Kevin Brennan has been inducted into the 2018 RI Road Runners Hall of Fame.
Kevin served as our club president for an unprecedented 4 terms from 2009- 2017. During his tenure, he set some pretty lofty goals that brought our running club to a new level.
His first goal was offering shirts to members to wear at races as ambassadors for the club. He developed awards to recognize those members who volunteered their time to make our club stronger. He worked towards scholarship and revenue for the club. He helped develop the Beat Santa Run to raise money to fund charitable donations to those in need. He initiated RIRR pacing at local races at the marathon and half marathon level.
Kevin devoted a lot of his time to our club along with his wife, Christy, who served as club secretary and treasurer. They always opened up their home to fellow runners after the annual post Thanksgiving run in Barrington. They generously set up special discounts for club members at their timeshare in Cape Cod for the Hyannis Half Marathon. Kevin and Christy, along with their children, were at every club event—races, water stops, pacing, picnics, adopt-a-spot, banquets, etc.
He worked hard keeping club members informed and would send out weekly updates in addition to submitting a president’s report for the monthly newsletter.
Kevin was also very committed and dedicated to his running. He would often be out on the roads before day light so he could get his training in before work. His hard work paid off as he was able to qualify for the Boston Marathon several times and also achieve some very impressive PR’s
Distance Time Pace Race Date
1.25 miles 10:00 8:00 Grog and Dog 6/14/2009
3.10 miles 18:52 6:05 Newport Mar/Half/5k 9/28/1997
5.0 miles 31:42 6:21 Ramble 5/14/2009
6.2 miles 41:33 6:42 Christmas Run for Hope 12/13/1998
7.6 miles 1:57:50 15:31 Mt. Washington 6/21/2008
10.0 miles 1:07:06 6:43 Old Fashioned 2/20/2011
13.1 miles 1:27:23 6:41 Rock n Roll 8/19/2012
16.0 miles 2:00:15 7:31 Derry Boston Prep 1/25/2009
20.0 miles 2:34:56 7:45 Eastern States 3/26/2017
26.2 miles 3:18:50 7:36 Cox Providence 5/3/2009