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 3:00 - 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.

Athlete Guide

Athlete Guide PDF

Bib Numbers

Assigned Bib Numbers


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 on website.

6:15 a.m: Bib #’s 1-1000
6:00 a.m: Bib #’s 1001-2000
5:45 a.m: Bib #’s 2001-3000
5:30 a.m: Bib #’s 3001+ and day of packet pick-ups

Packet Pickup

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. We encourage participants to attend the Friday registration to avoid long lines on Saturday.

Friday, October 21: Newport Visitors Center, 3 p.m - 7 p.m
Saturday, October 22: Newport Visitors Center, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 23: 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

Due to the median barriers on the Claiborne Pell/Newport Bridge there will be a wave start this year. 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.

First Wave (7:15AM): 9 minute pace and faster
Second Wave (7:18AM): 9 to 11 minute pace
Third Wave (7:22AM): 11 to 14 minute pace
Fourth Wave (7:27AM): 15 minute pace and slower

Please Stay in the right lane and Do not delay while on the bridge.
Rhode Island State Police will now escort traffic over the Pell Bridge during the race in the East bound high speed lanes while runners/walkers will only have the right hand lane on the bridge to run/walk. It is critical to the success of the event and for the safety of all participants that you remain in the right hand lane throughout the race. We also ask that all participants please resist delaying for too long 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. Please enjoy the views, but keep moving throughout the event.

Entry Fees:

May 1 - July 31 $45.00
August 1 - September 30 $50.00
October 1 - October 20 $55.00
Onsite (10/21 - 10/22) $65.00

Entry fees include shuttle transportation, an official event shirt and finish line food and beverage. Although additional charitable fundraishing is appreciated, no additional fundraising is required to participate in the run/walk.

The primary goal of the Pell Bridge Run is to raise funds for local not-for-profits and promote a healthy/active lifestyle.

T-shirt size is subject to availability. Participants that arrive to registration early have the best opportunity to secure the size they would like. Choosing a size on our on-line registration does not guarantee that your size will be available at packet pick up.


Registered runners may request a full-refund of their paid fee up to four weeks prior to the event. No refunds will be granted in the final 28 days before the event. Please contact us about refunds and race deferals at

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.

OCTOBER 23, 2016