NYRR Group Training

Welcome to NYRR Group Training, with sessions for runners in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.

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:

  • 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, 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.


Special Sessions

Beginner Group
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.

Weekend Long Run Group
Running a fall marathon? Get a head start on your training with our weekend long runs, held on Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. The session will focus on base mileage for marathon training and be coached to accommodate those who run up to an 11:30/mile pace. Workouts will be held throughout the five boroughs; locations TBA. Please note: bag check will not be offered for these workouts.

Extended Tempo Group
This program will not be offered for this session.

Just Added!

New Location: Van Cortlandt Park
NYRR Group Training is coming home to Van Cortlandt Park, where NYRR held some of its first running events more than 60 years ago. Live or work in Upper Manhattan or the Bronx? Hit the trails with us Wednesday mornings!

New Session Time: Mashup Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. 
Join us at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays for NYRR Group Training in Central Park. If your day typically starts a little later, or you need the early morning hours to drop off your kids at school, this later session time could be the perfect option for you!

We're Back on the East Side
This session we're bringing speed workouts back to our popular East River Track location. See Winged-Foot Wednesdays in the schedule below.
 

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2018 SESSIONS
  • March 6–April 28 (in session)
  • May 8–June 30 (registration open)
  • July 10–September 1
  • September 4–October 27
  • October 30–December 22

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

Days/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; 6:30 a.m., Van Cortlandt Park; 9:30 a.m., Central Park
  • Winged-Foot Wednesdays: 6:30 a.m., East River Track 
  • Tempo Thursdays: 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Central Park and Prospect Park
  • Weekend Long Runs: 8:00 a.m., Various locations

Locations

  • Brooklyn—Prospect Park
    Tuesday and Thursday: Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park (see map)
  • Manhattan—Central Park 
    Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the NB Run Hub (see map)
  • Manhattan—East River Track
    Wednesday: East River Track entrance (see map
  • The Bronx—Van Cortlandt Park 
    Wednesday: Benches next to the handball court (see map
  • Queens—Astoria Park 
    Wednesday: At the field house, between the track and the tennis courts (see map)

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

Fees

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)

Session LocationTimeStart DateStatus
Beginners–TuesdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.May 8Sold Out
Beginners–ThursdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.May 10Sold Out
Beginners–Tuesday and ThursdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.May 8Sold Out
Turnover TuesdayCentral Park6:30 a.m.May 8Sold Out
Turnover TuesdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.May 8Sold Out
Tempo ThursdayCentral Park6:30 a.m.May 10Sold Out
Tempo ThursdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.May 10Sold Out
Tuesday and ThursdayCentral Park6:30 a.m.May 8Sold Out
Tuesday and ThursdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.May 8Sold Out
Mashup WednesdayCentral Park9:30 a.m.May 9Sold Out
Turnover TuesdayProspect Park6:30 a.m.May 8Open
Turnover TuesdayProspect Park6:30 p.m.May 8Open
Tempo ThursdayProspect Park6:30 a.m.May 10Open
Tempo ThursdayProspect Park6:30 p.m.May 10Open
Tuesday and ThursdayProspect Park6:30 a.m.May 8Open
Tuesday and ThursdayProspect Park6:30 p.m.May 8Open
Mashup WednesdayAstoria Park6:30 a.m. May 9Open
Mashup WednesdayAstoria Park6:30 p.m.May 9Open
Mashup WednesdayVan Cortlandt Park6:30 a.m.May 9Open
Winged-Foot Wednesday East River Track6:30 a.m.May 9Open
Weekend Long Runs–SaturdayNYC8:00 a.m.May 12Sold Out
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