The 2019 Summer Youth Track Series will be our 14th annual, and will be held on 3 Monday nights in July. The dates for this year’s meets: July 8, 15, and 22. More information about the series can be found here.
A reminder about our switch to Google Groups for club email communications.
** Please note that if you want to remain on the club email list, you must follow the instructions below to join the new Google Groups – members from this existing Yahoo Groups list will not be automatically migrated over, and the old Yahoo groups list will be deactivated in a few months **
As discussed at the last club meeting, we are transitioning from Yahoo Groups to Google Groups for our email communications, in the hopes that Google will provide a more reliable, less glitchy platform than Yahoo has provided over the past few years. The new Google Groups list works basically the same as Yahoo Groups did – once you’re a member, you can post to the group simply by sending an email to the Group’s email address (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We will keep both groups active for a few months, to allow everyone sufficient time to make the transition, and we’ll post periodic reminders as well as give ample notice of the date on which the Yahoo Groups list will become inactive.
To join the Narragansett Running Club Google Groups email list
Follow the link: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/gansettrunning.
Click “Sign in to view this group”
-If you have a Google Account that you are signed into, simply select your Google Account.
-If you do not have a Google Account, click “Use another account”
If you were not signed into your Google Account, Sign in here. If you do not have a Google Account and you clicked “Use another account,” this is where you will click “Create account.”
To create your Google Account – fill in name and address, and then you can choose whether to create a google email (gmail), or associate your google account with your current email address (yahoo, Verizon, cox, etc.). The best option is to use whatever email address you check most frequently. If you do not want to create a google email, and would rather use your existing email account, click “Use my current email address instead.”
Once you’ve created your account, follow the verification procedures, and then you can return to the Google group page – https://groups.google.com/d/forum/gansettrunning and click “Apply for membership.”
Be sure to specify how frequently you want to get email notifications. It’s helpful to add a display name to your profile, so that when you post a message to the group, others can see your name and not just your email address.
Once you click “Apply to join this group,” a group admin will get a notification of your application to join, and will approve as soon as possible.
Email email@example.com if you have any questions about or problems with this process.
The Yahoo groups listserv will remain active through late spring, when we will shut it down. While both lists are active, if you’d like to post a message to the group, please send your email to both firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com
As of January 1, 2019 the new club officers are:
President – Steve Wright
Vice President – Lance Sleeper
Treasurer – Ric Thornton
Secretary – open vacancy – please contact Steve if you have interest in filling this role
Congratulations and best of luck to the new leadership team!
Congratulations to Peter Barbera and Nicole L’Etoile, winners of the 2018 Club Race Series!!
The 2019 series features a few new and unique club races, and simplified scoring system.
The first race is the Oak Hill Tavern Run on Sunday, 1/27 at 2:30pm. Distance TBD, so stay tuned for details. Information will be emailed to the club email list and posted to the Facebook page.
If anyone has recommendations for the April, May, and July races, please email Mike (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The 2018 Summer Youth Track Series will be our 13th annual, and will be held on three Monday nights in July.
The dates for this year’s meets: July 9, 16, and 23.
More information and FAQs about the track series can be found here.
The Narragansett Running Association, a local non-profit committed to supporting the health and wellness of student athletes involved with running activities, is awarding one time $500 scholarships to two seniors at Narragansett HS and 2 seniors at South Kingstown HS planning to further their education in a technical program or in a 2 or 4 year college program.
These scholarships are for students who participated in either Cross Country, Indoor Track or Outdoor Track during their junior or senior years.
Applications are available for download below, or in the school Guidance office, and are due to the Guidance Office by May 11, 2018.
First race of the 2018 Club Race Series is Saturday, 1/27 – the Charlestown Chili 5K, at 1pm, Ninigret Park.
Details of the 2018 series can be found here. There are a few new races, and a few changes this year. Final details can be negotiated at the Super 7K reunion race at the Willows after the race.
The scoring system is similar, but has been changed in a way that increases the reward for participating in low-turnout races.
The best 8 races count, instead of best 6.
There is an exciting new 66-Minute Beach run in October.
See you on the roads!
Congratulations to Lynn McNamara and Peter Barbera for winning their divisions in the 2017 Club Race Series!
2018 Narragansett Running Association Club Series full schedule will be available soon.
The first race in the 2018 series is the Charlestown Chili 5K on January 27.
Our annual Winter Party will be held this Saturday, January 13 at 6pm at Wickford Yacht Club. John Brindamour has graciously agreed to cook a fabulous meal for us again, so food will be provided, but the event is BYOB. If you’re able to make a small donation to help offset the party costs, we’ll have a donation box set up at the party. Contributions of any amount are appreciated, but not required. Be sure to send Mike Tammaro (email@example.com) an old photo for the photo contest. And there will be a big TV tuned to the Patriots game, for those of you who don’t want to miss it.
We will hold a Club Meeting Sunday, January 21 at 9:30am at Bagelz in Wakefield. We’ll discuss opportunities for people to get involved with both the club and the Gansett Half Marathon race committee, so please come out and ask questions and get more information on how you can be a more active participant in the Narragansett Running Association and all that we do for the community.
The Narragansett Running Association is awarding one-time $500 scholarships to two seniors at NHS and two seniors at SKHS planning to further their education in a technical program or in a 2 or 4 year college program.
These scholarships are for students who participated in either Cross Country, Indoor Track or Outdoor Track during their junior or senior years. Applications are available to download here – NarrRunningAssocScholarship or in the school’s Guidance office.
Applicants must be a graduating senior at Narragansett High School or South Kingstown High School, who has participated in either Cross Country, Indoor Track or Outdoor Track during their junior or senior years. Preference will be given to athletes who participated more often in these sports.
Completed applications are due to the Guidance office by May 5, 2017.
The first race of the 2017 Club Race Series was held last weekend, but it’s not too late to join in. There’s one race per month, and completing 6 races will keep you in the standings. All details on the series schedule and rules can be found here – Club Race Series
Current standings, after last weekend’s race: