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
Our Media Gallery
Photos from parties, meetings and races
Feel free to send us photos from Richmond Rocket events to post up!
Upcoming Races & Events
Weekly Fun / Open Runs:
(Runs are subject to change due to conflicting races, weather...etc.)
We would also like to update you of recent CANCELLATIONS/POSTPONED RACE AND EVENTS:
🚀NYRR Half Marathon 3/15 has been canceled and will provide a full refund of their entry fee or guaranteed non-complimentary entry to the 2021 NYC Half next March (exact date TBD).
🚀The Bread of Life 5K Food Drive Race 3/22 has been postponed
🚀 Staten Island Athletic Club SIAC St. Patrick's Day Parade 3/21 has been postponed
🚀 Staten Island Athletic Club SIAC Saturday fun-runs at Clove Lake have been canceled until further notice
🚀The Central Park Track Club (CPTC) has canceled all their workouts
Have a wonderful weekend and happy and healthy running! 🚀🚀🎉🎉💪💪😄😄🚶♀️🚶♂️🏃♀️🏃♂️
Friday’s at 7PM: Silver Lake
Meet At the intersection of Victory Blvd. and Silver Lake Rd. NYRR Open Run is a community-based volunteer-led initiative to bring free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks. https://openrun.nyrr.org/
Saturday’s at 9AM: , Clove Lakes Park
Sunday’s at 9AM, at The Conference House
Meet Off Hylan Blvd., next to the parking lot, on the path that leads to the water. Conference House Museum & Park, 298 Satterlee Street, Staten Island, NY 10307, USA
August 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.
AUGUST RACE CALENDAR
1 – 12th annual Farm Run 5K, 6 p.m., Montgomery, N.Y., for race info: www.12throck.org/farmrun.
1 – Queens Half-Marathon, 8 a.m., Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, www.citytri.com.
1 – Tour de Summer, (virtual race), www.dashingwhippets.org.
1 – Loopy Looper 12-Hour Challenge, 7 a.m., Cooper River Park, Pennsauken, N.J., www.endlessendurance.com/loopy-looper.
2 – 5K to End Addiction, 9 a.m., Shore Front Park, Patchogue, N.Y., www.strongislandrunningclub.com.
5 – Murph Mile, 6:30 p.m., Cape May, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
5 – N.J. Trail X-C Series, 5K, 6:30 p.m., Central Park, Parsippany, N.J., www.njtrailseries.com/5k.
8 – 4th annual Never Say No 10K- 8:30 a.m., 5K- 9 a.m., Beacon, N.Y., www.runningintheusa.com.
8 – NYCRUNS Summer Loving 5K and 10K, 9 a.m., Governors island, N.Y., www.nycruns.com.
8 – Sayville Summerfest 4-Mile, 9:20 a.m., (virtual race option), Sayville, N.Y., www.glirc.org.
8 – 50th annual Capt. Bill Gallagher 10-Mile Run, 5:30 p.m., Sea Isle City, N.J., www.sicbp.com.
8 – 8th annual Cops on the Run 5K, 8 a.m., Meadow Breeze Park, Washington, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
8 – Run the Vineyards- Summer Scurry 5K, 6:30 p.m., Hawk Haven Vineyards, Rio Grande, N.J., www.gooddayforarun.com.
8 – Wildwood Crest 5K Beach Run, 8:30 a.m., Wildwood Crest, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
9 – Dirty Sock Classic 5K, 8 a.m., Babylon, N.Y., www.dirtysockrun.com.
9 – Bee Strong Long Island Trail Run 5K, Hallock State Park Preserve, Riverhead, N.Y., www.beestrongli.com.
9 – Florida Family Fun Fest 5K, 9 a.m., Florida, N.Y., email@example.com.
9 – 5th annual Surf and Turf 5-Miler, 8 a.m., Stone Harbor, N.J., firstname.lastname@example.org.
12 – Al Goldstein Summer series 5K, 7 p.m., Prospect Park, Brooklyn, www.pptc.org.
12 – N.J. Trail X-C Series, 5K, 6:30 p.m., Central Park, Parsippany, N.J., www.njtrailseries.com/5k.
15 – Tour de Summer (virtual race), www.dashingwhippets.org.
15 – 9th annual Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps 5K, 9 a.m., Commack, N.Y., www.commackambulance.org.
15- Victory Lap 5K, (virtual race), Riverside Park, Manhattan, www.tramnsperfectvictorylap.com.
15 – Miles for Matt Foundation Celebrate Life VI 5K Run, (virtual race), Cedar Creek Park, Seaford, N.Y., www.glirc.org.
15 – Interstate 17 Trail Run, 17 mi., 8 a.m., Closter, N.J., email@example.com.
15 – 3rd annual Patriot’s Path 5K, 9:30 a.m., Duke Island Park, Bridgewater, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
15 – Wildcat Ridge Romp Trail Runs, 100K and 50 mi.- 6 a.m., 50K- 7 a.m., 20-mi.- 8 a.m., 10-mi.- 9 a.m., Rockaway, N.J., www.nhtrailseries.com.
16 – Mommy Dash 5K, (virtual race), www.themommydash.com.
16 – Aloha Run, 5 mi., 8:30 a.m., Bay Shore, N.Y., www.glirc.org.
16 – Ocean City Guts and Glory 5K, (virtual race), firstname.lastname@example.org.
19 – N.J. Trail X-C Series, 5K, 6:30 p.m., Central Park, Parsippany, N.J., www.njtrailseries.com/5k.
22 – NYCRUNS Brooklyn Ice Cream Social 10K- 7:45 a.m., 5K- 9 a.m., Prospect Park, Brooklyn, www.nycruns.com.
22 – Aspire 10K, 8:30 a.m., Plainview, N.Y., www.glirc.org.
22 – 19th annual Lacey 5K, 8:30 a.m., Forked River, N.J., www.lacey5k.com.
22 – Marine Corps Run for Freedom 5K, 9:30 a.m., Freehold, N.J., www.marinecorpsrunforfreedom5k.org.
22 – Run for Recovery 5K, 6 p.m., Egg Harbor City, N.J., email@example.com.
22 – Police and Fire 5K, 10 a.m., Winding River Park, Toms River, N.J., www.raceforum.com/valor5k.
23 – Storm King Run, 10K and 5K, 9:15 a.m., (virtual race option), Highland Falls, N.Y., www.rotary-wphf.org.
26 – N.J. Trail X-C Series, 5K, 6:30 p.m., Central Park, Parsippany, N.J., www.njtrailseries.com/5k.
29 – Tour de Summer (virtual race), www.dashingwhippets.org.
29 – End of Summer Half-marathon and 5K, 7:30 a.m., Rockaway Park, N.Y., www.rockapulcorun.com.
29 – 6th annual 5K Run in Memory of SSG Jorge Oliveira, 9 a.m., Kearny, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
29 - Eagle First Responders 5K, 9 a.m., Johnson Park, Jackson, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
30 – Joe Keany Memorial 5K, 9 a.m., Miller Place, N.Y., www.runningintheusa.com.
30 – 8th annual Nicholas Pedone 5K, 9 a.m., Glen Cove, N.Y., www.fighthardsmilebig.org.
30 – Stayin’ Alive 5K, 8 a.m., Armonk, N.Y., www.stayinalive.org.
30 – Run against ALS, 8 a.m., Mountain Lakes, N.J., www.runningintheusa.com.
Complete Race Solutions - Hot As Blazes Virtual 3 Miler Race at Brookfield Park in Great Kills: Wednesday July 28th - Sunday August 2nd
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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