Robert Shields, Director
401-568-6206, ext. 224
4TH OF JULY VIRTUAL ROAD RACE POSTED MAY 28, 2020
- ABOUT THIS EVENT
Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, the annual Glocester Fourth of July Road Races will be held virtually. Participants can create and run their own ONE (1), TWO (2) or FIVE (5) mile course between Saturday June 20 and Saturday July 4. Once participants finish their race, please return to the Town of Glocester website to post times.
- SELECT YOUR COURSE
Create a safe course of your own choosing that meets your selected distance and adheres to the current regulations regarding social distancing. On the road, around the track or down the trail, the choice is yours.
- RUN YOUR RACE
Select a date between the beginning of June 20 and the end of July 4 to run your race. During your race, time your effort. Use a simple stopwatch, GPS watch or smartphone to record your effort.
- REPORT YOUR RESULTS
Return to the Glocester Town website and report your time and distance. Simply fill in the provided form. Athletes are also encouraged to share any photos of their race on the form or to the Glocester Recreation Facebook page #RunGlocester.
- COLLECT YOUR SWAG
Race tee-shirts will be distributed to all registered participants on Saturday, July 4, 8 AM - 10 AM, in the Glocester Town Hall rear parking area. Please remain in your vehicle and wait for the next available Glocester Recreation representative to assist you. In lieu of trophies, the first 150 registrants will receive race medals. Medals can also be picked up during tee-shirt distribution.
JOB OPENINGS POSTED MAY 20, 2020
The Glocester Recreation Department is hiring for the summer. Please see Job Descriptions below, and apply online if interested:
NOTICE FROM THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT POSTED AUG 14, 2019
While both Marion Irons and Spring Grove beach areas have passed all water quality test this summer, Cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue-green algae, has been found in neighboring communities.
Glocester beach fronts will continued to be monitored, but please be aware of the following information provided from RI DEM:
Blooms of cyanobacteria generally occur in late summer into the early fall when water temperatures are warmest and an abundance of sunlight and nutrients are available. There are no visual properties of a cyanobacteria bloom that indicate the algae are producing toxins. Cyanobacteria blooms generally have the following properties:
- Blooms are generally bright green or blue-green in color, but may be brown, red or purple.
- Water may look like thick pea soup and foam may create shoreline scums.
- The water can also look cloudy with a green tint.
- A slick film or colored streaks may cover the surface of the water like spilled paint.
- The color of the bloom may give clues to the type of algae, but confirmation of cyanobacteria can only be completed by a microscope.
For additional information, please feel free to call the Recreation Department at 401.568.6206.
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Notice: The Recreation Department is looking to see if there is any interest in starting a Women's Basketball Program. If any post high school aged residents are interested in directing and/or playing, please call the Recreation Office at 401-568-6206, x 224.
Vandalism, we're sorry to say, is a problem at all our recreation areas. If you notice any act of vandalism, please either speak to the culprits or report them to the Glocester Police or Recreation Office at 568-6206, ext. 224. Thanks!
Our youth leagues are always in need of coaches, officials, concession workers, and other caring adult workers. If you like kids and possess a positive, pleasant personality, please call the Recreation Office at 568-6206, ext. 224 or contact your favorite youth league to discover ways to help out. Thanks!
Your suggestions, comments, questions, or complaints can be left
at any time on the Recreation Department answering machine
401-568-6206, ext. 224
Hands-On Event For All Ages
Saturday, April 28, 2018