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NYRR Group Training

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:

  • Turnover Tuesdays, which focus on interval training (faster short runs with rest intervals between them)
  • Mashup Wednesdays, which combine interval and tempo workouts
  • Track Workout Wednesdays, which concentrate on track intervals (not available for this session)
  • Tempo Thursdays, which primarily feature tempo runs (steady runs at a challenging effort)

All sessions 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!)

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.

United Airlines NYC Half Training Group
*Please note: While this workout option is sold out for the January session, those registered for the United Airlines NYC Half are encouraged to sign up for any other NYRR Group Training session available as part of their training for the race.
Leading up to the United Airlines NYC Half on March 18, we will be offering a long run workout option taking place on Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. The session is intended for those who plan to run the United Airlines NYC Half and will be coached to accommodate runners up to an 11:30/mile pace. Three of the eight workouts will take place on the new United Airlines NYC Half course, starting at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, and the other five workouts will take place at various locations in NYC (to be announced). Please note: bag check will not be offered for these workouts.

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

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  • January 9 – March 3 (In Session)
  • March 6 – April 26 
  • May 8 – June 28
  • July 10 – August 30
  • September 4 – October 25
  • October 30 – December 20

All 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
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


Brooklyn—Prospect Park
Tuesday and Thursday: In front of the Brooklyn Public Library

Manhattan—Central Park
Tuesday and Thursday: At the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the NB Run Hub

Queens—Astoria Park
Wednesday: At the field house, between the track and the tennis courts

All workouts except the United Airlines NYC Half Training Group 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)

Session LocationTimeStart DateStatus
Beginners–TuesdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.January 9Sold Out
Beginners–ThursdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.January 11Sold Out
Beginners–Tuesday and ThursdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.January 9Sold Out
Turnover TuesdayCentral Park6:30 a.m.January 9Sold Out
Turnover TuesdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.January 9Sold Out
Tempo ThursdayCentral Park6:30 a.m.January 11Sold Out
Tempo ThursdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.January 11Sold Out
Tuesday and ThursdayCentral Park6:30 a.m.January 9Sold Out
Tuesday and ThursdayCentral Park6:30 p.m.January 9Sold Out
Turnover TuesdayProspect Park6:30 a.m.January 9Open
Turnover TuesdayProspect Park6:30 p.m.January 9Open
Tempo ThursdayProspect Park6:30 a.m.January 11Open
Tempo ThursdayProspect Park6:30 p.m.January 11Open
Tuesday and ThursdayProspect Park6:30 a.m.January 9Open
Tuesday and ThursdayProspect Park6:30 p.m.January 9Open
Mashup WednesdayAstoria Park6:30 p.m.January 10Open
United Airlines NYC HalfBrooklyn/Manhattan8:00 a.m.January 12Sold Out
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