NE Distance Project

A Community Based Distance Running Project
Woonsocket, RI Woonsocket, RI

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NE Distance, the New England Distance Project, is an athlete-in-residence fellowship program based in Rhode Island. We recruit top post-collegiate track athletes and give them what they need to continue to train towards their goals. While they are with us, each NE Distance athlete lives in our urban community and coaches local middle school youth. Our athletes-in-residence have restarted the Woonsocket Middle School Cross Country and Outdoor track programs which were eliminated due to budget cuts in 2009.

With your support we can add more athletes to our team and impact more middle school youth in our community. Your donations will simultaneously support the next two generations of track stars.

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NE Distance Project

NE Distance is a community-based distance project and we rely on our fans to keep us going. You can become a “shareholder” of the NE Distance team and take ownership in your team. When you support NE Distance, you will receive a “shareholder” certificate and participate in the direction of our program. NE Distance is a 501c3 corporation and “shares” in NE Distance are non-transferable and do not gain in value.

About NE Distance

The NE Distance Board is:
  • Nich Haber
  • Bob Rothenberg
  • Dr. Sue Donahue
  • Molly Huddle
  • Elizabeth Lane
Current NE Distance Athlete-in-residence Fellows:
  • Steve Mangan
  • Nick Ross
  • Julian Saad
  • Jake Sienko
  • Jim Spisak
  • Katrina Spratford
  • Henry Sterling
  • Ryan Widzgowski

Favorite Quote: "Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

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