Ocean State Rhode Race pacing and volunteering

On a day when justice in football prevails, it’s exciting to support a race where justice will prevail… from the ashes, and through the unjust turmoil in Newport arises the new incarnation of the Ocean State Rhode Race…

The Rhode Island Road Runners have a long history with the Ocean State Marathon… volunteers from RIRR were there way back when it started more than 20 years ago. And while the Ocean State Rhode Race has been on hiatus, RIRR has not. Well its back and we’re planning to return to it as stewards of the runners as both pacers in the full and the half and with a water stop. On Sunday 11 October, from Narragansett Town Beach, we hope to field pacers for the full marathon – in pairs, with one pacer completing the first half and passing to a second to bring back to the finish) with finish times of 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30. So cut those times in half and we need 2 runners to be at 1:37.5, 1:45, 1:52.5, 2:00, 2:07.5, and 2:15. If we fill those squads, then we will look to lead pace groups in the half as well for times of 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, and 2:30. Lastly, how about some runner support starting with a water stop captain to lead them?
Please reply to kevin

Volunteers Needed for Wine Run – September 13

Before we make a commitment to supply volunteers for the wine run we would like to see how many would be available for this event.  Unfortunately the race falls on the same day as pacing for Surftown.  We would need at least 10 volunteers. Please email pat.lachance@comcast.net if you are willing to help out.    Our friends at Eident will reward us with dinner and wine for our efforts:

“I wanted to reach out as we have the Harvest Wine Run on Sunday, September 13 and we are need of some ADULT volunteers.  The Wine Run is a 3 mi trail run through Newport Vineyards and the landtrust, finishes at the vineyard with music, BBQ and wine.  It is clearly one of my favorite races! The volunteers are needed from 1-6p on Sunday.  The volunteers would receive dinner (and wine.)  We need about 12 people to fulfill roles of parking, aid station, registration, set up and clean up.

RIRR Night at Fenway Park 9/24/15

Anyone up for a group outing to see the Red Sox at Fenway? Thursday night 24 September is Runners Night at Fenway… running clubs from all over New England have been offered a group discount for groups of 20 or more…. seats will be bleacher seats, $20 per person… family and friends welcome. Transportation will be on your own (unless someone wants to coordinate looking into a small bus?), but we can meet centrally and carpool.If there is sufficient interest by 8/20, the club will purchase the tickets and then members may purchase from the club… so if you are more than likely to buy one or more tickets if there is a group going, please reply.

There may not be a free lunch, but….

There is a free breakfast for those that volunteer at the RIRR water stop on Sunday for the Independence Half… It’s an early start (race kicks off at 6:30 am) and an early end (water stop is at mile 2)… we really can use some more folks to pitch in… It’s a Red Sox theme – wear your gear.  If you don’t have any, (it’s cheap as all get out considering their record) wear your RIRR gear.  Check out the breakfast menu here, and please rsvp.