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.

Stewards of the Sport

Aprylle Gilbert is running coast to coast along historic Route 6 to raise money for kids: Aprylle’s Coast-to-Coast for Kids run was conceived as a way of supporting youth activism by helping Washington United Youth Center in San Jose improve their after-school programs that build confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills in local, under-served kids. She encourages “Public Charities” along the 6 to use this special event to help their own local youth organizations.

Rhode Island Road Runners has been contacted to help Aprylle traverse the Route 6 Corridor from the CT border, through Providence and into MA.  While we certainly have what must be the shortest cross-state part, it doesn’t lack difficulty – Route 6 is a good amount of freeway from Johnston through the capital city.  We will be looking for members to help sheperd Aprylle as she crosses RI and nears her ultimate destination of Provincetown MA.  We expect this to be in late September.  Interested?

You can learn more about her run here and here.

Cape Cod Invitational Cup

The Falmouth Track Club will again be holding their marathon relay competition among area running clubs – the Cape Cod Invitational Cup – as part of the Cape Cod Marathon.  Way more info can be found here.  Summarizing – each club that fields at least two teams from the categories is eligible (Mens Open, Womens Open,, Mixed Open)… teams are at least 2 runners, as many as 5 per team.  The race is 25 October 2015.  RIRR will consider subsidizing all-RIRR-member teams.  Anyone interested in leading this effort?

Race the State

Race The State is a new multi-sport event that will take place across Rhode Island on August 9, 2015. Race the State is designed to challenge competitors to race across a state. The first edition is five legs traveling 55 miles through 10 communities across Rhode Island. Competitors can enter as a 2, 3, or 4-person relay or as an individual.  Race the State is sponsored by Bank Newport and Ocean Point Insurance and the Official Charitable Partner is Special Olympics of Rhode Island. 

For more information: or call (401) 619-4840 with questions

RIRR will consider subsidizing an all RIRR team that chooses to represent!

Sign the waiver!

Time for the semi-annual Clukies party! It is June 12 Fri at 630pm. John is organizing a 5k with t shirts. As usual there will be plenty of beer. Bring a dish/food to share. The course is shorter this year and slightly easier than the traditional 5 miler.
Address is 173 Heidi Dr, Portsmouth RI. Pool will be open.