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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CHRC Council

The royal running organizers!

Meet our Members

Madeline Breda’s July Marathon Training Journal

Hello fellow running royals – Madeline Breda here! This summer is my second time training for a marathon, and this November I will be running the NYC Marathon for a second time. I learned a lot during my last training block and this time, I’m trying to implement some changes in my strategy that ~I’m […]

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Amanda Crain on the Cheer Squad

Running through the CHRC Cheer Station in Brooklyn during the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon gave me a boost that’s hard to put into words. For miles after the cheer station, I thought back to all of the screams, high fives, and excited cheering that was coming from all of my friends at the […]

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Jaimie Lee on Joining the Royal Council

Did you know that CHRC is run by a wonderful group of members who make up the Royal Council? I joined the club two years ago and at the time, never thought I would end up on the Council… A year in to my transition to Crown Heights, my friend Liz Chen very persistently insisted […]

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Rebekah Tonthat on Leading Trail Runs

How did you become a trail run leader and what has your experience been like? I started running with CHRC around December or November. I met a CHRC member at the Staten Island Half, and I thought it would be a good idea to check out runs with different groups. CHRC had one of the […]

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A History of CHRC

by Kay Naito When I first moved to Crown Heights in 2013, the neighborhood was “up and coming.” Many of the eateries and boutiques you now find on Franklin Avenue hadn’t opened yet but the neighborhood and its gentrification was making news; a few good coffee shops were thriving but Starbucks wasn’t here yet. I […]

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