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, 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 weekly sessions:
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.
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.
Popular Brooklyn Half Long Run Training Group
Leading up to the Popular Brooklyn Half on May 19, we will be offering a long run workout option on Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. The session is intended for those who plan to run the Popular Brooklyn Half and will be coached to accommodate runners up to an 11:30/mile pace. Three of the eight workouts will take place on the Popular Brooklyn Half course, starting at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, and the other five workouts will take place at various locations in NYC (to be announced). Please note: bag check will not be offered for these workouts.
Extended Tempo Group
This program will not be offered for this session.
All workouts will last about one hour. See the schedule of start dates and times.
Turnover Tuesdays, 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Central Park and Prospect 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
Popular Brooklyn Half Long Run, 8:00 a.m., Various locations
Tuesday and Thursday: Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park (see map)
All workouts except the Popular Brooklyn Half Long Run Training Group include a bag-check area overseen by NYRR staff.
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)
|Beginners–Tuesday||Central Park||6:30 p.m.||March 6||Sold Out|
|Beginners–Thursday||Central Park||6:30 p.m.||March 8||Sold Out|
|Beginners–Tuesday and Thursday||Central Park||6:30 p.m.||March 6||Sold Out|
|Turnover Tuesday||Central Park||6:30 a.m.||March 6||Sold Out|
|Turnover Tuesday||Central Park||6:30 p.m.||March 6||Sold Out|
|Tempo Thursday||Central Park||6:30 a.m.||March 8||Sold Out|
|Tempo Thursday||Central Park||6:30 p.m.||March 8||Sold Out|
|Tuesday and Thursday||Central Park||6:30 a.m.||March 6||Sold Out|
|Tuesday and Thursday||Central Park||6:30 p.m.||March 6||Sold Out|
|Turnover Tuesday||Prospect Park||6:30 a.m.||March 6||Open|
|Turnover Tuesday||Prospect Park||6:30 p.m.||March 6||Open|
|Tempo Thursday||Prospect Park||6:30 a.m.||March 8||Open|
|Tempo Thursday||Prospect Park||6:30 p.m.||March 8||Open|
|Tuesday and Thursday||Prospect Park||6:30 a.m.||March 6||Open|
|Tuesday and Thursday||Prospect Park||6:30 p.m.||March 6||Open|
|Mashup Wednesday||Astoria Park||6:30 a.m.||March 7||Open|
|Mashup Wednesday||Astoria Park||6:30 p.m.||March 7||Open|
|Popular Brooklyn Half Long Run–Saturday||NYC||8:00 a.m.||March 10||Sold Out|