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

Gala 2013: Things to do before you Suit Up by nbrwebjohn
February 14, 2013, 8:00 pm
Filed under: Annual Gala, Events, Inspiration, Members, NBR Goings On


1) Vote for the Annual NBR Awards

Be part of the fun.  Vote for you fellow NBRs for some serious & fun annual awards.  Click here.

Polls close on Wednesday, February 13th at 6 PM.

2) Apply for Award Patches

Do you qualify for an NBR Award Patch this year? Please fill out the Merit Patch Qualification Form.

Deadline to apply is Thursday, February 14th.

3) Nominate yourself for 50% off NYRR Club Night

Please email your nominations to Include your paypal e-mail address (this is how you will be reimbursed after the event). Tell us why you deserve the discount ($25). The awardees will be based on who raced the most club points races in 2012.

Deadline to apply is Thursday, February 14th.

4) Submit Soundtrack Requests

Contribute to the evening’s soundtrack. Don’t feel confined by the evening’s theme; we’ll have plenty of disco to go around, but we’ll play anything with a beat. Leave the titles and artists of your favorite jams in the comments of the fb event and we’ll do our best to play as many as we can!

5) Submit Slide Show Photos

Contribute to the evening’s Slide Show. Post your favorite NBR Photos from the past year to Instagram tag #studioNBR and it will be included in the slide show. The more pictures the better, so don’t be shy.

6) Purchase your Gala Tickets

Tickets are going to be $30 at the door so act fast. Purchase now.

StudioNBR: 4th Annual Anniversary Disco

Saturday February 16th
8PM – 1:00AM

261 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn

$25 (includes 2 drink tickets)
$20 (without drink tickets)

Tickets Now On-Sale via Eventbrite:
Purchase StudioNBR Tickets

7) Suit Up!


8) Review who won what at our previous Award Night Galas.

2010, 2011, and 2012.

Volunteer at The McCarren Park Track Classic by nbrwebjohn
February 8, 2013, 11:00 am
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, McCarren Park Track Classic, Volunteering

mccarrenparktrackclassiclogoMarch 9th, Saturday
9:30AM – 3:00PM

McCarren Park Track
Driggs Ave. btwn Lorimer St. & Union Ave.

Free goodwill towards helping your fellow runners by volunteering at The McCarren Park Track Classic! Warm your heart during this cold winter by helping out.

We need approximately 20 volunteers for Registration, Timing, Set-up, Clean-Up, Sponsorship, and Marketing Roles.

Sign up to volunteer here.

If not sign up to run here.

Email any questions to

North Brooklyn Runners Gala 2013: Get Your Tickets! by nbrwebjohn
January 31, 2013, 8:00 am
Filed under: Annual Gala, Events


StudioNBR: 4th Annual Anniversary Disco

Saturday February 16th
8PM – 1:00AM

261 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn

$25 (includes 2 drink tickets)
$20 (without drink tickets)

Tickets Now On-Sale via Eventbrite:
Purchase StudioNBR Tickets

The Gala is fast approaching! Only a few more weeks to find your outfit, practice the hustle, and work on the perfect model face for the photo booth. Haven’t gotten your ticket yet? What are you waiting for! This is the event of year! So make sure you get your tickets in the link above. BUY NOW because as usual tickets will be $30 at the door!

You don’t want to miss out on this night of dancing, drinks, pierogies, and special performances. And stay tuned for the voting of the NBR superlatives, voting starts soon so start thinking about which member you want to nominate! Winners will announced at the Gala so you don’t want to miss out if you win something.

Stay tuned for more details as we get closer!

See you there!

-NBR Social Coordinators

North Brooklyn Runners Gala 2013: Inspiration by nbrwebjohn
January 26, 2013, 12:30 pm
Filed under: Annual Gala, Events

I know you’ll catch this guy staying alive at the Gala! Make sure you don’t miss it.

StudioNBR: 4th Annual Anniversary Disco

Saturday February 16th
8PM – 1:00AM

261 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn

$25 (includes 2 drink tickets)
$20 (without drink tickets)

Tickets Now On-Sale via Eventbrite:
Purchase StudioNBR Tickets

New Member Coffee by nbrwebjohn
January 24, 2013, 8:00 am
Filed under: Events, Group Runs, Inspiration, NBR Goings On, New Members

January 26, 2013, Saturday
10 AM – 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

When Aja Marsh founded North Brooklyn Runners in January 2009, a handful of runners would get together a couple times a week, run over the Williamsburg bridge, down Kent, or around the track. Sometimes we’d race and-or go out for drinks. We were a small group, so it was easy to know everyone on the team. Over the past 4 years, NBR has experienced tremendous group. It’s exciting that NBR now has a full Run Schedule and has grown into diverse group of runners with different goals & reasons to run. But all that growth can make it a little overwhelming for people who are just joining the group.

Are you new to NBR? Only been to a run or two and want to learn more? A Google group lurker who wants to come out, but isn’t quite sure if there’s a run that’s right for you? Not sure what’s a night owl, mourning dove, or salmon runner? Maybe you’ve been running with NBR for a while and want to learn more. Join us for a New Member Coffee.

This is the first in a series of events intended to help new (and old) members learn more about NBR and meet more people in the club. Please join us!

Facebook Invite.

North Brooklyn Runners Gala 2013 by nbrwebjohn
January 23, 2013, 11:16 am
Filed under: Annual Gala, Events


StudioNBR: 4th Annual Anniversary Disco

Saturday February 16th
8PM – 1:00AM

261 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn

$25 (includes 2 drink tickets)
$20 (without drink tickets)

Tickets Now On-Sale via Eventbrite:
Purchase StudioNBR Tickets

North Brooklyn Runners Gala 2013 by nbrwebjohn
January 15, 2013, 12:00 pm
Filed under: Annual Gala, Events, Inspiration, Members, NBR Goings On


NBRs Fourth Annual Anniversary Gala


StudioNBR: 4th Annual Anniversary Disco

Saturday February 16th
8PM – 1:00AM

261 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn

$25 (includes 2 drink tickets)
$20 (without drink tickets)

Tickets Now On-Sale via Eventbrite:Purchase StudioNBR Tickets

Its time again we gather as a club to celebrate another year of hard training, racing, volunteering, and positive community involvement. At the 4th annual NBR Anniversary Gala there is plenty of that to celebrate, we’ve grown even bigger with new faces joining everyday for group runs, races, and brunches, making our network and friendships bigger and stronger with every member. This year was particularly big for North Brooklyn Runners as we saw a “passing of the baton” in leadership from our Founder Aja Marsh to our new Director and Team Captains, Rob Fritz, Katie Winther and Charlie Radin. The Gala is time for us to celebrate every member that is takes part in making this amazing group happen. Plus, it’s our biggest party and we all know that NBR knows how to party!

This year’s Gala will take you back to the 70’s dance floor of StudioNBR. Make sure you dress to impress to get in, a strict dress code of fabulous will be enforced! The dance floor will be burning up all night, but don’t forget that the night includes some special guests. Our founder and leadership team will be saying a few words, NBR superlatives will be voted on and awarded, the coveted merit badges will given out, the photo booth will be up and flashing pics, and there just might be a few surprise performances by the famous Gilly and her Achilles, and who knows a few other surprises too!

Our friend’s at the Warsaw are helping us get our boogie on by not only opening up the ball room but also hooking us up with some drinks. Your ticket includes two drink tickets, and after that the cash bar will be open for the whole event. It doesn’t stop there, the Polish kitchen will be churning out pierogies and more for the night too. So come ready to party!

See you on the dance floor

-Your Social Coordinators & the Gala Committee

FaceBook Invite.

StudioNBR: Style Guide

(Click an image to launch full-screen slideshow)

The Second Annual NBR McCarren Park Track Classic is Coming! by nbrwebjohn

NBR McCarren Park Track Classic

The Second Annual NBR McCarren Park Track Classic

March 9th, 2013 – Saturday
9:30AM – 3:00PM

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

NBR is preparing to host it’s Second Annual track meet!  This years Meet will be part of NYCRUNS’ Interclub Challenge.  More details soon  (including a request for volunteers). The track will be ours until 3pm so keep your morning/afternoon free.

The Mile will be part of the Interclub Challenge sponsored by NYCRUNS.

Register now through

The $10 registration grants you access to as many of the events as you wish to run. Day-of registration will be $15. (Registration and Check-In begins at 9:30am)

First Event will start at 10:30.

Schedule of Events: (more details to come)

1 Mile (men, women)
400 (men, women)
800 (men, women)
DMR relay (men, women, coed)
4 x 400 (men, women, coed)

More details on The McCarren Park Track Classic Official Page.

Facebook Invite.


We need approximately 20 volunteers to be divided for Registration, Timing, Set-up, Clean-Up, Sponsorship, and Marketing Roles.  More information soon, or email


Call for Gala 2013 Committee Volunteers by nbrwebjohn
January 13, 2013, 12:56 pm
Filed under: Annual Gala, Events, Inspiration, NBR Goings On, Volunteering

Studio:NBRThe NBR Anniversary Gala is our yearly celebration of YOU, our members! We put on a night of dancing, entertainment, refreshments and rewards to celebrate the year behind and what’s to come. However, we can’t do this alone! If you’ve always wanted to be more involved with NBR but didn’t know how, or maybe you haven’t been able to come to runs and miss everyone’s smiling faces, now is the perfect chance. We’ll be forming several committees to divide the responsibilities and make sure this event goes on without a hitch. We would love your help and leadership! We can promise you baked goods will be involved :p

We also need Chair people to head up these committees, so if you like to be the boss or just like to have control over things, we need you, too.

Click through HERE for the official sign up sheet and full descriptions of each committee

Committees are:


Studio NBR, 37 more days. Over & out!

Your Social Coordinators

NBR Fourth Annual Anniversary Gala: StudioNBR by nbrwebjohn
January 3, 2013, 11:12 pm
Filed under: Annual Gala, Events, Inspiration, Members, NBR Goings On, Socials


NBRs Fourth Annual Anniversary Gala


Clear your calendars because the event of the year is here!

StudioNBR: 4th Annual Anniversary Disco

Saturday February 16th

8PM – 1:00AM


261 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn

$25 (includes 2 drink tickets)
$20 (without drink tickets)

Get dressed to impress to get into the hottest club in the 11222:  StudioNBR! We know you all love the nightlife in NBR, so why not get down together in this annual celebration of awesome running, socializing, and community involvement!

For those of you who haven’t been to the past Galas, the night includes the hottest dance floor you’ve ever seen, bass bumpin music, live entertainment, honors for our amazing members, photobooths, and a few more surprises.  This is seriously one you don’t want to miss.

More info soon, but honestly what else do you need to know!

-Your Social Coordinators

Join the Voices – Club Points Race – BRUNCH by northbrooklynrunners
November 29, 2012, 12:42 am
Filed under: Events, NBR Goings On, Socials

December 2nd, 2012, Sunday – 1:00 PM
Radegast Hall – 113 N 3rd St (N3rd & Berry)

It’s here, the last team brunch of 2012!  We’ll be meeting after the Join the Voices race at one of our favorite spots: Radegast Hall & Beirgarten!  All members welcome as always.  Those running or cheering, this is a great chance to warm up with some German beer and an epic sausage grill.  So come out and let us celebrate you racing!

*Quick Tip: They like to keep us on as few tabs as possible so its a good idea to bring cash

Ugly Sweater Scavenger Hunt & Holiday Party by northbrooklynrunners
November 28, 2012, 12:39 am
Filed under: Comedy, Events, Inspiration, Members, Socials

December 9th, 2012, Sunday- 1:17 – 6 PM
Turkey’s Nest – 94 Bedford Ave @ N12th

Good evening NBR! Your current Social Coordinators, along with one very special guest ex-Social Coordinator (Clue: her name rhymes with Dishka!!) , hereby present the Mother of all Social Events.. the event you’ve been waiting by with bated breath all fall…. yes darlings, this year we shall hold a Combination Holiday Scavenger Hunt + Christmas Sweater Party.  Did you head just explode?  It’s ok; I will give you some time to collect your thoughts.
Ready for details now?  Okay.  Quick and dirty details, below:

When:  Sunday, December 9th
Who: 30 teams of two (You can sign up either as a team or an individual and we will pair you up!  Note the 30-team cap — sign up ASAP to guarantee your spot!)
Where: Turkey’s Nest
When: Be there by 1:17pm for registration and instructions, 2pm SHARP start
Cost: $5 each person
After-party & Prizes?!: YES!!!!

Now, 2 FAQs:

What the heck is this? Well, well.  Basically you’ll be running around North Brooklyn with your partner all afternoon putting together clues that we have meticulously researched, organized, and presented. Some clues require that you get pick up physical evidence, some clues are photos.  It’s up to you what order you do them in, the running route you take to accomplish the clues.  But remember – It’s not about speed, it’s about smarts! You don’t get points for finishing early, just for accumulating the most points.

Cool… but I can’t/don’t want to do the scavenger hunt and just want to drink with you at the holiday party afterwards. AWESOME!  We welcome the whole club to join us at the conclusion of the Hunt, which will end at a bar in the greater Williamsburg area. (We can’t tell you where yet because it’s a clue– but will email out the location at 5pm) Bring money for drinks and food!

Sign Up HERE by next Monday Dec 3
(If you are signing up as a TEAM, only one member needs to fill out the form please!)

Then pay your $5 HERE
(Your spot is not GUARANTEED until you pay!)


  • You can either sign up as a pair or as an individual and we will put you into our super high tech and patent-pending Partner Compatibility Fluxonemeter  and pair you up with someone.  PERSONAL TESTAMENT: I (Kate Maxwell), personally, can vouch for this method – at last year’s infamous scavenger hunt, I had just joined NBR a couple months prior and didn’t really know anyone well enough to ask them to be my partner.  Well well, turns out Helen was in the same boat and we made quite the pair, let alone someone who I now consider a great friend :)
  • The $5 goes toward the goodies you will get along the way! :)
  • You and your partner MUST wear a holiday sweater, the uglier the better.  This is requirement #1.  Yes, there will be a prize.
  • We are starting at 2pm SHARP but NEED you there by 1:17 for registration and instructions. Muy importante! You don’t want  let the other teams get a head start do you?!

Feel free to reach out with questions!  PLEASE JOIN US!

NBR Volunteers at The Brooklyn Marathon by northbrooklynrunners
November 9, 2012, 1:11 pm
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, Marathon, Members, NBR Goings On, Volunteering


November 18th 2012
Sunday – 6:30AM – 2:30PM
Prospect Park

NYCRUNS is scheduled to put on the 2nd Annual Brooklyn Marathon. Last year our very own JP Montes won the inaugural race as many of our teammates cheered him on. This year in light of the the ING NYC Marathon being cancelled we have even more runners toeing the line.

This is your opportunity to sign up and cheer for your teammates at this homegrown race. NYCRUNs is making the volunteering even better by offering each volunteer the oppurtunity to get a free entry into one of its events or one that is “Produced By NYCRUNs”. The only NYCRUNS races that are exempt from this program are the Brooklyn Marathon and Yonkers Marathon & Half Marathon.

NBR will have a water station to cover for 2 tours, first tour 6:30AM-10:30 and 10:30-2:30 (Approximately 10, 5 volunteers per tour). The Brooklyn Marathon also has other positions available for volunteers and if you cannot sign up for the water station NYCRUNs will have some work for you during the Race. Please help us support NYCRUNs as they put on this awesome event and at the same time come out to cheer for your teammates who are taking on a beast of a race!

Please sign up here: Brooklyn Marathon Sign Up Sheet

Facebook Invite.

Hurricane Sandy Volunteering Potluck by northbrooklynrunners
November 3, 2012, 12:16 pm
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, NBR Goings On, Socials, Volunteering

November 4th 2012,  Sunday – 6:00 PM

Warsaw – Greenpoint
261 Driggs Ave, Greenpoint 11222

Come celebrate both those that Volunteer with NBR on Sunday and those that trained for the Marathon at the Volunteering Potluck!  RSVP/Sign up here NYC Marathon may be canceled, but North Brooklyn Runners spirits are still high! The outpouring of volunteer support from all of you is amazing and we want to celebrate the hard work you will put in at the after party. So many of you put in months and months of hard training and we want to acknowledge your dedication too. This is time for NBR to come together support each other and residents of New York City that need our support.

Potluck – bring a lil something to share

Friends & family welcome!

Suggested $5 donation to cover costs

Yes yes! This party will still be a Potluck so if you have time Sunday please make your favorite dish to share with the club. RSVP in this link so we know we have a little bit of everything.

If you haven’t already, please consider signing up to volunteer with NBR in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. This is a great opportunity to help give relief to an area hit hard by the hurricane, as well as a chance for us all to do some good as a group. Sign up in the link here.

See you there!

Kate, Brian, Anna, Ryan & Michael

(Social Coordinators + 3 awesome helpers!!)

NBR Marathon Cheat Sheet: All NBR-related Marathon Info in One Handy Place! by northbrooklynrunners
November 2, 2012, 12:10 pm
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, Marathon, Members, Socials, Volunteering

Too many emails about NBR Marathon goings-on that you can’t keep up? Don’t worry, here’s a digest!

Note: We all know this is a difficult time full of conflicted feelings about the Marathon, and related events. Please know that your choices to participate or not (in any way) are respected.


• Marathon Fantasy League & Hurricane Relief Fundraiser 

Read all of the details and rules here:

• NBR Marathon Crowdrise Hurricane Relief Fundraiser

More info coming soon… Stay tuned to the Google Group, NBR Facebook, and Website!

• Daylight Savings!

It begins Sunday at 2am — Turn your clocks BACK before bed and set multiple alarms! (Runners & Volunteers, alike)

• Mile 12 VIP Nutrition & Clothes Drop Off Table!

NBR will be providing bananas, pretzels, and gels to our runners at the Mile 12 Station (on the right hand side, after the last of the water tables). At this table, you will also be able to drop off any clothes you may need to shed along the way. If you have specific items you want handed to you, see this post:

• Getting to the Expo & The Start

Please do your best to utilize your feet, public transportation, and ride shares to the Expo ( If you are not on the NBR bus for getting to the start, again, utilize public transpiration and ride shares to get to the buses at the NYPL in Midtown ( and stay tuned to NYRR to see if any more updates surface.

• Marathon Bus! [NEW TIME: 5AM SHARP]

It’s all full, but if you signed up and paid for it, here are the NEW post-Sandy details:

NEW TIME: 5:00 AM SHARP! Be there early!  at Corner of Driggs & Lorimer

Please, please email Kate NOW if you will be forgoing your spot on the bus so that we know who we will be accounting for on Sunday morning!  kate…

• Volunteer at the Marathon!

We could still use a few people for Miles 11 and 12.

Sign up here:

Note: If you signed up but have not yet received meeting up details, please email volu… ASAP.

• Snacks for Volunteers!

Registered Volunteers who Want to Bring Snacks to share, please sign up.

Mile 11 Volunteers:

Mile 12 Volunteers:

• Post-Marathon Party & Potluck!

Sunday, November 4 @ 6pm at the Warsaw – 261 Driggs Ave.

Full details here:

RSVP and put down your dish:

Friends and Family welcome!


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