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+)

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).

Central Park Training Run

72nd by Bethesda Fountain

Our Tuesday night Central Park training workouts are typically tempo runs or hill repeats. These workouts are usually very well attended with a wide variety of paces. The meeting spot is at the 72nd street transverse by Bethesda Fountain. There we'll give the full workout details, including distance, pacing groups, expected run time, and where we plan on meeting at the end. You can expect a typical workout to be between 5 and 8 miles (or less during hill workouts). A note on warm ups: We do not do a full warm up as a group in Central Park, so we encourage you to show up at 7 p.m. having jogged an easy mile or two ahead of time. If it's your first time meeting us, feel free to come a few minutes early with any questions. There are many other groups who meet on 72nd St so look for the one with folks in Whippet singlets. Please note that there is no place to store bags inside Central Park. Pack light, or store your bags at a nearby gym if you are a member. Another option is the JackRabbit Store (formerly New York Running Company) at the Time Warner Center, which stays open until 9pm: https://www.jackrabbit.com/info/locations/store/new-york-running-company-time-warner-center

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!

Wednesday Morning Run

72nd by Bethesda Fountain

We're trying to bring the Wednesday morning runs back for the summer! This is meant to be an easy run (i.e. a loop of the park). Please post your pace in the comments!

Past events (5,335)

Post Points Pints Brooklyn Half - Circa Brewery

Circa Brewing Co.

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