NYRR Group Training

Welcome to NYRR Group Training, with sessions for runners in all five boroughs of New York City.

Geared toward runners of all levels, from newcomers to experienced competitive racers, these workouts offer coaching, camaraderie, 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 and coaches who encourage you to pursue your goals and have fun. 

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

  • Turnover Tuesdays and Wednesdays, which focus on interval training (faster short runs with rest intervals between them).
  • Mashup Wednesdays, which offer a variety of interval and tempo workouts.
  • Track Wednesdays, which concentrate on speed intervals. (On hold, will resume May 2020)
  • Staten Island Speedwork Wednesday, which features workouts designed to help you run faster. (On hold for Winter 2019–2020; will resume in Spring 2020)
  • Tempo Thursdays and Fridays, which primarily feature tempo runs (steady runs at a challenging effort)
  • Weekend Long Runs, which features coach-led runs on the streets of NYC in the weeks leading up to key NYRR races throughout the year. Runners are divided into compatible groups based on their experience, including results in recent NYRR 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!)
  • 2020 Sessions

    • January 7–March 14: (Registration closed)
    • March 24–May 15 (Registration opens March 5 at noon)
    • May 26–August 15 (Registration opens May 5 at noon)
    • August 18–October 24 (Registration opens August 4 at noon)
    • November 10–December 18 (Registration opens October 21 at noon)

    All workouts will last about one hour. Registration is available on a first come, first served basis until capacity is reached.

     
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    Special Groups

    Fundamentals/Intro to Running Group
    In a fun and supportive environment, this separate section of Group Training welcomes new runners, those returning to the sport, and those who can run a mile in 13-20 minutes. Over the course of the eight-week session, runners will be given all the tools they need to progress from a run/walk to a 30-minute nonstop run. Runners will have the opportunity to experience beginner level workouts such as intervals and tempo runs. No experience is required, come ready to run, and lots of encouragement will be offered.

    Popular® Brooklyn Half
    Are you training for the Popular® Brooklyn Half, or another half-marathon in that time-frame? You’ll definitely like our Weekend Long Run program! Geared specifically toward Popular® Brooklyn Half, these coach-led runs will meet in Brooklyn, with many runs along the race course itself, to give you the mileage and the motivation to run your best half-marathon in May. The runs will be coached to accommodate those who run 11 minutes per mile or faster for a long training run (not for a race). The program will start with a five-mile run and build to a peak run of 10 miles. Bag check will not be offered for these workouts.

    Locations

    • Brooklyn—Prospect Park
      Tuesday and Thursday: In front of the Brooklyn Public Library, located at 10 Grand Army Plaza (see map)
    • Manhattan—NYRR RUNCENTER 
      Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub (see map)
    • Manhattan—Engineers' Gate
      Tuesday evening: 90th and 5th ave inside park (see map)
    • Manhattan—East River Track 
      Wednesday: East River Track entrance (see map
    • The Bronx—Van Cortlandt Park 
      Wednesday: Southeast side of Broadway, next to Van Cortland Park directly off the 1 train (see map
    • Staten Island—Silver Lake Park 
      Wednesday: Corner of Forest Ave and Haven Eslpanade at the benches (see map)
    • Queens—Astoria Park
      Wednesday: Benches between field house and the track (see map)

    All workouts except Weekend Long Runs include a bag-check area overseen by NYRR staff.

    Fees

    One workout per week:

    NYRR members: $80 ($10/ workout based on 8-week session)
    *Weekend Long Runs: $60 ($10/workout based on 6 runs)
    Non-members: $100 ($12.50/ workout based on 8-week session)
    * Weekend Long Runs: $75 ($12.50/workout based on 6 runs)

    Two workouts per week (Tuesday and Thursday or Wednesday and Friday):

    NYRR members: $150 ($9.37/ workout based on 8-week session)
    Non-members: $180 ($11.25/ workout based on 8-week session)


    Class registration fees are non-refundable and may not be deferred or transferred to another runner after the start of the eight-week session. Location and/or time transfers are allowed pending availability. Please email training@nyrr.org with any questions.

    Class Structure

    Runners are divided into compatible groups based on their experience, including results in 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!)

     

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

    All sessions include challenging workouts, ranging from intervals to tempo runs. 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.

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