Why did New York Road Runners open the NYRR RUNCENTR and what happened to the 89th Street building?
Our 89th Street building was the hub of NYRR’s operations and runner services for over three decades. We grew a lot during those years, serving more and more runners and transitioning our operations to administrative offices in Midtown and warehouses in the Bronx. Eventually we outgrew our 89th Street building. This is a natural next step for our organization.
The proceeds from the sale of our 89th Street building will be channeled toward our mission of helping and inspiring people through running, including the operation of our new NYRR RUNCENTER. Additional uses of the proceeds could include, but would not be limited to, expanding NYRR’s presence in the five boroughs, supporting city parks and schools, and adding resources for our youth running and senior programs.