After a long off-season of planning, we have just wrapped up our 1st race of the year and have a short turn around time before the mack-daddy of Rhode Island races – The Providence Rhode Races.
The Newport race was so important to Karen and I – to start off the year on the right foot, for redemption and just for the love of it. We ended
up having a beautiful race day, we saw quite a few PRs and BQs and we even had TWO marriage proposals at the finish line.
It was so humbling to us to be a part of someone’s BIG moment like this, even some small part. And as is often the case, we get a bit introspective at the end of each race because we get to see so many emotions in our racers: struggle, determination and joy throughout the day. The finish line really is such a happy place.
We often say that for us, hosting a race is like inviting guests over to our home. We want to throw a great party, have everything go perfectly and provide you a great memory. We know that it took an awful lot of work for you to get to the starting line and we hope to give you the experience that reflects that work.
A race is a personal journey and it often requires the support of your family with the time and emotional work that it takes. Our families support us in a different but similar way in helping us all enjoy the same event. What you may not know is that we are truly a Mom and Pop show, well – more like Mom and Mom. But we have our husbands, kids, friends and family all working behind the scenes to help us give you that memorable experience.
We would like to thank them – for supporting us, working with us, ENDURING us and allowing us to continue to be a part of this combined journey with you.
And thank you for allowing us to be a small part of your journey to the finish line. We are all family now.