Weekly Fun Runs

Front Runners New York offers members, newcomers, and guests three weekly fun runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. The Tuesday evening fun run is held at Prospect Park in Brooklyn and the Wednesday evening and Saturday morning fun runs are held at Central Park in Manhattan.

At the beginning of every Fun Run, a short round of introductions are made and the leader makes sure newcomers/visitors know the park and have a buddy who will run their pace and distance. Runners of every pace and experience levels are encouraged to come to all our Fun Runs. Fun Runs are held every week, rain or shine, apart from on the dates noted below. Any unanticipated cancellations will be announced on our homepage and on social media. 



Saturday 10am Fun Run (MANHATTAN)

The Saturday Fun Run draws our largest group of runners and walkers of the week. It’s a great event for new runners and those visiting from other cities.

If you wish to drop off a bag before the run, meet in the basement recreation room of Rutgers Church by 9:45 AM. We depart for Central Park promptly at 9:55 AM. Runners who do not wish to drop off a bag can meet the group inside Central Park at the Daniel Webster Statue at 10:00 AM. The Saturday Fun Run is followed by a light breakfast social, of coffee and bagels in the basement recreation room of Rutgers Church.

There will be no Saturday Fun Run on the following dates:

  • September 21, 2019 (FRNY Cross-Country Meet)

Tuesday 7pm Fun Run (Brooklyn)

Tuesday Fun Run – Most Tuesdays, we congregate at the 3rd Street and Prospect Park West entrance in front of the Panther statues at 7:00 PM for a loop of Prospect Park; the run starts by 7:15 PM. The exception is the second Tuesday of each month when the group meets in Brooklyn Bridge Park for NYRR Open Run, which meets at approximately 6:45 PM and starts promptly at 7:00PM. There is a bag drop available at both runs.

Each week, a different member selects a restaurant in the area for our post-run dinner, which is a great way to socialize and meet some great Front Runners. Contact brooklyn@frny.org with any questions. Hope to see you in the Park!

Wednesday 7pm FUn Run (Manhattan)

A weekly mainstay like our Saturday run, the club tirelessly meets in Central Park each Wednesday night.

If you wish to drop off your bag, change, or stretch before the Central Park run, please come to the basement recreation room at Rutgers Church by 6:45 PM. Runners who do not need to drop off bags can catch the group at the starting point, which is the entry to CentralPark at the West 72nd Street Transverse at 7:00 PM.

After the run, we all meet back at the Daniel Webster Statue and head back to Rutgers Church at 8:15 PM. After reclaiming their belongings, Members often go out for dinner. All are welcome to attend.