Prospect Park Track Club

Prospect Park Track Club is an inclusive, open, and diverse group of runners who are dedicated to pushing each other to be the very best that we can be. We welcome runners of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels, and we offer a wide array of training regimens to help you achieve your next personal record. Please take a look at what we offer to our members, and if you are interested, come to a group run to check us out!


Group Runs


Guests and prospective members welcome!

Our weekly group runs meet on the sidewalk on the side of Grand Army Plaza closest to the park, near the intersection of Union St. and Prospect Park West. Distances and paces vary according to who shows up to run. We will usually go around and share our names, paces, and distances for the day before splitting up into groups accordingly. This is a great opportunity to meet other PPTC members and connect with new training partners. If you’re looking to run between 8 and 11 min/mile, you will likely be able to find a part of the group to fall into.


Saturday Morning

8:00 AM

Most members use Saturday for their long runs. Common routes include: going over the Brooklyn Bridge; heading up to Williamsburg; and running around Battery Park in Manhattan, but we are always excited to try out new ideas, so please share if you have any!

Sunday Morning

9:00 AM

Sundays are often a recovery run from Saturday’s long run, although we do sometimes have folks looking to go longer. It all depends on the needs of the people who show up.


Mon/Wed/Fri Mornings

6:00 AM

Need to run before work? Just a morning person? Still awake from the night before? Come and join this spirited run (7:30 – 8:30/mi pace) to start your day. Each day we do 1-2 counterclockwise loops depending on what the daily crew is looking for. This run is frequented by members looking to improve their speed – an excellent opportunity for those interested in local racing or getting involved with team points.

Wednesday Night

7:15 PM

Runners will often do a few easy loops of the park with each other (and sometimes polish off the evening with a drink). Paces usually range from 7:30 – 9:30/mi, but we often have slower members make an appearance as well.

Once per month, we make this an official Pub Run, finishing at the Double Windsor. On these days, we start at Bartel-Pritchard Square (see calendar for more details).


Everything Else


Want to run early mornings, late at night, or in the middle of the day? PPTC Members frequently organize informal group runs. If there's a time that you like to run that you don't see listed on this site, you can probably find teammates who would like to join you! Contact to find out more or to be directed to the appropriate subgroup.


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