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

Share your story

We’d like to routinely highlight our fabulous club members on our website to help us get to know each other a bit better, share inspiring stories on why we run and what gets us up each day, and show the wonderfully diverse group we are who share a same passion—to lace up our sneaks, show up, and do the best we can do for that given day. 

Consider sharing your story. We’ve developed a Google Form with some questions to guide you that you can use as a starting point. You don’t have to answer all of the questions, but you can if you’d like. We hope that these will inspire you to write a little bit about yourself that we can post on our website. Feel free to accompany your story with a photo that we can include.

2021 Year in Review

A hearty thank you to all who contributed to the 2021 Year in Review and much appreciation to Ned Craun for putting this all together. 2021 was a tough year considering the pandemic, but also an inspiring year. We demonstrated our grit, perseverance, and triumphs. We are sure you will enjoy reading this.