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NBR’S 2014 NYC Marathon Team Spots – Apply Now! (July 22nd Deadline!) by nbrwebjohn
July 16, 2014, 9:00 pm
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, Marathon, Members, NBR Goings On, Races, Volunteering

This could be You!

Thanks to you for your volunteering efforts at team fluid stations such as at the NYC Half, Brooklyn Half and NYC Marathon. NBR earned FOUR Team Spots! This means NBR has four entries to this year’s NYC Marathon.

Want one of those spots? Please fill out this form by no later than 11pm Tuesday, July 22nd! You have only ONE WEEK!

The NBR Team Spots will be selected and announced by July 30th or sooner so those chosen can start training!

Check out the previous NBR team spots awardees.


1. Do I have to have applied for this year’s marathon lottery to be eligible?
No, but it is preferable if you did.

2. If I am awarded a team spot, do I have to pay for my entry?

3. Is there any chance NYRR will give us more spots?
Sorry not for this year!

4. If I am a fast runner, will that help my chances?

5. What *will* help my chances then?
Participation in NBR via showing up for races and group runs, volunteering, helping out with projects and other activities, and general involvement. Being an NBR leader or run leader is also great, but not required.

6. Do I have to be a current member of NYRR and be affiliated with NBR?

Any other questions? Please email NBR Team Captains.


NBR White Water Rafting Trip by nbrwebjohn
July 16, 2014, 6:00 pm
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, Members, NBR Goings On, Socials

When: Saturday July 26, 2014
Where: LeHigh River, (Near White Haven, Pa)

Cost: Total = ~$100.00 (Rafting = $65.00 Transportation = ~$35)

**Sign up before July 11, 2014 @ 9AM**

Please add your name to the list if you are interested: here

The NBR social group is organizing a day trip to the LeHigh River for a day of white water rafting. July 26 is a dam release day so we can expect class 2 & 3 rapids. It will be fun and exciting, but will not be too dangerous or technical.

The plan is to rent 15 passenger vans and leave Williamsburg early Saturday morning. Depending on our launch time (between 8 & 11) we would need to leave around 5:30AM. The ride from Williamsburg is ~2.5 hours.

Please respond by Friday July, 11 at 9AM. We will be making the reservation that afternoon so if you haven’t signed up by then you may not be able to join us. Once everyone has signed up, we will have a better idea of the per person cost.


Final call: for the white water rafting trip on July 26. We have had a few stragglers so it’s not too late. by Friday if you are interested and I will add you to the reservation count. We already have 13 ppl going! Check out the original post for details.

NBR Field Day 2014 by nbrwebjohn
July 4, 2014, 6:00 pm
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, Members, NBR Goings On



NBR Field Day

Saturday July 12th, 2014
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Cooper Park
Maspeth & Olive Sts


Afterparty:  TBD

It’s summer, summer, summer time!  That means plenty of sun, watermelon, and the NBR Kinda Annual Field Day! Which will take place at Cooper Park on Saturday, July 12th.  It was a great turnout last year and fun was had by all.  Don’t miss out on some of the events scheduled:

  • Egg Toss
  • Plank contest
  • Wheelbarrow
  • 3 Legged Race
  • Dizzy bat
  • et cetera! (You have to come and see what the et cetera are)

We’ll be competing as PARTNERS again this year.  Please sign up by Tuesday evening (July 8th) , we’ll be announcing teams on Wednesday morning so you have time to coordinate for costumes. COSTUMES!

Don’t miss out on all the fun, prizes and SURPRISES! Don’t hesitate! Participate!

Sign up Here!

NYRR Club Points Race FRNY Pride Run 5M Brunch by nbrwebjohn
June 24, 2014, 11:00 am
Filed under: Events, NBR Goings On, Socials

June 28th 2013, Saturday
12:30 PM

East River Park

Ok Ladies. So the men made you brunch. You laughed, you cried, you all got sore right arms the next day. If you missed MFB’s pasta, too bad, he’s off this weekend, cause it’s your turn to bring your aprons out and prove to the men that you can grill with the big boys. That’s right, this year the men’s brunch by the ladies will be an old school BBQ!


Both genders will be tired after running/cheering/volunteering their hearts out for NBR at Front Runner’s Pride Run team points race, so we don’t want the ladies slaving away in the kitchen into the wee hours the night before. So after Ladies, we need volunteers, salads, charcoal, meat, beverages and everything else to prove to the men that you can out do them in pulling off a brunch.

We need some very special volunteers to get there early and hold a spot of us, and since your lovely social crew all have Y chromosomes, we need some general female aid to pull this off in general, so sign up ladies.

Oh, and least us not forget that there will be a surprise contest for the men that will try to rival the epic display of strength that was the Ladies Arm Wrestling Tournament.

NBR Doughnut Run – This Saturday! by nbrwebjohn
June 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Filed under: Events, Group Runs, Inspiration, NBR Goings On

DoughnutSummer2014Saturday June 21, 2014
10:00 AM

The Bins (Northside of McCarren Park Track)

Mishka Vertin, the Donut Queen herself, is gracing us with her presence for the Donut Run this Saturday!  Meet at the bins at 10am for 10 easy miles, but 4 race pace donuts. Finish all your donuts and be crowned royalty.

For those of you scratching your heads, the donut run is quite simple:We run to 4 different donut shops and attempt to eat a donut at each shop. Anyone who eats a full donut at all four locations will be crowned donut royalty, which is a Very Important Achievement.

The pace starts out at about medium/easy and, for those taking their eating seriously, devolves into a queasy jog. Since we stop at four spots, if you fall behind, you’ll be able to catch up with us at each donut shop.

We will stop at the below donut shops in this order:

  1.  Dun-well (Mesorole between Humboldt & Bushwick)
  2.  The General aka the home of the lucky charms donut (Bowery between Rivington & Delancey)
  3.  Doughnut Plant (Grand & Norfolk)
  4.  Peter Pan (Manhattan between Norman and Meserole)

The route is 8.4 miles and if you’re looking for a fun way to do your long run tomorrow, why not combine the bridge run with the donut run?

There are surprises in store for the new members of the royal family, so drink lots of water tonight, stretch out those stomach muscles, and call Dimitri for tips!

Sweet dreams of donuts,
Anne, Mishka, and Brian

NBRRRRM Wrestling Champion 2014 by nbrwebjohn
June 14, 2014, 8:00 pm
Filed under: Comedy, Events, Inspiration, Members, NBR Goings On, Socials


NYRR Team Points Race, Women’s Mini 10K, Brunch, Ladies Arm Wrestling Tournament, & Afterparty by nbrwebjohn
June 11, 2014, 8:00 pm
Filed under: Events, NBR Goings On, Socials

Hey Girl. It’s time we did something for you for all you do for us. Ain’t nothing mini about this weekend’s brunch.

We have a tradition in NBR, of the men making brunch for the ladies after the mini 10k club points race, and then the ladies making brunch for the men after Portugal day. Apparently, NYRR didn’t get that memo, and they scheduled both those races for the same weekend. Sadness and confusion set in. But then a solution was decided upon, and all rejoiced.


So, as per another tradition, ladies first (don’t worry men, the ladies will be treating you guys after the pride run on the 28th).

Mini 10k Post Race Brunch for the Ladies and Arm Wrestling Tournament
This Saturday, June 14th @ 11am.

Miranda Römer Luna has graciously offered her roof for this event, check out the google group link below for the actual address so the NSA doesn’t track her down.

Gentlemen, this is your chance to shine, but let’s keep the needed prep the day of to a minimum so we don’t make a mess of Miranda’s kitchen. Sign up now guys and let people know what you’re bringing, so we don’t end up with no ice, 15 gallons of orange juice, 1 bottle of champagne and a very sad kitty.

This year there will be an official Arm Wrestling Tournament with a not so amazing grand prize. Prepare yourself ladies, this brunch isn’t all about pampering you after a hard days run (although it is also about that).


Mini 10K – Men Treat the Ladies to Post Race Brunch

Saturday, June 14th, 2014
11:00 AM

Click here, login, and get the exact location from Google Group.

Guys, Sign up to Contribute


Ladies Arm Wrestling Tournament

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

  Add your name to the tourney sheet here.




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