Archive - Jul 25, 2011 - Sports Article
Itâs a 13.1-mile race. No matter how you look at it, it possesses some kind of challenge for anyone that attempts the distance.
But this one will be a little more fun. Actually, it could be a lot more fun.
On Sunday morning, Aug. 7, an expected 8,000 runners and walkers will invade the capital city for the inaugural Rock nâ Roll Providence Half Marathon. The race is the latest of the popular Rock nâ Roll Marathon series that has already made its way to 25 U.S. cities and an additional two more internationally.
Two-time regular-season champion Cumberland Post 14 and red-hot Collette Vacations Post 79 will be among the âElite Eightâ teams that will play for the state championship this week when the R.I. American Legion Senior Division tournament moves into the double-elimination format.
In seasons past, the double-elimination portion of the postseason wouldnât get under way until four ballclubs were left standing after winning a best-of-three quarterfinal and semifinal-round series.