NYRR’s coaching understand that runners are not all alike and that we have different needs, based on our fitness, lifestyle, age, gender, and number of years in the sport. Some of us thrive on the group dynamic of classes and team workouts, while others train on their own. Some are motivated by running for a cause, while others are unable to make that commitment. Some run for competition, others simple for health and recreation.

Whether you’re aiming to finish your first 5K or to break four hours in your next marathon, we have a training option—or several!—that will work for you. Sign on now for the options that work for you!

Adult Programs

Coaching Directory

NYRR’s coaching staff have written bestsellers about running, made the Olympic Trials, 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 and other runners get to the next level. They’re available for training advice and support in Running Classes, via weekly Facebook live chats, and via e-coaching (for purchasers of some llevles of our marathon and half-marathon training plans). 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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