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

Volunteer for the 2015 NYC Half NBR Fluid Station by nbrwebjohn
December 16, 2014, 10:00 pm
Filed under: Inspiration, Members, NBR Goings On, Volunteering
Sign up to volunteer at the NYC Half Mile 12 water station on March 15th!
  • Yep, it’s time to start registering and you can do so here.
  • Read some testimonies from last year’s runners as they passed by our table.
  • Read a brilliant post by our very own Helen Clarkson about the volunteering experience.

NYRR Job Description: Prepare fluids for our runners. Active in set up and break-down of the station. This volunteer opportunity for club volunteering and is not for +1 credit.

Sunday March 15th, 2014
6:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Approx. Ten Rector St. & West St.

Reasons why you should Volunteer:

  • A great opportunity for you to come out and get donuts and coffee (on us).
  • Get to dress in some clothes other then running tights and singlet.
  • Get to know that someone you have been checking out all winter but have been unable to keep pace with.
  • Enjoy the camaraderie of NBR and root for your teammates who are running.
  • Help earn NBR some spots for the NYC Marathon.
  • Continue the tradition of being a community based running group.
  • Check out the fun we had in 2011 , 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Please note: We are volunteering for team spots. You cannot use this towards your 9+1 for the 2016 marathon, but it can help you earn a coveted NBR Golden Goat patch..

2014nychalfvolCTo Volunteer, Please sign up at My NYRR and be sure to select Fluid Station Ten-North Brooklyn Runners  


Send any volunteering questions to

-Volunteer Coordinators

NBR Holiday Party 2014 by nbrwebjohn
December 8, 2014, 9:00 pm
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, Members, NBR Goings On, Socials

It’s that time of year again!


Hope you can make it to this years NBR Holiday Party.
There will be games, gifts and merriment!


NBR Holiday Party

December 13th 2014, Saturday
2:00 PM

Isle of Sky
488 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211


There will be:

  • Prizes for the Ugly Sweater Contest
  • Holiday Cookie Eating Contest (sign up when you get there)
  • Don’t forget to bring a gift for the White Elephant gift exchange!

Happy Holidays, NBR!

The 2015 NBR Calendar – Pre-Order Starts Now! by nbrwebjohn
December 5, 2014, 12:00 pm
Filed under: Apparel, Gear, Inspiration, Marathon, Members, NBR Goings On

Pre-Orders are available until midnight on Monday, December 15th, 2014.

Gear Shop:

Need a holiday gift idea? How about the 2015 NBR Calendar?

Enjoy month after month of your favorite NBR runners along with useful info such as NYRR races and major marathons.

Head over to the gear shop to order your copy in time for holiday delivery! Pre-sale ends 12/15/2014 and then its available as long as supplies last.

Get yours now! Raymund did!


Gear Shop:

  • We gathered some of NBR’s talented photographers ( Zandy Mangold, Mario Nicholas Torres, Miranda Römer Luna, Samuel-Christophe Tedjasukmana, and Ken Allen) to shoot several of NBR’s photogenic runners so you can enjoy NBR all year round!
  • They include the likes of James Chu, Teresa McWalters, Dimitri Moderbacherr, Connie Fried and more!
  • Along with images of previous year’s races and events and important dates. (Perfect for a holiday gift!

Portions of the proceeds will not only fund many of the activities and events (Annual NBR Gala) that are done throughout the year but also to a local charity.

The calendar includes:

  • 13+ months
  • 2015 NBR events
  • 2015 NYRR Races
  • 2015 Marathons

Design by Michael Stermer.

FOOT FUN! Awesome Foot Workshop by nbrwebjohn
November 30, 2014, 12:30 pm
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, Pain, Races, Running Tips, Triathlon

NBRFeetFunWorkshopHealthy feet are essential to running great!

Dr. Morgano will be discussing common runner’s issues such as foot pain, tendonitis, muscle strains, injury recovery, blister avoidance, blackened toenails, shoe gear and so on. The evening talk will open to all questions so bring your topics of concern to the table. If there is time, and interest, Dr.Morgano will also discuss and demonstrate muscle testing as a way exploring what is best for one’s own body, including self testing one’s own running, work and casual shoes.

December 8th, Monday
8:00 PM

Greenpoint Reformed Church
136 Milton St., Brooklyn, NY 11222

Why: Because if you don’t care for your feet, you can’t run. also, black toenails are hideous. (paint them hot pink if you get them! that’s my tip, not dr. morgano’s!)
Who: Dr. Morgano and YOU and everyone else in NBR!
How: Come by after the beginners’ run, nice and sweaty, or just stop by after work, or before the night owl run. bring your feet and your questions!

(P.S. If you questions about a specific pair of shoes you have, bring them!!!!)

Bio: Dr.George Morgano works as an integrative podiatrist who combines western medicine with eastern modalities, biofeedback, body alignment, foot interpretation and reflexology. Dr.Morgano is practicing in SoHo, Manhattan. To schedule a consultation for podiatry care or one of the other therapies call (917)239-9995 or visit his website at for more information.

Facebook Invite.

NYRR NYC Marathon Volunteer Thank You! by nbrwebjohn
November 19, 2014, 8:00 pm
Filed under: Inspiration, Marathon, Members, NBR Goings On, Volunteering

The true recipients of this certificate from Mary Wittenberg and NYRR are the 159 incredible volunteers that stood out in the wind and cold to hydrate and cheer on the runners. We are so grateful to have such amazing and enthusiastic team members. Thank YOU for everything you do. This is for you!!


-Volunteer Coordinators

The Brooklyn Marathon – Gravity Assist – Volunteers needed by nbrwebjohn
November 14, 2014, 4:00 pm
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, Marathon, Members, NBR Goings On, Volunteering

Did you read recently how a satellite landed on an Asteroid?  It was an spectacular feat. The science and planning involved was amazing.  How does this relate to The Brooklyn Marathon?  Well, NBR has been using the exact method that the scientist used to land a craft on an asteroid to help our teammates win not 1 not 2 not but all three Brooklyn Marathons.  If you are not familiar look below.

The journey from launch into deep space hibernation

The Brooklyn Marathon is run entirely in Prospect Park.  “The race will start and end on Center Drive in Prospect Park. The course exits Center Drive at West Drive makes 2 circuits of the lower loop of the park, followed by six full loops and one final lower loop before returning to Center Drive from East Drive and completing”.

As you can see the path of the satellite is similar to that of the Marathon.  The NBR water station cheer squad are the planets propelling our runners.  We need you to come out and provide that same gravity assist.  Up top and below is a link where you can sign up and Volunteer.  NYCruns provide race credits that you can use for future races as incentive.  So come out, volunteer at the NBR Brooklyn Marathon water station.  It’s fun and you’ll be helping your teammates as well as those running the Brooklyn Marathon through a tough course.

Signup: here!

November 17th 2013
Sunday – 6:30AM – 2:30PM
Prospect Park

Have a great race for those running The Brooklyn Marathon.  Go kill it!!

-Race Coordinators


NBR Volunteer Opportunity – The Brooklyn Marathon Water Table 2014 by nbrwebjohn
November 12, 2014, 4:00 pm
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, Marathon, Members, NBR Goings On, Volunteering

Remember when THIS happened? …well, we need more of your sweet, sweet magic!

As many of you know, the Brooklyn Marathon is this Sunday, November 16th! And we need your help at the water table!

BACKGROUND: Since the inception of this fine race, NBR has managed the water table. Furthermore, that spirit has carried-over to the course where we have taken 1st place for the past three years. Coincidence?…Maybe. Do we need your support to help keep the momentum going? …Definitely!

November 16th 2014
Sunday – 6:30AM – 2:30PM
Prospect Park

Please come and volunteer for the benefit of the team and the running community!  As always, you can count us to supply you warm friends and hot coffee and good times :-).

Who: You (we hope)!
What: NBR Water Table at the Brooklyn Marathon
When: THIS SUNDAY, November 16th (start times at 6:30 and 8:30 am)
Where: HERE (Prospect Park)
Why: BECAUSE WE ARE NBRz!! (…also, NYC Runs will give you a 25$ or 50$ race credit)
How: Register with NYC Runs, and sign up for the NBR Water Station HERE. (if you have any problems signing up, just reply to me off list)

6:30 – 12:30 shift = 25$ race credit
8:30 – 02:30 shift = 25$ race credit
6:30 – 02:30 shift = $50 race credit

-Volunteer Coordinators


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