New York Road Runners offers 40+ free, coach-led walking sessions every week in senior centers, community facilities, and neighborhood parks across all five boroughs of NYC. The NYRR Striders program is geared toward adults 50+ (younger adults are welcome to participate as well) and aims to improve attitudes toward exercise, to make running and walking more accessible, and to increase the presence of fitness walkers and older adults in NYRR five-borough events year-round.
Each session includes:
• 30-45 minutes of walking (indoor or outdoor)
• Stretching and drills to develop strength, coordination, and flexibility
• Active conversations on nutrition and best practices for healthy living
• An opportunity to gather with peers in a fun, social environment
NYRR Striders participate in events such as the NYRR Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K, Run as One Walk Presented by JPMorgan Chase, Global Running Day, the NYRR Youth Jamboree Presented by Tata Consultancy Services, and the Percy Sutton Harlem Walk.
Walking 101 wellness education workshops are also available upon request. These fun one-hour interactive sessions, led by certified running coaches and fitness instructors, focus on critical areas of adults' health, nutrition, and independence.
You can register on-site with an NYRR Coach at one of the walking sessions. Once you submit an enrollment form, you will be given an NYRR Striders program membership card. Each time you attend a Striders walk, you work toward earning great prizes, such as a short-sleeve Striders t-shirt and complimentary entry into NYRR races.
Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 212-548-7357.
NYRR Striders walks starts at different times in different locations. Check the below five-borough-wide schedule to see when and where you can find a Striders senior walk near you.
|Tuesday||10:00–11:00 a.m.||NYCHA Tilden Houses Community Center||630 Mother Gaston Blvd at Livonia Ave, Brooklyn, NY|
|Tuesday||11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.||Young Israel Senior Services of Midwood||1694 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY|
|Tuesday||1:30–2:30 p.m.||Albany Neighborhood Senior Center||196 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY|
|Wednesday||10:00–11:00 a.m.||Tompkins Park Senior Neighborhood Center||550 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, NY|
|Thursday||10:00–11:00 a.m.||Coney Island Seaside Innovative Senior Center||3001 West 37th St, Brooklyn, NY|
|Thursday||10:00–11:00 a.m.||RAICES Wyckoff Gardens Senior Center||280 Wyckoff St, Brooklyn, NY|
|Tuesday||10:00–11:00 a.m.||PSS Highbridge Senior Services Center||1181 Nelson Ave, 2nd fl, Bronx, NY|
|Tuesday||10:00–11:00 a.m.||NYCHA Castle Hill Senior Center||625 Castle Hill Ave, Bronx, NY|
|Wednesday||10:00–11:00 a.m.||RAIN Parkchester Senior Center||1380 Metropolitan Ave, Bronx, NY|
|Thursday||11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.||NYCHA Soundview Senior Center||1674 Seward Ave, Bronx NY|
|Thursday||10:30–11:30 a.m.||NYCHA James Monroe Senior Center||1776 Story Ave, Bronx, NY|
|Monday||10:00–11:00 a.m.||Harlem Children's Zone Armory||40 West 143rd St (bet. Lenox & 5th Avenues) New York, NY|
|Monday||10:00–11:00 a.m.||RAIN Inwood Senior Center||84 Vermilyea Ave, New York, NY|
|Tuesday||10:00–11:00 a.m.||Central Park (Engineer's Gate)||Central Park, Fifth Ave & East 90th St, New York, NY|
|Wednesday||10:00–11:00 a.m.||NYCHA Clinton Community Center||120 E 110th St, New York, NY|
|Wednesday||10:00–11:00 a.m.||NYRR RUNCenter featuring the New Balance Run Hub||320 West 57th St, Ground Floor, New York, NY|
|Thursday||10:00–11:00 a.m.||Central Park (Engineer's Gate)||Central Park, Fifth Ave & East 90th St, New York, NY|
|Friday||10:00–11:00 a.m.||Harlem Children's Zone Armory||40 West 143rd St (bet. Lenox & 5th Avenues) New York, NY|
|Friday||10:00–11:00 a.m.||NYCHA/Union Settlement Jefferson Senior Center||2205 First Ave (113th St), New York, NY (Thomas Jefferson Park)|
|Monday||10:00–11:00 a.m.||Young Israel of Wavecrest & Bayswater||2716 Healy Ave, Far Rockaway, NY|
|Tuesday||10:00–11:00 a.m.||Rego Park Senior Center||9329 Queens Blvd, Rego Park, NY|
|Wednesday||11 a.m.–12:00 p.m.||RAICES Astoria Senior Center||21-21 30th Dr, Astoria, NY|
|Thursday||1:00–2:00 p.m.||RAICES Corona Senior Center||107-24 Corona Ave, Corona, NY|
|Wednesday||10:00–11:00 a.m.||West Brighton Neighborhood Senior Center||230 Broadway, Staten Island, NY|