The Ronald McDonald House of Providence Running Club

We welcome runners and walkers of all abilities! Become a member to receive top-notch coaching, a great social atmosphere, and a gang to cheer you on—all while supporting the Ronald McDonald House, which provides care for families when their child has a medical crisis.

For this week's track workout, click here.

Tempo Tuesday January 12
Meet  and ready to run at 6am in front of the Brown Stadium on Elmgrove Ave.

Wednesday January 13, 6am at Hope High School
2x800 3-5 sets

Saturday January 16, 8:00am at Hope High School
300's , 5-4-3

Monday January 18, Interval Workout on the Roads
(1st and 3rd Mondays of the month)
Meet  and ready to run at 6am in front of the Brown Stadium on Elmgrove Ave.
little snake hills

Wednesday January 20, 6am at Hope High School
800-400 x 4-6 sets

Saturday January 23, 8:00am at Hope High School
600-500-300 x 2, 500-300

Practice cancellation policy due to bad weather

We are a hardy bunch and plan to keep up with our practice schedule throughout winter. For safety, we will not practice: 

  1. When Providence closes schools or delays openings (includes Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings)
  2. If it is snowing in Providence (includes all practices)
  3. When the temperature is 20 degrees or below in Providence by 5:00 AM on Wednesday or 7:00 AM on Saturday

If the weather conditions are borderline, the coaches and Teddy will make a decision within 24 hours before practice. If practice is canceled, they will send an email to those who have been regularly attending club practices.

 

Mask-wearing and other safety items

  • Wear your masks when entering and exiting the track area, between sets and during the workout, and during warm-up and cool-down times.
  • Wear reflective clothing when running on the roads, especially at dawn, dusk, and in the dark.

Become a member

We welcome runners of all ages and experience levels. Join us and get great training in a supportive atmosphere, all while helping the Ronald McDonald House.

Sign up for Second Friday Dinner

Sign up to bring a meal for a family facing a child’s serious illness. It’s easy—you can sign up well in advance, and you don’t even have to cook.

Order Your Running Club Shirt

All members wear a Running Club shirt during races to help promote the mission of the Ronald McDonald House. Choose from three great styles!

Running Schedule

We offer early morning track workouts, a weekly tempo run, and a Sunday group run. Find a time and workout that meet your needs.

Advice for runners from PTs, MDs, and your coaches

Below are tips and advice for everything from avoiding injury to strength training. More at the Coaches Corner.

Get Out Of Your Exercise Rut in 8 Minutes!

If you are looking to break your exercise rut or just add some all around strengthening into your routine…Here is how you can do it in 8 minutes: Get Out Of Your Exercise Rut in 8 Minutes!

Exercises to avoid late-race leg fatigue

Want to avoid late-race leg fatigue? Dr. Brian Hay, DPT, MS, OCS, demonstrates the split (Bulgarian) squat. Add these few strengthening exercises to your routine 2x/week....

Podcast: How to Increase Your Joy of Running

Future Olympian hopefuls Aaron Dinzio and Brian Crimmins join Ronald McDonald House Running Club’s own Jon Barnes, a competitive runner and coach for 60 years will provide guidance and answer your...

The Effects of Iron Deficiency on Running Performance

If you’re iron deficient, your running could suffer, according to Dr. Dheeraj Khiatani (Medical Director) & Tim Cushway (Founder & Director) from The Iron Suites Medical Centre. (This...

One Minute Exercises to Help Keep your Hip, Knee and Spine Healthy

Stay Healthy, Stay ConsistentRunning is a mostly a linear activity, which results in imbalances in our hip muscles.  The muscles that rotate our hip help to control our spine and knee position and...

Running Injury and Prevention Presentation

Here's a Fit to Run Presentation by Alexis William PTA and Brian Hay DPT, OCS Topics covered: Is there anything holding you back from your best running? How to perform a dynamic warm up...

Bryan Hay offers tips on how to improve spine mobility

Our friend, Dr. Bryan Hay of Performance Physical Therapy has developed this brief YouTube video on how to improve spine mobility and posture specifically for runners with a few simple exercises.

Goal Setting for Training Motivation

During these times where we cannot meet at the track for a formal workout, motivation to push yourself harder may wane. Indeed, for many club members, motivation to lace up their shoes and hit the...

Selecting Running Shoes

Running shoes should be selected after careful consideration. With so many brands and styles of shoes on the market today,it is important to find the best fit for your feet and your needs. There is...

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Running Club members get a 10% discount at Rhode Runner

Just a reminder that all Club members receive a 10% discount at Rhode Runner on North Main Street. Just be sure to tell the friendly staff that you're a member. They'll confirm it in the database. This is a fabulous opportunity and the folks there are great at finding...

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