NYRR Group Training

Welcome to NYRR Group Training, with sessions for runners in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.

Geared toward runners of all levels, from newcomers to experienced competitive racers, the workouts offer camaraderie, coaching, and the inspiration that comes from running with others. Whether your goal is to become a runner, to run your first race, or to set a personal best, you’ll find a welcoming atmosphere that encourages you to pursue your goals and have fun.

NYRR Group Training will help you get stronger and faster with your choice of four different weekly sessions:

  • Turnover Tuesdays, which focus on interval training (faster short runs with rest intervals between them)
  • Mashup Wednesdays, which combine interval and tempo workouts
  • Track Workout Wednesdays, which concentrate on track intervals
  • Tempo Thursdays, which primarily feature tempo runs (steady runs at a challenging effort)

All sessions except Track Workout Wednesdays incorporate elements such as fartlek (“speed-play”) and hills. Visit our training terms page to get a better understanding of each type of workout, and meet the coaches who will be leading the workouts.

Every NYRR Group Training workout begins with a warm-up (including running technique work) and ends with a strength and stretching component.

Runners are divided into compatible groups based on experience, including your best pace from recent New York Road Runners races when applicable. In a mutually supportive and inspiring environment, you’ll meet like-minded runners and new training partners. (No more loneliness of the long-distance runner!)

Beginner Group
This separate section, with its own coaches and workouts, welcomes people who want to improve their overall fitness and have yet to run a non-stop mile. The eight-week session will introduce members to the world of running, with the goal of having them complete a 5K run (3.1 miles) by the end of the session. Initial workouts will include walking and easy jogging, preceded by a warm-up and followed by a stretching and strengthening component. No experience is required, and lots of encouragement is offered.

Eight-week sessions that precede major New York Road Runners races like the TCS New York City Marathon, the United Airlines NYC Half, and the Airbnb Brooklyn Half feature specific training to prepare runners for those big events.

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2017 SESSIONS
  • January 10 – March 2
  • March 7 – April 27 
  • May 9 – June 29 (Program in session)
  • July 11 – August 31
  • September 5 – October 26
  • November 7 – December 21

Workouts will last about one hour. See the schedule of start dates and times.
 

Days/Times

Turnover Tuesdays, 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Central Park and Prospect Park
Track Workout Wednesdays, 6:30 a.m., East River Park 
Mashup Wednesdays, 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Astoria Park
Tempo Thursdays, 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Central Park and Prospect Park

Locations

Brooklyn—Prospect Park
Tuesday and Thursday: Near the Grand Army Plaza entrance to the park

Manhattan—Central Park
Tuesday and Thursday: NYRR RUNCENTER

Manhattan—East River Park
Wednesday: At the benches on the west side of the track

Queens—Astoria Park
Wednesday: At the field house, between the track and the tennis courts

All workouts include a bag check area overseen by NYRR staff.

Fees

One workout per week:
NYRR members—$80 ($10/workout based on 8-week session)
Non-members—$100 ($12.50/workout based on 8-week session)

Two workouts per week (Tuesday and Thursday):
NYRR members—$150 ($9.38/workout based on 8-week session)
Non-members—$180 ($11.25/workout based on 8-week session)

May Session
LocationTimeStart DateStatus
Beginners–TuesdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.May 9Sold Out
Beginners–ThursdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.May 9Sold Out
Beginners–Tuesday and ThursdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.May 9Sold Out
Turnover TuesdayCentral Park6:30 a.m.May 9Sold Out
Turnover TuesdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.May 9Sold Out
Tempo ThursdayCentral Park6:30 a.m.May 11Sold Out
Tempo ThursdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.May 11Sold Out
Tuesday and ThursdayCentral Park6:30 a.m.May 9Sold Out
Tuesday and ThursdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.May 9Sold Out
Turnover TuesdayProspect Park6:30 a.m.May 9Open
Turnover TuesdayProspect Park6:30 p.m.May 9Open
Tempo ThursdayProspect Park6:30 a.m.May 11Open
Tempo ThursdayProspect Park6:30 p.m.May 11Open
Tuesday and ThursdayProspect Park6:30 a.m.May 9Open
Tuesday and ThursdayProspect Park6:30 p.m.May 9Open
Track Workout WednesdayEast River Park6:30 a.m.May 10Open
Mashup WednesdayAstoria Park6:30 a.m.May 10Open
Mashup WednesdayAstoria Park6:30 p.m.May 10Open
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Coaching Staff

Visit this page to learn more about all of our NYRR Group Training coaches.

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