The Dashing Whippets Running Team is a New York based running team that is founded on, and driven by, the diversity of our team members. With team members from all over the city, the country and the world, and with greatly different running goals, we find unity in recognizing and appreciating each others differences and our mutual enjoyment of running and participating in the New York running community and beyond.

Our goal is to help each other become the best runners that we can and to fulfill our potential as athletes - whether that is to run your first race, run a PR, a marathon, an ultra marathon or an Ironman - our team spirit, expert coaches and training plans will help you achieve and exceed your goals. As a team, we aspire to be a net contributor to the running community by hosting multiple training sessions per week for runners of all abilities and pace, maintaining a low annual membership fee that ensures we are open to all, cheering at races and giving back to the community through volunteering and fundraising for local nonprofit organizations.

The Dashing Whippets Running Team is a 501(c)(3) non-profit running organization operating under the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). In 2012, the team received the Outstanding Club Website Award from RRCA and received New York Road Runners Annual Team Spirit Award.

Read about us in the Fall 2010 issue of NYRR Runner's Magazine and watch an interview with Elizabeth on Gotta Run With Will.

We charge $30 in annual dues, but new members may try out the team for 90-days (more info).

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Recent Meetups

  • Yesterday · 10:00 AM

    Chill Downtown Monday Funday Run Day!

    2 Dashing Whippets

    Good for newbies, runners looking for a recovery run after an intense week of mileage, and runners on the mend from an injury.  We do run through some city streets until... Learn more
  • Yesterday · 6:15 AM

    Central Park Morning Run

    5 Dashing Whippets

  • 3 days ago · 8:00 AM

    Manhattan Weekend Run

    21 Dashing Whippets | 5.00 5.002

    Route: TBD Reminder: Please post your pace and expected distance when RSVPing.
  • 3 days ago · 8:00 AM

    Brooklyn Weekend Run

    3 Dashing Whippets

    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... Learn more
  • 5 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Prospect Park Thursday Speed Workout

    8 Dashing Whippets

    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... Learn more
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What's new

  • New comment
    Elizabeth Elizabeth­ commented on Wednesday Morning Run
    1h ago

    "Dani, hope you make it tomorrow and sorry I am unable to. There will be a group of about 6 people there who are not rsvping here. Look for a guy named Scott and he will be sure you join the group. Have a good run!"

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  • New comment
    Scott B. Scott B. commented on Whippets Fall Beer Mile
    2h ago
    Scott B.

    "As always, friends from other clubs are welcome to attend -- so please spread the word. Note for the relay event there are TWO runners per team. Each team member consumes two cans and runs two laps in the course of this event...."

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  • New Member
    Emily S Emily S joined
    2h ago
    Emily S
    "Looking forward to pushing myself and improving my speed!"
  • New Member
    Steve Steve­ joined
    2h ago
    "Looking to improve my 5K time while adding base miles and meeting similarly fitness-minded people!"
  • New Member
    Justin S. Justin S. joined
    2h ago
    Justin S.
    "Hello! I'm a middle school teacher and occasional triathlete and marathoner. I'm particularly fond of trail running!"
  • New Member
    Simon D Simon D joined
    3h ago
    Simon D
    "Kinda hairy, kinda crazy, kinda British, completely Whippet"
  • New comment
    Steve W

    "Recommended­ workout for September 4: 20 minute warmup, including drills and strides. Then... MARATHONERS­: Canova Ks - 10 x 14 repeats of 1000m with no rest breaks between them. Paces alternate between half marathon pace and marathon pace...."

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  • New comment
    Steve W Steve W commented on Prospect Park Training Run
    Steve W

    "Recommended­ workout for September 2: EVERYONE BEGINS with a 1-1.5 mile warmup. THEN... FALL MARATHONERS­ as well as WELL-TRAINE­D SHORTER DISTANCE SPECIALISTS­ (other than milers): Around 55 minutes at marathon pace...."

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  • New Discussion Reply
    Michele Dearth

    "Thanks Tom that does help and I absolutely want to avoid any surgery what so ever!!..."

  • New comment
    Scott B. Scott B. commented on Central Park Training Run
    Scott B.

    "Recommended­ workout for September 2: EVERYONE BEGINS with a 1-1.5 mile warmup. THEN... FALL MARATHONERS­ as well as WELL-TRAINE­D SHORTER DISTANCE SPECIALISTS­ (other than milers): Around 55 minutes at marathon pace...."

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Dashing Whippets Running Team
Founded May 11, 2009

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