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Stretching for Runners Workshop by nbrwebjohn
January 28, 2016, 8:00 pm
Filed under: NBR Goings On

StrectchingForRunnersWorkshop2016February 9, 2016, Tuesday
8:30PM – 9:15PM

(right after the Tuesday Night Tempo Run )

McCarren Park Recreation Center
776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
(between Bayard & Driggs, right across from the track)

Paramount for runners is avoiding being stopped in their tracks by the specter of injury. Any runner who has dealt with the discomfort and lost time involved in recovering from an injury knows that prevention is a better policy. Preventing injury is precisely where stretching comes in.

Linda Minarik, author of Stretching with Ease, will lead you through a 15-to-30 minute stretch presentation, with Q&A, to help you stay at the top of your running game. In our presentation we will address when and how to stretch as it relates to the running workout/race.

Join us on Tuesday 2/9 after the Tuesday Night Tempo Run. Location will be updated shortly.

Facebook Invite.

Seventh Annual Anniversary Gala 2016 Theme, Vote Now! by nbrwebjohn
January 25, 2016, 3:00 pm
Filed under: Annual Gala, Events, Inspiration, Members, NBR Goings On, Socials

It’s time to vote on the 2016 Gala theme! We’ll only be keeping the voting open for one week. We’ll let you know the winner next week when tickets go on sale!

Vote Aqui!

Remember to save the date, Saturday February 27th! Thanks for everyone who submitted their ideas, we had a lot of really great ones, but narrowed it down to three.

New Member Coffee by nbrwebjohn
January 23, 2016, 4:00 pm
Filed under: Events, Group Runs, Inspiration, NBR Goings On, New Members

NewMemberCoffeeJan2016February 6, 2016, Saturday
10:00AM – 12 PM

(right after the Saturday Williamsburg Bridge Run – join us for coffee even if you can’t make the run @ 9:00)

McCarren Park Recreation Center
776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (between Bayard & Driggs, right across from the track)

Have you been THINKING about running with NBR but haven’t actually gotten out yet? Well stop lurking and start running. Join us for our New Member Coffee at the McCarren Park Recreation Center.

Learn more about NBR, meet other members, and find out about some of the fun stuff coming up—races, brunches, the Gala, volunteering opportunities, how to get one of those cool NBR shirts we wear, etc.

Everyone is welcome, whether you’ve never made it to a run or you’ve been running with us for years. Google Group and Facebook lurkers are especially encouraged to come meet the team and start running with us.

For those doing the 9 a.m. Bridge Run and Coffee, we’ll end the run at the McCarren Park Rec Center. The run (which is good for all paces) starts at the base of the Williamsburg Bridge. You don’t have to do the Bridge Run to come to coffee.

Uh, there will be donuts and bagels too!!

Stop by any time between 9:30 a.m.— 12 p.m. See you there!

Facebook Invite.

Fifth Annual NBR McCarren Park Track Classic – Save the Date! by nbrwebjohn


Fifth Annual NBR McCarren Park Track Classic

Friday, April 22, 2016
7:00 PM

McCarren Park Track
Driggs Avenue between Lorimer St. & Union Ave.

Thanks to sponsor Brooklyn Running Company.


NBR Seventh Annual Anniversary Gala 2016: Teaser by nbrwebjohn
January 16, 2016, 12:00 pm
Filed under: Annual Gala, Events, Inspiration, Members, NBR Goings On, Socials


NBRs Seventh Anniversary Gala 2016

Save the Date!  Saturday, February 27th!

Wait, what’s the theme you ask? Well after the ouster of non-democratically elected “Director Hill” (we love you Mike), NBR’s fledgling democracy is listening to the will of it’s people. This year, you decide the theme. We’re crowdsourcing your best options (email Next week we’ll put it up for vote.

Voting details to follow next week. A call out for volunteers to help organize and plan will be next week. More description as to what the Gala is will come next week. Amusing photoshop images with Raymund’s head promoting different milestones will most likely follow that. So stayed tuned, but mark your calendars.

THE Five 2016 NBR TEAM NYC MARATHON SPOTS GO TO… by nbrwebjohn
January 16, 2016, 9:00 am
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, Marathon, Members, NBR Goings On

Congratulations to NBR’s 2016 NYC Marathon Team Spot awardees!

After careful consideration of what was an incredibly deep and well-deserving pool of candidates, the committee has decided the recipients of the five team spots for the 2016 NYC Marathon. Their dedication to the North Brooklyn Runners and Brooklyn community as a whole is unmatched and we are honored to have the following five represent us this coming November. Please congratulate

Anne Barry
Lou Fox
Samuel-Christophe Tedjasukmana
Sue Walsh
Jeffrey Skaar

Thank you to all who applied!

Runner Safety Forum by nbrwebjohn
January 8, 2016, 9:00 am
Filed under: Apparel, Events, Gear, Injuries, Inspiration, NBR Goings On, Pain, Workouts

January 20th, 2015
Wednesday – 8:30 PM (after Wed Night Run)

McCarren Park Recreation Center
776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
(between Bayard & Driggs, right across from the track)


Safety is an important, and often overlooked, concern when running on city streets, in large groups, with various paces, sometimes in cold temperatures. Please join our NBR Runner Safety Forum following the Wednesday night road run on January 20th. The forum will be led by our very own safety expert Steven Kvalheim! Bring your own tips too – everyone should come ready to talk about safe running, ‘running etiquette’, and discuss ideas they have to make us all safe on the mean streets of North Brooklyn.

Facebook Invite.

Steve’s Safety Notes.



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