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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Upcoming events (5+)

Trail Running Series: Ward Pound Ridge Pt. 2 (Katonah, NY)

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Time to revisit Katonah! The fourth run this year will bring us back to the moderate trail run up in Katonah, NY at Ward Pound Ridge (approx. 1 hour 10 minutes out of the city). As with all the runs in this series, we will have lunch at a local restaurant afterwards, followed by a fun activity (this time, the Rockefeller Estate)! Even if you’re not up for a run, the trails are very nice for a hike and getting outside. All pace groups and levels of experience are welcome. The full itinerary is below: 1. Meet at the corner of 58th and 8th Avenue at 8:30AM. We will pick up everyone there and drive out to the trailhead. If you have a car and drive others, we will cover your gas and tolls. Otherwise, please Venmo me (@Eric-Passmore) a $25 deposit for your spot in the car. I always aim to keep the cost around $25 total for transportation and will do my best to make sure we don’t exceed that limit, to a reasonable degree. Please be sure to be on time! 2. Once there, we will run the Rock Trail Loop, which has a few lookout points and variety of terrain. There will be multiple points along the full path (7 miles) at which runners can rest, drop off, or turn around if so desired. If members of the group want to run longer or shorter, there are many alternative paths that will allow for additional or less distance. The goal will be to be in the reservation for 3 hours. For more information, see the trail here: https://www.trailrunproject.com/trail/7005665/rock-trail-rt-loop 3. Once we are all done running, we will make our way to Aesop’s Fable Restaurant in Chappaqua, NY. This is a locally-sourced restaurant with a variety of food and drinks at a reasonable price point. You can see the full menu here: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/02cb5c_ec72a0ec71a44b86a270c0faea8fb7f6.pdf 4. For those who are interested in the afternoon activity, we will be going to Kyuit, the Rockefeller Estate to take a tour. This 2-hour tour around the estate will feature history, art, architecture, and more. The tours are $28. As we finalize who is coming, we will know how many cars we have/how many people are interested in the estate tour and have people go to either the estate or NYC appropriately. 5. We can head back once we are done with the estate, with a target arrival time back in NY around 5-6pm.

Downtown Easy Run

Amity Hall

http://www.amityhallnyc.com/ Patricia, Joe, Cici, Laura, Riri, June, Annalisa, and Melissa will lead a range of pace groups for an easy run from Amity Hall, West Village location. You can leave a bag here and then head out for a run. After the run we invite everyone to hang out for a drink or food! Paces will range anywhere depending on who shows up but it's 7:45/8:00 to 10:30 min/mile. Distance is usually just around 5 miles. Great beer selection, sports bar, and tasty food! It's also conveniently located - a stone's throw away from the West 4th subway stop. (Amity Hall has extended happy hour specials for all runners and do separate checks).

NYRR Tuesday Night Speed Series #4

Icahn Stadium

https://www.nyrr.org/races/nyrrtuesdaynightspeedseries4

Prospect Park Training Run

Prospect Park

We will be doing a Prospect Park training run meeting at the Grand Army Plaza Entrance to the Park (right outside the Park) at 7:00 PM. The planned run will be posted at last 24 hours before the start of the training run. Please post your planned pace for the run so we can make sure everyone will have a companion to run with!

Past events (5,457)

Friday Morning Run

72nd by Bethesda Fountain

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