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

Upcoming Events

NBR regularly hosts events for members and friends– from picnics and bar crawls to training clinics and discussions. We also are committed to our community and volunteer on a regular basis, both at races and locally in the neighborhood. We’ve participated in Williamsburg Walks, It’s My Park Day, and more! Occasionally, we have meetings too, to discuss big events and projects, and voice needs and concerns.

Don’t miss these exciting upcoming events! Scroll down for full description of events. See you there!

October 2015

NBR Fall 2015 Town Hall Meeting & Board Member Elections

TownHallOctober 17th, 2015
Saturday – 10:00 AM

McCarren Park Recreation Center
776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

(between Bayard & Driggs, right across from the track)
Fall is upon us and it’s almost time for the NBR Fall Town Hall! We’ll have elections of new board members, new coordinators to introduce you to, and a bunch of positions opening up. New member? Google Group lurker? Have some ideas? THIS IS THE TIME TO COME OUT and share your thoughts, ask questions, meet new members, and meet your leadership team. Bringing snacks is encouraged!

The meeting will take place on Saturday, October 17th from 10:00 – 11:30am at the McCarren Rec Center (776 Lorimer Street, across from the track, in the building in front of the pool).

Here is the current agenda for our meeting. If there’s anything you’d like to add, just let us know We want to hear from you! The Town Hall is a great time to let the rest of the club know what you’d like to see NBR involved with, a time to let your voice be heard. Remember, this club is member-driven, and you are the membership.


1. Board Elections

  • We will be voting for 5 board members to join the NBR board.
  • More info here on how to run.

2. Updates from the Board

3. Updates from Coordinators

  • Updates from all coordinators (Membership, New Member, Social, Gear, Race, Runs, Volunteer, Events, Treasurer, Web)
  • Introduction of new leaders
  • Description of open positions we’re looking to fill. More info here.

Facebook Invite.

Please complete the Fall 2015 NBR Member Survey. We would love to get feedback on what you do and do not like about NBR, and what you’d like to see from NBR in the future. We’d appreciate feedback from both old and new members.

We’ll discuss the results and your comments/suggestions at the Town Hall.

Blue Line Run Sign-Up and Call for Volunteers

October 18th, Sunday – 8:00 AM
Prospect Park

Our friends at Front Runners New York are once again hosting their annual organized marathon training run, the Blue Line Run. The run starts at Prospect Park and follows the NYC Marathon course for 20 miles to the finish in Central Park. This long run is free and will have on-course support such as bike marshals, GUs and Gatorade/water. For more information and to register, please visit here.

Your Sunday Funday Run Leaders are also working with Front Runners to coordinate our volunteer participation in the run. As in previous years, we would like to offer our help at water stations. (There are also opportunities to volunteer as a bike marshals or drivers to help transport bags to the finish if interested and available.) Please get in touch if you would like to help out!

This is a great run, and a wonderful opportunity for us to work with our friends at FRNY. You must sign up on this link below to participate.



Volunteer opportunities for this run:

  • Water station along Lafayette Ave in Clinton Hill
  • Water station near the base of the Queensboro Bridge in LIC
  • Bike Marshaling
  • Drivers to transport bags to finish

Frontrunners will provide all of the water, cups, Gatorade and GUs for the water stations & Brooklyn Running Company is going to help out with a water table at their store along Bedford.

Email with your name, email address and preferred volunteer position if you would like to help out!

November 2015

NYC Marathon 2015 Fluid Station Team Volunteer

November 1st 2015, Sunday
7:00 AM – 2:30/3:00pm
Mile 11 & Mile 12

Yes, it’s still April. No, summer isn’t slipping through your fingers (yet) BUT believe it or not, it is time to start rallying the troops to sign up to help out and give back to NBR at our very own fluid station at the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon. The process started early this year, and we need your help!


Volunteering at the NYC marathon with 199 of your dearest NBR teammates is a blast, I swear! It’s a great way to meet and laugh with others, and you get a front row view of the greatest race in town as it cruises through our neighborhood on November 1, 2015. Seriously, if you’ve never done it, do it. I can nearly guarantee that you’ll end up dragging your friends to help out next year. It’s that kind of fun. In fact, why not get ahead of the game and drag them out to volunteer this year!?

It’s easy to sign up, too. Go to your “My NYRR” portal on Log in (or register for an account if you don’t currently have one) and go to the Volunteer tab on the left side of the page. Choose FLUID STATIONS 2015 TCS New York City Marathon.

Then scroll down and please make sure you choose the one titled: Fluid Station Mile 12- North Brooklyn Runners ONLY.

Fluid Station Mile 12- North Brooklyn Runners ONLY

Save, and you’re all set!

Remember, NBR is an all volunteer army, so thanks for volunteering!

P.S. – more NYCM volunteer details are here.

More Events to be listed soon…

If you have any ideas and/or want to help organize any events, please email!

Events Archives: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012/2011


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