Community Guidelines

All are welcome!

We are open to runners of all paces and running abilities. Runners are encouraged to join South Brooklyn Running Club (SBRC) regardless of age, gender, race, income, sexual orientation, gender identity, or immigration status. Membership is free, just meet us on the corner of President and Court or by the statue in Carroll Park.

  • SBRC believes in creating a safe and inclusive community for runners regardless of their race, age, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity + expression, religion, migratory status, socioeconomic background, class, political affiliation, national origin, education, or (dis)ability.
  • SBRC believes in minimizing barriers that may hinder opportunities for all runners to participate.
  • All members should help create a welcoming environment. Discrimination and sexual harassment will not be tolerated, and those who do not comply will be asked to leave.
  • SBRC believes in actively defending the rights of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) runners against racism, harassment, and discrimination through speaking up; coming together for activism, antiracism and de-escalation training; and co-sponsoring legislation and other initiatives, when appropriate.
  • SBRC believes that club leadership should reflect and represent the diversity of its membership and the NYC community.
  • SBRC believes in fostering diversity and connections in our running communities through active outreach and embracing new members. We have programs such as member-partnering to introduce new members to the club and ensure that they will have someone with whom they can run.
  • SBRC believes in celebrating diversity through representation on our social media and public channels.
  • Those running with the group or representing SBRC are expected to be mindful of others on the sidewalk, paths, etc and share the space. During COVID-19 and until the CDC and NY State Health guidelines change, members are asked to wear a face covering and make reasonable efforts to keep 6 feet distance from other runners and pedestrians, where possible.
  • SBRC believes in respecting the rules of a race. Whether NYRR, NYCRuns, or another organization, we follow the rules set up by those organizations, and we expect our members to do the same. If you are running at an organized event as a representative of SBRC, please familiarize yourself with the rules set out by the governing body of the race. Frequently, that means following rules such as:
    • No selling your bib, bib swapping, giving your bib to another runner, or running using another person’s bib
    • No “banditting” (running without registering for the race)
    • No performance enhancing drugs
    • No course cutting or cheating

Members are responsible for holding up this Code of Conduct. Any inappropriate actions or behaviors should be reported to club leaders at

Inspired by the Statement of Inclusivity of NYC Running IDEA, a growing collective of NYC-based running groups working in our community toward improving safety, actively defending the rights of BIPOC runners against racism, harassment, and discrimination, being more inclusive, and fostering and celebrating diversity.

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