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 Please only sign up for one workout.  

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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

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

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

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

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

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

5/3 Newport 10,000 (10K)

5/10 UAE Healthy Kidney 10K

Spring Track Workout Schedule

Workout Schedule

3/12 10-20x 200m
3/19 10-20x 200m
3/26 6-12x 400m
4/2  6-12x 400m   
4/9  6x 800m
4/16 6x 800m
4/23 3-5x 1 mile
4/30 3-5x 1 mile

More details can be found on the calendar

No hills? Run the Williamsburg Bridge Instead.

ERPTC has added a Wednseday night (7:00 PM) Williamsburg Bridge run to the schedule. This run gives members a chance to get some "hill" running in. Runners meet in ERP at the track entrance across from the 6th Street overpass.

RRCA’s Buyer Beware Tips When Registering For Events

By: Jean Knaack, Executive Director, and the RRCA Board of Director

As the popularity of running continues to grow, so does the number of events held each year around the country.  This is a good thing for our sport; however, as with all growth industries, there are inevitably going to be a few bad apples that can spoil a barrel, as the old saying goes.

The RRCA has worked for over 54-years to promote safe and enjoyable events for runners, and there is nothing more frustrating than hearing stories about race promoters that sell entry fees only to cancel their race with minimal notice, provide no refunds, and only vague excuses or false information as to why the event has been cancelled or postponed.  We aren’t talking about races that are cancelled or postponed due to emergency weather conditions, acts of God, or other emergencies on or near the course.  Bad weather and accidents happen and are completely out of a race director’s control. We are referring to races that are canceled or postponed, because the event owners haven’t done due diligence in the organization of their event, and the runner is the one that looses as an end result.

Saturday Track Workouts

Saturday track workoutsSaturday track workouts are back for the Winter! ERPTC meets at the ERP track at 9:00 am. The track sessions will consiist of running repeats or intervals, strides, drills, and, of course, stretching! ERPTC's running coach, Ken, will be there leading the workouts. The coach can also record video of runners for running form video analysis.

Become a Member of ERPTC for Saturday Track Workouts


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