Meet at the Union Square Partnership Information Tent, 14th St between Union Sq West and Union Sq East. Subway: N, Q, R, L, 4, 5, 6 to 14th-Union Sq.
Running needn’t be a solitary sport, especially with this weekly meet-up targeted at newbies and marathon veterans alike. Rally with fellow endorphin junkies bright and early in Union Square’s south plaza. The courses, which take 30 minutes to an hour, change weekly based on the group and instructor, and the distance builds over the summer with the goal of getting runners in shape for a 10K. During warm-up activities, the coach splits the group into beginner and advanced levels, and pacers help attendees do a six- to ten-minute mile, ensuring that no one runs alone. Staff from nearby sports-gear shop Paragon Sports will watch your belongings while you find your inner Usain Bolt. For more information, go to unionsquarenyc.org.