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RFYL Weekly: A runner’s guide to layering

On Saturday, December 3, the team will meet at the NYRR Run Center at 9:30 am. Lockers, bathrooms, and changing rooms are free at the Run Center – please take full advantage of their services and lock up your belongings before heading out to the park…

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RFYL Weekly: Marathon tips on fueling up

This Saturday, the Run for Your Life team will not be meeting up in Central Park; instead, the team is scheduled to volunteer for the “City Challenge” on Randall’s Island, which starts at 7:00 am in front of the Icahn Stadium. RFYL volunteers will assemble near the front of…

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Running tips for the holidays

Congratulations to all our Odyssey House “Run for Your Life” 2021 marathon participants! This week Saturday, November 25, 2021, the team will be meeting up at 8:15 am in front of the Manor facility (219 East 121 Street, New York, NY 10035). The team will be transported to Sleepy…

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RFYL Weekly: How to stay healthy

Covid-19 is still a threat to most New Yorkers! All participants are required to follow the Odyssey House and CDC guidelines to effectively reduce all possibilities of catching and spreading the virus. This Saturday, May 8, 2021, the team will meet at our regular meeting location on the 72nd Street…

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RFYL Weekly: How to become a better runner

Covid-19 still a threat, but the staff and clients of Odyssey House are exercising safely – outdoors and with masks. Outdoor workouts on Randall’s Island are ideal for small team gatherings. Groups of 2-3 people are spread out along the course as team members run/walk the designated route. This Saturday,…

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RFYL Weekly: The role of running in recovery

This Saturday, February 6th, the team will meet on the grounds at the GRCR facility (13 Hell Gate Circle, NY, NY 10035). The workout session will begin at 9 am (weather permitting), going west towards the 103rd Street bridge and then continuing to Icahn Stadium to complete a 5-mile loop…

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