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”
Monthly meetings held every 1st Monday of the month at:
"Jody's" 372 Forest Ave at 7:00pm
Lisa Lubarsky - President
Tony LaRocca - Vice President
Stephen Parone - Secretary
Nancy Wagner-Wetzel - Treasurer
Trish Mulligan - Female Captain
Mike Leathers - Male Captain
Fleur de lis Bell - Web Master
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:
September Virtual Races
By George Kochman/Special to the Advance
With most of America shut down, the virtual race is now the norm. A few race directors have not cancelled their events, but make sure to check the websites before entering and the race contact information as the race situation changes almost daily.
SEPTEMBER RACE CALENDAR
3 – L.I. Police Appreciation 5K Run, 7 p.m., Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, N.Y., for race info: www.glirc.org.
4 – Labor of Love 5K (virtual race), email@example.com.
5 – Barn B-Q Trail Festival, 12 mi., 9 mi., 10K, 5K, 2 mi., 11:30 a.m., Watchung Reservation, Berkeley Heights, N.J., www.barnbqtrailrun.com.
5 – Run the Vineyards 10-Miler, 8 a.m., Auburn Road Winery, Woodstown, N.J., www.gooddayforarun.com.
5 – 8th annual Stop, Drop, and Run a 5K, 8:30 a.m., Barnegat, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
6 – Pompton Lakes 5K, 9 a.m., Hershfield Park, Pompton Lakes, N.J., www.pomptonday.tripod.com.
6 – Run the Vineyards- Taste of Tuscany 5K, 9 a.m., Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington, N.J., www.gooddayforarun.com.
6 – 32nd annual Tim Kerr 7-Mile Island Run, 8:30 a.m., Avalon, N.J., www.timkerrcharities.org.
7 – 38th annual Verona Labor Day Classic 5K (virtual race), Verona Park, Verona, N.J., www.essexrunning.com.
7 – Eatontown Labor Day 5K, 8 a.m., Eatontown, N.J., 732-389-7607.
7 – Paterson Great Falls 5K, 8:30 a.m., Paterson, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
7 – 5K Race to Stamp out Hunger, 8:30 a.m., Medford, N.J., www.stampouthunger5k.com.
12 – 18th annual Fallen Heroes Memorial 5K (virtual race), Lake Como, N.J., firstname.lastname@example.org.
12 – 7th annual Flying Fish 5K (virtual race), Somerdale, N.J., www.flyingfish.com.
12 – Hope Runs Here 5K, 8:30 a.m., Smith’s Point County Park, Shirley, N.Y., www.glirc.org.
12 – ADAC Run for Recovery 5K (virtual race), Middletown, N.Y., www.adasinfo.com.
12 – Brooklyn T.E.A.L. Walk/Run 5K (virtual race), Brooklyn, www.tealwalk.org/brooklyn.
12 – Miles for Melanoma 5K (virtual race), Manhattan, www.join.melanoma.org.
12 – Sept. 25K, 8 a.m., Rockaway Park, N.Y., www.rockapulcorun.com.
12 – Team Cindy 5K (virtual race), Manhattan, email@example.com.
12 – St. Bartholomew Academy 5K (virtual race), Scotch Plains, N.J., 908-322-4265.
12 – Wawayanda Wonderful 100, 100-mi. and 100K- 8 a.m., 50 mi.- 8:30 a.m., 50K- 9 a.m., marathon and half-marathon- 9:30 a.m., 10K- 10 a.m., Wawayanda State Park, Hewitt, N.J., www.njtrainseries.com.
13 – 33rd annual George Washington Bridge Challenge/Miles for Trials (virtual race), 862-244-3579.
13 – Heart of an Eagle 5K (virtual race), East Islip, N.Y., www.project9line.org.
13 – NYC Lives Half-marathon, 9 a.m., Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn, www.citytri.com.
13 – South Nyack Virtual 10-Miler, Congers, N.Y., www.runningintheusa.com.
13 – 5K Celebration of Life (virtual race), New Providence, N.J., firstname.lastname@example.org.
13 – Racefaster Half-marathon and 5K, 8:30 a.m., Saddle River Park, Paramus, N.J., www.racefaster.net.
13 - Run the Vineyards- Good Day for a Run 15K and 5K, 9 a.m., Bellview Winery, Landisville, N.J., www.gooddayforarun.com.
19 – Manila Madness 5K (virtual race), 9 a.m., Raritan, N.J., www.basilonefoundation.com.
19 – Planet N.Y. Half-marathon, 9 a.m., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, www.citytri.com.
19 – 5K Run, Walk, or Roll for Haring, 9 a.m., Duke Island Park, Bridgewater, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
19 – Bar A Kilt Run, 2 mi., 10 a.m., Lake Como, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
19 – Beach to Brewery 10K, 9 a.m., Cape May, N.J., email@example.com.
19 – Crystal Lake Distance Challenge, 2 hrs., 1 hr., 7:45 a.m., Vineland, N.J., www.secondcapitalrunning.com.
19 – 8th annual Mine Hill 5K, 8:30 a.m., Mine Hill, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
19 – NJ 10- 10-Miler and 5K, 8 a.m., Kennedy Park, Somers Point, N.J., www.prracing.org/nj10/
19 – Rascal’s Run 5K, 9 a.m., Timber Creek Park, Blackwood, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
19 – Riverside Run 4 NJTIP, 10 a.m., Riverside, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
19 – 10th annual Union Catholic 5K, 8:30 a.m., Scotch Plains, N.J., firstname.lastname@example.org.
20 – 15K and 10K Run to the Port Jeff Brewing Company, 8:30 a.m., Port Jefferson, N.Y., www.glirc.org.
20 – Run Hard or Go Home Half-marathon, 9 a.m., Prospect Park, Brooklyn, www.trimarasports.com.
20 – We Run for Hope 5K, 10 a.m., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, www.runningintheusa.com.
20 – Lambert Classic 8K, 8:30 a.m., Garrett Mountain Reservation, Woodland Park, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
20 – Laps for Lew 5K (virtual race), West Orange, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
20 – 7th annual Run the Vineyards- Down the Shore 5K (virtual race), Cape May, N.J., www.gooddayforarun.com.
26 – Haworth 10K and 5K (virtual race), Haworth, N.J., www.haworth5k.org.
26 – Hamptons Marathon and Half-marathon, 8 a.m., Southampton, N.Y., www.glirc.org.
26 – Run for the Wild 5K (virtual race), Bronx, www.p2p.onecause.com/run-for-the-wild.
26 – Sept. 30K, 8 a.m., Rockaway Park, N.Y., www.rockapulcorun.com.
26 – St. James 5-Miler, 9 a.m., St. James, N.Y., www.runningintheusa.com.
26 – 2nd annual 5K for Pizza, 10 a.m., Hoboken, N.J., www.5kforpizza.com.
26 – Beauty and the Beach Run 5-Miler (virtual race- women only), Long Branch, N.J., www.beautyandthebeachrun.org.
26 – Shore A.C. X-C Series 5K, 9 a.m., Holmdel Park, Holmdel, N.J., www.shoreac.org.
26 – 43rd annual jack McKeown Memorial Ramsey Run 10K- 8 a.m., 5K- 9:45 a.m., Ramsey, N.J., www.ramseynj.com.
26 – Squatchung Surprise, 6 Hours- 9 am., 3 Hours- 12 noon, Watchung Reservation, Mountainside, N.J., www.sassquadtrailrunning.com.
26 – What’s My Name 5K, 9 a.m., Robbinsville, N.J., www.whatsmyname.org.
27 – 5K Run for Everyone, Westfield, N.J., www.westfieldynj.org.
27 – Cranford Cure Diabetes 5K (virtual race), Cranford, N.J., www.schmittsquest.com.
27 – Ocean to Sound 50-Mile Relay, 8 a.m., Jones Beach, Wantagh, N.Y., www.glirc.org.
27 – 12th annual Soles for the Souls 5K, 9 a.m., Stony Brook, N.Y., www.runningintheusa.com.
27 – Tunnel to Towers 5K, 9:30 a.m., Brooklyn, www.tunnel2towers.org.
27 – Bubbakoo’s Taco Trot 5K, 9:30 a.m., Wall, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
27 – 7th annual Cow Run 10-Miler and Calf 5K, 9 a.m., Salem, N.J., email@example.com.
27 – 8th annual Franklin Lakes Scenic Half-marathon and 5K, 8 a.m., Franklin Lakes, N.J., www.wyckoffymca.org.
28 – 3 Days at the Fair, 144 Hours- 9 a.m., Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, N.J., firstname.lastname@example.org.
Triple Crown Dates/Registration: Saturday 7/4/20, Saturday 9/5/20, and Sunday 10/18/20
Staten Island Triple Crown Race Series - Single Race Application
Register Now for all 3 Staten Island Triple Crown Races at a discounted rate of $75.00 through Thursday, April 30th, or $80.00 from Friday, May 1st through Thursday, June 11th.
The 3 races included in this year's Triple Crown are:
The Arielle Newman Run – Saturday 7/4/20 (Clove Lakes/Forest Ave)
The Marty and Tom Celic Run – Saturday 9/5/20 (Clove Lakes)
The SSG Michael Ollis 5K Run – Sunday 10/18/20 at 9AM (New Dorp)
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.
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