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

Got Kick? by nbrwebjohn
August 13, 2014, 10:14 pm
Filed under: Events, Injuries, Inspiration, NBR Goings On, Pain, Running Tips


The Mindful Practice of Engaging and Developing Your Latent Power

Want to harness your body’s hidden resources?


August 23rd, Saturday, 10:00AM
McCarren Park after the Saturday Bridge Run!

Sign up HERE

Come join NBR members Teresa McWalters (All-American) and James Chu as they share practical strategies for increasing power and finding that extra gear to improve race performance. This information is useful at any level, and all paces are welcomed!

Sign up HERE

Questions? Email:

New (and old!) Member Happy Hour Wed Aug 6th 7:30-10pm on Northern Territory Rooftop by nbrwebjohn
July 31, 2014, 8:00 pm
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, Members, NBR Goings On, New Members, Socials

August 6th 2014,  Wednesday – 7:30 PM
 Northern Territory12Franklin St 11222

Join your teammates for a New Member Happy Hour on April 26th. We’ll be in the backyard at Beloved starting at 6:30 PM.

Hello there all you new pups! Have you been lurking in the Google Group but never been to a run? Do you not know what a fartlek is? Have you been to a couple of runs but never had a chance to really meet anyone?


NBR would like to welcome you to the pack with a happy hour geared especially for those who have recently joined, are thinking about joining, or have been here for years but still don’t know how to use the website! Everyone is welcome to join us on the rooftop of Northern Territory next Wednesday Aug 6th from 7:30 to 9:30/10.

This will be a great opportunity to: meet other new runners; meet some of the veterans; ask any questions you may have about the website, gear, races, tips, or any ol’ thang; or just talk about how awesome the neighborhood is and how smelly Newton Creek is! Seriously, it’s stinky.

You can come straight from home or work, but you can also join in one of the evening road runs and head over with some of the group after that. There is a 7pm Beginners Run (2mi), and a 7:30pm Road Run (intermediate, ~5mi). People will be walking over to the Happy Hour from both of these runs.

We don’t care if you’re sweaty, dressed to the 9’s, old, new, or if you’re stinkier than Newton Creek, we just want to get a chance to say hi! We look forward to seeing you there!

-NBR New Member Coordinators

THE Four 2014 NBR TEAM NYC MARATHON SPOTS GO TO… by nbrwebjohn
July 30, 2014, 11:45 pm
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, Marathon, Members, NBR Goings On

Congratulations to NBR’s 2014 NYC Marathon Team Spot awardees!

A big thanks to everyone who showed interest in one of the 4 spots given to us by NYRR.  After lengthy discussion, the committee chose the following recipients:

Brian Cicero
Josh Fox
Mike O’Malley
Anna Spinner


Brunch for NYRR Team Championships Double Club Points Races by nbrwebjohn
July 29, 2014, 8:00 pm
Filed under: Club Points Racing, NBR Goings On, Races, Socials

It’s time again for everyone’s favorite race of the year. Yeah yeah, I say that before each race, but this one is special. First off there’s no crappy t-shirt that ends up on your floor for 6 months before you find time to donate it. Second, for an NYRR race, its cheap! (and still open, hint hint) Third off, it’s the one NYRR race that’s just for us, members of an area running club. Last off, and one of the best reasons, since the men and women run separate, everyone has an opportunity to cheer on their teammates. This will get you all so psyched up that you’ll feel a need to pillage and plunder local villages. Well take a deep breath, count backwards from 10, and realize that joining us at the aptly named Dirck the Norseman will meet the same need.



NBR Team Championships Post Race Brunch

for runners, volunteers, cheerers, and anyone who loves NBR.

Saturday August 2nd, 12pm

Dirck the Norseman

7 N 15th Street (right where Franklin becomes Kent)  



NYC Marathon 2014 Water Tables: Volunteer as a Team by nbrwebjohn
July 26, 2014, 4:00 pm
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, Marathon, NBR Goings On

November 2nd 2014,  Sunday – 7:00 AM – 2:30/3:00pm
Mile 12

Deadline- July 31, 2014

North Brooklyn Runners Marathon Volunteer Registration Open Now


If you have already registered-thank you! The North Brooklyn Runners will once again be volunteering at Mile 12 of the 2014 TCS NYC Marathon at McCarren Park.  Filling the station with NBR volunteers before July 31, is the best way to ensure that the station stays exclusive to NBR. Volunteer registration is open now and will close on July 31. We know November feels far away, but it takes a long time to plan the world’s largest marathon, so register now!

Register now to volunteer for the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon. Everyone who signs up before the July 31 deadline will be entered to win a special prize.

If you’re part of a group that wants to get involved, we’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line at and learn how you and your group can be a part of the marathon excitement.

An Evening with David Epstein, “The Sports Gene” Author, at Brooklyn Running Co. by nbrwebjohn
July 19, 2014, 10:00 pm
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, Members, NBR Goings On, Socials

SportsGeneJoin NBR for an evening with David Epstein, bestselling author of “The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance,” hosted by Brooklyn Running Company on Wednesday, July 30!

This is a free event, open to NBR and the general public. Attendance will be capped at 125 people, and NBR members have this weekend to RSVP first.

If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP here.

On Monday, July 21 at 10 am, the event will open to the public.

The event will kick off on July 30 at 7 pm – meet at Brooklyn Running Co. (222 Grand Street, at Driggs), change and/or stash your bag, and join an optional group run with the author over and back on the Williamsburg Bridge. After the run (7:45ish), David will talk about the book and his fascinating research, show photos and videos, and open it up for questions and general conversation. There will be snacks and beverages served. Books will be available for sale and David will be on hand to sign copies. No need to have read the book to attend – come and listen, ask questions, and meet and hang out with other runners.

Again, space will be limited to 125 people. Please only RSVP if you plan to attend, so that as many people as possible can enjoy the event. Thanks to David, NBR leadership and Andy Kifer, and Brooklyn Running Company for making this event possible! Hope to see you there!

Busy Bee Award Winner – July 2014 – Raymund Riparip by nbrwebjohn
July 17, 2014, 8:00 pm
Filed under: Busy Bee, Inspiration, Members, Volunteering

Hold onto your shirt, call ahead for tacos, and then hide your cell phone. Because the Busy Bee for July is non other than the illustrious Raymund Riparip!

To commemorate this occasion, we present the clasic limerick – Ode to RiparipBusyBeeRaymund

This Houston transplant is one of a kind,
When he’s around we all unwind,
He’s caring and smart and funny as hell,
He’s NBR in a nutshell.

He volunteers whenever he can,
And always there to lend a helping hand,
For water tables or gardening his hand is raised,
And at the Donut Run, he orders glazed!
Social coordinator, run leader, and so much more.
He is someone we all greatly adore.
Twice the winner of NBR “Best Bod,”
And a frequent member of our wonderful Cheer Squad.
He’s a planner of sorts– team brunches and field day,550032_426120030808637_479992322_n
He’s been an active member since back in the day,
Tuesday Night Tempo with tacos to boot,
Without him as run leader it would be moot.
He lights up the track, the bridges, and Kent.
A party would follow wherever he went.
So this month we cheer and celebrate,
A Busy Bee that is so fantastic and great.
Our dear Raymond we present to thee,
The perfectly deserved July’s Busy Bee!

Thanks for all you do Ray! You help make this group a fun welcoming place!

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


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