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New York Road Runners Newsletters

Series I contains an incomplete run of newsletters published by New York Road Runners (NYRR) between 1959 and 2015. Published under several names, the NYRR newsletter was America’s oldest publication on running. First published as the Road Runners Club, New York Association Newsletter (1959-1977), it was briefly named the New York Road Runners Club Newsletter before transitioning to a magazine format as New York Running News (1979-1997). In August/September 1997, the title was changed again to New York Runner (1997-2015). Over time, the newsletter has undergone various format changes, beginning as an in-house typed newsletter published by NYRR founder Ted Corbitt to a newspaper format in the 1970s and finally as a magazine. From Fall 2014 – Fall 2015, New York Runner was also published in digital format and available via NYRR's website. New York Runner ceased publication following the Fall 2015 issue. Volume and issue numbering of newsletters is inconsistent and titling reflects the original numbering.

The newsletters contain a variety of information including: race results; training tips for runners; local club news; and profiles of NYRR members and elite runners. Newsletters from the 1960s also contain early membership rosters. The official New York City Marathon guide/program as well as the Marathon Results magazine were typically published as issues of the newsletter and contain the complete finisher list. This series also contains several issues of New York Running News and New York Runner labeled as editorial copies, some of which include editorial annotations.

Other publications in this series consist of What’s Happening (1979-1992), The Rundown (2000-2003), NYRR in the Loop (2003-2008), and NYRR Races (2003-2009) newsletters, as well as the monthly membership mailer (1993-1995). These newsletters and mailers were sent to NYRR members and include calendars and information on NYRR races, events, running classes and clinics, as well as race entry forms.

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Event Ephemera

Series II consists of brochures, fliers, programs, and pamphlets for New York Road Runner events and races dating from 1971 to 2014. The records include the official handbook for the New York City Marathon from 2003 to 2014, as well as programs and guides for the 1974, 1977, 1978 and 1992 New York City Marathon. Series II also contains the official marathon program and results magazine for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon, the first program to be published following the dissolution of New York Runner.

Other records include photobooks produced as promotional items by NYRR. These document the finishes of Paula Radcliffe in the 2008 ING New York City Marathon; Shalane Flanagan, Gebre Gebremariam, Edna Kiplagat, and Edison Pena in the 2010 ING New York City Marathon; as well as Asics, Nissan, and Emerald sponsorship of the 2011 ING New York City Marathon.

Series II also contains an incomplete run of programs for the L’Eggs Mini Marathon and Advil Mini Marathon (1976, 1979-1997), as well as programs from the New York Games, Trevira Twosome, Avon Women’s Half-Marathon, XII World Cross Country Championships, and the New York Six-Day Run. A small amount of records consist of NYRR Club Night programs; pocket guides for the 2014 and 2015 NYC Half Marathon; and programs from tributes to Grete Waitz and Al Gordon.

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Other New York Road Runners Publications

Series III consists of a small amount of publications produced by and for NYRR’s youth programs as well as NYRR’s Annual Report (2011-2012, 2016). Youth program publications consist of: “Running Partners News” produced by the NYRR Foundation; “Footnotes: A Newsletter from NYRR Youth Programs;” and “NYRR Young Runners News.” This series also includes the 2015 Mighty Milers Program Impact report.

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Road Runners Club of America Publications

Series IV consists of publications produced by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). These include an incomplete run of various iterations of its newsletter, Road Runners Club Newsletter (1961), R.R.C. Footnotes (1963-1967), and FootNotes (1990-1999). Other publications include the 1974 and 1978 versions of the RRCA Handbook and issues of Long Distance Log (1958-1961, 1967).

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  • 1958-2016

Materials in this record group consist of publications produced by New York Road Runners from 1958 to 2016, including newsletters and inserts; event calendars; race programs, brochures, participant handbooks; as well as publications and newsletters of the Road Runners Club of America.

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