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

Gala 2016 NBRDust: Lip Sync Battle & Tickets by nbrwebjohn
February 19, 2016, 9:00 am
Filed under: Annual Gala, Comedy, Events, NBR Goings On


Ok Folks, It’s getting down to the Gala wire, and you all only have until SUNDAY to sign up for the lip sync battle! Teams, Duets, and Solo acts all can apply, but do it now! Pick your song and prepare for your two minutes of glory.

Sign Up: here.

Oh, while you’re at it, don’t forget to pick up your tickets, so even if you’re not part of the battle, you can still catch all the action.

Order Tickets: here.

And for get your inspirational juices flowing, here’s an amazing video of Joseph Gordon-Levitt doing Janet Jackson on Lip Sync Battle, the show (which i assume was the inspiration for our contest)

NBRs Seventh Annual Anniversary Gala: NBRDust

Saturday February 27th
7– 11:00 PM

Verboten NY
54 N 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

($30 entry + one hour of open bar 7:30-8:30 –> tickets )

NBR Scavenger Hunt by nbrwebjohn
November 28, 2015, 4:00 pm
Filed under: Comedy, Events, Inspiration, Members, Socials

December 5th 2015
Saturday – 1 PM

It’s back! Save the Date! The NBR Scavenger Hunt Returns December 5th! Sign up now. Don’t have a partner? Even better, we’ll secretly pair you up with someone! More details to come! Get Excited! Exclamations Points!!!!!


Hear Ye Hear Ye. Prepare thy running breeches and give thanks for the NBR Scavenger Hunt Run!

We’re getting closer to the day of, so here’s some more details. (It’s Saturday Dec 5th at 1pm)

Teams of two (with team themes of course) will be given a sheet of clues that will send them running around Brooklyn to different locations. You can sign up with a partner in mind, or better yet, let us surprise you and pair you with someone! That’s not only a great way for new people to meet others in NBR, but a great chance for seasoned veterans to run with someone you usually don’t get a chance to! Each team will need a smart phone (for taking photographic proof, or getting additional clues we’ll be posting during the run).

Prizes will be given, fun will be had, milage will be run. We’ll end at some place that we can celebrate at over a drink.

Sign up before 11:59 on this Sat, so we can create teams on Sun. This also gives you some time to think of your team theme. Final event details to follow.


A Real NBR Tweet by nbrwebjohn
February 2, 2015, 11:53 am
Filed under: Comedy, Inspiration, Members, NBR Goings On


For those of you that tweet, be sure you’re following NBR over there. Updates on road, bridges, conditions in the winter, inspiring quotes, race info and more. If we reach 1,400 followers we will release more Behind the Scenes photos of Mr. February.

NBRRRRM Wrestling Champion 2014 by nbrwebjohn
June 14, 2014, 8:00 pm
Filed under: Comedy, Events, Inspiration, Members, NBR Goings On, Socials


Dumpling Eating Contest by nbrwebjohn
April 25, 2013, 3:30 pm
Filed under: Comedy, Events, Inspiration, Members, NBR Goings On, Socials

NBRDumplingsJust in case you thought NBR was getting all serious and mature:

Spawned by a night of drinking and talking about running, tonights post-track hang at the Turkey’s Nest will feature a once-in-a-lifetime showdown!

Come one, coma all to see the three-way dumpling eating contest between Kate Maxwell (aka Big Red), Raymund Riparip (aka The Body), and Dimitri Moderbacher (aka The Terminator).

See it as a battle between Good and Evil, Right and Wrong, Large and Small, Tall and Short, Male and Female, Fast and Slow, Philippines vs. USA vs. Austria, the choice is yours. Bets can be made. Drinks can be ordered (and offered to the competitors). Bellies can be massaged.

The one thing you know for sure: you don’t want to miss it!!!

Ugly Sweater Scavenger Hunt & Holiday Party by northbrooklynrunners
November 28, 2012, 12:39 am
Filed under: Comedy, Events, Inspiration, Members, Socials

December 9th, 2012, Sunday- 1:17 – 6 PM
Turkey’s Nest – 94 Bedford Ave @ N12th

Good evening NBR! Your current Social Coordinators, along with one very special guest ex-Social Coordinator (Clue: her name rhymes with Dishka!!) , hereby present the Mother of all Social Events.. the event you’ve been waiting by with bated breath all fall…. yes darlings, this year we shall hold a Combination Holiday Scavenger Hunt + Christmas Sweater Party.  Did you head just explode?  It’s ok; I will give you some time to collect your thoughts.
Ready for details now?  Okay.  Quick and dirty details, below:

When:  Sunday, December 9th
Who: 30 teams of two (You can sign up either as a team or an individual and we will pair you up!  Note the 30-team cap — sign up ASAP to guarantee your spot!)
Where: Turkey’s Nest
When: Be there by 1:17pm for registration and instructions, 2pm SHARP start
Cost: $5 each person
After-party & Prizes?!: YES!!!!

Now, 2 FAQs:

What the heck is this? Well, well.  Basically you’ll be running around North Brooklyn with your partner all afternoon putting together clues that we have meticulously researched, organized, and presented. Some clues require that you get pick up physical evidence, some clues are photos.  It’s up to you what order you do them in, the running route you take to accomplish the clues.  But remember – It’s not about speed, it’s about smarts! You don’t get points for finishing early, just for accumulating the most points.

Cool… but I can’t/don’t want to do the scavenger hunt and just want to drink with you at the holiday party afterwards. AWESOME!  We welcome the whole club to join us at the conclusion of the Hunt, which will end at a bar in the greater Williamsburg area. (We can’t tell you where yet because it’s a clue– but will email out the location at 5pm) Bring money for drinks and food!

Sign Up HERE by next Monday Dec 3
(If you are signing up as a TEAM, only one member needs to fill out the form please!)

Then pay your $5 HERE
(Your spot is not GUARANTEED until you pay!)


  • You can either sign up as a pair or as an individual and we will put you into our super high tech and patent-pending Partner Compatibility Fluxonemeter  and pair you up with someone.  PERSONAL TESTAMENT: I (Kate Maxwell), personally, can vouch for this method – at last year’s infamous scavenger hunt, I had just joined NBR a couple months prior and didn’t really know anyone well enough to ask them to be my partner.  Well well, turns out Helen was in the same boat and we made quite the pair, let alone someone who I now consider a great friend :)
  • The $5 goes toward the goodies you will get along the way! :)
  • You and your partner MUST wear a holiday sweater, the uglier the better.  This is requirement #1.  Yes, there will be a prize.
  • We are starting at 2pm SHARP but NEED you there by 1:17 for registration and instructions. Muy importante! You don’t want  let the other teams get a head start do you?!

Feel free to reach out with questions!  PLEASE JOIN US!

Ultimate Frisbee Match! by northbrooklynrunners
October 2, 2012, 8:07 pm
Filed under: Comedy, Events, NBR Goings On, Socials, Workouts

The big Ultimate Frisbee Match against Prospect Park Pickup Frisbee!  Come on out, pick up a disc or just cheer on NBR!

This Saturday!!  1-4 PM    After party at Greenwood Park!

Want to join in the fun?  Sign up for the team here.