RIRR Meeting for March 13th Cancelled

The RIRR meeting for March 13th has been cancelled.  We’re rescheduling the meeting to Tuesday, March 20th at 7:30 p.m. at The Huddle, 478 Waterman Ave., in East Providence. The website is www.facebook.com/thehuddlebargrille and it is located in the same neighborhood as the Sons of Italy, where the meetings used to be held. Parking is on the street, but plentiful, and the meeting will include planning for upcoming events and continuation of bylaw updates.

Happy snow day!!!


Looking for Volunteers for Boston Marathon Water Stop

B.A.A. Volunteer Opportunity for Monday,
April 16 – Sign up by Friday, March 9!
The B.A.A. has informed us that they have 30 volunteer spots for the Rhode Island Road Runners on Boston Marathon Monday, April 16. They’re asking us to apply by Friday, March 9.
Please email Mike Vallee at mvallee930@gmail.com if you are interested in participating and he will send you the link to the application.
1. Choose between registering as a new volunteer or log-in with your B.A.A. Volunteer Loyalty Number.
2. Complete your personal information and navigate to the next page.
3. Choose “join an existing group” when prompted, type in “RIRR” and enter the pass code “2018”.
4. Complete the rest of the application and submit, making sure to complete the process by obtaining an on-screen confirmation number.

Club Meeting

Hi everyone.  Just a reminder that there is a meeting on Saturday, January 13th @10am – Vallees house – 6 Marie Drive, Bristol RI – run, brunch and meeting.

If you don’t want to run feel free to show up around 11am.

Boston Lottery Deadline

Thursday, Nov. 30, is the deadline for submissions for Boston Marathon lottery

The RIRR is still awaiting word on whether the club will receive Boston Marathon waivers this year, but the plan is to hold the lottery during the December meeting. Club bylaws require that members meet eligibility requirements in order to participate in the lottery.
If you would like to be in the lottery please email rirr401@gmail.com on or before Nov. 30, 2017. The winners must pay the fee for the marathon, which was $355 for this past April’s race, as soon as possible. Please include in the email how you meet volunteer requirements specified below.

Link to full text of club bylaws: BYLAWS

AMENDMENT II – Boston Marathon Lottery Procedures
(added 12/10/2013)
Eligibility Requirements
Member in good standing for the entire calendar year of the drawing. This means paid in full, no more than 30 days beyond membership renewal date for the year.
Must meet all BAA specified eligibility requirements to the letter.
Must meet at least at least one of the automatic eligibility requirements or meet three of the aggregated eligibility requirements.

Automatic Eligibility will be granted to:
Officers of the Club as identified in Article VIII of these by-laws.
Hall of Fame members

Aggregated Eligibility Requirements
Members who provide volunteer service toward or on behalf of the club in at least three of the following capacities:
Volunteer for club race(s).
Volunteer at club’s picnic.
Volunteer at club’s Awards Banquet.
Author and submit three race reports to the club’s monthly newsletter.
Volunteer to maintain the Club Adopt-A-Spot.
Attend three or more club meetings.
Participate in a club group volunteer effort (such as a water stop, pace leader, etc.).
Other activities that are approved by the Board (bearing in mind that the whole purpose of having this eligibility requirement is to increase the number of members that contribute to the club’s operation and general well-being) and posted on newsletter or website.
Recruiting one new member (only one club member can get credit for an individual recruit).