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)).

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Garmin: http://connect.garmin.com/group/393225

Upcoming events (5+)

Manhattan Weekend Run

Time Warner Atrium Entrance

Route: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2908765462 Weekend runs are typically reserved for long runs often ranging from 12 to 20 miles, depending on the training plan. Every week features a different route, which will be posted a day or two prior. Runners are welcome to start earlier and/or cut out for their own needs. The route is provided to plan your exit or continuation strategies. PACING BUCKETS When RSVPing, we ask all of you to think about where you fall in the following buckets for your long run paces: 6C – 6:45 to 7:00 7A – 7:05 to 7:20 7B – 7:25 to 7:40 7C – 7:45 to 8:00 8A – 8:05 to 8:20 8B – 8:25 to 8:40 8C – 8:45 to 9:00 9A – 9:05 to 9:20 9B – 9:25 to 9:40 9C – 9:45 to 10:00 10A – 10:05 to 10:20 10B – 10:25 to 10:40 10C – 10:45 to 11:00 When splitting up for the pace groups, we’ll do it in big buckets of 6/7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 pace, and from that point on, we will ask you to identify each other in the sub-buckets of A, B or C. When you bucket yourself for a run, please try to stay within that range for a good portion of the run and help each other during the run. If you are doing a progression, please announce that you are splitting off so others who weren’t expecting faster paces don’t follow. Getting consistent pacing representation across a wide range is extremely difficult but it has to be a collective effort. Please RSVP to the meetups if you’re going to show up even if you are a regular. Please comment with expected distance and pace bucket!

Brooklyn Weekend Run

Prospect Park Entrance at Grand Army Plaza

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!

Watch Party: US Olympic Marathon Team Trials

Amity Hall

Runner’s World calls “The Olympic Marathon Trials, the country’s most exclusive marathon.” The Trials determine three women and three men who get to compete for the US in the Olympic. Let’s cheer on our teammates Jessica Chichester and Grace Bowen as they attempt to make the 2020 US Olympic team!

Washington Heights 5k

Washington Heights


Past events (5,854)

Friday Morning Run

72nd by Bethesda Fountain

Photos (19,513)