New York Road Runners offers 40+ free, coach-led walking sessions every week in senior centers, community facilities, and neighborhood parks across all five boroughs of NYC. The NYRR Striders program is geared toward adults 50+ (younger adults are welcome to participate as well) and aims to improve attitudes toward exercise, to make running and walking more accessible, and to increase the presence of fitness walkers and older adults in NYRR five-borough events year-round.
Each session includes:
• 30-45 minutes of walking (indoor or outdoor)
• Stretching and drills to develop strength, coordination, and flexibility
• Active conversations on nutrition and best practices for healthy living
• An opportunity to gather with peers in a fun, social environment
NYRR Striders participate in events such as the NYRR Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K, Run as One Walk Presented by JPMorgan Chase, Global Running Day, the NYRR Youth Jamboree Presented by Tata Consultancy Services, and the Percy Sutton Harlem Walk.
Walking 101 wellness education workshops are also available upon request. These fun one-hour interactive sessions, led by certified running coaches and fitness instructors, focus on critical areas of adults' health, nutrition, and independence.
You can register on-site with an NYRR coach at one of the walking sessions. Each time you attend a Striders walk, you work toward earning great prizes, such as a short-sleeve Striders t-shirt and complimentary entry into NYRR races.
Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 212-548-7357.
NYRR Striders walks start at different times in different locations. Check the below five-borough-wide schedule to see when and where you can find a Striders senior walk near you. Please note: Locations are subject to change.
|Weekday||Session Time||Session Location||Address||ZIP Code|
|Monday||1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.||NYCHA Willoughby Neighborhood Senior Center||105 North Portland Avenue||11205|
|Tuesday||10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.||JASA at the H.E.S. Senior Center||9502 Seaview Avenue||11236|
|Tuesday||11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.||NYCHA Tilden Houses Community Center||630 Mother Gaston Boulevard at Livonia Avenue||11212|
|Tuesday||11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.||Young Israel Senior Services of Midwood||1694 Ocean Avenue||11230|
|Tuesday||1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.||Albany Neighborhood Senior Center||196 Albany Avenue||11213|
|Wednesday||10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.||Tompkins Park Senior Neighborhood Center||550 Greene Avenue||11216|
|Thursday||10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.||Coney Island Seaside Innovative Senior Center||3001 West 37th Street||11224|
|Thursday||10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.||RAICES Wyckoff Gardens Senior Center||280 Wyckoff Street||11217|
|Thursday||11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.||NYCHA Tilden Houses Community Center||630 Mother Gaston Boulevard at Livonia Avenue||11212|
|Monday||11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.||Forever Young Senior Social Day Care||80 Bruckner Boulevard||10454|
|Tuesday||10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.||PSS Highbridge Senior Services Center||1181 Nelson Avenue, 2nd Floor||10452|
|Tuesday||10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.||NYCHA Castle Hill Senior Center||625 Castle Hill Avenue||10473|
|Wednesday||10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.||RAIN Parkchester Senior Center||1380 Metropolitan Avenue||10462|
|Wednesday||10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.||RAIN Boston Road Neighborhood Senior Center||2424 Boston Road||10467|
|Thursday||10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.||NYCHA James Monroe Senior Center||1776 Story Avenue||10472|
|Thursday||11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.||NYCHA Soundview Senior Center||1674 Seward Avenue||10473|
|Monday||10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.||Pelham Fritz Recreation Center at Marcus Garvey Park||18 Mt. Morris Park West at West 123rd Street||10027|
|Monday||10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.||RAIN Inwood Senior Center||84 Vermilyea Avenue||10034|
|Tuesday||10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.||Engineers' Gate at Central Park||Fifth Avenue at East 90th Street||10128|
|Wednesday||10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.||NYCHA Clinton Community Center||120 East 110th Street||10029|
|Wednesday||10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.||Harlem Meer at Central Park||110th Street and Seventh Avenue||10037|
|Wednesday||10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.||NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub||320 West 57th Street||10019|
|Wednesday||2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.||SAGE Senior Services Center||305 Seventh Avenue, 15th Floor||10001|
|Thursday||10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.||Engineers' Gate at Central Park||Fifth Avenue at East 90th Street||10128|
|Friday||10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.||Morningside Park||West 123rd Street and Morningside Avenue||10128|
|Friday||10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.||NYCHA Union Settlement Jefferson Senior Center||2204 First Avenue (at 113th Street)||10029|
|Friday||10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.||Roosevelt Island Senior Center||546 Main Street||10044|
|Monday||10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.||Young Israel of Wavecrest and Bayswater||2716 Healy Avenue, Far Rockaway||11691|
|Tuesday||10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.||Rego Park Senior Center||9329 Queens Boulevard, Rego Park||11374|
|Wednesday||9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.||Baisley Pond Park||Baisley Boulevard and 157th Street, Jamaica||11436|
|Wednesday||11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.||Raices Astoria Senior Center||21-21 30th Drive, Astoria||11102|
|Thursday||1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.||Raices Corona Senior Center||107-24 Corona Avenue, Corona||11368|
|Friday||10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.||HANAC Harmony JVL ISC (45N)||27-40 Hoyt Avenue South, Astoria||11102|
|Wednesday||10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.||West Brighton Neighborhood Senior Center||230 Broadway||10310|
|Thursday||10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.||Anderson Neighborhood Senior Center||120 Anderson Avenue||10302|