|Thank you to everyone who participated in our first annual NE Distance Community 5k last weekend.
It was a great way to inaugurate this annual event. Thanks to the runners, the volunteers, Antonio
Rodriguez (our volunteer coordinator), Lieutenant Scully and the
Woonsocket PD, NeighborWork’s Margaux Morrisseau, Mayor Leo Fontaine
and especially our volunteer race director Alan Bernier. It was a
great start and we look forward to seeing you again next year! Level
Renner magazine was on site and made a great video. We had folks from age 11 to 77 in the race. What a great way to kick off the spring. Join our race Facebook page to see photos from this year and get updates on next year’s race.
NE Distance Athletes in Action. NE Distance was at
the New Balance Boston Twilight Meet at UMass Lowell Saturday night.
Our own David Goodman had a personal best in the 3000m Steeplechase,
easily winning the race in 8:47.07. Checkout the entire race on Flotrack where the announcer describes him as running “as smooth as butter”! Our athletes will be competing at the next New Balance Boston Twilight Meet on June 1 at Bentley College in Waltham, MA. David Goodman will also be competing on June 8th at the Portland Track Festival in Portland Oregon where he will be seeking a qualifying time to compete at the USATF Outdoor National Championships.
Boston Run To Remember
NE Distance will have a table at tomorrow’s Boston Run to Remember Expo
where runners will be picking up their bib numbers for the race on
Sunday. If you are in Boston and want to say hi, please stop in at the
booth at the Seaport World Trade Center. We’ll be there from 9-5
Saturday, May 25th. The Expo is free to enter and you don’t need to be
racing on Sunday to get in.
Again, thank you for your support. We raised over $1000 at the race
last weekend and that money goes straight towards operational support
for the NE Distance program. We are an all volunteer operation and a
501(c)(3) charity. With your help we will be able to grow and bring
more great athletes into our program and have a greater impact on the
youth of Woonsocket.