Featured Road Race: Beat Santa 5K – Sunday, December 18, 2011

Beat Santa 5K

The 2nd annual Beat Santa 5K takes place this Sunday, December 18, 2011. The race is hosted by the Rhode Island Road Runners. Registration is limited to 200. Online registration closes on Thursday, December 15. All runners that who Santa Claus will receive a present, but Santa will also give some gifts to those who don’t beat him...! Race Details: A flat 5K that starts and finishes … [Read more...]

28th Annual Christmas 10K Run & 5K Walk: Sunday, December 11


Don't miss the Christmas 10K Run and 5K Walk this Sunday, December 11. It is one of the only area 10K races this time of year. Time: The race begins at 10:00am. Location: The race starts and finishes at Rogers High School, 15 Wickham Road, Newport, RI. All proceeds benefit Women & Infants' Program in Women’s Oncology Integrative Care Program. … [Read more...]

Short Holiday Hiatus

Rhody Fitness

Yes, I know things have been quiet around here this week! I took a short holiday hiatus over the Thanksgiving weekend that extended into the following week (this week)... but things will be back up and running Monday! … [Read more...]

Road Races In Rhode Island This Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend, November 24-27


Burn off those extra holiday calories in a road race this long holiday weekend! Thursday, November 24 26th Annual NewportFed Pie Run - 8:30 a.m. at Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, RI. The 26th Annual NewportFed Pie Run is a 5 mile USATF sanctioned road race and 3 mile non-competitive walk on Thanksgiving morning. Willow Tree Family Turkey Trot 5K & Kids 1K … [Read more...]

Fit Rhode Islander: Jacob Brier

Taken at LIFEcycle's Ride Round Rhody bike-a-thon - August 2011

Need some motivation? You’ll find plenty here in our little state. Fit Rhode Islander is a blog series on RhodyFitness.com that introduces inspiring Rhode Islanders who have put in the effort and gotten fit! In 2008, Jacob Brier was more than 100 lbs. overweight. Three years later, he is an Ironman. This July, Jacob competed in Ironman Lake Placid - that's a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride … [Read more...]

Road Races In Rhode Island This Weekend, November 19-20

20th Annual Lil Rhody Runaround Trail Race

Here are you road race options for this weekend! Saturday, November 19: Turkey Trot Charity Road Race - 4.3 Miles – 10:00 a.m. at the East Providence Rec. Center, 100 Bullocks Pt. Avenue, East Providence, RI. Proceeds to benefit the East Providence Welfare Dept. Food Drive. Sunday, November 20: 20th Annual Lil Rhody Runaround Trail Race - 11:00 a.m. at Burlingame State Park, … [Read more...]

Holiday Treat: Save 25% Off at Athleta.com


Here's a (calorie-free!) holiday treat to jump-start the season! Save 25% Off at Athleta (and Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic... plus save 20% at Piperlime)! Use coupon code TREAT at checkout. Hurry! Sale ends 11/16/11 at 11:59pm EST. Stock up on gifts for your friends and family (and of course YOURSELF!), whether you need gear for: yoga, running, hiking, skiing/snowboarding, … [Read more...]

Safety Tips For Running Or Walking In the Dark

reflective running gear

In case you haven't noticed, we're at that time of year when the clock strikes 4:30pm and the sun has already started to set. Yup, the winter months are right ahead of us, folks, and if you like to run or walk outside, there's a good chance you'll be doing those activities in the dark, whether it's early in the morning or late in the day. Be prepared for your dawn or dusk workout! Here are 4 … [Read more...]

Daylight Savings Sale at Rhode Runner: 20% Off High Visibility Apparel and Accessories

Rhode Runner

We hope you enjoyed that extra hour of sleep last night! The trade off, of course, is the fact that it will be darker one hour earlier now... and until December 22 (Winter Solstice), we'll have less and less daylight each day. That means it'll probably be dark for at least part of your early-morning or evening walk or run. Want to stock up on apparel and lights to make walking or running safer … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Celebrate World Run Day

World Run Day

Did you know that Sunday, November 6, 2011 is World Run Day? "World Run Day was founded to celebrate the sport of running worldwide. Our mission is to broaden and promote the health benefits of running while also encouraging runners to donate to their own favorite charity on this special day." Here are 5 ways you can celebrate: 1) Go for a run. Yup, it's as simple as that. Hit the road … [Read more...]