Prospect Park Track Club runs errands for residents during coronavirus pandemic

While parks are closed, and all New Yorkers are being advised to stay home, some Brooklyn runners are making sure they still get their runs in, by running errands for others.

News 12 Staff

Apr 13, 2020, 10:18 AM

Updated 1,503 days ago

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While parks are closed, and all New Yorkers are being advised to stay home, some Brooklyn runners are making sure they still get their runs in, by running errands for others.
The Prospect Park Track Club has set up “Help Me PPTC” to assist those who need groceries or medicine.
"The idea of waiting in line for hours at the grocery store and biking someplace with 25 pounds of groceries does not phase me and many other runners at all that is what we do on a regular basis," says Crystal Cun, of the Prospect Park Track Club.
While the service started as members only, organizers say anyone in need can now reach out.

"They send an email, we have a Slack channel as soon as we get a request we see who's available and then that person goes to fill the request,” says Adam Devine, of the Prospect Park Track Club. "We are not going to turn anyone away. We can help them out, we will figure out a way to make it work."
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They say it's about so much more than just the actual deliveries

"This is one way we can directly give back and reach out to people around us. To let people know that they have support out there that there are connections and there are people who care,” says Cun.


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