The club meets to run on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. There is also a walking group on Sunday. Below is detailed information about our workouts. If you are new to the club or thinking about joining us, and want to confirm a particular workout or meeting location, send an email to or check us out on Facebook. Always be sure to check Facebook for changes during inclement weather.

Monday Night Fun Run

Beginning in March, and continuing on Monday nights at 7pm, we meet for a Fun Run. This is a perfect opportunity for new runners to meet their fellow teammates. Participants have both a running and/or walking option. No one is left behind and it’s a great chance to socialize. Meet at the ‘Tortoise and Hare’ statue, on Broadway, across from Lloyds Carrot Cake, a 5 minute walk north of the 242nd St #1 train station. Ask for Rick.

Tuesday Night Speed Workout

Each Tuesday night at 7:00 pm we meet for our club speed workout. Check our Facebook page for any changes or cancellations. Most of the year, the meeting location is at the Van Cortlandt Park stadium track on Broadway. In the summer time (late May through mid August), we run in the Van Cortlandt Park ‘back hills’ on alternate weeks – on the weeks when there is no summer series race. The meeting location for these workouts is found by following the trail at the northeast tip of the parade grounds loop up the hill to the bridge that goes over the Henry Hudson Parkway. Ask for Coach Ken or Coach Glen.

Thursday Night Tempo

Thursday Nights we meet at 7pm at the ‘Tortoise and Hare’ statue on Broadway – the finish line of many cross country races.Tempo runs are a key ingredient for improving race times and are run at a pace that you could run a 10 mile race – at least in theory! This is also described as a pace at which you could hold a conversation but only with short sentences.The workout is typically 2 or 3 timed intervals. Everyone starts at the same time and runs their own pace. A horn blows halfway through the interval, and everyone turns around and returns to the start – ideally returning at the same pace as heading out. Anyone who runs a consistent pace throughout will reach the start/finish at precisely the end of the timed interval. Ask for Rick.

Saturday Morning Group Run

Come and join us for a great morning at our Saturday group run. This is a VCTC tradition. Find us by the handball courts at W241st and Broadway just south of the train station. Meeting time is 8am, departure time is 8:15am. Members break up into informal running groups based on individual paces, distances and goals for the day. The run begins with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then members peel off into smaller groups for either the trails or a continuation of the flats. After the runs, members often meet back at the stadium to socialize and have some breakfast.

Sunday Willie’s Walkers

Come join Willie and VCTC teammates for a 4-6 mile walk. Its a great way to recover from a long Saturday run or just enjoy a walk with friends. The group meets at 8am at the Van Cortlandt Golf House on Sunday mornings. The group walks on both flat and hilly terrain so proper footwear is essential. The conversation is always lively and Willie keeps us moving.

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  1. Sherena,
    I am terribly sorry for the delayed response. I did not see your email before the July 4th weekend and I must have missed it on the 5th.
    We’d love to have you come and join us for any of our regular workouts. Its the best way to get to know the club and its members. Please take a look at and check out our Train drop down for more details on when we get together.
    Hope to see you soon,
    Jean Marie

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