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.


• 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 6:45 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.


BIB Pick-up & Onsite Registration

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.

Jamestown Drop-Off

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.

Waved Start

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.

Military Discount

The Pell Bridge Run extends its thanks to those serving our country. We invite active, reserve members and veterans of all military branches to email us to receive a discounted registration.

No Strollers or Pets

We do not allow strollers or pets on the bridge.

ADditional Questions

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please review our frequently asked questions or do not hesitate to contact us.

2018 Beneficiaries

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
Meeting Street
Rotary Club of Jamestown RI
Jamestown Pack 1 Cub Scouts
Honor Mae Meunier Trust
Boys Scouts, Troop 1 Jamestown
Sojourner House
Star Kids
Newport Gulls
Ocean State Waves
Save the Bay
Salvation Army
Special Olympics
Lucy's Hearth
J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center
Womens Resource Center
Sail to Prevail
Newport County YMCA
Looking Upwards
Sail Newport
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


OCTOBER 21, 2018