North Brooklyn Runners: A Community Running Group Serving Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bushwick, and Beyond!


Brooklyn Half Beach Party by nbrwebjohn
May 9, 2016, 12:00 pm
Filed under: Events, NBR Goings On

Saturday, May 21, 2016 – Right after the Brooklyn Half.
Coney Island Beach – (on sand in front of The Wonder Wheel)

bklyhalfparty2016The best little DIY Team Picnic all Summer!

Brooklyn Half is a teams points race, but traditionally, we prefer to celebrate in the open air on the beach at Coney Island (I mean, you spent the morning running there right? so why not enjoy it?)

It takes a team to make a Team Beach Party happen, so please lend a hand and sign up here. We’ll need help collecting food, drinks, blankets, etc for the beach, as well as kind souls to volunteer to drive supplies down to the beach and help set up. 2/3 of your Social Crew will be out of town, and the other 1/3 will be using this party as reason to run harder to get to the beach even faster!  More details to come soon, but please SIGN UP.

RSVP on the Facebook Event.



McCarren Park 5K 2016 – Call for Volunteers & Racers! by nbrwebjohn
May 2, 2016, 5:31 pm
Filed under: Club Points Racing, Inspiration, Members, NBR Goings On, Volunteering

Saturday, May 7, 2016
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McCarren Park (By Ericsson Playground, on Leonard St btwn Manhattan Ave & Bayard St)

Getting the word out about one of our upcoming team races, the McCarren 5K on May 7.

For those new to the club or unfamiliar with this particular event, the McCarren Park 5K is OUR RACE, that we help sponsor and organize with a community charity partner, St. Nick’s Alliance and NYCRuns. The race takes place on our home turf – we plan it, we throw it, we run it, we WIN it.

While still a couple months out from race day, we are starting the call for VOLUNTEERS to help put on another great McCarren 5K this year. Volunteer positions are available for race marshaling, manning water tables and running an NBR recruitment table. We have our sites set on putting together a fantastic NBR volunteer squad of around 35 people. Please sign-up here to assist:

And for all our 5K racers, registration is now open via this race registration link.  But wait, there is more…

All members of North Brooklyn Runners are offered a discounted $25 race fee – please follow this link to our google group for the registration code. (you must be logged in.)

We look forward to another great team showing and fun race alongside our community in May!

-Race & Volunteer Coordinators



Spring Town Hall 2016 by nbrwebjohn
April 25, 2016, 4:00 pm
Filed under: NBR Goings On

Saturday, May 1, 2016
5:00 PM

Greenpoint Reformed Church
136 Milton St., Brooklyn, NY 11222411449_189836577779170_2017540605_o

It’s finally Spring! That means more racing, volunteering, brunches, and time for one of our semi-annual town hall meeting.

Everyone in NBR is welcome & encouraged to attend our Spring Town Hall. Join us for updates from the NBR Board and NBR Coordinators. Learn about upcoming events, upcoming volunteer opportunities, and share your own ideas and suggestions. We have a lot of new exciting things planned for the coming year and hope you can attend!

RSVP on the Facebook Event.



Functional Strength Workout led by Mike Riccardi and Finish Line Physical Therapy by nbrwebjohn
April 24, 2016, 4:00 pm
Filed under: Injuries, Inspiration, NBR Goings On, Workouts

Rescheduled!
Saturday, April 30
10 AM – 11 AM

Finish Line Physical Therapy
119 W 23rd St, Ste 304, New York, New York 10011

FinishLinePTWorkshopRunners are notorious for skipping strength workouts; after all, if you’re already logging a bunch of miles training for a race, who has the extra time? Here’s the truth: improving functional strength will improve running performance—even if it means sacrificing a few miles per week to work on strengthening. The key is understanding how to incorporate it into your regular schedule.

Mike Riccardi of Finish Line Physical Therapy will take the group through an effective functional strength workout that focuses on running-specific exercises in all three planes of motion. We’ll start with the foundational tools for an effective warm-up [mobility, dynamic stretching, foam rolling, 3D running drills] followed by a strength workout [consisting of 3 rounds of 5-6 exercises] that focuses on the muscle groups runners need the most to generate power during speed and hill work.

  • Meet at the Saturday Morning Bridge Run to do an easy 4-mile run to Finish Line for the workout.
  • If you want to just do the strength workout, meet at Finish Line PT.

Bio: Mike Riccardi earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Springfield College and has been part of the Finish Line PT staff since 2014. He is recognized as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) from the internationally acclaimed Gray Institute. Mike has played soccer his whole life — including two years in college — and has been a recreational runner since high school, preferring Tough Mudder & Spartan Races. Call him a distance running convert? Not so fast, although he did finish his first half-marathon in 2015.

RSVP on the Facebook Event.



NYRR Brooklyn Half Training Run #2 – 11 Miles by nbrwebjohn
April 20, 2016, 10:00 pm
Filed under: Events, Group Runs, Inspiration, NBR Goings On, Workouts

April 23rd, Saturday
8:00 AM

Start McCarren Park Track (North Side of Track)

BklynHalfTraining2016TwoAre you training for the NYRR Brooklyn Half or just wanna come for a run with a group of runners? Thanks to NYRR and New Balance we are hosting two training opportunities for everyone! Everyone from NBR to other non NBRs are invited!

We will split into different pace groups, we are offering from 7:00 pace to 11:00 pace. Look for pacers in NBR shirts. We will have a stagered start at 8:00 at the north side or the McCarren Park Track. This is the route for this 11 mile run:

Safety first! Don’t forget to bring your ID, metro card, cash, and water/Gu. Unfortunately, we do not have anywhere to store your bags, so def. pack light!

We are excited to host this event and happy to have you all join us! Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us here.

See you on April 23rd at 8:00AM!   RSVP on the Facebook Event.



NBR McCarren Park Track Classic – Next Friday! by nbrwebjohn

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Fifth Annual NBR McCarren Park Track Classic

*Friday, April 22, 2016
6:00 PM

Register Now!

McCarren Park Track
Driggs Avenue between Lorimer St. & Union Ave.


Visit our McCarren Park Track Classic Page for all details.

* Due to our track meet coinciding with the start of Passover, we will hold additional heats of the mile and relays on Thursday April 21st 2016 at 7:30 pm



NYRR Brooklyn Half Training Run #1 – 7 Miles by nbrwebjohn
April 6, 2016, 9:00 pm
Filed under: Events, Group Runs, Inspiration, NBR Goings On, Workouts

April 9th, Saturday
8:30 AM

Start McCarren Park Track (North Side of Track)BklynHalfTrainingOne

Are you training for the NYRR Brooklyn Half or just wanna come for a run with a group of runners? Thanks to NYRR, New Balance, we are hosting two training opportunities for everyone! Everyone from NBR to other non NBRs are invited!

We will split into different pace groups, we are offering from 7:00 pace to 11:00 pace. Look for pacers in NBR shirts. We will start at 8:30 at the north side or the McCarren Park Track. This is the route for this 7 mile run.

Safety first! Don’t forget to bring your ID, metro card, cash, and water/Gu. Unfortunately, we do not have anywhere to store your bags, so def. pack light!

We are excited to host this event and happy to have you all join us! Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us here.

See you on April 9 at 8:30AM!   RSVP on the Facebook Event.