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.
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 Airbnb Brooklyn Half feature specific training to prepare runners for those big events.
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
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: NYRR RUNCENTER
Manhattan—East River Park
Wednesday: At the benches on the west side of the track
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.||May 9||In Session|
|Beginners–Thursday||Central Park||6:30 p.m.||May 9||In Session|
|Beginners–Tuesday and Thursday||Central Park||6:30 p.m.||May 9||In Session|
|Turnover Tuesday||Central Park||6:30 a.m.||May 9||In Session|
|Turnover Tuesday||Central Park||6:30 p.m.||May 9||In Session|
|Tempo Thursday||Central Park||6:30 a.m.||May 11||In Session|
|Tempo Thursday||Central Park||6:30 p.m.||May 11||In Session|
|Tuesday and Thursday||Central Park||6:30 a.m.||May 9||In Session|
|Tuesday and Thursday||Central Park||6:30 p.m.||May 9||In Session|
|Turnover Tuesday||Prospect Park||6:30 a.m.||May 9||In Session|
|Turnover Tuesday||Prospect Park||6:30 p.m.||May 9||In Session|
|Tempo Thursday||Prospect Park||6:30 a.m.||May 11||In Session|
|Tempo Thursday||Prospect Park||6:30 p.m.||May 11||In Session|
|Tuesday and Thursday||Prospect Park||6:30 a.m.||May 9||In Session|
|Tuesday and Thursday||Prospect Park||6:30 p.m.||May 9||In Session|
|Track Workout Wednesday||East River Park||6:30 a.m.||May 10||In Session|
|Mashup Wednesday||Astoria Park||6:30 a.m.||May 10||In Session|
|Mashup Wednesday||Astoria Park||6:30 p.m.||May 10||In Session|
Visit this page to learn more about all of our NYRR Group Training coaches.