Community Running Club
New England Distance Community Running Club
Practices for the spring session have started! There is still time to sign up: https://nedistance.wildapricot.org
New England Distance is excited to announce a new running club starting in the Cumberland-Attleboro area this spring! This will be a community running club coached by the elite runners of the NE Distance Project. Participants will meet three times a week for speed and endurance workouts designed and supervised by the head coach. This club is perfect for anyone who wants to race anything from the 5K to the marathon, and beyond!
Why: First and foremost, this club is for you to improve your fitness and reach your racing goals, with help from professional runners who understand what it takes to get there! Your participation also helps to support NE Distance’s mission to bring athletic programs to underserved children in Rhode Island. To learn more about NE Distance, read about our mission: http://nedistance.org/about/our-mission/
Who: This club is for EVERYONE! Any and all fitness levels are welcome to join, whether you’re a local road race veteran or have never trained for a race before. There will be three training groups to fit the needs and fitness levels of all members. Our goal is to help everyone find the joy and satisfaction in running. The cost of the first 12-week program is $50 — that’s 36 sessions for less than $1.50 a session!
When & Where: The spring program will run from April 4th-July 4th. 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.
Jake, a Rhode Island native, is a veteran of local road races. After graduating from Bishop Hendricken High School where he was State Champion in Cross Country and the Outdoor 3000m, Jake attended Columbia University, earning All-Ivy honors three times and competing at the NCAA National Cross Country Championship three times. Jake competed in the 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon and has run 1:04:24 for the half-marathon.
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.
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