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This page is located on the BeFitNYC.org Web site at
http://www.nycgovparks.org/befitnyc/jogging/

Found 47 facilities, 17 programs, 10 leagues, and 7 events for Running/Jogging

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Please note: Some programs require advance registration and/or recreation center membership. Always call the contact number provided before attending a program.

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Adult Open Gym

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Monday: 6:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 6:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Thursday: 6:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Friday: 6:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, 232 West 60th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: November 3, 2013
Age:Adult / Senior  

The gymnasium is open to members for different activities of their choice.

Gymnasium

 

Brooklyn Road Runners Club Group Run

Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Prospect Park , PROSPECT PARK W, PARKSIDE AVE. BET. FLATBUSH AVE., OCEAN AVE. AND PROSPECT PARK SW (Brooklyn), Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Group sticks together for 2 miles, then splits up according to training needs and capabilities. Meet at Prospect Park West and 9th St.

Phone: 917-238-9447
Cost: $20/year 

Brooklyn Road Runners

 

Cardio Area

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Monday: 9:00 a.m.-9:45 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-9:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-9:45 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-9:45 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-9:45 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Hunts Point Recreation Center, 765 Manida Street, Bronx

Age:Adult / Senior  

Boost your cardiovascular fitness on our exercise machines!

 

Front Runners New York Fun Run

Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Central Park , 5 AV TO CENTRAL PARK W, 59 ST TO 110 ST (Manhattan), Manhattan

Age:Adult  

The centerpiece of the club's activities is our Saturday fun run/walk/social. Indomitable in mind, body and spirit, our club members come out to Central Park regardless of the weather. If you wish to drop off your bag, stretch or change before running, please come to the basement of Rutgers Church (236 W 73rd) on the South Side of 73rd Street just west of Broadway by 9:45 AM. Runners who do not need to drop off bags can catch up with the group inside Central Park, just across the road to the south of the Daniel Webster Statue (West Drive and 72nd Street Transverse) at 10:00 AM.

Cost: Free 

 

Front Runners New York Outdoor Track Workout

Thursday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Riverbank State Park Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 679 Riverside Drive, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Meet at the track on West 137th Street by the river. There are public restrooms and vending machines with water and Powerade in the facilities nearby. We drop our bags near where we run, so bring a small bag with no valuables. For those looking for a more intense workout than the Fun Runs.

Cost: Free 

Front Runners New York

 

Inwood Hill Runners

Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Inwood Hill Park , DYCKMAN ST, HUDSON RIVER, HARLEM RIVER S (Manhattan), Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Tues run: Speed, hills, and intervals. All running paces and abilities are welcome. Stretching and warm-ups are on your own. Thu run: Regular 4-miler. All running paces and abilities are welcome. Stretching and warm-ups are on your own. Sat run: 6-8 miles, various routes. Bring your Metrocard. All running paces and abilities are welcome. Stretching and warm-ups are on your own.

Phone: 917-664-3141
E-mail: tamara@inwoodhillrunners.org
Cost: Free 

Inwood Hill Runners

 

Jack Rabbit Sports Free Group Runs

Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Union Square Park , BROADWAY TO 4 AVE., E 14 ST. TO E 17 ST. (Manhattan), Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Join us for one of our free groups runs starting out of each of our three store locations.  These are casual, social, and non-coached 60 minute group runs.  We run at a relaxed, 'conversational' pace and while everyone is welcome, we suggest participants be able to comfortably run 5K / 3 miles.  We meet at the store and for those of you coming from the office you can change clothes and/or leave your belongings at the store during our runs.

Phone: 212-727-2980
E-mail: custserv@jackrabbitsports.com
Cost: Free 

Meeting Location: Jack Rabbit Sports-Union Square Store

 

Run Club

Wednesday: 6:45 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Lululemon- SoHo Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 481 Broadway, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Meet at lululemon SoHo for a different group run every week. Check the website for details about routes and run leaders. We will split into wo groups: Mile High (5-6 mile runs) and Pace Setters (about 3 miles walk run).

Cost: Free 

 

Run Club

Wednesday: 6:45 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Lululemon- E 66th Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 1127 3rd Ave, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Come running with the East 66th street run club every Wednesday at 6:45pm. Join us as we run to the park for a workout and fun run. From pros to beginners, we welcome & love runners of all levels :) Hope to see you on Wednesday!

Phone: 212-755-5019
E-mail: east66th-store@lululemon.com
Cost: Free 

 

Run Club in Central Park

Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Lululemon- Lincoln Square Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , W 64th St & Broadway, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Running group for all levels of RUNNERS! We suggest that participants are able to run at least 3 miles without stopping, but all run paces are welcome! We meet in the Lincoln Square store at 6:30 pm and head to Central Park at 6:45 pm. Runs are led by lululemon staff.

Phone: 212-712-1767
E-mail: lincolnsquare-store@lululemon.com
Cost: Free 

 

Runners Club

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Designed to get groups of YMCA members together outside for a fun run. Groups are based on ability, Emphasis on safety and fun.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K

Monday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Flushing Meadows Corona Park , GRAND CENTRAL PKWY., WHITESTONE EXWY. BET. 111 ST. AND COLLEGE POINT BLVD., PARK DRIVE E. (Queens), Queens

Start Date: April 14, 2014
Age:Teen  

A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running. Meet outside of Al Oerter Recreation Center. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

 

Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5k

Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Conference House Park Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 298 Satterlee Street., Staten Island

Start Date: April 19, 2014
End Date: June 28, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult  

If you always wanted to run a 5k, but didn't know how to begin…this is for you. All levels can join in on this one hour run session. The various terrains around the Conference House will be utilized. When this programs over you will run a 5k! Meet at the Visitor Center.

 

Shape Up NYC: Natural Movements

Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Conference House Park Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 298 Satterlee Street., Staten Island

Start Date: April 19, 2014
End Date: June 28, 2014
Age:Everyone  

Utilizing the beautiful terrain around the Conference House this Natural Movements class will work on the full range of natural human movements. We will strengthen our bodies and sharpen our balance by focusing on the skills of running, jumping, balancing, crawling, climbing. In addition we will be lifting, carrying, and throwing natural objects found at Conference House Park. Meet at the Visitor Center.

 

Teen Track

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Wednesday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Al Oerter Recreation Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue, Queens

Start Date: March 12, 2014
End Date: April 26, 2014
Age:Teen  

Participate in track training and program.  Teens will learn the basics and important skills of track and sprinting.

 

Track and Field Program

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Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
Saturday: 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Hunts Point Recreation Center, 765 Manida Street, Bronx

Age:Child / Teen  

Participants will learn and develop fundamental skills that will enhance their ability to compete in track.

 

Van Cortlandt Track Club

Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Van Cortlandt Park , W 242 ST. & BROADWAY (Bronx), Bronx

Age:Everyone  

Running for all levels and ages. We are the oldest running club in the Bronx. Members enjoy a lot of benefits besides running. There are experianced members who are always willing to help or answer any questions.

Cost: Free to try, $50 per year to join 

 

Please note: Programs with this symbol (Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property) are not managed by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. While Parks does its best to maintain accuracy in search results, users are strongly advised to call or email the program organizers directly for up-to-date information.

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Running/Jogging

You may use any of Parks' recreational spaces, except tennis courts, without a permit. However, if a permit holder arrives with a valid permit in hand, you must vacate the field or court. An individual must have a season permit or single-play ticket to use Parks' tennis courts.

Organized play (leagues) requires a permit. Click here for an application and more information about permits.

Asser Levy Park Fitness Path

(Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 515 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 3.5 
Map: Map 

Astoria Park

ASTORIA SOUTH & 18 STREET (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Running Tracks
Size: 0.25 
Type: All Weather 

Baisley Park

NORTH CONDUIT, BAISLEY BOULEVARD & 150 STREET (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Running Tracks
Size: 0.25 
Type: All Weather 

Betsy Head Memorial Playground

OFF STRAUSS STREET & DUMONT AVENUE (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Running Tracks
Size: 0.25 
Type: Rubber 

Bloomingdale Park Fitness Path

(Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 650 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 2.75 
Map: Map 

Brower Park Fitness Path

(Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 280 Yards 
Laps Per Mile:
Map: Map 

Carl Schurz Park Fitness Path

(Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 350 Yards 
Laps Per Mile:
Map: Map 

Clove Lakes Park Fitness Path

(Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 650 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 2.75 
Map: Map 

Corporal Thompson Park

BROADWAY BETWEEN HENDERSON AVENUE AND RICHMOND TERRACE (Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Running Tracks
Size: 0.25 
Type: Synthetic 

Det. Keith Williams Park

173 STREET & 105 AVENUE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Running Tracks
Size: 0.25 
Type: All Weather 

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Team and league sports provide a great opportunity to get fit, socialize, and have fun. Some leagues are casual, while others are more competitive. Email or call the leagues below to find out more about your local team and its players.

Achilles International

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: Running/Jogging
Achilles meets rain or shine on Tuesday evenings at 6:15 PM and Saturday mornings at 10:15 when there is no race. Tuesday evenings we meet at the New York Road Runners Club (9 E. 89th Street) between 6 - 6:15 PM. Saturday mornings, we meet in Central Park, at 90th Street and Fifth Avenue, adjacent to the Central Park Reservoir.
Phone: 212-354-0300 | Email

Brooklyn Road Runners Club

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Adult
Type: Running/Jogging
Weekday and weekend runs in Prospect Park. Please check website for meeting times and locations of runs.
Phone: (718) 259-1481

City Running Tours

Boroughs:Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Age: Adult
Type: Running/Jogging
All levels welcome. Group runs about 6 miles with guides. $25-30 per run. We also offer personalized runs for a higher fee.
Phone: 877-415-0058 | Email

Front Runners New York

Boroughs:Brooklyn, Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: Running and Triathlon (swimming, biking, running)
Front Runners New York provides encouragement and support to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered people and others who are interested in running and related activities. We hold runs, races, workshops, social events, and publish a monthly newsletter. We hold meets in Central Park, Prospect Park, West Side Highway, and other places. We are open to all levels. You can join us for a fun run to try out; membership dues apply.
Email

Hellgate Road Runners

Borough: Queens
Age: Adult
Type: Running/Jogging
The Hellgate Road Runners is a non-profit organization. We welcome runners of all abilities. Membership is $25 a year. Monday: 7:30 PM meet Between Astoria Park Pool and Hellgate Bridge Wednesday: 7:30 PM meet at Astoria Park Track Thursday: 7:30 PM meet at Astoria Park Field House Saturday: 9:00 AM (June-Oct), 8:00 AM (July-Sept) meet at Astoria Park Field House.
Phone: 718-721-7844 | Email

J.K.O. Running

Boroughs:Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island
Age: Adult
Type: Women's Running
J.K.O. Running is a women's running team. We welcome all women from total beginners (those who power walk, on the way the way to building up to jogging or running), advanced beginners & intermediate runners (gearing up for their first 5K, 10K or 1/2 marathon), to marathoners. We run year round, have weekly group runs, training runs and workshops. Our team participates in NYRR, charity and other race events as well as volunteer.
Email

New York Road Runners Club

Boroughs:Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: Running/Jogging
Phone: (212) 860-4455

Prospect Park Track Club

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Adult
Type: Running/Jogging
Phone: (718) 595-2049

Prospect Park Youth Running Club

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Youth
Type: Cross Country, Track & Field, Distance Running
Offer the young boys and girls of Brooklyn an opportunity to experience the fitness benefits, joys of competition, and team unity of Cross Country and Long Distance Running through an education-based program.
Phone: 917-363-6671 | Email

Shore Road Striders Running Club

Boroughs:Brooklyn, Staten Island
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Running/Jogging
Phone: (718) 238-3623 | Email

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Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run

Monday, April 21, 2014
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

AccessibleLefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

 

Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run

Monday, April 28, 2014
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

AccessibleLefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn| Map it

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Cost

Free  

 

Shoelace Park 10K Fun Run Walk

Saturday, May 3, 2014
10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.

East 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park), Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

$25 registration fee

Contact Number

(718) 430-4636

Contact Email

Joseph.Sanchez@parks.nyc.gov

 

Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run

Monday, May 5, 2014
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

AccessibleLefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn| Map it

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Cost

Free  

 

Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run

Monday, May 12, 2014
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

AccessibleLefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn| Map it

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Cost

Free  

 

Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run

Monday, May 19, 2014
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

AccessibleLefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn| Map it

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Cost

Free  

 

Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run

Monday, May 26, 2014
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

AccessibleLefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn| Map it

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Cost

Free  

 

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