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


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!

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.


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