After a successful stint during the spring, the New England Distance Project is excited to be continuing their running club in the Cumberland and Attleboro area this summer and fall.
The New England Distance Community Run Club is for runners of all abilities, from beginners to veteran track athletes and marathoners. It's primary objective is to provide a positive environment for all those involved. As it states on its website, "Our goal is to help everyone find the joy and satisfaction in running."
The Summer/Fall session for the Run Club will take place from July 18 to Oct. 29. Group training sessions will be held every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6-7:30 p.m. with a group long run on Sunday morning, starting at 8:30 a.m. The evening sessions will be held at either Cumberland High or the Cumberland Monastery. For the Sunday long runs, members will meet at the Blackstone Bike Path, located at the Front Street (Lincoln) entrance.
The New England Distance Community Run Club is coached by Aaron Dinzeo, a NEDistance athlete and seven-time All American with best of 13:58 for 5,000 meters and 28:40 for 10K. Also coaching are Cumberland natives Jeff Mutter and Kim Chula-Maguire, PT. Mutter was one of the state's top marathoners during the late 1980s and early 1990s with a 2:25 best. Chula-Maguire competed in the Masters' exhibition 1,500m at last year's U.S. Olympic Trials.
There are three pricing options for the 15-week summer/fall sessions.
- Individual adult membership - $60. Less than $1.50 per session.
- Individual student membership (with parent) - $10
- Family membership (up to four family members) - $100
For more information, check out the Club's website.
New England Distance Project is a community based, not for profit organization, with a unique dual mission to promote a healthy and active lifestyle in the community while providing support to post collegiate athletes on a training path to top-level competition. Currently, NE Distance operates nine Middle School Programs throughout Providence and Woonsocket.