November Project NYC is kicking of 2020 with some track events because #trackisback! Bust Your Astoria will happen this Saturday, January 11th at 10:15am at the recently renovated Astoria Track in Astoria, Queens. The meet will have several events:
- Mile time trial (multiple heats and all paces welcome)
- The 1st Annual Gary McLaughlin Denim Mile™ (jeans or jean shorts, aka jorts, required)
- 4×4 relay: find a friend or 3 and run a loop that isn’t Central Park
- Food and running event: Mini-Krispy Kreme donut mile. Gluten free option TBD.
Sign up for the events here.
For those who are inexperienced or completely new to track distances allow me to explain:
-A full lap on a track is 400 meters, we use the metric system for track because it’s much easier than saying a lap is 1312.34 feet. Four laps is 1600 meters. If you want to run a mile it’s 1609.34 meters so just a little bit longer than 4 laps.
-A 4×4 is relay where four people each run one lap, 400 meters, around a track. Four people running 400 meters is shortened to 4×4.
Want to get an early mile time recorded in 2020 to see how much faster you can go this year ? Want to run your first mile on a track or first mile ever? Want to run a mile in jeans or jorts? Curious about running and eating events?
Did you answer yes to any of these? Then meet us at Astoria Track this Saturday!
Afterwards stick around for some brunch and celebrating at Tufino Pizzeria. Vegan options are available as well.
Come early and cheer on the NYRR Open Run from 9-10am before the Bust Your Astoria begins at 10:15am. More info on the Open Run here. We will meet by the field house/bathrooms.
Join the Facebook event for more info and updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/498149080829061/
Directions to the Astoria Track:
- Bus: Q69 to 21 St/23 Dr
- Subway: N to Ditmars Boulevard Station
- Sail the high seas: Astoria Ferry to Astoria
- Citi Bike
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