Champion System “Alternative Race Gear” Store Is Open!

Orders ship in 4-5 weeks, so get your orders in now! The store offers sports bra, singlets, short sleeve, long sleeve, jacket, and shorts options! The store will only be open for a few weeks (close date TBD) so don’t dilly-dally!

If you have questions about sizing let Ned or Teddy know. We can bring samples to practice. There are also quite a few club members who have these who might be able to provide input, so ask a friend!


Mark Your Calendar! July 24: Club Only 5k/10k

We are bringing back the pandemic-inspired club-only 5k/10k. We will host the race on Sunday July 24, starting in front of the JCC / Brown Stadium on Elmgrove. The roads will be open but we will have marshals on the course pointing runners in the correct direction. If you are interested in racing or volunteering please email Anne and Bob. For runners, specify which distance and predicted time. See attached for more info.

Deadline to register: July 17

Cost: No entry fees, however, a donation box will be available for those who wish to contribute to the RMHP.

All runners will be hand timed. The course has been verified with a measuring wheel.


Support from our friends at Performance Physical Therapy

Performance Physical Therapy has provided our club with 200 cards with a QR code to distribute to our members. Performance PT currently has 20 physical therapy clinics in the RI area, 10 of which have certified running specialists on staff. Using the card will allow you to identify the clinic closest to your home or work location. The cards are available at club practices from Bob Rothenberg or Rick Ripley.

  • Simply scan the QR code on the card
  • Select Running Specialist and/or a location
  • This will match you with a Performance Certified Running Specialist near you
  • Click “request an appointment or call.”

Performance PT offers club members a free 15-minute phone, in clinic or telehealth consultation with a therapist to help determine if physical therapy is needed.

Want a formal training program for your full and half marathon this fall?

Anyone who wants an individual training program should reach out to Coach Bob Rothenberg who will create a custom program befitting your goals.

Looking for a marathon to run? Here are some top regional marathons:

Clarence DeMar: 25-Sep

Cape Cod: 2-Oct

Maine Marathon: 2-Oct

Wineglass Marathon: 2-Oct

Hartford: 8-Oct

Newport: 9-Oct

Steamtown: 9-Oct

Baystate: 16-Oct

Green Mountain Marathon: 16-Oct

Mount Desert Island: 16-Oct

Ocean State (Narragansett): 23-Oct

Loco: 23-Oct

NYC Marathon: 6-Nov

Manchester City: 13-Nov

Philadelphia Marathon: 20-Nov

Two simple exercises to keep you hip, knees, and spine healthy

Running is a mostly a linear activity in regards to your joint movements. This results in imbalances in your hip muscles, particularly those involved in rotation. The muscles that rotate your hip help to control your spine and knee positioning and are often ignored in strengthening programs. Here are two exercises from our friends at Performance Physical Therapy to do in less than one minute with one piece of equipment to help keep your hip, knees, and spine healthy.