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Posted: March 19, 2014

If you are new to running, or you have been a casual runner and are looking to advance to the next level, or you are returning to running after many years away - then the Club has developed a fun and progressive beginner running program to make sure the first step is the right step.

The program will meet on Saturdays at 10:00 AM at Ben Franklin School track. The program concludes with the Ridgewood Run 5K. This season will be coached by Joel Pasternack.

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Posted: March 18, 2014

A new Intermediate Level group workout will be held Thursday evenings at 6:00 PM at the Ridgewood Duck Pond. Back by popular demand is Coach Rob McCarthy. This group is for runners who at a minimum are able to run 3 miles without stopping or walking. Pace is not important. If you cannot then you might consider our beginning runner program. The program will be held each week at the same time. Location may vary and will be determined by Coach Rob McCarthy.

Posted: February 19, 2014

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we must say goodbye to our founder, Toshiko d'Elia. She passed away peacefully on February 19 at her daughter's home in Allendale from complications of a brain tumor that was discovered in December of 2013. She was 84. Toshi's awards and world records are too numerous to list but she is best known for being the first woman over age 50 to run a sub three-hour marathon at the 1980 World Veteran’s Marathon Champions in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2:57:25. She was also the first woman over 65 to run a sub seven-minute mile indoors. In 1996 she was inaugurated into the first class of the Masters division of the USATF National Track and Field Hall of Fame. d’Elia ran her first marathon in January of 1976, at age 46. She only trained to run 13.1 miles to see if she could do the distance. When she reached the half she kept running and finished in 3:25. Three months later she ran the Boston Marathon in 3:15. Seven months later she ran the New York City Marathon, placing third woman overall in 3:08:15.

Toshi will be remembered for her kind spirit, gentleness and graciousness. We have lost an angel. As per her wish, there will be no service. A memorial run will be planned for the spring.

Run like Toshi!

Posted: July 21, 2013

The club is offering custom running gear: Warm Up Jackets, T-Shirts, Hooded Sweatshirt, and Warm Up Pants. These items are offered to members at cost. We will place orders with the supplier once enough members express interest.

Please visit the order form web page where all the details about the items and their costs are available.

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