Community Running Club
Session #2 is now under way! Newcomers all welcome to join at any point throughout the session, which runs from July 18th to October 29th! To sign-up, scroll to the bottom of the page or click here.
What: A community running club in the Cumberland-Attleboro area that is hosted by NE Distance! The club is coached by members of NE Distance Elite Team, with Aaron Dinzeo serving as head coach. Participants have the option to meet up to three times a week for speed and endurance workouts designed and supervised by the coaches. Training plans are available to prepare for everything from a 5k to a marathon and everything in between!
Who: This club is for EVERYONE! Any and all fitness levels are welcome to join. Whether you’re a local road race veteran or beginner training for your very first race, there is a place for you. There will be three training groups at all sessions to fit the needs and fitness levels of all members. Our goal is to help everyone find joy and satisfaction in running.
Why: First and foremost, this club is designed to help members of our community improve their health and fitness, reach their racing goals, and simply enjoy the sport of running in a fun and supportive environment. Participation also helps to support NE Distance’s mission to bring athletic programs to under-served children in Rhode Island. Click here to learn more about NE Distance's mission.
When & Where: The fall program will run from July 18th to October 29th. Group training sessions will be held every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6-7:30pm, with a group long run on Sunday mornings. Evening sessions will be held either at Cumberland High School or the Monastery (Cumberland Library). The Sunday long run will meet at the Blackstone Bike Path by the I-295 visitors center.
Aaron is a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania where he was 7-time All-American. After college, Aaron spent time training in Colorado and was the runner-up at the 2016 USATF Cross Country Championships. Aaron holds personal bests of 13:58 for 5K and 28:40 for 10K.
Dr. Kim Chula-Maguire, PT
Kim, a resident of Cumberland, started her running career as an adult as a way to stay in shape when she was done with competitive soccer. When she joined a running club in 2008 she was immediately hooked. Since then she has competed at many distances, from the 800 meters on the track to the half-marathon on the roads, with her favorite events being the 800 meters and mile on the track. This past July she was selected to run the Master's Exhibition 1500 meters at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon.
When Kim is not running she works as a Physical Therapist. She especially enjoys educating runners on injury prevention, strengthening to augment running, and rehabbing inevitable running injuries.
Jeff has worked with runners of all ages and abilities. His main interest is incorporating running as a means of lifetime fitness. Whether your personal goal is to complete a 5k or qualify for Boston, balancing the other stresses and working through them is important in that quest. Jeff looks forward to working with the other coaches in helping you find what works best for you. He is a lifelong Cumberland resident with PR's of 31:22 for 10k and 2:25 for the marathon.