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RVRR has strong showing at USATF National 12K Championship.
There were miles of smiles at the shore for the 12K National Championship race on 9.18.22. RVRR fielded multiple mens' and womens' teams in NJ divisions and National Masters Divisions. The teams followed the race with a refreshing jump in the ocean, where they were accompanied by a congratulatory pod of dolphins.
RVRR Open Women take 1st and 3rd Place at 5K XC Championship
RVRR open womens' teams came in 1st and 3rd at the most recent USATF NJ XC at Natirar Park, NJ on 8.28.2022. Cassandra Raia, Taylor Rehe, and Elizabeth Canavan finished 1st, 3rd and 4th overall women, respectively. Congrats to all our finishers!
RVRR Annual Scholarship Program Expands
By vote of the RVRR General Membership, the successful RVRR Scholarship Program has been expanded from 2 annual awards to 3 awards for 2023. The scholarship program is now in its 3rd year. The Tom O'Reilly Turkey Trot raises money for the Scholarship Awards, as do other club fundraising projects during the year.
RVRR Women's 70s team takes 2nd place at the 2021 USATF NATIONAL MASTERS 12 KM CHAMPIONSHIPS!
9/19/2021-RVRR teams competed in the NJ/National Championship 12K race held in Highlands, NJ.
Imme Dyson (who previously set a world record on the same course), Joanne Coffee, and Bonnie Brunish comprised the RVRR 70s womens team, and placed 2nd in the National division and 1st place in New Jersey.
RVRR Awards 1st Ever Scholarships!!!
The summer of 2021 marked the inaugural presentation of RVRR's 2 annual scholarship awards. Congratulations to Sean Castellano, an Immaculata High School student who will attend Rutgers in the fall, and Nicole Tedesco, a Franklin High School Student who will attend Ocean County College in the fall. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors!!
RVRR Establishes NJ Scholarship Program!!
Raritan Valley Road Runner’s (RVRR) primary objective is the promotion and encouragement of running. As a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting running for positive physical and mental health benefits, RVRR raises funds and accepts donations which are used to support running related activities and to raise the visibility of RVRR in the community. In this context, the RVRR board has created a scholarship program to help HS seniors and college student runners advance their education. It is also a way to reward, encourage, and recognize our local running youth who have achieved athletic success in the context of the sport of running. The scholarship rewards strong academics and those who have demonstrated both citizenship and good sportsmanship. We are not necessarily looking for the best or fastest runners; what we look for is evidence of the student's enthusiasm for running. Financial need is a consideration. The program is funded through individual donations (which can be made in memory of a loved one), funds from club sponsored races and business contributions. The 2020 Inaugural Tom O'Reilly Turkey Trot raised over $2200 for the program and future Tom O'Reilly Turkey Trots will continue raising funds for the Scholarship Program as well as give a portion of its proceeds to the Program. See Scholarship page for more details.
RVRR would like to update members and offer guidance regarding current operations.
Club Runs--The Board would like to announce that ALL club runs are officially happening--with no outdoor gathering limits as of May 19, 2021. Please follow the directives of outdoor gatherings (maintain at least 6 ft of space between individuals and do not attend if you feel sick).
Waiver Required-Please join us at club runs and events; but be sure to sign our electronic Covid Waiver which will protect runners and the club while providing a heightened awareness of the dangers of communicable disease in the social setting. https://form.jotform.com/201925768049161
Additional information can be found at: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html and RRCA guidelines: https://www.rrca.org/news-articles/news-archives/2020/03/15/advice-for-rrca-members-running-coaches-and-club-leaders
RVRR Celebrates Diversity and Promotes Inclusivity
RVRR would like to remind members that we are an inclusive club, and in keeping with our Code of Conduct we have a zero tolerance policy for racism and discrimination. We recognize that running is a freedom that not all can enjoy without fear. So we run Together as One for equity, justice, and positive change within the community; and for the safety of all our Black members and all Black Americans.
Code of Conduct-Embracing safety, respect and community!
RVRR strives to be a safe, welcoming, respectful place for you to enjoy the sport of running and the camaraderie of a great community. We believe it’s the best running club in New Jersey. As part of our efforts to strengthen the club’s position, the board has established a committee and has developed a new club code of conduct. The committee follows procedures for addressing any violations to the code in an appropriate and timely manner. An important first step is making sure that our members know there is a way to report violations through a standard, confidential web form. This new form, and additional details about it, can be found here. Feel free also to send any questions, concerns or suggestions about our procedures to email@example.com
Looking for a Central New Jersey Running club? Raritan Valley Road Runners might be for you! With runs from the Highland Park and Piscataway area, we attract runners from all over Central New Jersey like from New Brunswick, Edison, Somerset, and more! Though we are involved in many races and events, we are not only a group of racers. We strive to promote the sport of running and its healthy lifestyle. We also have fun at parties and other social events.
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