NE Distance Providence Youth Go to USATF New England Junior Olympics
NE Distance is now an official USATF Youth Club and we celebrated by taking Providence Middle School athletes to the New England Junior Olympics Cross Country Meet on Sunday November 15. Coach Jake leads the team in stretches before their big 4,000m race
What a great season we had! Over 300 middle school students participated in our new Providence Cross Country program this fall in addition to the 55 students in Woonsocket. Watch this space for information about Spring Outdoor Track for Middle Schools
Jim Spisak 4th at .US National 12k
Nov 8 Congrats to NE Distance athlete (and Delsesto/West Broadway coach) Jim Spisak for finishing 4th in the .US National 12K, the culminating event of the USATF Running Circuit.
Applications for Fall 2015 Athletes-in-Residence is currently Closed
Learn more about what it takes to be an NE Distance athlete. Applications will open up in March
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.