Harlem Gets Fit is here to help you get fit. Yes, you.

Since 2014, Harlem United and Harlem Run have teamed up to spread fitness in Harlem. We’d like you to join us.

Harlem Gets Fit brings together New Yorkers of all backgrounds and fitness levels. Each Thursday, we gather for a workout tailored to you: from walkers to seasoned athletes, we’ll make sure you have a workout that’s right for you — and have a good time in the process.

Learn more about our weekly workouts

Throughout the year, we collaborate to spread our love fitness and to give back to the community.

If you’d like more information, email Rachel Cutler at rcutler@harlemunited.org or enter your information below.

Photo collage featuring runners of various ages, genders, skin colors, and body shapes running, walking, working out, and relaxing together


Twice Weekly Meetups

Come as often as you’d like—twice a week, once a week, or just as you can make it—for interactive lessons + exercise.


Meet at Harlem Run Plaza at 7:00 p.m.

Every Monday, Harlem Run hosts a fun run and you’re invited too! Drop off your bag (leave your valuables at home) and then run either the pre-selected route, walk with a friend, or do your own thing. Then meet back with everyone to get your stuff, stretch, and possibly grab a bite to eat or a drink. All levels are welcome!

Learn more about Harlem Run


Meet at Harlem United at 6:30 p.m. for presentation + discussion,
7:30 for workout

306 Lenox Avenue, 3rd Floor

Join us for a short interactive presentation on various health topics and then head out with the group for exercise! Coach Rachel Cutler will lead the group in a purposeful workout that will help you get fitter, faster, and stronger for all fitness levels.  Walkers, beginners, kids, and the older folks are all encouraged to join us.

If you can’t make it for the presentation, follow @HarlemRun and @HarlemUnitedNYC on Instagram for info about the workout

Harlem 1 Miler

The Harlem 1 Miler is our annual Father’s Day event to bring the whole community together for family, fitness, and fun. You’re invited to race/jog/walk/skip/shuffle your way to the finish line. All levels of fitness are welcome. There are timed heats for adults and teens as well as an untimed fun run at the end for the whole family — however you define yours.

Learn more | Register

We developed a training plan just for this race! You can download it here.

Harlem Turkey Trot

Each year, we kick off Thanksgiving morning with a 5k (3.1 miles) fun run in Central Park — with an option to do just half the course if that’s more your style. Participants range from serious runners clocking 5-minute-miles to walkers who need to take a few breaks. But every runner, from the first to the very last, is cheered on through the finish with uproarious applause.

Want to make sure you don’t miss out? Join our mailing list and we’ll keep you in the loop as the run gets closer.

Run the NYC Marathon or Half Marathon

As an official New York Road Runners charity partner, we are able to offer guaranteed non-complimentary entry to the New York City Half Marathon and New York City Marathon to supporters who raise funds to support our work.

If you want to run either race and didn’t get in — or you’re already in and want to run for a reason by raising money for a cause you believe in — you can learn more and signup at harlemunited.org/running or email Rachel Cutler (or just talk to her at a Harlem Gets Fit workout or event!).

Any questions?


We’d love to hear from you!

If you have questions—or want to get a hold of us before our kick-off event—please reach out! You can connect with Rachel Cutler by emailing rcutler@harlemunited.org or calling 212.803.2850 x2545

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