About Us

Mailing Address and Board

Mailing Address:

Raritan Valley Road Runners 

PO Box 4784 

Highland Park, NJ 08904-4784

USATF-NJ Club #0202 / RRCA Club #664

Our Club Bylaws

RVRR Executive Board


Current Board

Brendan Maher (President)

Neil Hume (Treasurer)

Rachel Engelson (Secretary)

Matthew Geibel (Member-at-Large)

RJ Palladino (Member-at-Large)

Andre Robinson (Member-at-Large)

Lauren Poppi (Member-at-Large)

Past Presidents

Allen Paul 1983-86 

Doug Brown 1987-89 

John MacGillvary 1990-92 

John Pretzell 1993-94 

Mark Rogalski 1995-96 

Ray Petit 1997-98 

Trink Poynter 1999-2000 

Pete Priolo 2001-02 

Dana Gross 2003 

Bob Townley 2004-05 

Gene Gugliotta 2006-2008 

Mark Strawn 2009-2010 

Laura Swift 2011-2012 

Tom O'Reilly 2013-2015 

Shannon Sweeney 2016-2017

Neil Hume 2018-2019

Wendy Reed 2020-2022

Matthew Reed 2023

Raritan Valley Road Runners (RVRR) is New Jersey’s best running club! 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 volunteer at races and have fun at parties and other social events! For up to date news and for more info see our ever-active Facebook group.

The club does race! The overall USATF-NJ Club Grand Prix awards started in 2001. Except for 2005, RVRR dominated this event from inception to 2012. The competition is enhanced and more diverse and we have fallen back, but we have active and competitive open men’s, women’s, and masters men’s and women’s teams. We consider it a challenge to meet! See the “Run for Our Teams” page for more information about racing.

Our Wednesday Night Run is one of the nation’s longest running regularly scheduled group runs. We have not missed a Wednesday Night Run since 1983 (for any reason!) and typically have over 30 runners! In June 2013, we celebrated a 30 year “streak” of organized club runs. Our members average over 250,000 miles a year collectively. Come join us!

Join our online group to participate in lively and informative discussions Facebook group.

Click here for information about Board meetings and General Membership Meetings