As the Former President and CEO of New York Road Runners (NYRR), Michael Capiraso has built his life and career on running. In fact he has recently joined the board of JoggingBuddy, to serve as an advisor to the up and coming social media service that connects runners with running partners. In his previous role, NYRR exists to inspire people in the community to participate in running for exercise, fun, competition, and to raise money for charity. In 2019, more than 10,000 runners in the TCS NYC Marathon raised nearly $45 million for charity. Michael Capiraso was one of the…


As someone who has participated in 28 consecutive New York City marathons, Michael Capiraso knows running. That is why he knew he needed to support the JoggingBuddy platform the moment he saw it.

Capiraso was impressed by how the team maintains a singular focus on promoting the numerous health benefits of running, jogging, walking. Introducing the buddy system to movitave new runners to get started, has had a significant impact on individual health around the world.

Michael Capiraso is the former President and CEO of New York Road Runners, an organization that produces the New York City Marathon. …


With more and more people getting vaccinated for COVID-19, NYC running events are landing back on the schedule for late spring and beyond. So, if you spent a lot of time running solo in 2020, it’s high time to show off your running prowess and join others for a race. Thanks to the changes in rules about outdoor gatherings, if you haven’t already, you can start registering for the following events now -before they sell out. Then, get ready to run and have fun alongside your fellow running enthusiasts in these recommended races from Michael Capiraso. …


JoggingBuddy is a platform that helps people to buddy-up for a walk, jog and run. Launched in 2009, it now has members in over 100 countries! JoggingBuddy has big plans this year to bring even more awareness to fitness and the importance of daily physical activity as COVID-19 begins to wane with social distancing, mask mandates, and immunizations. Lockdowns have wreaked havoc on human health in their own ways, reducing the overall level of human activity worldwide to a near standstill. …


Numerous studies have shown that listening is an art. Listening requires attention over talent, spirit over ego, and others over self. Unfortunately, recent research shows that very few individuals, especially in the business world, possess the ability to listen effectively and that can damage a management team’s ability to function. Not only can a lack of effective communication create tension among employees and reduce motivation, but it can also result in poor performance and financial decline. But listening is something that many business strategists like Michael Capiraso recommend as a tool of effective leadership.

There are many key traits of…


Runners are social. Not necessarily chatty-social but competitive-social and supportive-social. That’s why social media is such a great tool for connecting with other runners and sharing stories of triumph, as well as challenges.

Michael Capiraso sat down with Tina Muir, the host of The Running for Real podcast, to discuss the New York City Marathon. He shared insight into his journey both as a participant in the marathon and as the former president and CEO of New York Road Runners (NYRR), the event’s producer.

As a lifelong advocate of the sport, Michael has participated in hundreds of races and has…


When one thinks of the New York City Marathon, one cannot help but think of Michael Capiraso . The two are synonymous because of his time with the New York Road Runners. Recognized as a visionary and transformative leader, Michael is the former CEO and president of NYRR. Over the years, he has established himself as an avid supporter of the running community and city of New York.

Throughout his tenure, Michael built a top-performing team of associates and expanded and diversified the company’s revenue streams. He nearly doubled the organization’s revenue to more than $100,000,000 and has doubled the…


After a full year of pandemic restrictions, many events are still impacted by important safety requirements. For runners, this has meant a year of changes in their training and race events. Michael Capiraso, former CEO of New York Road Runners (NYRR) and a part of the running world for nearly three decades, has some important advice for runners looking to stay safe as they keep fit.

Why Run During a Pandemic?

“I find that going for a run is one of the things that gets my mind going and helps me be more productive throughout the day,” says Michael Capiraso. …


After a year of lockdowns and social distancing, a lot of runners are feeling pretty desperate for interaction and a sense of normalcy. According to Michael Capiraso, an entrepreneur and avid runner, virtual races have been helping run through these challenging times. After a year of mostly only virtual races, Capiraso recommends several points for running safely during COVID.

“During this time period it’s more important than ever to keep in touch and stay connected with family, friends, and fellow runners,” said Michael Capiraso. Virtual races can help keep the running community connected despite the challenges of the pandemic.

But…


Heard on All Things Considered

If you’ve started running, or gotten back into it, in the last few weeks, you’re not the only one.

Cities across the country have seen a surge in the number of people running, walking and biking outside as social distancing guidelines take hold.

As more people turn to running, there are a lot of questions about how to do it safely. We talked to researchers and runners alike to answer some of the biggest questions.

For starters, national experts aren’t telling people to avoid exercising outside — even if you’re under a shelter-in-place mandate. …

Michael Capiraso

Advisor, JoggingBuddy; Former CEO & President New York Road Runners (NYRR) https://www.michaelcapiraso.com/

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