Crown Heights Running Club embraces the diversity of our members and the breadth of our neighborhood. We want to bring neighbors and runners together in a fun, safe, and inclusive community while supporting each member reach their goals through group runs, social events, and volunteering.

Our group is made up of all paces and experience levels – we believe that every runner has something to offer. Our vision is for members to meet friends and running buddies; train together; to share our strengths and resources. Let’s explore all that Crown Heights has to offer! To become a member of the #RunningRoyalty, contact us today!

Looking for more workouts?
Join our friends at Bed Stuy Flyers on Tuesdays at 6:30am at Boys and Girls High School for track workouts and at November Project for running/cross training on Wednesdays at 6:28am at Fort Greene Park.

History of CHRC

Begun by self-proclaimed “running rookies,” learn the origins of Crown Heights Running Club!

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Meet our Members

Meet Our Members: Hallie

I started running as a way to stay active in college, not expecting to fall in love with it. I’d played sports my whole life, but I wasn’t passionate about them. I loved team things—soccer, choir, plays, class discussions. Running was something different. There were no assessments; no one cared how far or fast I’d …

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Meet our Members: Laura Holdrege

Royal Laura Holdrege’s first long run with CHRC was a game-changer: “I hate running” and “I LOVE [playing] sports” have always been my refrains. I found a volleyball team before I found a job when I moved to NYC, so that should tell you something about my love for sports :). Running just to run, however, …

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Meet our Members: Lauren DeFelice

A warm welcome to new Royal, Lauren DeFelice, who started joining CHRC’s Tuesday Trots and Saturday long runs in January. Why do you run? I run for exercise and to meet others and explore my city.  What’s your favorite thing about running? I love when I get an actual runner’s high, that huge rush of …

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Kylie Dickson’s Report on her First NYRR 9+1 Experience

What was your experience of doing NYRR’s 9 +1 program for the first time like? I first heard about the 9+1 program when I was attending a Zumba class at NYRR Run Hub. I struck up a conversation with a woman; excitedly I told her that I would be running my first race soon! She …

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Madeline’s Marathon Training Journal

September Edition Hi folks! Happy October! As of this writing I am in Week 12 of my training plan on the path to the 2019 NYC Marathon. Here’s update #3: Ups: In August, I ran 125 miles. This is the highest mileage month I’ve had – ever – and part of the motivation for hitting …

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