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:
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!)
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.
Extended Tempo Group
This specific program is geared toward runners who are training for the TCS New York City Marathon or another fall marathon. It will be similar in structure to the regular NYRR Tempo Thursday Group Training format, but tailored for runs of approximately an hour long, featuring marathon-specific workouts so that those seeking more distance can get those miles in at tempo pace.
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 NYRR Brooklyn Half feature specific training to prepare runners for those big events. During the sessions that kick off July 11 and September 5, we will offer a specific workout option for those training for the TCS New York City Marathon or another fall marathon.
All workouts will last about one hour, except Extended Tempo workouts, which will last 90 minutes. See the schedule of start dates and 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
Tuesday and Thursday: Near the Grand Army Plaza entrance to the park
Tuesday and Thursday: At the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the NB Run Hub
Manhattan—East River Park
Wednesday: At the benches on the west side of the track
(Please note: Week one will be held on the track, but due to construction, all other workouts will be held at a nearby field. More information will be given at the first workout.)
Wednesday: At the field house, between the track and the tennis courts
All workouts 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.||September 5||Sold Out|
|Beginners–Thursday||Central Park||6:30 p.m.||September 7||Sold Out|
|Beginners–Tuesday and Thursday||Central Park||6:30 p.m.||September 5||Sold Out|
|Turnover Tuesday||Central Park||6:30 a.m.||September 5||Sold Out|
|Turnover Tuesday||Central Park||6:30 p.m.||September 5||Sold Out|
|Tempo Thursday||Central Park||6:30 a.m.||September 7||Sold Out|
|Tempo Thursday||Central Park||6:30 p.m.||September 7||Sold Out|
|Extended Tempo Thursday||Central Park||6:00 a.m.||September 7||Sold Out|
|Extended Tempo Thursday||Central Park||6:15 p.m.||September 7||Sold Out|
|Tuesday and Thursday||Central Park||6:30 a.m.||September 5||Sold Out|
|Tuesday and Thursday||Central Park||6:30 p.m.||September 5||Sold Out|
|Tuesday and Extended Thursday||Central Park||6:30 a.m.||September 5||Sold Out|
|Tuesday and Extended Thursday||Central Park||6:30 p.m.||September 5||Sold Out|
|Turnover Tuesday||Prospect Park||6:30 a.m.||September 5||Open|
|Turnover Tuesday||Prospect Park||6:30 p.m.||September 5||Open|
|Tempo Thursday||Prospect Park||6:30 a.m.||September 7||Open|
|Tempo Thursday||Prospect Park||6:30 p.m.||September 7||Open|
|Tuesday and Thursday||Prospect Park||6:30 a.m.||September 5||Open|
|Tuesday and Thursday||Prospect Park||6:30 p.m.||September 5||Open|
|Track Workout Wednesday||East River Park||6:30 a.m.||September 6||Open|
|Mashup Wednesday||Astoria Park||6:30 a.m.||September 6||Open|
|Mashup Wednesday||Astoria Park||6:30 p.m.||September 6||Open|