WARREN STREET SOCIAL & ATHLETIC CLUB
Warren Street Social & Athletic Club wants you!! Over the years since our inception in 1978, we have been a major factor in the running community, locally as well as nationally. We have always welcomed everyone from the non-runner to the very fast. Warren Street offers no cost membership, coaching and best of all, camaraderie! We continue to successfully compete in the NYRR Championship Series , NY Runs series, USATF events & always saving a little time for festivities and club gatherings. Remember the "Social" in our full name comes before the AC.
FREE MEMBERSHIP however does not include WS gear. We would like all members to wear a Warren Street singlet , this can be yours for donation of $50.00, see our gear page for details, sizes in stock & team specials. There are a few things that are asked of you when you join the club; wear the team singlet at all races & put your team affiliation on every entry blank, regardless of where you are competing. That's it!!! This is a club that asks very little of you, you will get as much out of it as you are willing to put into it.
Current WS captains & VIP’s women’s team leader: Jean Chodnicki Stemm: Over 30 years of completive excellence, boasting 2:42 NYC Marathon PR. Men’s coach & social event planner: Mike Guastella: Former Penn middle distance star.
Warren Street Social & Athletic Club was started over 35 years ago by Hugh Sweeny, Alan Silber and Paul Fetscher. They wanted a racing club that was a little more on the edge than some of the other main street running clubs of the time. The first sponsor was Shannon's Bar in Jersey city. Needless to say, beer was an important post-race (and sometimes pre-race) supplement for the team members. Sweeny one of the founders lived on Warren Street in Jersey City, thus the name. Warren street quickly grew to be one of the fastest regional running clubs, winning both men's and women's titles locally and nationally under of the tutelage of Tracy Sundlun & succeeded by Rick Pascarella, Rick has run with Warren Street since the late 1970's and has been coaching since 1985. Rick was very active with the USATF and is the MAC president emeritus. He coached the 1997 USA National Ekiden Team in Chiba Japan, and others at international competitions in London & Paris; presently the WS President and club administrator.