NE Distance is a New England based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a unique dual mission to promote health and well-being among children while providing support to post-collegiate athletes on a training path to top-level competition.

"One run can change your day.

Many runs can change your life."

~ Unknown


  • After just one day at the Penn Relays, some of our NE Distance athletes have already experienced major success! Late last night Katie Spratford took first place in the 5000m with a time of 16:02.34, besting runners from Harvard, Georgia Tech, and Villanova! Three hours later, Henry Sterling finished third in the 10000m with a sub-30 time!
  • On Friday, Feb. 8 at 12:00 p.m., NE Distance founder Nich Haber and athletes Brian Crimmins, Aaron Dinzeo, Katie Spratford and Henry Sterling will be featured on ‘Go Local Providence’ to discuss the mission of our organization, recent success, and community engagement efforts.
  • Congratulations to Katie Spratford qualified for her fifth Team USA after she finished the USATF Cross Country Championships Women's 10k in Apalachee Regional Park, Tallahassee, Fla. with a time of 34:19!

Latest Blog Posts

Boulevard Mile August 25!

Join Us for a One-Mile Race down Blackstone Boulevard on August 25th at 9am. A point-to-point measured and chip-timed race on Providence’s favorite running route. Sign up at www.boulevardmile.com SummaryEvent ​Boulevard Mile Location ​ Blackstone Boulevard, Providence RI, Starting on
NE Distance, PASA Partner to Offer Providence Middle School Track Programs

NE Distance, PASA Partner to Offer Providence Middle School Track Programs

On March 5, NE Distance and the Providence After School Alliance (PASA) finalized a financial partnership to establish two additional middle school track & field programs at select Providence schools. Both organizations understand the importance of expanding quality after school
Program Allows Children to ‘Chase’ their Dreams

Program Allows Children to ‘Chase’ their Dreams

How NE Distance partners with the Woonsocket School District to provide athletic opportunities By Jordan Jeffrey Phelan WOONSOCKET, R.I. _ Katrina “Katie” Spratford seems most at rest when she is in motion. Shortly after completing her running regimen on the