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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Dashing Whippets Track Meet

Annual Dashing Whippets Track Meet

Registration and details can all be found at (SIGNUP LINK TO COME)

Online registration costs $15 per athlete and allows entry into an unlimited number of events. Online registration closes 11:59pm on Thursday before the meet.

In-person event day registration costs $20 per athlete and is subject to capacity being available. If possible, we ask that you kindly pre-register to allow us to plan accordingly.

Check-in and registration will open at 8:00am on event day, and the first event starts at 9:00 sharp.

Minimum age for the event is 12 years old. All athletes under 18 years old will need a separate waiver signed by a parent/guardian. Please email us at trackmeet@dashingwhippets.org for this form.

Tentative Order of Events (Women, then Men)

• 5000m

• 4 x 200m Relay

• 800m

• 400m*

• Mile

• Distance Medley Relay (1200, 400, 800, 1600)

• 4 x 400m Relay

All events will be run in women’s sections followed by men’s sections. If there is a low turnout of competitors, a mixed-gender section may be run.  Relay events may also include a co-ed section if there are enough teams.

The first race will start promptly at 9:00am. Please arrive early to allow time to prepare.

This a USATF sanctioned event and will be timed and scored by USATF officials in accordance with current USATF Competition Rules.

* The 400m will not count for USATF records or qualifying because the race will be hand-timed. All other individual events will count for USATF purposes.

 

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Volunteering for Whippet Track Meet

The Whippets look forward to putting on our annual track meet.  But we need YOUR HELP in order to create a great experience for our friends and teammates.

We need volunteers for setup, timing, registration, lap counting, finish line, cleanup, refreshments, course marshalling, etc.  You are welcome to BOTH volunteer AND also run events — just let us know what you are planning to do.

The approximate schedule for the day, which is subject to change:

7:00 — begin setup

8:00 — open registration

9:00 — begin first event

1:00 — finish cleaning up — head to after party nearby!

We will follow up with you to provide more information about volunteering duties and to ask you to confirm your attendance.  For now, please RSVP to this event if you are able to help us. Thanks!

 

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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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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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Central Park Training Run

Our Tuesday night Central Park training workouts are typically tempo runs or hill repeats.  These workouts are usually very well attended with a wide variety of paces.

The meeting spot is at the 72nd street transverse by Bethesda Fountain. There we’ll give the full workout details, including distance, pacing groups, expected run time, and where we plan on meeting at the end. You can expect a typical workout to be between 5 and 8 miles (or less during hill workouts).

If it’s your first time meeting us, feel free to come a few minutes early with any questions.  There are many other groups who meet on 72nd St so look for the one with folks in Whippet singlets.

Please note that there is no place to store bags inside Central Park. Pack light, or store your bags at a nearby gym if you are a member. Another option is the New York Running Company at the Time Warner Center, which stays open until 9pm: http://www.therunningcompany.net/new-yorks-homepage

When you RSVP, please post your pace time and/or training run distance for the day.

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Prospect Park Training Run

We will be doing a Prospect Park training run meeting at the Grand Army Plaza Entrance to the Park (right outside the Park) at 7:00 PM. The planned run will be posted at last 24 hours before the start of the training run. Please post your planned pace for the run so we can make sure everyone will have a companion to run with!

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