Group runs every Monday and Wednesday nights at 6:30p. Come meet us in the lobby of the West Side Y at 5 West 63rd Street, New York, New York!
Who we are

Who we are

The West Side Y Road Runners Club is a community running team that was started in December 2007. The group meets every Monday and Wednesday evening at 6:30, in the lobby of the West Side YMCA. There is no registration or obligation required – the group is free and trains across the street in Central Park. We are open to both West Side YMCA members and non-members, and welcome runners of all speeds and experience levels....
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This Week’s Workouts: 8/29-9/4

Monday.  Recovery run. Run to the 72nd Street Transverse, make a right.  Head up East Drive to the 102nd Street Transverse and make a left.  Run down West Drive and make a left on the 72nd Street Transverse.  Run the lower loop and finish your run at 63rd Street.  (5.7 miles) Wednesday.  Lamp Post Pickups....

This Weekend’s Race Results

This past Saturday was the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K, the 7th points race of the year.  It turned out to be the best men’s results of the year.  There were many PRs, and the men’s team finished in 19th place out of 40 teams.  The men’s masters team also did well, finishing in 12th place...

This Week’s Workouts: 8/22-8/28

Congratulations to Steven Lee (38:31) and Kimoon Yoon (38:17) for their finishes in the France Run 8K this past weekend. Monday.   Begin your run by going counterclockwise around the lower loop and up E. Drive.  Run over Harlem Hill.  When you get to the west side, make a left on the 102nd Street Transverse.  Turn right at E....

This Week’s Workouts: 8/15-8/21

Congratulations to Michael Toma for his 5:23.98 in the inaugural Brooklyn Mile. Monday.  Beginning at the 63rd Street entrance to the bridle path, complete the entire 5-mile bridle path. Wednesday.  1000m repeats. Warm up around the lower loop to E. 82nd.  Run your first repeat from E. 82nd to E. 93rd.  Run your second repeat from...

This Week’s Workouts: 8/8-8/14

Monday.   Run the 5-mile loop counterclockwise.  At approximately 81st Street on W. Drive, take the pedestrian path by the Delacorte Theater, to the Great Lawn.  Run one complete counterclockwise loop of the Great Lawn and exit the same way your entered.  Continue along W. Drive to 63rd Street.  (5.9 miles) Wednesday.  400m repeats Warm...

This Week’s Workouts: 8/1-8/7

Monday. Run the 5-mile loop in a counterclockwise direction at a conversational pace.  If you need more mileage, add on the lower loop.  (5 miles or 6.7 miles) Wednesday. Cat Hill Repeats Warm up on the lower loop to the Boat House.  Run 8 Cat Hill repeats.  (6 miles)

Team Championship Results

Conditions were not good for running on Saturday.  But a number of WSY runners braved the humidity and took on the 5-mile course.  Unlike past years, the course included Harlem Hill. WSY did not field a women’s team for the Team Championships, but Elsa Jimenez still showed up for her first Team Championships and ran a...

This Week’s Workouts: 7/25-7/31

A huge congratulations to Steven “Thunder” Lee for completing the IRONMAN Lake Placid in 14:10:27. Monday.  Run counterclockwise around the lower loop, crossing the 72nd Street Transverse to the West Drive.  Run up West Drive to the 102nd Street Transverse and cross over to the east side.  Run down East Drive to the 72nd Street Transverse, cross it, and...

This Week’s Workouts: 7/18-7/24

Race results It was a hot & humid weekend, but a few WSY runners still made it out for some racing.  Julissa Gomez (43:47), Ian McGhie (38:39), Kimoon Yoon (31:15), and Michael Toma (25:29) ran Boomer’s Cystic Fibrosis 4M on Saturday, and Jennifer Boyer (30:11) ran the NYRR Flushing Meadows Summer Classic 5K on Sunday.  Great job everybody! For those...

Remaining Club Points Racees

NYRR races through the end of the year are now open for registration including the following club points races: 07/30 Team Championships 08/27 Percy Sutton Harlem 5k 09/25 Bronx 10-Mile 10/09 Staten Island Half 12/10 Ted Corbitt 15k The next points race (Team Championships) is nearing capacity and will close soon. Please register as soon...

This Week’s Workouts: 7/11-7/17

Monday.  Run the 6-mile loop in a counterclockwise direction at a conversational pace. Wednesday. Transverse Repeats. Warm up by running up W. Drive to the 102nd Street Transverse.  Run across the transverse at your mile race pace.  Rest for 2:00.  Run 8 repeats. (6.2 mi)

Race results: 7/2 – 7/3

Finger Lakes Congratulations to Rhonda Braun and Michael Toma who ran the Finger Lakes 50-miler and 25k in Hector, NY on Saturday.  Competing in her first ultramarathon, Rhonda finished 12th overall and 2nd place woman with a time of 9:55:10 in the 50-miler. Mike finished 5th overall in the 25k in 2:17:52 winning the Masters’...