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

NYRR Brooklyn Half Training Run #1 – 7 Miles by nbrwebjohn
March 26, 2015, 10:59 pm
Filed under: Events, Group Runs, Inspiration, NBR Goings On, Workouts

nbrbklynhalftrainrunnumber1Hello NBR Family and Friends!

March 28, Saturday
8:30 AM
Start McCarren Park Track (North Side of Track)

Coffee Afterwards at Urban Rustic

Are you training for the NYRR BK Half or just wanna come for a run with a group of runners? Thanks to NYRR, New Balance, and Airbnb we are hosting two training opportunities for everyone! Everyone from NBR to other non NBRs are invited!

We will split into different pace groups, we are offering from 7:00 pace to 12:00 pace. Look for pacers in NBR shirts. We will start at 8:30 at the north side of the McCarren Park Track.

This is the route!

After the run we will head over to Urban Rustic which is located right where we star/finish (N12th St. & Union Ave) for some post run coffee and fun sponsored by Airbnb.

Safety first! Don’t forget to bring your ID, metro card, cash, and water/Gu. Unfortunately, we do not have anywhere to store your bags, so definitely pack light!

We are excited to host this event and happy to have you all join us!

See you on March 28th at 8:30AM!

Facebook Event.

Spring 2015 Gear Pre-Order Is On! by nbrwebjohn
March 18, 2015, 6:00 pm
Filed under: Apparel, Gear, Marathon

Pre-Orders are available until midnight on Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Gear Shop:

2001_aquaSpring Gear pre-order is here! You have until Saturday March 28th to pre-order your gear. Pre-Ordering is the best way to order your gear and make sure you get what you want. We only order limited quantities of extras in selected styles which we base on sales from the pre-order. Your Spring Gear should arrive in late April.

When your gear arrives you will be notified on pick up dates or you can select shipping for $6.

A few items on the gear site have limited availability so it may be replaced by a similar item. We give preference to those orders that are placed first so shop now! We will notify if we need to replace an item.

Happy Shopping!

Shop here:

Gear Masters

Busy Bee Award Winner – March 2015 – Benjamin Nilsestuen by nbrwebjohn
March 12, 2015, 6:00 pm
Filed under: Busy Bee, Inspiration, Members, Volunteering


Ben N BB picOur Busy Bee bio is a little delayed in its posting but that doesn’t make it any less awesome. To be honest, The Bee was very intimidated by the power of the Nite Owl and cowered under its failure to “beat the lights” as our recipient so bravely can. This month we present our third most awesome flying NBR icon to our Nite Owl’s fearless leader, Ben Nisilsitkljfeiwndnsiendkskenen (TM TM TM TM TM TM). Ben Nilstestewensen has been a prominent member of NBR since before the Brooklyn Marathon existed… even since before we had a FLAG!! That’s a long time, folks. In these last 4 years of membership, Ben Nisistuentensen has volunteered countless hours cheering at races (with or without a shirt is TBD), co-coordinating the NBR Track Meet (SAVE THE DATE: 4/24!), setting up shoe and clothing drives, leading our Monday Nite Owls TM run, and oh so much more. He’s an all-around genuine person who has contributed a 550032_426120030808637_479992322_nsignificant amount of time and energy into making this club that much better than it already is and let’s face it… he’s a beast on the road. You’ll recognize this Busy Bee through his witty weekly run announcement posts filled with charm, run details, and anti-Doves rants. So, since This Ain’t a Scene, it’s a NITE OWL Race and Our Lawyer Made Us Change the name of This POST So We Wouldn’t Get Sued, the Volunteer Committee presents the March Busy Bee to Benjamin Nilsestuen! Thnks Fr Th Mmrs, Ben. Now let’s have A Little Less Sixteen Candles and a Little More “NITE OWL”. P.S. Tell That NITE OWL He Just Made My List Of Things To Do Today.

Visit our Busy Bee’s Page for more detail and past recipients.

Pi Day Fun Run! by nbrwebjohn
March 9, 2015, 11:00 pm
Filed under: NBR Goings On

Cover Photo

Saturday, March 14


Williamsburg Bridge

Why not celebrating Pi Day by running 3.14 miles (or something close to that) with NBR’s Morning Bridge Run? There will be giveaways (free tshirts and more!) AND PIE!!!!

Pearl Izumi Run has generously donated awesome fun things for this run, so come on out! This will be led by the usual run leaders Sherry Rosenkrantz, Anna Spinner & Reid (in spirit), and Cherie will be hanging out the Pearl Izumi treats.

Coffee spot TBD.

Facebook Invite.

Let’s Get Mobile! Effective 3D Stretches to Add to Your Regular Routine Workshop by nbrwebjohn
March 8, 2015, 6:00 pm
Filed under: NBR Goings On

Cherie Yanek's photo.

Tuesday, March 24th

8:30 PM

The Richardson (451 Graham Ave, 11222)

Most of us grew up learning static stretches with a prolonged hold: stretch your quad by bending your knee and bringing your foot to your butt. Stretch your hamstrings by bending at the hips and touching your toes. While any form of stretching is better than not doing it at all, three-dimensional stretches are far more effective in improving flexibility and joint mobility. Finish Line physical therapist Jason Lakritz will share why dynamic stretching is more effective for runners plus a few of the key functional stretches + foam rolling techniques you can incorporate as an active warm up and cool down.

Bio: Jason Lakritz graduated from Florida State University where he was a member of the cross country and track team that won three NCAA National Championships. He has been a physical therapist at Finish Line PT since 2012 and is recognized as a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) through the internationally acclaimed Gray Institute. Jason is also a certified USATF Level 1 running coach. He runs with Urban Athletics, racing many times throughout the year in the New York City area. He has completed three marathons with a personal best of 2:36.


Facebook Invite.

Where’s our Park? Rally by nbrwebjohn
March 6, 2015, 8:00 pm
Filed under: NBR Goings On

**We Need Your Help!**

It’s no secret that we are all about open spaces.  And NBR could not function without the track, towpaths, park-space, and running-trails that we enjoy using everyday.

This is why we are joining our Councilman Steve Levin and many other local non-profits on March 12th at 1pm to ask the city – WHERE IS OUR PARK?

BACKGROUND – in 2005, the city made an agreement with the community to provide 28 continuous acres open park space along Kent ave (including 2 miles of running trails), in exchange for zoning rights that would bring in tens-of-thousands of new residents. Ten years later, that agreement has yet to be fulfilled by the city. You can read more about the history of this issue HERE.

IN CONCLUSION – These open spaces are not only important to NBR. They are also important to North Brooklyn. And as population density increases, these spaces are vital for the wellbeing of the entire comunity. So we ask you to read the facts, spread the word, and consider registering to attend the WHERE IS OUR PARK Rally on March 12th.

With thanks and gratitude from your NBR Community Volunteer Coordinators,

P.S. – If you have any questions, feel free to leave them below and Dewey and Jens (of GWAP) will answer your questions the best they can. :-)

Gala 2015: Check List by nbrwebjohn
February 23, 2015, 6:00 pm
Filed under: Annual Gala, Events, Inspiration, Members, NBR Goings On


This Sunday is the first Club Points race of the season!! Are you running Coogans*?? That’s awesome! Its a great race and I’m sure NBR will be out in force to cheer you on. Want to celebrate your future accomplishment at the pre-race “brunch”? GREAT! It’s called the NBR Gala. Get your tickets now and join us on Friday night! In honor of the club points race, open bar will include club soda**!

*now known by some other long title involving a location, musical genres and clovers with a specific amount of pedals.

**if available

NBRs Sixth Annual Anniversary Gala: Greenpoint Gatsby

Friday February 27th
8PM – 12:00AM

Black Bear
70 N 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

($35 entry + two hours of open bar or $25 entry only)


1) Watch the trailer.

2) Purchase tickets.

3) Vote for your favorites.

4) Preview the Gatsby Gala Video.

5) Request the night’s soundtrack.




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