BAA 10k Volunteer Effort Sunday 26 June

Good news – we have a spot for a group of ten people. Instructions on how to join the group are below.
It is POSSIBLE that if we have enough interest that a second group of ten people from the club may be added, but that is not a guarantee and we wont know until mid June.

It looks like our job will be in the food tent on race day, Sunday 6/26, at Boston Common.

So, the first ten CLUB MEMBERS who sign up will have dibs on the spots. Hopefully we get 20 people and the second group will get picked up as well.

For more than 20 years, the BAA has given Invitational Entries (qualifying time waived) to the greatest running race on the planet – the Boston Marathon. If you ever used one of those numbers, here is your first chance to say thanks.

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Adopt a Spot Cleanup

Just a reminder that this Saturday (4/16) is our Adopt a Spot clean up. The location is the bike path where the ramble ends by Market Street in Warren near the Del’s Lemonade. Solange will have mulch racks gloves and water. Please bring garden tools and more gloves. Meet at 9 a.m. for a run or 10 a.m. for just the clean up.


After 17 seasons, the Red Rooster Ramble could be getting a makeover… so many people have found their way into running through this small community event. RIRR has gained many members from the Ramble. But let’s face it, organizing it can be quite a commitment. More than 20 Thursdays throughout the Spring and Summer… registration, starting, water stops, finish line, recorded results, posting results, ordering food for the masses… it’s quite a commitment and our hats are off to Dave Simmons for 16 years of dedication and Brian and Jane for carrying the load in season 17. Some informal discussions have taken place among some members and locals as to what a future Ramble might look like. An idea that has been put forth is to reduce its scope and schedule… hearken back to the first years of the Ramble… what would you think about a Ramble that covers the Thursdays in June, July, and August… there would be no registration or numbers… there would be no cost… there would be a volunteer or two per week whose role would be to say GO at 630 pm and call out times from their watch at the finish line. It would be that week’s organizer’s discretion as to whether they tabulate results and whether they recruit an additional volunteer to have a water stop. There would not be any group food order. Runners could count on an accurate time on a measured course and fellow ramblers running alongside. A conversation will be had with the pub to see if they can offer some sort of limited menu for individual purchases.
It’s just an idea to preserve the longevity of the Ramble and provide a continued opportunity for us to gather and run and share a pint…

Anyone have any thoughts on this idea?

Spring Pub Run Schedule


7 Billy’s Pub…..Barrington, RI ….Saolange

14 The Trap… East Greenwich, RI…..Graham ( 2 for 1 burger night 4-9pm)……If too crowded can always shoot over to Fat Belly’s as a back up.

21 Bravo Pizza…North Kingston, RI (byob)….Kristi

28 Pizza Wave…Bristol, RI……Santillo


5 Malted Barley….Providence, RI….Trevor

12 Newport Storm…Middletown, RI….Graham

19 Red Bridge Tavern…..East Providence… Johan

26 Smoke House….Newport, RI…..Trevor

Race Raffle Results

The annual race raffle raised $600 to donate on behalf of the Burlings in Isaac’s name thanks to our generous race directors…. the results of the raffle are below. Winners should look for a separate email from Kevin which will include the race directors so that you can coordinate your registration.

1-2 BK’s Tavern 5k (2 entries) – Fall River (3/20/2016) Eric Benvides Paul Savickas
3-4 Run the Reservoir 15k (2 entries)- North Scituate (4/2/2016) Kate McGowan Lisa Meehan
5 Fighting Seabees Half Marathon – North Kingstown (4/10/2016) Armand
6 Fighting Seabees 5k – North Kingstown (4/10/2016) Roger Gosciminski
7 Providence Rhode Race (Choice: Full or Half Marathon) (5/2/2015) Graham Powers
8-9 Swamp Meadow Covered Bridge Half Marathon (2 entries) – Foster (5/8/2016) Armand Bozena
10-11 Swamp Meadow Covered Bridge 5k (2 entries) – Foster (5/8/2016) Jay Littman Roger G
12 Castle Awards Half Marathon – Seekonk (6/5/2016) Linda Jackson
13 Castle Awards 5k – Seekonk (6/5/2016) Anne Walshe
14-15 Colt State Park Summer 5k (2 entries) – Bristol (6/22/2016) Linda Jackson Roger G
16 Independence Rhode Race (Half Marathon) – Bristol (7/2/2015) Elizabeth Dolce
17-18 Common Fence Point 5 Miler (2 entries) – Portsmouth (8/14/2016) Alison Don Clukies
19 East Bay Half Marathon – East Providence (8/14/2016) Linda J
20 East Bay 5k – East Providence (8/14/2016) Anne Walshe
21-22 Finish for a Guinness 5k (2 entries) – Warren (9/4/2016) Abby Kelly Powers
23 Jamestown Rhode Race (Half Marathon) (9/24/2016) Mark DiFranco
24 Westport Half Marathon – Westport, MA (9/25/2016) Eric Benevides
25-26 Fall River Half Marathon (2 entries) – Fall River (10/2/2016) Nels Johnson Don Clukies
27-28 Colt State Park Half Marathon (2 entries) – Bristol (11/6/2016) Elizabeth Dolce Cee Vallee
29-30 Trot Off Your Turkey 5k (2 entries) – Barrington (11/26/2016) John Santillo Jill Litman
31-32 Beat Santa 5k (2 entries)- Portsmouth (12/3/2016) Roger Gosciminski Lisa Meehan
33-34 Thompson Speedway Half Marathon (2 entries) – Thompson, CT (12/4/2016) Armand Linda Bachand Jackson
35-36 Thompson Speedway 5k (2 entries) – Thompson, CT (12/4/2016) Nels Johnson
37 narry summer 5k/10k/half Linda J
38 narry fall festival Eric Benevides
39 MA State Police Chase Paul Savickas
40 MA State Police Chase Bryan Ganley
41 Paul’s Thanksgiving Race Fred Zuleger
42 Paul’s Thanksgiving Race Bryan Ganley

Gas-X much anyone?

Research opportunity below:

You are being contacted about an opportunity to participate in a research study examining the prevalence of gastrointestinal distress triggers in distance runners and their contribution to gastrointestinal symptoms during training. In addition, the study will assess the validity and reliability of a gastrointestinal distress questionnaire.

If you participate, you’d be asked to keep track of your training over a month and fill out questionnaires on potential gastrointestinal distress triggers. Total participation time will be 1 to 1.5 hours over a one month period.
To be eligible to participate, you must meet the following criteria:
· Be age 18-65
· Be currently running ≥ 20 miles per week
· Have completed at least one 10-mile run over the past month
This study is being conducted by Patrick Wilson, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Movement Sciences at Old Dominion University. If you are interested in participating or learning more, please email him at pbwilson or call 757-683-4783.

Patrick B. Wilson, PhD, RD

Assistant Professor

Human Movement Sciences

Old Dominion University

2003A Student Recreation Center

Norfolk, VA 23529