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October Newsletter :)

Hello Rockets:

Here are the minutes from our October Meeting…..

-Nancy gave our Treasure Report.

-Trish went over the assignments for our upcomingHalloween Costume Run/Walk occurring onSunday Oct 29, 2017. Anyone interested in helping out that day should arrive by 7:45AM at the Ocean Breeze Complex. Please do your best to get the word out and promote this fundraiser for our Scholarship Fund. Can’t volunteer, please consider running…it would be great to have a large participation of Rockets, especially since this is a RICHMOND ROCKET RACE. Please get involved. This is your club and we need everyone to run or volunteer. (application attached...please download, print out, pass out, email to us promote Our Race.)

Go to and you can download the Halloween race application from there 😊

Upcoming races

10/8/17 – Sun. 8AM - NYRR -Staten Island Half- SI Yankee’s Ball Field

10/8/17 –Sun 10AM- OLGC 5K Run-Clove Lake Park

18/8/17 – Sun 9AM -NYC Runs- Paine to Pain Trail half marathon- New Rochelle NY

10/13-14 Sat/Sun -NYRR Ragnar Trail Wawayanda Lake Relay- New Jersey (have info)

10/14/17 - Sat. 9:30AM- Cerebral Palsy 15th Annual 5K Breakfast Run, Cranford, NJ

10/15/17 – Sun 9AM – Have a Heart Foundation 5K- Silver Lake Park..

10/21/17 – Sat. 9AM -5K Go Get It Life 5K Race Series Silver Lake Park

10/22/17 - Sun- 10AM -NYRRuns -NY Jets Green and While 5K- Jets Training Center, Florham Park, NJ

10/28/17 - Sat 9AM – Michael Cause-Midland Beach 5K run/walk

10/28/17 - Sat -8AM- NYC Runs Haunted Half Marathon-Shore Road Park Peir, Brooklyn NY

10/29/17 – Sun -8:30AM -NYC Runs Haunted Island 5K & 10K Roosevelt Island, NY

10/29/17 - Sun 9AM -Richmond Rockets Halloween Run – 5K Run/walk

11/5/17 - TCS NYC Marathon!

For our Young Runners: (geared to runners ages 2 to 18) Saturday Oct 8th. NYRR is hosting a Rising New York Road Runners day at Clove Lake Park.

A series of different distances, some competitive, some non-competitive, free fitness games, and cross country runs in the park. But you must register and this event is near capacity. So visit the NYRR website and get your children involved in the great sport of running.

Weekly Races:

Every Saturday 9AM - SIAC 3 mile fun run - Clove Lake Park

Every Sunday 9AM- NYRR-Conference House 3 mile run

Every Tuesday 7PM – NYRR – Silver Lake Park 3 Mile Run


-Triple Crown Awards Dinner : Thursday Oct 5th@7PM at the Staaten. Tickets at:

Congrats to all the Richmond Rocket Winners:

Teresa Notaristefano 1st - Female age group 25 to 29

Patricia Mulligan 2nd –Female age group 35 to 39

Jennifer Gregorio 1st – Female age group 45 t0 49

Lisa Lubarsky – 2nd – Female age group 50 to 54

Maureen Noland - 1st- Female age group 60 to 64

Angela Conte - 1st – Female age group 70 to 74

Martin Larrosa – 2nd – Male age group 25 to 29

Antonio Massa - 3rd – Male age group 50 to 54

Artie Noland - 1st – Male age group 60 to 64

John Dixon - 1st- Male age group 70 to 74

Tommy Hart - 3rd – Male age group 70 to 74


-Happy Birthday to Trish Mulligan who will be celebrating her birthday in the month of October. Happy Birthday Trish!

-Update on Tommy Hart. His Heart procedure went well. They replaced his old stent with a new one, and added a second stent. He should be good as new in a few weeks. Go Tommy!

-Runner of the month for September: Tony LaRocca. He completed two half marathons in Sept…The Indian Summer half in Brooklyn with a time of 2:15 and then the Newport Liberty Half in NJ at2:12:40. And if that wasn’t, enough Tony completed the Conference House Endurance Race on Staten Island. (Marathon distance) Way to go Tony!

-Good luck to everyone running the TCS NYC Marathon on Nov 5th ... Come to the November meeting and share your experience with us.

-I would like to personally thank everyone that contributed to my Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Team, "The Dollface Diva's". Your support over the last five years has been inspiring and so appreciated. I will be walking on Sunday Oct 15th if anyone is interested. Thank you.

Next Meeting: Manor House November 6, at 7:15pm.

Remember…important meeting…nominations for officers for 2018 and ballot to see if we should change our meeting location.

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