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

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.

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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

Get Your Rock On! Go Marathoners!! by nbrwebjohn
October 31, 2014, 8:00 pm
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, Marathon, Members, NBR Goings On

Get Your Rock On! Go Marathoners!! See you Sunday on the course at mile 13 in Greenpoint at the base of the Kaz Pulaski Bridge!! We’ll be playing live all day long!


McGuiness & Eagle St (by Pulaski Bridge) – Brooklyn, NY
Nov. 2, 2014, 10 a.m.

Yoga for Runners is back with two NYC Marathon Specials by nbrwebjohn
October 29, 2014, 4:00 pm
Filed under: Events, Injuries, Inspiration, Marathon, NBR Goings On, Workouts

Yoga for Runners is back with two NYC Marathon Specials at Hosh.  Take advantage of these two special classes, RSVP and give the gift of Yoga to yourself.YogaforRunners

Hosh Yoga
55 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222


Pre-Marathon Yoga and bring your favorite Carb Potluck

Yoga for Runners class, followed by, bring your favorite Carb, Potluck. Class starts at 1:30pm & Potluck starts at 2:45pm.

November 1st, Saturday

1:30pm – Yoga
2:45pm – Potluck Carb Brunch

Facebook Event.


Post Marathon Restorative Yoga Class

Our second class will be on Sunday, November 9th at 1:30pm, join us for a Post Marathon Restorative Yoga Class.

November 9th, Sunday


Facebook Event.


Arrive at least 10mins before the class!  Yoga Mats will be available for a $2 rental fee.

NBR Fall 2014 Town Hall Meeting – This Sunday! by nbrwebjohn
October 23, 2014, 2:00 pm
Filed under: Events, Inspiration, NBR Goings On

NBRTownHalFalll2014October 26th, 2014
Sunday – 8:15 PM

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

Everyone in NBR is welcome & encouraged to attend our Fall Town Hall. Join us for updates, upcoming events, upcoming volunteer opportunities, and or present your own ideas or suggestions you may have.

Remember, NBR is a community based running club. All the awesome things we do as a team happen because people volunteer their time & energy. We’re always looking for new people to help out. Learn more about NBR and let us know what you’re interested in. There’s some open run leader spots opening up after the NYC Marathon.

Prior to the meeting, please read Important news about our upcoming Town Hall from our Director.  (You must be logged into our Google Group)

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New Member Coffee – This Saturday! by nbrwebjohn
October 14, 2014, 7:00 pm
Filed under: Events, Group Runs, Inspiration, NBR Goings On, New Members

October 18, 2014, Saturday
9:30 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 (between Bayard & Driggs, right across from the track)

Learn more about NBR, meet other members, find out about some of the fun stuff coming up – races, brunches, the marathon, the marathon after party, our next Town Hall.

Everyone welcome – whether you’ve never made it to a run, been running with us for weeks, months or years! Google Group and FB lurkers especially encouraged to come meet the team and start running with us.

We’ll end the 9AM Bridge Run and Coffee at the McCarren Park Rec Center. The run starts at the base of the Williamsburg Bridge & is a run for all paces. You don’t have to do the bridge run to come to coffee. Stop by anytime between 10-12.

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