

Nick Wical
Group Trainer

Nick Wical has run eight marathons, one ultramarathon, and too many other...

  Shawn Young
Group Trainer

Shawn Young has completed more than 240 road and track races at...

Meet Our Team for Kids Coaches

Team for Kids' runners dedicate their participation in world class running events to building a happier and healthier future for youth nationwide. Our runners receive guaranteed entry into premier running events and professional training support, while making every mile count fundraising on behalf of NYRR Youth Programs.

A Running Start

NYRR's free online coaching resource, A Running Start, includes 83 videos that were developed to help youth coaches teach the fundamentals of running through age-appropriate games, activities, and drills. Created in collaboration with a team of expert youth coaches and exercise physiologists, these activities can be used individually, incorporated into an existing practice routine, or used to craft one's own running session. 

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