Congratulations to our 2015 Award Winners

Outstanding Runner: Kathy Rocker 

Ultra Runner: Elaine Acosta 

Comeback of the Year: Marcia Hodulik 

Volunteer of the Year: Barney Ward 
You can count on this person to do any task. a) Any individual organizing a major event (i.e. Youth Series, EBRR, Train Run) b) 1-3 additional individuals based on participation and enthusiasm c) Board members excluded from all above categories

Most Improved: Marvin Pilande 
This award is judged upon the individual’s improvement in the current year over the previous year.

Sunshine Award: Ray Petit 
This is intended to recognize a member who has shown a great dedication to improving the morale and spirit of the club, whose efforts have helped make the club more enjoyable for the members who otherwise have not received recognition directly from the club for his/her contributions.

Outstanding Club Member: John Kane 
This award is to recognize a club member who has been a consistent and dedicated volunteer to our club and who has had a significant impact on the success of the club. The recipient should be someone who is both currently involved and has been contributing for several years prior and continues to serve a valuable role in the club. In summary, the award is neither intended to solely recognize past achievements nor to recognize a new comer who has been highly visible.

President’s Citation: Christine Prorock-Rogers

Incredible Feet: Lauren Santonastaso
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Allen Paul Award: Neil Hume 
This award recognizes one board member each year for his/her outstanding contributions to the club as a member of the Board of Directors. It should take into account the level of dedication, commitment, altruism and integrity of the member in furthering the mission and goals of the club. Important aspects of the award would include implementation of new programs that help the club pursue our mission, and promoting an environment conducive to unity and growth of the club.

Lew Gibb Award: Tom O’Reilly 
This award recognizes an individual who has made a significant and dedicated contribution to the sport of running in New Jersey in the spirit of Lew Gibb. An independent committee selects this award.

Join us for the 5th Annual Miles for Music 20k, 5k, and 1 mile event

Sunday March 20, 2016

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Register to Run or Volunteer

The Raritan Valley Road Runners are proud to be the host running club of Miles for Music, organized by club members Anne and Joel Simpson to raise money for school music programs. Their hard work as race directors has made this race a huge success for the running community and for local schools.

The 20k is the first USATF Team Championship race in 2016, for all divisions, as it has been since the very first Miles for Music 20k in 2011. This means we need to have as many people as possible running for RVRR because, as the home team, we want to field as many teams in as many categories as possible – find out more about running for our teams by clicking here. There you can find out about what you need to do to be able to run on our teams, and find out who your team captain is if you have any questions.

Volunteers are important to the success at any of our events, so if you are unable to run, please consider helping on race day – click here to find out about volunteering at Miles for Music. Volunteering at events is valuable to the club in terms of promoting membership, and often races will donate to the club, all of which means we can keep our membership rates low.

We will post information about course preview runs closer to the date, so check back here and look out for information on social media and in the weekly club eblast.

 

Awards Banquet Feb 6

The 2015 RVRR awards banquet will be on Saturday, February 6th from 6pm at the New Brunswick Elks Club.

 

Registration is now open and is $30 for all members in good standing (you must RENEW FIRST as the registration process will check your membership status) and $35 for non-members until 11:59pm on Saturday, January 30th to help the committee plan. It will be $40 for everyone thereafter and at the door. NO exceptions. To register CLICK HERE.

 

To nominate a club member for an award CLICK HERE.
See below for previous winners.

Board Election results

Following the GMM on Wednesday December 16, 2015, the newly elected board members are:

President-Shannon Sweeney
VP-Angela Hynek, Eric Saurer
Treasurer-Bob Tona
Secretary-Bonnie Brunish
Member at Large-Mike Carr, Devon Cosenza, Marvin Pilande

Congratulations to the new board!

Open Women

All women under 40 years old are considered to be in the “Open” category, although anyone can run on an open team regardless of age, in USATF LDR Championship races. All abilities are welcome.

You must be a current USATF member, and you must be age verified to race – for details on age verification, click here.

Certain races in the USATF NJ Grand Prix are designated as Open events (also look at “all divisions”) – follow this link to see which upcoming races are designated as team championship events – anyone can run for the team in these races. Often team captains will be able to provide incentives to run some of these races, so get in touch with your team captain if a race is approaching and you have not heard from them.

Find your team captain at a club run, on Facebook, or email RVRR.

The current Open Women Team Captain is Lauren Clark (pictured on the right)

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Open Men

All men under 40 years old are considered to be in the “Open” category, although anyone can run on an open team regardless of age, in USATF LDR Championship races. All abilities are welcome.

You must be a current USATF member, and you must be age verified to race – for details on age verification, click here.

Certain races in the USATF NJ Grand Prix are designated as Open events (also look at “all divisions”) – follow this link to see which upcoming races are designated as team championship events – anyone can run for the team in these races. Often team captains will be able to provide incentives to run some of these races, so get in touch with your team captain if a race is approaching and you have not heard from them.

Find your team captain at a club run, on Facebook, or email RVRR.

The current Open Men Team Captain is Drew Pennyfeather (pictured on the right)

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Masters Women

All women 40 years old and above may run for the Masters Teams, and Open Teams, in USATF LDR Championship races. All abilities are welcome.

You must be a current USATF member, and you must be age verified to race – for details on age verification, click here.

Certain races in the USATF NJ Grand Prix are designated as Masters events (also look at “all divisions”) – follow this link to see which upcoming races are designated as team championship events. Masters runners can also run for the Open Team at races designated as “Open”. Often team captains will be able to provide incentives to run some of these races, so get in touch with your team captain if a race is approaching and you have not heard from them.

Find your team captain at a club run, on Facebook, or email RVRR.

The current Masters Women Team Captain is Christine Prorock-Rogers

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Masters Men

All men 40 years old and above may run for the Masters Teams, and also Open Teams, in USATF LDR Championship races. All abilities are welcome.

You must be a current USATF member, and you must be age verified to race – for details on age verification, click here.

Certain races in the USATF NJ Grand Prix are designated as Masters events (also look at “all divisions”) – follow this link to see which upcoming races are designated as team championship events. Masters runners can also run for the Open Team at races designated as “Open”. Often team captains will be able to provide incentives to run some of these races, so get in touch with your team captain if a race is approaching and you have not heard from them.

Find your team captain at a club run, on Facebook, or  email RVRR.

40s Team:

The current 40s team captain is Neil Hume

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50s Team:

The current 50s team captain is Bob Tona

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60s Team:

The current 60s team captain is Roger Price (pictured on the left)

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