Whether you're training for your first race or chasing a new PR, a coach can help you achieve your goal. A coach will analyze your fitness, critique your running form, develop workouts to prepare you for your target race, and (perhaps most important) encourage you every step of the way.

Adult Programs

Coaching Directory

NYRR’s coaching staff have written national bestsellers about running, made the Olympic Trials a total of six times, set national masters records, coached teams to high school and college championships, and designed coaching programs that have helped thousands of New York City Marathon entrants get to the next level. They’re available for training advice and support in running classes and weekly online live chats; also, purchasers of the Official TCS New York City Marathon Training Plan get access to their expertise via online e-coaching.  Read the coaches’ capsule résumés below.

Our Coaching Philosophy

There's no other runner quite like you—and no one understands that quite like a coach. NYRR coaches don't subscribe to a one-size-fits-all philosophy. We'll help you develop a customized wellness program that allows you to improve at your own pace to achieve any goal. 

Kids' Programs

Active Eating

Active Eating is a free series of lesson plans, for children in grades K through 8, that use fun physical activities to educate them about making healthy food choices. Lessons explore the importance of each meal, the value of eating a variety of foods, healthy and less healthy food options, and how to select foods that help our bodies stay strong.

A Running Start

A Running Start is a free online coaching resource with 83 videos developed by New York Road Runners 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.

Become an Expert

Want to share your love for running? Become a coach! NYRR is currently developing coaching certification programs. To learn more, enter your email address.

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