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 (F train to 2nd Avenue, 6 to Astor Place or L to First Ave).
Thursday workouts change from week to week and will be announced in advance. We will meet at 7pm to start our warm-up routine (15-20 minutes in length) before breaking into pace groups for the workout.
Important Information about East River Park Track: The Whippets have been running here for many 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. Also, bathrooms are locked at 7pm so best to take care of that beforehand. During the winter, nearby water fountains are off so bring your own. If you have a bike, make sure you have a lock because you’ll have to keep your bike outside the track area.
We recommend not bringing valuables to the track. There is a New York Sports Club on Ave A and 2nd Street (3/4 mile from the track) and a Crunch at Bowery and 4th Street (1 mile from the track).
See you there — and please contact a Whippet captain if you have any questions!