NYRR Free Running Resources

New York Road Runners has free morning, daytime, and evening offerings for you in NYC! Whether you're just starting to run, training for your first big event, or working toward your 50th marathon, NYRR has you covered. Check out resources to take your running to the next level.

Facebook Live Chats

Join the NYRR coaching staff on Facebook every Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a live chat! These hour-long chats are an open forum, allowing you to have a Q&A session with our experts without having to leave your home or office. These chats are open to everyone, and open to any and all questions.

Be sure to follow NYRR on social media for updates regarding weekly chats, upcoming events, and everything you want to know about running in New York City!

NYRR Coach's Corner

Stop by the NYRR RUNCENTER on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. to have your running questions answered by one of our expert NYRR coaches. Whether you need info to help you get faster or run farther, we’re here to help!

NYRR NYC Running History Tour

Get a taste of the Big Apple’s vibrant past on the NYRR NYC Running History Tour! We will hold tours bi-monthly on Saturday mornings. Follow NYRR on social media or visit the NYRR Eventbrite page to learn when the next NYRR NYC Running History Tour is taking place, and to sign up.

After leaving the NYRR RUNCENTER, our coaches will guide you at a comfortable (~10:00 min/mile) pace past various landmarks significant to New York City’s running history, including the "Imagine" mosaic, the Fred Lebow statue, and the iconic TCS New York City Marathon finish line. We’ll stop to take photos and relive the past as we make our way through Central Park and the streets of NYC on our way back to the NYRR RUNCENTER, where we’ll end our tour.

Whether you are visiting from out of town or just want to learn some fun facts about the city you live in, don't miss this free event!

NYRR Course Strategy with the NYRR Coaching Staff

When it comes to running your best race possible, knowledge of the course is key. The Friday before any NYRR race, stop by the NYRR RUNCENTER between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. for a 15-minute course strategy session and expert tips to help you cross the finish line. During the session, the NYRR coaching staff will break down the course mile-by-mile so you know what to expect on race day.

NYRR Running 101

If you're just getting into running or training for your first big race, NYRR's Running 101 series is for you! Geared toward beginners, but welcoming to runners of all levels, these monthly hour-long sessions are led by the NYRR coaching staff, aimed at providing training tips to help people run happily and healthily.

The monthly sessions will occur at the NYRR RUNCENTER in the evening, so you can attend after work. They consist of a brief educational presentation and a Q&A session to help you get started—no running required at these!

Check back for future session topics, dates and times, and follow NYRR on social media to learn when the next NYRR Running 101 is taking place, and to sign up to attend.

If you're interested in having NYRR coaches present a Running 101 session tailored to your group's needs, contact training@nyrr.org.


2017 Sessions

Register via our Eventbrite page!

January 9, 2017 – Goal Setting 101
Keep your resolution on track. During Goal Setting 101, members of the NYRR Coaching Staff will teach runners of all abilities how to set and reach short- and long-term running goals. You’ll leave the one-hour session with a list of personal goals for 2017 and the confidence you need to achieve them.

February 13, 2017 – Foam Rolling 101
Learn the proper techniques for using a foam roller as a recovery tool. Whether you're dealing with post-run aches and pains or a painful muscle strain, Foam Rolling 101 will introduce you to the basics and help you get back on your feet faster.

March 13, 2017 – Strength Training and Injury Prevention with HSS
Whether you're trained and ready for the United Airlines NYC Half or sidelined with an injury, join experts from Hospital for Special Surgery to learn about ways to increase strength and reduce injury to stay healthy and running for life.

April 2017 (date and time TBA) – Race Nutrition 101 with HSS
Don’t forget about an integral component of your race-day success—nutrition! Join an expert nutritionist from Hospital for Special Surgery to talk pre-race and race-day nutrition, and make sure you are fueled and ready to compete.

NYRR Running 201

NYRR's Running 201 seminars, held at Hospital for Special Surgery and led by their doctors and experts, offer targeted information for runners who are preparing for the TCS New York City Marathon. With topics ranging from proper pre-race and race-day fueling to the best ways to handle course strategy and injuries, these helpful seminars will prepare runners of all levels for 26.2 miles.

These free events are open to all runners and consist of a presentation by at least one expert, followed by a Q&A session to allow attendees to engage with the expert. All sessions will take place at Hospital for Special Surgery in the Richard L. Menschel Education Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room (535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10065).

Check back in early July for session dates and times leading up to the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon.

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