What we're about

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 (http://www.rrca.org/)). In 2012, the team received the Outstanding Club Website Award (http://www.rrca.org/about/history/award-winners/) from RRCA and received New York Road Runners Annual Team Spirit Award (http://www.nyrr.org/causes-and-community/local-clubs/club-night-winners).

Read about us in the Fall 2010 issue (http://files.meetup.com/1454408/nyrr_magazine_fall_2010_dwrt_article.jpg) of NYRR Runner's Magazine and watch an interview (https://youtu.be/XmzVbbnY1BE) 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 (http://www.dashingwhippets.org/messages/boards/thread/10341902)).

If you're on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Garmin, you can follow us here:
FB Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=81808... (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=81808533196)
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/dashingwhippets
Twitter: http://twitter.com/dashingwhippets
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?&gid=312... (http://www.linkedin.com/groups?&gid=3125702)
Garmin: http://connect.garmin.com/group/393225

Upcoming events (5)

VDOTO2 Signup, Spring Short Distance Plan

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The VDOTO2 training program is an app-based way to follow a Dashing Whippets training plan. This service is available for free to dues-paying members.

Dashing Whippets members can sign up here to enroll in our VDOTO2 training program for the SPRING SHORT DISTANCE PLAN.

The Fall Short Distance plan offers workouts to provide structure for all of us during this period without races. It specifically caters to weekends with four virtual races in mind:
--NYRR Spring Forward 4M
--NYCRuns Prospect Park 5K
--Summer Loving 5K
--Potential Memorial Day weekend races

To sign up for the plan:

1. RSVP to this Meetup, so we know you're interested.

2. Sign up for VDOTO2, a free app, using this invitation link:
https://vdoto2.com/Coaching/Invitation?c=123123&inv=vMREucR3w0

(By going to this link you are giving the DWRT coaching staff access to your VDOTO2 Calendar)

3. Fill in the information needed to set up your profile and generate your current VDOT, using a recent race result.

4. One of the coaches will then launch the entire plan to your calendar. Please note that this is a manual process and may take us a few days.

5. Use the VDOTO2 app to see what workouts are recommended, including recommended paces. As you complete your workouts, upload the results to the app.

For more details, view this presentation:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_VvWsmVSc5X0KZcKjpe93OovdC0HgnUQk5nHuZFAd_8

Manhattan Monday Easy Run

72nd by Bethesda Fountain

We are restarting team runs in 2021! But we will have to do things a bit differently for the foreseeable future. Details are as follows:

- All participants will be required to answer whether they agree to the team's new waiver when they RSVP. The waiver can be found here: https://www.dashingwhippets.org/dashing-whippets-running-team-liability-waiver/
- All runs will be capped at 20 participants. Please RSVP. If you don’t RSVP, please do not show up. If you do RSVP and cannot come, please change your RSVP to no so people on the waiting list can come.
- Face coverings will be required during your time at team runs.
- Please comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and guidance. For instance, if you have traveled out of state, do not come to team runs until those 14 days are up.
- If you are feeling even slightly sick, please don’t come to a team run!
- We plan on breaking the group of 20 up into groups of fewer than 10 shortly after gathering.

Manhattan Wednesday Easy Run

72nd by Bethesda Fountain

We are restarting team runs in 2021! But we will have to do things a bit differently for the foreseeable future. Details are as follows:

- All participants will be required to answer whether they agree to the team's new waiver when they RSVP. The waiver can be found here: https://www.dashingwhippets.org/dashing-whippets-running-team-liability-waiver/
- All runs will be capped at 20 participants. Please RSVP. If you don’t RSVP, please do not show up. If you do RSVP and cannot come, please change your RSVP to no so people on the waiting list can come.
- Face coverings will be required during your time at team runs.
- Please comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and guidance. For instance, if you have traveled out of state, do not come to team runs until those 14 days are up.
- If you are feeling even slightly sick, please don’t come to a team run!
- We plan on breaking the group of 20 up into groups of fewer than 10 shortly after gathering.

Thursday Central Park Workout

72nd by Bethesda Fountain

We are restarting team runs in 2021! But we will have to do things a bit differently for the foreseeable future. Details are as follows:

- All participants will be required to answer whether they agree to the team's new waiver when they RSVP. The waiver can be found here: https://www.dashingwhippets.org/dashing-whippets-running-team-liability-waiver/
- All runs will be capped at 20 participants. Please RSVP. If you don’t RSVP, please do not show up. If you do RSVP and cannot come, please change your RSVP to no so people on the waiting list can come.
- Face coverings will be required during your time at team runs.
- Please comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and guidance. For instance, if you have traveled out of state, do not come to team runs until those 14 days are up.
- If you are feeling even slightly sick, please don’t come to a team run!
- We plan on breaking the group of 20 up into groups of fewer than 10 shortly after gathering.

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