Two local business, Rehoboth Beach Running Company and TriCoach LLC, are in the final days of their joint effort to solicit on-line votes from the general public to qualify for part of the $3,000,000 Mission Small Business funds. Chase and Living Social are awarding money to 12 companies with less than 100 employees.
REHOBOTH BEACH, Jun 19, 2012 – Planned new services will be offered locally to give weekend warriors an injury free path to their 1st milestone running event, 5k runners a plan to longer distances. Triathlon “wanna-b’s” will have their confidence raised by receiving training guidance from experts. A big issue today is child obesity, a new, local USAT Training facility will provide the opportunity to work with locals schools advanced physical fitness education for all levels of athletes.
The grant funds will be used to add professional level training equipment and coaching services for swimming, biking and running that will be for general public use. Customers will have year round access to an on-site tunnel CompuTrainer® for biking, The Endless Pool® & Vasa Ergometer for swimmers, eNewLeafSM metabolic assessment & treadmill gait/stride video analysis for runners, all overseen by USAT certified coaches.
Rehoboth Beach Running Company (“RBRC”) has been at its current 251 Rehoboth Ave store location, Rehoboth Beach Delaware’s main business street, since 2007. Itwas started by current owner Mary Beth Evans to provide running gear to local’s year round and vacationers during peak summer season. The current 1,600 square foot store and its web site http://runrb.com/ has expanded to today include triathlon (new swimming & biking clothing), to provide customers with a one stop shopping experience.RBRC has just qualified, and received certification, as the state of Delaware’s first USAT (“USA Triathlon”) Multisport store.
This achievement was possible by adding, for the first time, a USAT Certified Coach to store Staff. RBRC has a close association with local Tri-Coach company owned by USAT Certified Coach Kevin Danahy. There isn’t enough store space at RBRC’s currently location to add the desired coaching and multisport training equipment that RBRC’s current customer base is using elsewhere today. Event space also now is becoming an issue for RBRC’s annual Boston Marathon qualifier marathon event http://www.rbmarathon.com/ that has experienced participation growth from 500 participants at its inaugural 2008 event to 1,600 closed out registration for its last running in 2011.
To help establish the 1st Eastern Shore USAT Certified Training Center and get $250,000 grant spent locally the general public is asked to go on-line to https://www.missionsmallbusiness.com/ , use “Rehoboth Beach” business name or city for search and click the “vote” box next to Rehoboth Beach Running Company. It’s that easy. You can help further by Sharing or Liking our Mission Small Business Facebook posting with your friends. Grant recipients will be announced by September 15, 2012.