Jim Spisak Team USA!
NE Distance's Jim Spisak is named to Team USA for the IAAF World Half Marathon Championship in Cardiff Wales, March 26th. Jim coached Delsesto Middle School kids this past fall for Cross Country. Join him at Delsesto in Providence on March 22nd for a Send-off Assembly! Watch Jim race live on the BBC at 10:10am March 26th
Woonsocket Middle School Track is Back!
NE Distance coaches will once again be coaching in Woonsocket. Look for David Goodman, Katrina Spratford and Henry Sterling at signups at school. First meet is April 6th.
Providence Middle School Meets
Providence Middle School meets will be held for five Fridays starting April 29th. Meets are all at 3pm and will be held at Conley Stadium at Mt. Pleasant High School.
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.