What we're about

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+)

6 @ 6 Six miles at six A.M.

Torsney/Lou Lodati Playground

Join us for a 6 mile challenge (why would you wake up before 6am anyway?)- We will do a 2 mile warm up run, and 2 miles (more of less) of tempo or interval repeats at Queensbridge Park with core workout in between and a 2 mile cool down finish run back to Lou Lodati. Challenge yourself to improve your speed! All are welcome, but this type of workout is more advisable if you already have some form.

We meet at Lou Lodati playground at the corner of Skillman and 43rd St. Warm up run is from Lou Lodati to Queensbridge Park.

Wearing masks/face coverings is optional for fully vaccinated runners. We will not ask for proof, but please continue to mask and social distance if you are not fully vaccinated. Everyone MUST RSVP. Please do this so we can notify you if anyone in the group tests positive for COVID-19. If you test positive after a run, please let any run leader know.

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

Runners attending WSR events assume full personal responsibility for any injury or illness (COVID-19 related or otherwise) that may occur during or after participation. WSR assumes no responsibility for the health and safety of any attendee.

Route:
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/40.7470153,-73.9209822/40.7461069,-73.9343722/40.7489973,-73.9373882/40.7525896,-73.9436017/40.7548337,-73.9486946/@40.7546344,-73.949199,16.55z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e2

Tuesday Evening 3.5-Mile Run - 7:00pm

Windmuller Park

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE: We are updating our safety guidelines in line with New York State rules. Please see details below.

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Join us for a casual 3.5-mile loop between Woodside, Sunnyside, LIC, and Astoria! All paces are welcome as long as you can complete the distance.

Wearing masks/face coverings is optional for fully vaccinated runners. We will not ask for proof, but please continue to mask and social distance if you are not fully vaccinated. Everyone MUST RSVP. Please do this so we can notify you if anyone in the group tests positive for COVID-19. If you test positive after a run, please let any run leader know.

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

Runners attending WSR events assume full personal responsibility for any injury or illness (COVID-19 related or otherwise) that may occur during or after participation. WSR assumes no responsibility for the health and safety of any attendee.

The route:

https://www.strava.com/routes/2833002769378749564

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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 Morning 3-Mile Wake Up Run

Sohncke Square

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE: We are updating our safety guidelines in line with New York State rules. Please see details below.

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Rise and shine, it's almost the weekend! Join us for a casual 3-mile loop between Woodside and Jackson Heights, starting at 6:30AM. All paces are welcome, and nobody gets left behind -- we always keep things cool and fun.

Wearing masks/face coverings is optional for fully vaccinated runners. We will not ask for proof, but please continue to mask and social distance if you are not fully vaccinated. Everyone MUST RSVP. Please do this so we can notify you if anyone in the group tests positive for COVID-19. If you test positive after a run, please let any run leader know.

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

Runners attending WSR events assume full personal responsibility for any injury or illness (COVID-19 related or otherwise) that may occur during or after participation. WSR assumes no responsibility for the health and safety of any attendee.

The route:
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/47068186

Our start/end location is at Sohncke Square, on 58th Street and Roosevelt 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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Thursday Evening 6ish Mile Run - K Bridge (Below 9:30 Pace)

Torsney/Lou Lodati Playground

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE: We are updating our safety guidelines in line with New York State rules. Please see details below.

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This is the K-Bridge Thursday Night Run. 7:00 PM meetup at Lou Lodati Park. The recommended pace for this run is 9:30 or faster. Check out our 6:30 PM run for a more casual pace!

Wearing masks/face coverings is optional for fully vaccinated runners. We will not ask for proof, but please continue to mask and social distance if you are not fully vaccinated. Everyone MUST RSVP. Please do this so we can notify you if anyone in the group tests positive for COVID-19. If you test positive after a run, please let any run leader know.

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

Runners attending WSR events assume full personal responsibility for any injury or illness (COVID-19 related or otherwise) that may occur during or after participation. WSR assumes no responsibility for the health and safety of any attendee.

The route:
https://www.strava.com/routes/2728658676600921488
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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 (2,731)

Sunday Long Run

46th Street & Queens Boulevard

Photos (630)