Fifth Avenue Mile Cheering Section

Join us to watch local runners, including your favorite Whippets, all the way until the pros throw down at 1 PM.  We will have a great spot to encourage competitors as they start their final quarter mile.

Look for us on the CENTRAL PARK side of Fifth Ave around 65th St, just before or just after the three-quarter mile marker.

If you’re racing, we encourage you to drop off your gear with us before your section and then use the jog to the starting line as a partial warmup.

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Brooklyn Weekend Run

We are now doing our Brooklyn runs on Saturdays.  We’ll try to mix up the routes as much as possible so we don’t get too bored doing lops of Prospect Park.  This will mainly serve as an opportunity for a long run.  If you have any ideas for courses, please let us know!

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Downtown Easy Run

Patricia is leading an easy run from Tiny’s (Paul Warthen’s restaurant).  You can leave a bag upstairs and then head out for a run before hanging out for a drink or food afterward!

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Prospect Park Thursday Speed Workout

We are hosting weekly “track” workouts at Prospect Park every Thursday evening. The workouts will be identical to the East River Park Track workout of the week, which will be posted at least 24 hours beforehand.

Although there is no track at Prospect Park, we’ll find the flattest part of the park to do the scheduled workout.

All paces are welcome. Please comment in Talk about this Meetup if you have any questions!

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RunnerClinicNYC End of Summer Event

RunnerClinicNYC, our Team Sponsor, is holding its first Fall event on Wednesday September 9, at 6:30pm. Come for a hands-on demonstration of acupuncture and physical therapy. The theme of the evening will be keeping your hips injury free and ready for racing. As you prepare for fall marathon training volume, keep RunnerClinicNYC in mind if you experience twinges or injury. Thank you RunnerClinicNYC for being a great partner to the Dashing Whippets. Team water bottles available at this event (free), and free team tech shirts to first 10 people who sign up ($20 each after that). Also: there’s been rumor of beer being provided by the DWRT board!

http://runnerclinic.com/

124 E 40 Street, 12th Floor. 

** Take rear freight elevator “C” to access 12th Floor**

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East River Park Track Workout

The East River Park track is east of the FDR at East 6th Street. It is a little over a mile from the closest subway stops (6 to Astor Place or L to First Ave).

Thursday workouts change from week to week and will be announced in advance.

Important Information about East River Park Track: The Whippets have been running here for three years and have experienced thefts of our belongings. We will take extra precautions to keep our bags safe, but please avoid bringing valuables — and it would be safest to run with your wallet on you.

Please be aware that there are limited overhead lights, so it gets a little dark, and during winter months the bathrooms are locked and the water fountains are off. If you have a bike, make sure you have a lock because you’ll have to keep your bike outside the track area.

If you feel uncomfortable leaving your personal belongings at the track, you can drop them off at Ace Bar (531 East 5th Street between A and B) — ask for Justin or Charlo and tell them you run with the team.  They will store our belongings for us.  ***Please note that they will not let you in without your ID so please bring that with you to the track.   http://www.acebar.com/about.html

See you there — and please contact a Whippet captain if you have any questions!

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