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 that encourages you to pursue your goals and have fun.

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

  • Turnover Tuesdays, which focus on interval training (faster short runs with rest intervals between them)
  • Mashup Wednesdays, which offer a variety of interval and tempo workouts
  • Winged-Foot Wednesdays (seasonal), which concentrate on speed intervals 
  • Tempo Thursdays, which primarily feature tempo runs (steady runs at a challenging effort)
  • Weekend Long Runs, 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 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.

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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Special Groups

Fundamentals/Run-Walk Group
In a fun and supportive environment, this separate section of Group Training welcomes new runners, those returning to the sport, and those who have yet to run a mile in less than 13 minutes. Over the course of the eight-week session, runners will be given all the tools they need to progress to a 30-minute nonstop run. No experience is required, and lots of encouragement will be offered.

Weekend Long Run Group
Are you training for the United Airlines NYC Half, or are you looking to keep your base mileage up through the winter? Join our weekend long run program, where we meet at various locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn to run 6-11 miles. Geared specifically toward the United Airlines NYC Half, workouts are coached to accommodate those who run up to 11 minutes per mile or faster for a long training run. Please note: Bag check will not be offered for these workouts.

  • January 8–March 16 (Special 10-week session)
  • March 26–May 18
    • Registration opens Wednesday, March 8
  • May 21–June 29 (Express summer holiday 6-week session)
    • Registration opens Thursday, May 2
  • July 9–September 1
    • Registration opens Tuesday, June 18
  • September 3–October 26
    • Registration opens Tuesday, August 13
  • November 12–December 19 (Express winter holiday 6-week session)
    • Registration opens Tuesday, October 22

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

Days, Times, and Locations

  • Turnover Tuesdays:
    • 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Central Park
    • 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Prospect Park
  • Mashup Wednesdays:
    • 6:30 p.m., Astoria Park
    • 6:30 a.m., Van Cortlandt Park
    • 9:30 a.m., Central Park
  • Tempo Thursdays:
    • 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Central Park
    • 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Prospect Park
  • Weekend Long Runs:
    • 8:00 a.m., Various locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn

Meeting Locations

  • Brooklyn—Prospect Park (new winter meeting location)
    Tuesday and Thursday: Brooklyn Public Library Steps (see map)
  • Manhattan—Central Park 
    Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub (see map)
  • Manhattan—East River Track (returning in Spring 2019)
    Wednesday: East River Track entrance (see map
  • The Bronx—Van Cortlandt Park 
    Wednesday: At the benches next to the handball court (see map
  • Staten Island—Clove Lakes Park (returning in Spring 2019)
    Wednesday: Park Drive off of Clove Road (see map)
  • Queens—Astoria Park (new meeting location)
    Wednesday: Park benches closest to 24th avenue, just north of the parking lot (see map)

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


One workout per week:
NYRR members—$100 ($10 / workout based on 10-week session)
Non-members—$125 ($12.50 / workout based on 10-week session)

Two workouts per week (Tuesday and Thursday):
NYRR members—$175 ($8.75 / workout based on 10-week session)
Non-members—$219 ($10.95 / workout based on 10-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.

Session LocationTimeStart DateStatus
Fundamentals–TuesdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.January 8Sold Out
Fundamentals–ThursdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.January 10Sold Out
Tuesday and Thursday
Central Park6:30 p.m.January 8Sold Out
Turnover TuesdayCentral Park6:30 a.m.January 8Sold Out
Turnover TuesdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.January 8Sold Out
Tempo ThursdayCentral Park6:30 a.m.January 10Sold Out
Tempo ThursdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.January 10Sold Out
Tuesday and ThursdayCentral Park6:30 a.m.January 8Sold Out
Tuesday and ThursdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.January 8Sold Out
Mashup WednesdayCentral Park9:30 a.m.January 9Open
Mashup WednesdayAstoria Park6:30 p.m.January 9Open
Mashup WednesdayVan Cortlandt Park6:30 a.m.January 9Open
Turnover TuesdayProspect Park6:30 a.m.January 8Open
Turnover TuesdayProspect Park6:30 p.m.January 8Open
Fundamentals–ThursdayProspect Park6:30 p.m.January 10Open
Tempo ThursdayProspect Park6:30 a.m.January 10Open
Tempo ThursdayProspect Park6:30 p.m.January 10Open
Tuesday and ThursdayProspect Park6:30 a.m.January 8Open
Tuesday and ThursdayProspect Park6:30 p.m.January 8Open
Weekend Long Runs–
Various Locations8:00 a.m.January 12Sold Out
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