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, 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 to the world of running. Over the course of the eight-week session, runners will be given all of the tools they need to progress to a 30-minute nonstop run. No experience is required, and lots of encouragement will be offered.

TCS New York City Marathon Weekend Long Run Group
Whether you’re signed up for the TCS New York City Marathon or another marathon that falls around that timeframe, we’ve got your planning for your long runs covered! This offering will focus on building long run mileage starting from 6 miles and building to 15 miles over the course of the eight-week session. Workouts will be held throughout the five boroughs and will be coached to accommodate those who run up to 11 minutes or faster per mile for a six-mile training run. Please note: Bag check will not be offered for these workouts.

*We will offer a second 8-week session in September that will begin where this program leaves off. Registration for this second session will open in early August.

Extended Tempo Group
This specific program is geared toward runners who are training for the TCS New York City Marathon or a fall marathon around that time frame. It will be similar in structure to our regular NYRR Tempo Thursday Group Training format but tailored for longer runs featuring marathon-specific workouts. If you’ve got a marathon on your calendar this fall and want to get in more mileage at a tempo pace, then this is the group for you! Please note, for safety reasons, this offering will be coached to accommodate those who can up to 11 minutes per-mile or faster for a training run.


New Location!

Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island
NYRR Group Training is coming to Clove Lakes Park in Staten Island! With a special 7:30 p.m. start time, this workout option is ideal for those who live on Staten Island but commute from Manhattan or elsewhere. In our popular Mashup Wednesday format, we’ll be doing a fun mix of speed intervals, tempo runs and hill work during the workouts.

2018 SESSIONS
  • May 8–June 30 (in session)
  • July 10–September 1 (registration open)
  • 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, 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 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Astoria Park
    • 6:30 a.m., Van Cortlandt Park
    • 9:30 a.m., Central Park
    • 7:30 p.m., Clove Lakes Park
  • Winged-Foot Wednesdays:
    • 6:30 a.m., East River Track 
  • 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:
    • 7:00 a.m., Various locations

Meeting 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 New Balance Run Hub (see map)
  • Manhattan—East River Track
    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
    Wednesday: Park Drive off of Clove Road (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
Fundamentals–TuesdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.July 10Sold Out
Fundamentals–ThursdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.July 12Sold Out
Fundamentals–Tuesday and ThursdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.July 10Sold Out
Turnover TuesdayCentral Park6:30 a.m.July 10Sold Out
Turnover TuesdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.July 10Sold Out
Tempo ThursdayCentral Park6:30 a.m.July 12Open
Tempo ThursdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.July 12Sold Out
Tuesday and ThursdayCentral Park6:30 a.m.July 10Sold Out
Tuesday and ThursdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.July 10Sold Out
Mashup WednesdayCentral Park9:30 a.m.July 11Open
Extended Tempo ThursdayCentral Park6:00 a.m.July 12Sold Out
Extended Tempo ThursdayCentral Park6:15 p.m.July 12Sold Out
Extended Tempo ComboCentral Park6:00 a.m.July 10Sold Out
Extended Tempo ComboCentral Park6:15 p.m.July 10Sold Out
Fundamentals–ThursdayProspect Park6:30 p.m.July 12Open
Turnover TuesdayProspect Park6:30 a.m.July 10Open
Turnover TuesdayProspect Park6:30 p.m.July 10Open
Tempo ThursdayProspect Park6:30 a.m.July 12Open
Tempo ThursdayProspect Park6:30 p.m.July 12Open
Tuesday and ThursdayProspect Park6:30 a.m.July 10Open
Tuesday and ThursdayProspect Park6:30 p.m.July 10Open
Mashup WednesdayAstoria Park6:30 a.m. July 11Open
Mashup WednesdayAstoria Park6:30 p.m.July 11Open
Mashup WednesdayVan Cortlandt Park6:30 a.m.July 11Open
Mashup WednesdayClove Lakes Park7:30 p.m.July 11Open
Winged-Foot Wednesday East River Track6:30 a.m.July 11Open
Weekend Long Runs–SaturdayNew York City7:00 a.m.July 14Sold Out
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