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

Wednesday Mourning Doves Run

DOVESDo you like to (to quote J. Cole) “hit it in the morning / the sun rising while you moanin’”? Then *f* the Monday NITE OWLS, and introducing the official Wednesday MOURNING DOVES run!

Time: 6:00 a.m.
Distance: ~10 miles
Pace: 6:30-9:00 minute miles (details below)
Effort: A comfortable but long recovery run.
Recommended: For runners who want to build their mileage to train better for races.
Led by: Sue Walsh, Marie Barmett, & Rebecca Turnbull (w/ founders Miriam Beyer & Emma Raub)
Meet: McCarren Park Track recycling bins

Sue, Marie, and Rebecca


  • A medium distance recovery run held at 6 a.m. on Wednesdays.


  • Some standard routes: (Please check the NBR Google Group for what weʼll be running that particular week.)
  1. Queensboro & Williamsburg bridges (11 Miles)
  2. Roosevelt Island (11 Miles)
  3. Manhattan Bridge (8 Miles)
  4. The Carousel (8 Miles)
  5. Prospect Park (12 Miles)
  6. The Cemetery (11 Miles)
  7. The Brooklyn Bridge (10 Miles)
  8. Fort Greene Park (7.5 Miles)
  • Weʼll usually suggest a turnaround point if youʼd prefer a shorter run. We call that halfsies (not DNF) and we won’t mock you for it.
  • Pace: Open. Like our hearts. Not recommended as your very first NBR run, but you are still welcome. We usually split into two or three pace groups: one running about 6:30-7 minute miles, another about 7:30-8 minute miles, and another approximately 8:30-9 minute miles. If you canʼt maintain an 8mm pace for an extended period, you’re still welcome to join us!, but we recommend knowing the route, bringing a buddy, or posting on the google group to see if anyone wants to run that morning at your pace.
  • Your fearless leaders: Miriam & Marie. Your alternate leader: Sue. Your co-founder: Emma. And our inspiration: Todd “The Diurnal Owl”.


  • Can I hit it in the morning without giving you half of my dough, and even worse if I was broke would you want me? Yes, you can, and yes, we would.
  • Should I wear mourning attire? Only if it’s spandex.
  • May I bring my pet dove? No.
  • Not even if it dresses in mourning? No.
  • What’s the worst run ever? The NITE OWL. Seriously, the worst.

Any Questions about this run?  Email us

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