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IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE: Tuesday PM, Thursday AM/PM and Saturday AM runs are back! Due to health and safety reasons, we expect all attendees to adhere to our new guidelines, which run leaders will review with the group before starting the run. Please see details on the individual event pages.

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Welcome to the Woodside-Sunnyside Runners! We are based in western Queens, but are not confined to those two fine neighborhoods. Join us from near or far. We have free weekly runs taking place in, around, and beyond our neighborhoods, in addition to special destination runs, social events, and fundraising initiatives.

Read the descriptions of our regularly scheduled runs and RSVP to join a run at http://woodsidesunnysiderunners.com .

Come for a run with us — we won’t leave you behind, and we won’t hold you back!

Our values:

Participation: We welcome runners of all paces and levels of experience.

Community: We are committed to being a positive force within our neighborhoods.

Inclusivity: We are committed to ensuring an environment that includes all our neighbors, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, or religion.

Our mission:

Participation: Woodside-Sunnyside Runners seeks to bring together local runners to support each other and the community. We strive to be kind, equitable, and antiracist in making running a sport that is increasingly accessible to all. We are also committed to the physical and emotional safety of our runners. We take measures to ensure that every runner remains safe during our events and in our online platforms.

Community: We are committed to being a positive force within our community and actively working toward making our neighborhoods the best they can be. We recognize that systemic oppression and racism have created inequity in our community. We regularly organize volunteer opportunities and fundraising events in conjunction with our local community to help fill the gaps created by these injustices.

Inclusivity: We are an intentionally inclusive group where difference is valued. The diversity of our membership reflects the diversity that makes our neighborhoods so special. We welcome runners of all backgrounds, paces, and experience levels because we believe diversity makes us all better — better athletes and better neighbors.

A word about our Facebook group:

We moderate posts to ensure that our members are not spammed by promotional posts. Any post from an active member of our running community is approved as swiftly as possible.

Bullying of any kind is not allowed and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity are never tolerated.

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Please see our full calendar of events
http://www.woodsidesunnysiderunners.com/events/calendar/
join our Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/wsrunners/
like us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/WoodsideSunnysideRunners
and follow us on Instagram
https://instagram.com/woodsidesunnysiderunners/ (https://instagram.com/woodsidesunnysiderunners/)
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Upcoming events (4+)

Thursday Evening Casual 6ish Mile Run - LIC Route (Above 9:30 Pace)

Needs a location

Join us for a casual 6-mile loop to LIC through Hunters Point Park and Gantry, starting at 6:30 PM. This group will be running Above 9 minute and 30 second pace.

We will wait up to 5 minutes to allow for late arrivals. Please be prompt!

We sometimes go to a bar, restaurant, or coffee shop after our runs, so you may want to bring a mask in case. We highly encourage that people coming to indoor events with us be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Runners attending WSR events assume full personal responsibility for any injury or illness that may occur during or after participation. WSR assumes no responsibility for the health and safety of any attendee. If you test positive for Covid-19 after a run, please let a run leader or club organizer know so we can notify the others on your run.

The route:

https://www.strava.com/routes/2736050747944265304

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Please see our full calendar of events
http://www.woodsidesunnysiderunners.com/events/calendar/
join our Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/wsrunners/
like us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/WoodsideSunnysideRunners
check out our Strava group
https://www.strava.com/clubs/206158
and follow us on Instagram
https://instagram.com/woodsidesunnysiderunners/

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Thursday Evening 6ish Mile Run - LIC Route (Below 9:30 Pace)

Needs a location

Join us for a 6-mile loop to LIC through Hunters Point Park and Gantry, starting at 7:00 PM. This group will be running below 9 minute and 30 second pace.

We will wait up to 5 minutes to allow for late arrivals. Please be prompt!

We sometimes go to a bar, restaurant, or coffee shop after our runs, so you may want to bring a mask in case. We highly encourage that people coming to indoor events with us be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Runners attending WSR events assume full personal responsibility for any injury or illness that may occur during or after participation. WSR assumes no responsibility for the health and safety of any attendee. If you test positive for Covid-19 after a run, please let a run leader or club organizer know so we can notify the others on your run.

The route:

https://www.strava.com/routes/2736050747944265304

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Please see our full calendar of events
http://www.woodsidesunnysiderunners.com/events/calendar/
join our Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/wsrunners/
like us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/WoodsideSunnysideRunners
check out our Strava group
https://www.strava.com/clubs/206158
and follow us on Instagram
https://instagram.com/woodsidesunnysiderunners/

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Casual 3ish Mile Saturday Morning Run

Location visible to members

MOVED TO 8:30 FOR SUMMER! Join us for a casual 3ish-mile run in the neighborhood. All paces are welcome as long as you can complete the distance.

We will wait 5-10 minutes to allow for late arrivals. Please be prompt!

We sometimes go to a bar, restaurant, or coffee shop after our runs, so you may want to bring a mask in case. We highly encourage that people coming to indoor events with us be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Runners attending WSR events assume full personal responsibility for any injury or illness that may occur during or after participation. WSR assumes no responsibility for the health and safety of any attendee. If you test positive for Covid-19 after a run, please let a run leader or club organizer know so we can notify the others on your run.

The route:
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/45243994

NEW FOR SATURDAY MORNING RUNS
We are now meeting at the bottom of the Windmuller Park stairs, at 54th Street and Woodside Avenue.

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Please see our full calendar of events
http://www.woodsidesunnysiderunners.com/events/calendar/
join our Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/wsrunners/
like us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/WoodsideSunnysideRunners
check out our Strava group
https://www.strava.com/clubs/206158
and follow us on Instagram
https://instagram.com/woodsidesunnysiderunners/

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LIC 5k Volunteer Orientation and Swag Bag Stuffing

Needs a location

Volunteer orientation and swag bag stuffing for the June 4th LIC Waterfront 5k

Come help us put gear in bags and learn more about the volunteer shifts for the rest of the week and on the day of the race!

https://events.elitefeats.com/22liwaterfrontvolunteers if you haven’t signed up for a volunteer shift yet!

More details TBA

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Please see our full calendar of events
http://www.woodsidesunnysiderunners.com/events/calendar/
join our Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/wsrunners/
like us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/WoodsideSunnysideRunners
check out our Strava group
https://www.strava.com/clubs/206158
and follow us on Instagram
https://instagram.com/woodsidesunnysiderunners/

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Past events (2,900)

Tuesday Evening 3.5-Mile Run - 7:00pm

Needs a location

Photos (650)