WELCOME TO THE RICHMOND ROCKETS

Join our family and participate in both competitive and non-competitive running.  We welcome beginners, novice and advance runners.  We meet monthly on the 1st Monday of each month.  Come to our next meeting, meet our members, bring a friend, and make new friends!
“We believe a running club is more than just running together”

 
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About Us

Monthly meetings held every 1st Monday of the month at:
"Jody's" 372 Forest Ave at 7:00pm, or Zoom Online Conferences

Lisa Lubarsky - President

lisalubarsky88@gmail.com

Tony LaRocca - Vice President  

tonylarocca5k@gmail.com

John Dixon - Secretary 

nydesk@aol.com

Nancy Wagner-Wetzel - Treasurer 

nhww28@gmail.com

Trish Mulligan - Female Captain

phatricia@aol.com

Mike Leathers - Male Captain

michael.e.leathers@gmail.com

Fleur de lis Bell - Web Master

bell.fleurdelis@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Upcoming Races & Events

Weekly Fun / Open Runs:

(Runs are subject to change due to conflicting races, weather...etc.)

ANNOUNCEMENT: Our Richmond Rockets Fun Runs are BACK!!! Join us for either a fun-run or bike ride, hosted by Lisa and Nancy of the Richmond Rockets. Let's all stay happy and healthy! Meet-up details and contact information are below:

 

 

 

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January 2021 Road Running Calendar: Pandemic Still Hampering the Schedule

By Staten Island Advance Sports Desk and George Kochman/Special to the Advance

Another month with an abbreviated schedule. Be sure to check with race directors concerning possible cancellations.

1 – Staten Island A.C. Sober-Up 5K Run, 10 a.m., Clove Lakes Park, for race info: kingfish1813@aol.companza.davidr25@yahoo.com.

1 – Virtual 2021 Resolution Run and Walk 5K, Hillsborough, N.J., www.compuscore.com.

1 – Citytri Runs Race Again, 5K, 8 a.m., Prospect Park, Brooklyn, www.citytri.com.

1 – Sri Chinmoy New Year’s Day Half-marathon, 9 a.m., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, 516-710-8084.

1 – St. Mark’s New Year’s Day 5K, 11:30 a.m., Long Valley, N.J., www.newyearsday5k.wixsite.com/race.

1 – LIRRC New Year’s Day Hangover Run, 5 mi., 9:30 a.m., Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, N.Y., www.lirrc.org.

2 – Staten Island A.C. 3-Mile Fun Run, 9 a.m., Clove Lakes Park, panza,davidr25@yahoo.com.

3 – AAU Mid-Season Indoor Invitational Championship (track and field), 2 p.m., Armory Track and Field Center, Manhattan, www.armorytrack.com.

3 – FARC Winter Series 5K, 10 a.m., Michael Tighe Park, Freehold, N.J., www.farcnj.com.

3 – Browning Ross Winter Series 5K, 1 p.m., Glassboro, N.J., 856-904-3543.

7 – Miles Mania #1, 7 p.m., Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex, www.oceanbreezenyc.org.

7 – NYRR Night at the Races (track events), 7 p.m., Armory Track and Field Center, Manhattan, www.armorytrack.com.

9 – Staten Island A.C. 3-Mile Fun Run, 9 a.m., Clove Lakes Park, panza.davidr25@yahoo.cm.

9 – NYRR Resolution 4-Mile Run, 7 a.m., Central Park, www.nyrr.org.

9 – Secret Mystery Winter Trail Run, 5 mi., 2 mi., 10:15 a.m., North Brunswick, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.

10 – NYCRUNS Winter Classic 4-Mile, wave start -8 a.m., Central Park, theteam@nycruns.com.

10 – FARC Winter Series 5K, 10 a.m., Michael Tighe Park, Freehold, N.J., www.farcnj.com.

10 – Donut Trail behind “4 Sweet Miles,” 9:30 a.m., Jakes Branch Park, Beachwood, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.

10 – Valley Trail Series Winter Race #3, 12 mi., 6 mi., 4 mi., 7 a.m., Alpine, N.J., www.valleytrailraces.com.

10 – Browning Ross Winter Series 5K, 1 p.m., Glassboro, N.J., 856-904-3543.

16 – Staten Island A.C. 3-Mile Fun Run, 9 a.m., Clove Lakes Park, panza.davidr25@yahoo.com.

16 – Delaware River Loop Series Loop 4, 71. Mi., 8 a.m., Lambertville, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.

17 – FARC Winter Series 5K, 10 a.m., Michael Tighe Park, Freehold, N.J., www.farcnj.com.

17 – Browning Ross Winter Series 5K, 1 p.m., Glassboro, N.J., 856-904-3543.

21 – Miles Mania #2, 7 p.m., Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex, www.oceanbreezenyc.org.

23 – Staten Island A.C. 3-Mile Fun Run, 9 a.m., Clove Lakes Park, panza.davidr25@yahoo.com.

24 – FARC Winter Series 5K, 10 a.m., Michael Tighe Park, Freehold, N.J., www.farcnj.com.

24 – Browning Ross Winter Series 5K, 1 p.m., Glassboro, N.J., 856-904-3543.

28 – NYRR Night at the Races (track evets), 7 p.m., Armory Track and Field Center, Manhattan, www.armorytrack.com.

30 - Staten Island A.C. 3-Mile Fun Run, 9 a.m., Clove Lakes Park, panza.davidr25@yahoo.com.

30 – Susan Gallagher-Colurciello December Dash 5K, 10 a.m., Garfield, N.J., cborrinymca@opyonline.net.

31 – FARC Winter Series 5K, 10 a.m., Michael Tighe Park, Freehold, N.J., www.farcnj.com.

31 – Valley Trail Series Winter Race #4, 12 mi., 6 mi., 4 mi., 7 a.m., Alpine, N.J., www.valleytrailraces.com.

31 – Chili Run, 2 mi., 10 a.m., Pitman, N.J., www.gooddayforarun.com.

31 – Browning Ross Winter Series 5K, 1 p.m., Glassboro, N.J., 856-904-3543.

Donate Your Old Sneakers to Feed Families - South Brooklyn Mutual Aid

The Richmond Rockets will be participating in the My Sneaker Drive Fundraiser to help feed families in NYC. By donating a pair of old sneakers that are in good non-ripped condition, you give $1 to the organization in aid to send care packages for those in need.

If interested in participating, please view the drop-off locations below. They will be much appreciated! Also, if you would like to make a cash donation - please send a Venmo payment to @SouthBkMutualAid.

The Richmond Rockets Presents Our 1st Annual Holiday Event of 2021: Join Our Rockin' Rockets Holiday Online Zoom Party! Held on Monday 2/1 at 7PM - 9PM EST

Hi friends! The Richmond Rockets is having a fun, festive Rockin' Rockets Holiday VIRTUAL Party on Zoom conference, held on Monday 2/1 at 7PM - 9PM EST. Our Holiday Party is open to ALL SI RUNNING CLUBS! We will have special Announcements, Guest Speakers, a Launch Party for our We Heart the Seniors Virtual Race 5K/10K Event held on 2/6 - 2/20, & most importantly, we want to hear about YOUR Running Achievements in 2020, and support our Staten Island Running Community!

Feel free to join us on the Eventbrite link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/x/rockin-rockets-virtual-holiday-party-tickets-135403081261?fbclid=IwAR1nnsOKtiOzH7TnZtEkJQKkBleRW8VyRFOY5NETMDDCQiGmAJUiyH2uXZ0

More details are here:

Our Rockin' Rockets Holiday Online Zoom Party will be held on Monday, February 1 at 7PM - 9PM EST. This is a FREE EVENT, and registration is required. Our Holiday Party will have many special announcements, including an Incredible Launch Kick-off Event for The Richmond Rockets: We Heart Our Seniors Virtual 5K/10K Race held on 2/6 - 2/20.

We hope to ring in the New Year with you! Please feel free to share this wonderful festive event to your running community! Details are below:

  • FREE EVENT - Please share with your running buddies, as we will present a Running Kick-off Launch Party Surprise! This event will begin on Monday 2/1 at 7PM EST Sharp.

  • ATHLETES ACCOMPLISHMENT SOCIAL - Please share YOUR Best Running Accomplishment of 2020 with us, including race and miles run and the story of your endurance and completing the race. All club members welcome to discuss!

  • BYOD (Bring Your Own Drinks), FOOD, & HOLIDAY FESTIVE TOAST - Toast 2021 with us (wine and martinis anyone?), along with a bite to eat (dessert please!), along with some festive Christmas Cheer! Feel free to wear your Santa hats, elf costumes, reindeer antlers, Hanukkah sweaters, Holiday "ugly" sweaters, Christmas lights & more!

  • RICHMOND ROCKETS LAUNCH KICK OFF PARTY: Launch Kick-off Event in Collaboration with the JCC (Jewish Community Center) for The Richmond Rockets: We Heart Our Seniors Virtual 5K/10K Race held on 2/6 - 2/20.

  • GUEST SPEAKERS - Will be announced shortly on our website once confirmed.

  • YEAR END RECOGNITION AWARDS - Richmond Rocket Runners who ran significantly in 2020 will be announced.

  • DOOR PRIZE DRAWING - We will make a Holiday raffle drawing upon Attendees, and one holiday party participant will win a PRIZE to be mailed out!

We hope to ring in the New Year with you! Please share this wonderful festive event to your running community friends!

The Richmond Rockets & JCC Presents: We Heart Our Seniors Virtual Race 5K/10K - Held on Saturday 2/6th - Saturday 2/20th, Various SI Park Locations

Hi Running Community, we have an EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT! The Richmond Rockets Proudly Presents our 1st Annual collaboration with the JCC of Staten Island: We Heart Our Seniors Virtual Race 5K/10K held on Saturday 2/6th - Saturday 2/20th!

Feel free to run solo or with our Sweethearts Special in any of the Staten Island beautiful park locations! (Clove Lakes Park, Silver Lakes Park, Midland & South beach, Bloomingdale Park, Fresh Kills Park, The Conference House Park, etc.) Race sales are now live, and all details are included in the Eventbrite link below. We will announce live results weekly via email as the race begins and progresses!

This fun and supportive race is filled with prizes, gifts, bibs, and an amazing way to start off the New Year on track with your running goals! Similar to our Halloween Virtual Race, we ask all participants to email in their race results via Strava app photo, or a written recording of your overall race time to our email: teamrichmondrockets@gmail.com.

The We Heart Our Seniors Virtual Race 5K/10K proceeds will help fund 3 meals to Senior Citizens involved in the JCC's Senior Program at this critical time, and help your Staten Island community with helping our Richmond Rockets Scholarship Fund. We also are accepting donations if you are unable to attend the race, or want to give extra to these wonderful causes.

Eventbrite link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-richmond-rockets-jcc-presents-we-heart-our-seniors-virtual-race-tickets-135576257235?fbclid=IwAR2S-JTK-2xT6EkBIcI9uqWFTjS4PtVWgrVDYco-Vp2jbl02xHDeEnRrnhg

Thank you for participating, and we hope to see you soon!

#WeHeartOurSeniors #therichmondrockets #running #statenislandrunning #statenislandstrong #StatenIslandrunningcommunity #theJCCofStatenIsland

Running Motivation

 

 

Why we run.

A good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything.

I run to add life to my days.

RUNNING HAS TAUGHT ME THAT I AM SO MUCH MORE CAPABLE THAN I EVER IMAGINED

The body achieves what the mind believes

 
 

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Join the team and download the application below. Please mail out the application form and check to Nancy. We look forward to having you part of the Richmond Rockets!

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