Founded in 2009 by career middle-of-the-packer Steve Lastoe, NYCRUNS.com and the NYCRUNS newsletter quickly became an important resource for local runners seeking information about races and running clubs in the New York metropolitan area. NYCRUNS is now the leading local online resource of this type and is a valuable tool for connecting runners, running clubs, and race directors.

In 2011, NYCRUNS began offering race timing and management services while launching several races of its own. The Team’s efforts culminated with the inaugural Brooklyn Marathon on November 18th. The following year would see this effort really catch fire as NYCRUNS launched numerous races of its own while developing into a state-of-the-art timing and running event management company. Excellent race timing has always been important to the company, and we strive to be as accurate and professional as possible in this regard.

NYCRUNS is now the largest running event management company in the New York metropolitan area. This year we will produce over 40 races of our own, including the Central Park Marathon, the Queens Half Marathon, and the Ladies First Half Marathon and 5k. Aside from producing its own races, NYCRUNS also works with numerous clients on race production of the highest quality.

Our registration and timing services will backbone dozens of others, among them some of the largest and most important in the region; NYCRUNS clients include The Empire State Building Realty Trust, Google, Citibank, The New York Jets, New York University, Columbia University, Weill Cornell, The United States Military Academy at West Point, The Brooklyn Cyclones, and many other world class organizations.

In an effort to make all of these races the best they can possibly be, we are committed to bringing big-race quality to our smallest races and small-race ambiance to our biggest races. We put thought into our race swag and metals and finish-line fuel (you’ll find our favorite bagels in Brooklyn at the end of most of our events). We remain committed to bringing the Brooklyn Marathon to the streets — and we feel hopeful about that happening in April 2017.

It’s been an exciting four years for us, and we are eager about what’s to come.

Please contact us at theteam@nycruns.com if we can be of any assistance.