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ERPTC Wednesday Track Workouts Will Continue Through the Winter

East River Park Track Club will continue its Wednesday track workout throughout the Winter.  Find all upcming track workouts and activities on the club's event calendar http://erptc.org/calendar-eventdetails.

Get in Shape this Fall and Winter with ERPTC Saturday Track Workouts

Don't worry about missing out on any speedwork because of the darkness caused by the earlier sunsets. East River Park Track Club offers Saturday morning track workouts at the East River Park track at 9:00am. These weekly track sessions feature less total volume than the Wednesday evening track workouts, and focus on runners keeping a fast turnover and good running form. A typical session will consist of stride work, intervals, and drills. Every weekly session will feature a different workout for runners to get the maximum benefit. Please see the ERPTC Calendar To find out more about the Saturday track workouts. All ERPTC coaching activities are for ERPTC members. Find out about becoming an ERPTC member

http://erptc.org/calendar-eventdetails

http://erptc.org/become_a_member

 

2015 Brooklyn Marathon will be the RRCA Eastern Regional Championship Race

Brooklyn running has been getting hot over the past five years with the popularity of NYRR's Brooklyn Half-Marathon and NYCRuns' Brooklyn Marathon. So it only seems natural for a championship race to find its way to the NYC borough. That being said, the Road Runners Club of America has selected the NYCRuns Brooklyn Marathon to be the 2015 RRCA Eastern Regional Championship Race.

Since its inception, the Broklyn Marathon has been a sold out event with the demand that would let it grow into a much larger event. In 2014, NYCRuns had added prize money to the Brooklyn Marathon to attract higher caliber runners. The details for the 2015 Brooklyn Marathon have not been released yet. But it has been a goal for NYCRuns to take the Brooklyn Marathon out of Prospect Park and onto the streets of Brooklyn. Watch for announcements from NYCRuns about the 2015 Brooklyn Marathon following the next running of the marathon on Sunday, November 16.    

2014 Fifth Avenue Mile

The Fifth Avenue Mile, one of New York City's greatest running events, is this Saturday. It will be a good one too. New York's  Mary Cain will be running the event for the first time in her career. Cain will be running against a talented field including Americans Brenda Martinez and Jenny Simpson, who were the winners the past two years respectively. Here's the complete women's field:

Professional Women

Personal Best Mile, 1500m

2015 Boston Marathon Registration Has Opened

Registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon has opened on Monday, Sep. 8. BAA does their registration differently than other marathons as you can see below with the registration dates. Those runners with a BQ 20 minutes better than their age group qualifying standard go first. Those runners that have met the BQ by 4:59 or less will go last.  http://www.baa.org/news-and-press/news-listing/2014/september/2015-boston-marathon-registration-opening.aspx

Registration Dates

Monday, September 8 - 

Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 20 minutes, 00 seconds or faster.

 

Club Running Summer 2014 Issue

Highlights include Meb Keflezighi's Boston Marathon win, Runner Friendly Communities, and Ken Martin's drive for cancer research funding.

Sign Up for a Free Track Workout

Sign up for a FREE track workout with the East River Park Track Club. The club meets for track workouts on Wednesday at 7:00 PM at the East River Park track. For more information or if you may have any questions, please contact info@erptc.org. Please only sign up for one workout.  

Sign up here: http://erptc.org/free_track_workout


RRCA announces #RunSafe Public Awareness, Safety Campaign

 

To help educate and remind all runners to run safe, the RRCA is embarking on a yearlong, public-safety, awareness campaign starting with the launch of the Run Smart : Run Safe animated video developed by Space Chimp Media. This message is designed to remind both new and regular runners to be aware of their surroundings at all times and to never trust drivers on the road.

The RRCA’s goal is to get as many runners as possible, including youth, to view the message, enhance their personal safety efforts on the run, and to share the message with fellow runners. Clubs, training programs, and events are encouraged to embed this message in their websites, share it in newsletters, share with local media outlets, and more.  Be sure to pass it on!

Spring Races

Spring Races

After this crumby Winter,you must be itching to get out and run some races. Here are some Spring races you may want to check out.

3/22 NYCRUNS Spring Fling 5K & 10K

https://nycruns.com/races/?race=nycruns-spring-fling-2014

3/29 NYCRUNS Ladies First! 5K & Half Marathon

https://nycruns.com/races/?race=ladies-first

4/6 City Parks Foundation Run for the Parks (4M)

http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2014/city-parks-foundation-run-for-the-parks-4m

4/13 More Magazine / Fitness Magazine Women's Half-Marathon

http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2014/more-magazine-fitness-magazine-womens-half-marathon

4/26 Henry's Hope Verrazano Festival of Races Half Marathon

https://nycruns.com/races/?race=henry-hope-verrazano-festival-half

4/27 Henry's Hope Verrazano Festival of Races 5K & 10K

https://nycruns.com/races/?race=henry-hope-verrazano-festival

5/3 Newport 10,000 (10K)

http://www.newport10k.com/

5/10 UAE Healthy Kidney 10K

 

http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2014/uae-healthy-kidney-10k

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