Our weekly group runs meet on the sidewalk on the Park side of Grand Army Plaza, near where Union Street ends.
Distances and paces vary according to who shows up to run. This is a great opportunity to meet other PPTC members and connect with new training partners. Guests are welcome to join us.
Our Saturday group runs generally take us out of the Park; we usually go somewhere and back, and this is the day many members go long. Routes generally have a short loop or out and back option as well. We recommend you bring a MetroCard just in case. There is usually a good mix of faster and slower runners so you will likely be able to find a part of the group to fall into.
Sundays are often a recovery run from Saturday’s long run, although we do sometimes have folks looking to go longer.
The Wednesday group run might be a loop or two of Prospect Park, sometimes followed by a drink at a local watering hole.
New members are encouraged to come out to all of our group runs, but we also hold a quarterly New Member Group Run aimed at connecting our newest members with some of our veterans. After the run, which includes a range of distances and paces, we meet for coffee and to socialize at a local Starbucks.
Fireworks Group Run (Summer Fridays):
Each Friday, June through August, PPTC members and guests run from Prospect Park to the Coney Island Boardwalk to watch fireworks.
Dyker Heights Lights Run (December):
This run takes us from Bartel Pritchard Square to Dyker Heights for the spectacular holidays lights displays. The evening is capped off at a local restaurant.
Have the urge to explore the hinterlands of the city, or escape it altogether? Recent destination group runs have taken us to Rockaway Beach, the Palisades, Rockefeller State Park, and the Finger Lakes.
Want to Reach the Beach? Is Ragnar Relay your thing? PPTC members represent at these and other team relays.