NYRR Striders

What Is NYRR Striders?

New York Road Runners offers free, coach-led walking sessions every week in senior centers, neighborhood facilities, and local parks. The NYRR Striders program aims to improve attitudes toward exercise and make running and walking more accessible for older adults.

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   


How to Join

NYRR Striders’ free, weekly walks start at different times in various locations throughout NYC. Be sure to review the seasonal schedule below for a one-hour session nearest to you. Anyone interested in joining the NYRR Striders 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 opportunities to participate in the NYRR Striders’ Discovery Walking Series and local races.

Questions? Visit our FAQ page for more information about NYRR Striders, or contact us at [email protected] or 212-548-7357.

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Schedule (April–November 2018)

NYRR Striders senior walks start at different times in different locations. Check the below five-borough-wide schedule to find an NYRR Striders senior walk near you. Please note: Locations are subject to change.

Jump to a borough:
Brooklyn | The Bronx | Manhattan | Queens | Staten Island

WeekdaySession TimeSession LocationAddressZIP Code
Brooklyn
Monday1:00 p.m.-
2:00 p.m.
NYCHA Willoughby Neighborhood Senior Center105 North Portland Avenue11205
Tuesday10:30 a.m.-
11:30 a.m.
JASA at the H.E.S. Senior Center9502 Seaview Avenue11236
Tuesday11:00 a.m.-
12:00 p.m.
NYCHA Tilden Houses Community Center630 Mother Gaston Boulevard at Livonia Avenue11212
Tuesday11:00 a.m.-
12:00 p.m.
Young Israel Senior Services of Midwood1694 Ocean Avenue11230
Tuesday1:30 p.m.-
2:30 p.m.
Albany Neighborhood Senior Center196 Albany Avenue11213
Wednesday10:00 a.m.-
11:00 a.m.
Tompkins Park Senior Neighborhood Center550 Greene Avenue11216
Thursday10:00 a.m.-
11:00 a.m.
Coney Island Seaside Innovative Senior Center3001 West 37th Street11224
Thursday10:00 a.m.-
11:00 a.m.
RAICES Wyckoff Gardens Senior Center280 Wyckoff Street11217
Thursday11:00 a.m.-
12:00 p.m.
NYCHA Tilden Houses Community Center630 Mother Gaston Boulevard at Livonia Avenue11212
The Bronx
Tuesday10:00 a.m.-
11:00 a.m.
PSS Highbridge Senior Services Center1181 Nelson Avenue, 2nd Floor10452
Tuesday10:30 a.m.-
11:30 a.m.
NYCHA Castle Hill Senior Center625 Castle Hill Avenue10473
Wednesday10:00 a.m.-
11:00 a.m.
RAIN Parkchester Senior Center1380 Metropolitan Avenue10462
Wednesday10:30 a.m.-
11:30 a.m.
RAIN Boston Road Neighborhood Senior Center2424 Boston Road10467
Thursday10:30 a.m.-
11:30 a.m.
NYCHA James Monroe Senior Center1776 Story Avenue10472
Thursday11:00 a.m.-
12:00 p.m.
NYCHA Soundview Senior Center1674 Seward Avenue10473
Manhattan
Monday10:00 a.m.-
11:00 a.m.
Marcus Garvey Park124th Street and Fifth Avenue10027
Monday10:00 a.m.-
11:00 a.m.
RAIN Inwood Senior Center84 Vermilyea Avenue10034
Tuesday10:00 a.m.-
11:00 a.m.
Engineers' Gate at Central ParkFifth Avenue at East 90th Street10128
Wednesday10:00 a.m.-
11:00 a.m.
NYCHA Clinton Community Center120 East 110th Street10029
Wednesday10:00 a.m.-
11:00 a.m.
Harlem Meer at Central Park110th Street and Seventh Avenue10037
Wednesday10:00 a.m.-
11:00 a.m.
NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub320 West 57th Street10019
Wednesday2:00 p.m.-
3:00 p.m.
SAGE Senior Services Center305 Seventh Avenue, 15th Floor10001
Thursday10:00 a.m.-
11:00 a.m.
Engineers' Gate at Central ParkFifth Avenue at East 90th Street10128
Friday10:00 a.m.-
11:00 a.m.
Morningside ParkWest 123rd Street and Morningside Avenue10026
Friday10:00 a.m.-
11:00 a.m.
NYCHA Union Settlement Jefferson Senior Center2204 First Avenue (at 113th Street)10029
Friday10:45 a.m.-
11:45 a.m.
Roosevelt Island Senior Center546 Main Street10044
Queens
Monday10:00 a.m.-
11:00 p.m.
Young Israel of Wavecrest and Bayswater2716 Healy Avenue, Far Rockaway11691
Monday10:00 a.m.-
11:00 a.m.
HANAC Harmony JVL ISC (45N)27-40 Hoyt Avenue South, Astoria11102
Tuesday9:30 a.m.-
10:30 p.m.
Rego Park Senior Center9329 Queens Boulevard, Rego Park11374
Wednesday9:30 a.m.-
10:30 a.m.
Baisley Pond ParkBaisley Boulevard and 157th Street, Jamaica11436
Wednesday11:00 a.m.-
12:00 p.m.
Raices Astoria Senior Center21-21 30th Drive, Astoria11102
Thursday1:00 p.m.-
2:00 p.m.
Raices Corona Senior Center107-24 Corona Avenue, Corona11368
Staten Island
Wednesday10:00 a.m.-
11:00 a.m.
West Brighton Neighborhood Senior Center230 Broadway10310
Thursday10:00 a.m.-
11:00 a.m.
Anderson Neighborhood Senior Center120 Anderson Avenue10302
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