Event is open to coaches and athletes of all levels (no previous certification required). Sign up now to secure a seat with early registration pricing and the option of a meal with the speakers (seating is limited). Participants are eligible for USATF Level 3, NSCA and USA Triathlon CEU credit.
For Distance Runners and Coaches of All Levels and Abilities!
Hear legendary coaches and running experts Joe Vigil, Matt Fitzgerald, Peter Thompson, Vern Gambetta and Sage Rountree speak about training principles, the physiological and mental aspects of running, more effective interval sessions, running nutrition, strength and flexibility and much, much more.
Running Summit participants will be given the opportunity (for an additional charge) to have lunch and/or dinner with the speakers!
Coach Joe Vigil
Dr. Joe Vigil was instrumental in the success of the US's most recent Olympic Marathon Medalists: Deena Kastor (Bronze - Athens 2004) and Meb Keflezighi (Silver 2004). In Cross Country he coached two athletes who both won 8 senior cross country titles Kastor, and Pat Porter. As a collegiate coach Coach Vigil was head coach at Adams State College for nearly 30 years. While at Adams State Vigil led a program that won 19 NAIA Team Championships and produced 87 individual champions and 425 All-Americans. His 1992 team cross country team won with a perfect score of 15 points the only one ever achieved in a collegiate national championship. Vigil was named National Coach of the Year on 14 different occasions. Read More
Matt Fitzgerald is one of the world's most acclaimed endurance sports writers. His numerous awards include the 2011 MIN Award for best opinion/commentary. Most recently, his book Iron War: Dave Scott, Mark Allen, and the Greatest Race Ever Run was shortlisted for the 2012 William Hill Sports Book of the Year. Read More
Coach Peter Thompson
Peter Thompson, who has competed and coached for more than 50 years, has trained athletes who have competed in the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games, and the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Track & Field World Championships. He has resourced and applied cutting edge knowledge and technologies to his own and to others' coaching practice. Read More
Vern Gambetta is currently is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He is considered the father of "Functional Sports Training." Vern's coaching experience spans 44 years at all levels of competition in a variety of sports. He has authored over 100 articles and nine books on various aspects of training. Read More
Sage Rountree, PhD, is an internationally recognized authority in yoga for athletes and an endurance sports coach with certifications from USA Triathlon and RRCA. She has authored several books and contributes to Runner's World, Yoga Journal, and USA Triathlon Life. Read More
Get USATF Level 3, NSCA CEU and USAT CEU Credits!
The Running Summit is an official USATF Level 3 Coaching Education Seminar!
Get 1.7 CEU(s), or 17 contact hours for the CSCS & NSCA‐CPT.
Get 10 USAT Continuing Education Credits for attending The Running Summit!
Seating is limited so don't miss your chance to sign-up early and attend the premier distance running clinic of 2013!.
The Navigant Credit Union Running Festival is a well organized Half Marathon, a 5K and a youth run in the Blackstone Valley area of Rhode Island. The Half Marathon offers a beautiful loop through the historical Blackstone Valley. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic views along the Blackstone River and Canal. The Half Marathon course offers the very best support to runners with eleven aid stations supplying water, power drinks and gels.
The 5K course will take runners through historical Pawtucket. Starting on Roosevelt St. and then turning on the the historical Walcott St. and then passes by McCoy stadium... home of the Pawtucket Pawsox before returning to downtown Pawtucket.
The Navigant Credit Union Running Festival offers a very fair entry fee. Compare this event to other local half marathons and you will see this Half Marathon offers a great value. There is also plenty of FREE parking near the start and finish area.
All races will start and finish at Pawtucket City Hall on Roosevelt Ave.
Dear Runner, as a past participant in the Groton Road Race, we would like to remind you to save the date for this year's event, which will take place on Sunday, April 28, 2013. You can also register now.
Irish 5K: Registration approaching 450. (550 shirts still available)
St Pat's 5K: Registration approaching 1,600. (1,400 shirts still available)
Celtic 5K: Registration approaching 800. (700 shirts still available)
These long sleeve technical t-shirt have sold out every year in advance of race day. After these shirts are sold out, all participants will receive a short sleeve custom race t-shirt.
To receive an overall Tour de Patrick cumulative time, the FREE Commemorative CD and overall Tour de Patrick ending position, participants must select the "Tour de Patrick All 3 Races" option from any of the 3 event websites. Commemorative CD's are also available for sale when registering.
Be part of a New England tradition and register with family and friends for the annual Willow Tree Family turkey Trot 5K and youth 1K in Downtown Providence on Thanksgiving morning. The Rhode Island Convention Center will be available to all runners and spectators before and after the run/walk.
Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2012
Family Turkey Trot 5K (10:00 a.m.) and youth 1K (children 14 and under at 9:30 a.m.)
Both events will start and finish at the Rhode Island Convention Center. The RI Convention Center has been secured for both events to provide a comfortable location for runners and walkers before and after the events.
Register for the Downtown Jingle 5K at the same time you are registering for the Willow Tree Family Turkey Trot 5K and save $10.
Simply select the option for both races when registering at either of the two websites to receive the $10 discount.
The Rhode Island Convention Center has been secured for both events. Parking is available at the RI Converntion Center at the event rate of $10. It is also possible to park at Providence Place and walk indoors to the packet pickup location inside the RI convention center by using the skybridge.