The eighth annual Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 7:15 a.m.
Thank you for signing up for the Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run! In order to put on this event, strict time constraints must be met by us, the organizers, but more importantly, by you - the participants. We understand that the early start time, shuttles, and the point to point nature of the race adds some unique challenges. We ask for your cooperation in adhering to your shuttle assignment in order to get everyone to the start line on time. Please allow yourself plenty of time on race morning to find parking and board a shuttle.
• ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED.
• Onsite registration will be held Friday from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Newport Visitor's Center. Please note that there is NO ONSITE DAY OF REGISTRATION available on Sunday morning.
• Space is limited to the first 3,500 participants.
Bib numbers posted by noon on Friday.
Shuttles will begin transporting athletes from the Newport Visitors Center to the starting line in Jamestown beginning at 5:30 a.m. It is critical to event operations that all athletes abide by their assigned shuttle time. Times are based on your registration order. Those participants that signed up earliest have the later shuttle times. No shuttles will leave Newport after 6:35 a.m. Shuttles are available for registered participants only. You will need your race bib to board the shuttle. Bib numbers posted by noon on Friday.
You must bring a photo ID to packet pick up. You will not be given a bib without identification due to security reasons. If you plan to pick up bibs for multiple participants you must have a photo copy of their ID to do so. All participants are welcome to join us on any of the following dates.
Runners can pick up their bib and timing chip on race morning at the race start/shuttle area, however, it is strongly recommended that all runners attend Friday or Saturday registration to alleviate race morning delays.
• Friday, October 19: Newport Visitors Center, 4 p.m - 7 p.m
• Saturday, October 20: Newport Visitors Center, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
• Sunday, October 21: Newport Visitors Center, 5:25 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. (no onsite registration available)
Free parking will be available at the Gateway Center until 9:30 AM. Space is limited in this lot so we encourage you to consider all parking options throughout Newport, but please be aware that parking meters and major lots are still charging at this time of year. Suggested Parking Locations.
Athletes wishing to be dropped off near the starting line coming from Newport will take the East Shore Rd exit just after the toll plaza and head north on East Shore Road until they arrive at the designated drop off location. Drop-Off Locations Map.
There will be multiple wave starts of roughly 500 - 750 participants in each wave. The first wave starts at 7:15 AM, then sequentially minutes apart, one after the other after that. Runners and walkers will be asked to organize by pace time with elite runners going off first and walkers going last. We ask all participants to align themselves by the appropriate pace so we can ensure a smooth race. There will be volunteers and members of the race staff assisting with the pacing process.
We ask that all participants please resist delaying at the top of the Bridge to take photographs. We have hired additional photographers that will be stationed on the Bridge to take pictures of participants, which will be available for free download in the weeks following the event. Please enjoy the views, but keep moving.
Parking: There is NO PARKING at the race start in Jamestown. All athletes must use the shuttles from Newport or be dropped off at the designated athlete drop off locations. Parking Locations Map.
Free parking will be available at the Newport Visitors Center until 9:30 AM. Space is limited in this lot so we encourage you to consider all parking options throughout Newport, but please be aware that parking meters and major lots are still charging at this time of year.
Shuttles: Shuttles will run from the Newport Visitors Center in downtown Newport to the race starting line in Jamestown beginning at 5:30 a.m.
Drop Off Location: Athletes wishing to be dropped off near the starting line coming from Newport will take the East Shore Rd exit just after the toll plaza and head north on East Shore Road until they arrive at the designated drop off location. Drop-Off Locations Map.
Athletes coming from the West Bay will take the first exit in Jamestown and follow signage to the designated drop-off location. NO PEDESTRIANS ARE ALLOWED TO EXIT THEIR VEHICLES ON Route 138.
Due to the early start time and race distance, there will be no free gear drop off at the start or finish before the race. Dress appropriately for the cold and wind. It is required that athletes wishing to shed layers do so before they get on the bridge. Do not leave any items on the bridge. All clothing collected will be donated to charity.
The top male and female finisher along with the top three age group award winners will be recognized at the post race festival. More Info.
Water, hot chocolate and coffee will be offered at the starting line in Jamestown. We will host one on-course water stop at the base of the Pell Bridge in Newport.
Water will be available at the finish from Polar Seltzer. KIND Snacks and HIPPEAS, will also be at the finish with samples of their latest tasty products.
Due to the unique nature of the race course and the time of the year, there is a potential for race cancelation due to the weather. Please dress appropriately for potential wind and cold temperatures. Unfortunately there is no rain date and no refunds will be permitted. Please review our cancelation policy.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
Child and Family Services
Fanconi Anemia Research Fund
A Wish Come True
Rogers High School Athletic Boosters Club
C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta
Clean Ocean Access
Middletown Youth Football and Cheerleading
Rotary Club of Jamestown RI
Jamestown Pack 1 Cub Scouts
Honor Mae Meunier Trust
Boys Scouts, Troop 1 Jamestown
Ocean State Waves
Save the Bay
J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center
Womens Resource Center
Sail to Prevail
Newport County YMCA
Susan G. Komen
Access Point RI
Rotary Club of Bristol RI
Payton Elizebath Watson Memorial Foundation
March of Dimes
RI Hospital Pulmonary Hypertension
Boys and Girls Club of Newport County
Jamestown Fire Department
We do not allow strollers or pets on the bridge. All participants including toddlers MUST be registered.
OCTOBER 21, 2018