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RICHMOND ROCKETS NEWS UPDATES

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      2021

   Richmond Rockets Scholarship Award Presented to High School Seniors of 

       Cross Country or Track & Field Team

Congratulations to Athletes and our Scholarship Winners: Karen Choi from MSIT and

Katie Nigro from Tottenville HS.

 

On Tuesday May 4th the Richmond Rockets Presented our 2021 Richmond Rockets Scholarship Award Presented to High School Seniors of Cross Country or Track & Field Team. 🏃🏃🏃🏃😇

Athletes Karen Choi from MSIT and

Katie Nigro from Tottenville HS received awards, Richmond Rocket t-shirts, and a monetary scholarship award going to their College of choice. We wish the best of Luck Success and Happiness on their college careers and cannot wait to see them grow on their Academic and Sports journey.

 

Thank you to all the Rockin' Rocket members who helped make this event a success! We had such a blast with the Scholarship Winner families in this fun social backyard event. Go Rockets! 🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀

 

If you would like your Children or Students in High School to participate in yearly Athletic Scholarship awards, please send an email to teamrichmondrockets@gmail.com for more information.

 

 

 

   

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(From left to right, Student Karen Nigro from Tottenville HS, Richmond Rocket member Patricia Mulligan, and Student Karen Choi from MSIT HS)

Photos of our Scholarship winners, their families, and Richmond Rocket team members taken in our Richmond Rockets Backyard Award event, courtesy of Rocket members Teresa and Ashley. Thank you T&A for accommodating us, we appreciate it!

2020

Richmond Rockets Member Dr. Francesco Rotatori Helps Save COVID-19 Patient's Life

Update: Due to his recent staff leadership and front-line assistance with COVID-19 affected patients, Richmond Rockets team member and hospital hero Dr. Francesco Rotatori recently received a promotion at Richmond University hospital in Staten Island - his new role at RUMC is Chief of Cardiology. Congratulations Dr. Rotatori for everything you have done for the community and patients!

https://www.silive.com/news/2020/05/doctor-who-has-been-part-of-coronavirus-response-at-rumc-is-named-new-chief-of-cardiology.html

Dr. Francesco Rotatori is not only a Richmond Rockets team member, but he is an Interventional Cardiologist at Richmond University hospital here in Staten Island. Dr. Rotatori was recently featured on ABC News Nightline Television during the crisis, as he and his amazing staff members rescued a COVID-19 female patient, who improved dramatically at The Richmond University Hospital. The patient, Edwina Cain, faced breathing problems and recovered in 3 days on a ventilator, improving quickly. At her time at the hospital, she expressed her gratitude and thanks to Dr. Rotatori and staff to with a dance and cheer. Dr. Roratori and his team also inspired Edwina to begin her medical studies in pursuit to become a hero and work in a hospital. Congratulations to her survival and fight against COVID-19, and thank you to all the doctors and nurses that risk their lives each and every day, including Dr. Francesco Rotatori and his miracle staff!

Watch the miraculous and inspiring story of recovery and healing here: https://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/covid-19-patient-reunites-doctor-helped-save-life-70300305

IMPORTANT NEWS: Corona Virus Covid-19 Outbreak Safety Tips

Hi friends! Please keep yourself and your loved ones safe by following the safety protocols in this link here - provided by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the leading national public health institute of the United States): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

 

We wish our best to our running community: In light of the recent news around COVID-19, PPTC would like to remind all members that the most successful runner is a healthy runner. Please use your best judgment when deciding to join groups runs and activities over the next few weeks.

- If you don't feel well, or suspect you've been in contact with someone who may have contracted the virus, please stay home and take care of yourself.

- Be diligent about washing your hands. If you cough, sneeze, or need to wipe your nose, avoid using your hands.

- If you have any respiratory or autoimmune issues, please consult your doctor.

Thank you for helping keep our community healthy!

About Us

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

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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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The Richmond Rockets T-Shirt & Apparel

Interested? Email tonylarocca5k@gmail.com to get your t-shirt now!

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Tank top: $25

Sizes: Women XS, S, M, L, XL

Men S, M, L, XL, XXL

 
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Rockets Cotton T-shirt: $15

Sizes: Women & Men S, M, L

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Upcoming Races & Events

Richmond Rocket 3 Mile Fun-Runs: Tommy Hart Twilight Runs, Every Thursday at 7PM EST, Clove Lakes Park, SI

IT'S BACK! Our Richmond Rockets Legendary runner and Vet Tommy Hart will start his Thursday Night 3M Races starting tomorrow Thursday, June 17th at 7pm! Meet-up is at the Clove Lake parking lot. Let's get reacquainted, we cannot wait to see you out there!

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July 2021 Staten Island Race Calendar of Events

July road running calendar: Lots of choices for Island racers


Posted Jun 25, 2021

There are no major races on the Island in July, but the weekly runs could fill a void. (Derek Alvez/Staten Island Advance) Staten Island Advance


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


Staten Island Road runners have lots of races to choose from in July with live races beginning to return from the pandemic around the metropolitan area.


With no major events being contested on the Island in July, the weekly Staten Island A.C. and the Ocean Breeze-sponsored Twilight runs could fill a much-needed void. The SIAC races take place on Saturdays with the Twilight events happening on Wednesdays.


JULY RACE CALENDAR
1 – Browning Ross Summer Series 5K, 7 p.m., Glassboro, N.J., for race info: tuffgangrunning@yahoo.com.
3 – Staten Island A.C. 3-Mile Fun Run, 9 a.m., Clove Lakes Park, panza.davidr25@yahoo.com.
3 – Milltown Firecracker 5K, 8 a.m., Milltown, N.J., www.bestrace.com.
3 – Market Street Mission 5K Race for Recovery, 9 a.m., Central Park, Morris Plains, N.J., www.bestrace.com.
3 – PACE Runs Forever 5K, 9 a.m., Prospect Park, Brooklyn, info@pacerun.org.
3 – Pound Ridge 5K, 9 a.m., Pound Ridge, N.Y., dgoldberg@townofpoundridge.com.
3 – Bill Oliver Riverton 4-Mile Trail Race, 8 a.m., Riverton, N.J., lavertyj@checkers.com.
3 – Fairton 5K, 9 a.m., Fairfield, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
3 – Hot Mess 14K and 5K Trail Races, 8 a.m., Mays Landing, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
4 – NYCRUNS Firecracker 5K- 8:30 a.m., and 10K- 9 a.m., Governors Island, N.Y., theteam@nycruns.com.
4 – 4th of July Firecracker 5K, 8 a.m., Highland falls, N.Y., dean1476@aol.com.
4 – Putnam County Classic 8-Mile, 8 a.m., Mahopac, N.Y., emmystocker@gmail.com.
4 – Cherry Hill Independence Day 5K, 8 a.m., Cherry Hill, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
4 – Cranford Firecracker 4-Miler, 8:30 a.m., Nomahegan Park, Cranford, N.J., www.cranfordjaycees.org.
4 – Marlton Lakes Independence 5K, 9 a.m., Marlton, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
5 – Lake Takanassee Summer Series 5K, 6:45 p.m., Lake Takanassee, Long Branch, N.J., www.shoreac.org.
5 – 40th annual Pitman Freedom 4-Miler, 8:45 a.m., Pitman, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
6 – Morris County Striders Summer Series 5K X-C, 7 p.m., Johanson Fields, Boonton, N.J., www.compuscore.com.
6 – ORC 5K Summer Series, 6:45 p.m., Winding River Park, Toms River, N.J., www.oceanrunningclub.org.
7 – Twilight Run, 2 mi., 6 p.m., Midland Beach Splashplaza, www.oceanbreezenyc.org.
7 – FARC Summer Series 5K, 6:45 p.m., Monmouth Battlefield Park, Manalapan, N.J., www.farcnj.com.
7 – LIRR Summer Series 5K, 7 p.m., Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, N.Y., www.lirrc.org.
7 – Al Goldstein Summer Speed Series 5K, 7 p.m., Prospect Park, Brooklyn, www.pptc.org.
8 – Browning Ross Summer Series 5K, 7 p.m., Glassboro, N.J., tuffgangrunning@yahoo.com.
10 – Staten Island A.C. 3-Mile Fun Run, 9 a.m., Clove Lakes Park, panza.davidr25@yahoo.com.
10 – Achilles Hope and Possibility 4-Mile (virtual race), www.nyrr.org.
10 – Fat Sass Switchback Challenge, 5K- 8 a.m., 6-Hr.- 9 a.m., 3 Hr.- 12 noon, South Mountain Reservation, Millburn, N.J., www.facebook.com/sassquadtrailrunning.
11 – 36th annual Long Island Women’s 5K Run, 8:30 a.m., Farmingdale H.S., Farmingdale, N.Y., www.glirc.org.
11 – Coney Island Half-marathon, 8 a.m., Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn, www.citytri.com.
11 – Lace up for Woodbridge 5K, 8:30 a.m., Woodbridge H.S., Woodbridge, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
12 – Lake Takanassee Summer Series 5K, 6:45 p.m., Lake Takanassee, Long Branch, N.J., www.shoreac.org.
12 – Gateway Quarter Marathon, 6.5 mi., 6:30 p.m., Woodbine, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
13 – 37th RVRR Summer Series 5K X-C, 7 p.m., Donaldson Park, Highland Park, N.J., www.compuscore.com.
13 – ORC 5K Summer Series, 6:45 p.m., Winding River Park, Toms River, N.J., www.oceanrunningclub.org.
14 – Twilight Run, 2 mi., 6 p.m., Midland Beach Splashplaza, www.oceanbreezenyc.org.
14 – FARC Summer Series 5K, 6:45 p.m., Monmouth Battlefield Park, Manalapan, N.J., www.farcnj.com.
14 – LIRRC Summer Series John David Memorial 5K, 7 p.m., Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, N.Y., www.lirrc.org.
14 – Beer Mile, 6 p.m., FDR Park, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., gd@runner.org.
14 – N.J. Trail X-C Series 5K, 6:45 p.m., Central Park, Parsippany, N.J., njtrailseries@gmail.com.
15 – Browning Ross Summer Series 5K, 7 p.m., Glassboro N.J., tuffgangrunning@yahoo.com.
17 – Staten Island A.C. 3-Mile Fun Run, 9 a.m., Clove Lakes Park, panza.davidr25@yahoo.com.
17 – Love is Light 5K, 10 a.m., North Brunswick Community Park, North Brunswick, N.J., www.bestarce.com.
17 – Firecracker Half-marathon, 8 a.m., Rockaway Beach, N.Y., www.rockapulcorun.com.
17 – Sri Chinmoy 4-Mile Race “Around the World,” 9 a.m., Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, 516-710-8084.
17 – 15th annual Packanack Day Lake Run 5K, 8:30 a.m., Wayne, N.J., www.packanacksports.com.
17 – Sun and Sand 5K, 9 a.m., North Wildwood, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
18 – NYRR Prospect Park Mile, 7:30 a.m., Prospect Park, Brooklyn, www.nyrr.org.
18 – Heart and Sole 5K, 8:30 a.m., Plainview, N.Y., www.glirc.org.
18 – Roxbury Community Benefit 5K, 6 p.m., Succasunna, N.J., www.roxbury5k.com.
18 – 16th annual Run from the Sun 5K, 8:30 a.m., Avalon, N.J., barb@races2run.com.
19 – Lake Takanassee Summer Series 5K, 6:45 p.m., Lake Takanassee, Long Branch, N.J., www.shoreac.org.
20 – Morris County Striders Summer Series 5K X-C, 7 p.m., Johanson Fields, Boonton, N.J., www.compuscore.com.
20 – ORC 5K Summer Series, 6:45 p.m., Winding River Park, Toms River, N.J., www.oceanrunningclub.org.
20 – Run the Vineyards- Rock the Night Away 5K, 6:30 p.m., Sharrott Winery, Hammonton, N.J., www.gooddayforarun.com.
21 – Twilight Run, 2 mi., 6 p.m., Midland Beach Splashplaza, www.oceanbreezenyc.org.
21 – FARC Summer Series 5K, 6:45 p.m., Monmouth Battlefield Park, Manalapan, N.J., www.farcnj.com.
21 – LIRRC Summer Series Eunice and Colin Harris Memorial 5K, 7 p.m., Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, N.Y., www.lirrc.org.
21 – Al Goldstein Summer Speed Series 5K, 7 p.m., Prospect Park, Brooklyn, www.pptc.org.
21 – N.J. Trail X-C Series 5K, 6:45 p.m., Central Park, Parsippany, N.J., njtrailseries@gmail.com.
21 – Holly Jolly July Jog 5K, 6 p.m., Glassboro, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
22 – Browning Ross Summer Series 5K, 7 p.m., Glassboro, N.J., tuffgangrunning@yahoo.com.
24 – Staten Island A.C. 3-Mile Fun Run, 9 a.m., Clove Lakes Park, panza.davidr25@yahoo.com.
24 – George Washington Day 5K, 8:30 a.m., Warwick, N.Y., www.warwickhistory.org.
24 – Sandy Sprint 5K, 8:30 a.m., Sea Isle City, N.J., 610-446-2272.
25 – Queens NYC Half-marathon, 7:30 a.m., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, www.citytri.com.
25 – Run the Vineyards- Pindar Vineyards 5K, 9 a.m., Peconic, N.Y., www.gooddayforarun.com.
25 – Al Mackler Cancer Foundation 5K, 9:30 a.m., Atlantic City, N.J., www.almacklercancerfoundation.com.
25 – Beach Classic 5K, 8 a.m., Avalon, N.J., www.timkerrcharities.org.
25 – 11rh annual Run with the Balloons 5K, 8 a.m., Solberg Airport, Readington, N.J., www.balloonfestival.com.
25 – Benefit 5K, 9 a.m., East Brunswick, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
26 – Lake Takanassee Summer Series 5K, 6:45 p.m., Lake Takanassee, Long Branch, N.J., www.shoreac.org.
27 – 37th RVRR Summer Series 5K X-C, 7 p.m., Donaldson Park, Highland Park, N.J., www.compuscore.com.
27 – Party with Purpose 5K, 7 p.m., Pier A, Hoboken, N.J., 5k@partywithpurpose.org.
28 – Twilight Run, 2 mi., 6 p.m., Midland Beach Splashplaza, www.oceanbreezenyc.org.
28 – FARC Summer Series 5K, 6:45 p.m., Monmouth Battlefield Park, Manalapan, N.J., www.farcnj.com.
28 – LIRRC Summer Series 5K, 7 p.m., Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, N.Y., www.lirrc.org.
28 – N.J. Trail X-C Series 5K, 6:45 p.m., Central Park, Parsippany, N.J., njtrailseries@gmail.com.
28 – Canary 5K, 7 p.m., Overpeck Park, Ridgefield Park, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
29 – Browning Ross Summer Series 5K, 7 p.m., Glassboro, N.J., tuffgangrunning@yahoo.com.
29 – Summer Blues 5K Trail Race, 7 p.m., Hammonton, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
31 – Staten Island A.C. 3-Mile Fun Run, 9 a.m., Clove Lakes Park, panza.davidr25@yahoo.com.
31 – Sri Chinmoy 5K and Half-marathon, 8 a.m., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, ny@srichinmoyraces.org.
31 – Alexander’s Little Run that Could 5K, 8:30 a.m., North Wildwood, N.J., www.littlerunthatcould.org.

 

S.I. T.R.A.C. Presents - The Triple Crown Races & Triple Crown Dinner, Various Dates and SI Locations Below

Runners, the Triple Crown is back on track! Join our SI Community in the Triple Crown races presented by S.I. T.R.A.C! To sign-up for the races and register for any of the events below, please send an email to info@statenislandtrac.org. Thank you for your participation and patience!
 

Dear Staten Island Running Community,

 

Earlier this month, we announced the cancellation of the Staten Island Road Running Triple Crown because of the lack of event permits.  However, with the relentless work of SITRAC, we are pleased to announce that we have secured both a second and third road race to complete the 2021 Staten Island Triple Crown lineup:

 

1- Completed - SSG Michael Ollis 5K [our traditional first leg of the SI Triple Crown]

2- Saturday, Sept 4 – SITRAC Labor Day 5K [NEW Event!  Replacing the Celic 4-Miler]

3- Sunday, September 19 - Michael's Cause [NEW to the Triple Crown Series; 10th Annual Event of Michael’s Cause 5K Race]

 

Awards dinner will be held at the Staaten on Thursday, October 7th to recognize our runners, including:

·  Overall Male and Female

·  1st, 2nd and 3rd Male/Female Age Groups: 1-10; 11-12; 13-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45;49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80+

o Age Group based on Date of Birthday from SSG Michael Ollis 5K

  • Patches for runners/walkers, who completed all three (3) events

 

We will send further communications via email and social media as registration opens for the Labor Day 5K and Michael’s Cause 5K.  Thank you for your continued support of SITRAC and the Staten Island Running Community.

 

Happy Running,

 

SITRAC

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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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