New York Road Runners offers free, coach-led walking sessions every week in senior centers, neighborhood facilities, and local parks. NYRR Striders is easy to join and aims to improve attitudes toward exercise while making running and walking more accessible for older adults. All ages and abilities are welcome—come one, come all!
Each session includes:
An opportunity to gather with peers in a fun, social environment
30-45 minutes of walking (indoor or outdoor) to build endurance levels
Strength exercises, fitness activities, and stretching movements to improve balance and flexibility
Active conversations on nutrition and best practices for healthy living
Give it a try. Try not to love it.
NYRR Striders’ fun and free weekly walks start at different times in various locations throughout New York City. Check the seasonal schedule below to find a one-hour session nearest to you. Anyone interested in participating must register with one of our trained coaches on site. If the session starts at a neighborhood senior center, you must first adhere to their registration policy (and age requirements, if noted). Either way, we’ll need a signed participant application before you can get started.
Each time you attend a NYRR Striders walk, you can earn great prizes and have the opportunity to be selected to participate in a NYRR Striders’ Discovery Walking Series or in local races.