Meet the Newest Members of NE Distance
NE Distance doubles its roster in fall of 2015. Please welcome Steve Mangan, Jake Sienko, Nick Ross, Ryan Widzgowski and Jim Spisak! The five new athletes will be coaching the Providence middle school program. They will join David Goodman, Katrina Spratford and Henry Sterling to be the largest NE Distance team yet. Click on the Athlete tab in the menu to learn more about each NE Distance athlete.
Fall Cross Country for Public Middle Schools in Providence and Woonsocket
NE Distance will be coaching middle school cross country in both Providence and Woonsocket. Both programs start in September. Learn the details about the new Providence program. Get more info about the program including a summer training program Sign up today!
Applications for Fall 2015 Athletes-in-Residence is Now Closed
Stay tuned for an exciting announcement about our growing team!
About NE Distance
NE Distance is a New England based non-profit organization with a unique dual mission to promote health and wellbeing among children while providing support to post-collegiate athletes on a training path to top-level competition. NE Distance established an athlete-in-residence fellowship program in the city of Woonsocket, Rhode Island in 2012. The not-for-profit organization recruits top-level post-collegiate track athletes and provides them with housing, travel stipends, gear, physical therapy and places to train. When they are not training to represent New England at top level meets, each NE Distance athlete fellow works 16-20 hours per week in after-school programs, providing mentorship, coaching, tutoring and living within community to model good habits for health including physical activity and smart eating habits.
Through a partnership with NeighborWorks Blackstone Valley and the Woonsocket After-School Coalition, athletes will be matched with one of several after-school youth organizations. Working 16 to 20 hours per week will allow the runners to be involved with the community while training to represent us at national meets.