The 2016 Narrow River Road Race, presented by Narrow River Preservation Association (NRPA), gets under way at 10:00 on Saturday morning, May 14, with 10K runners starting from the Narragansett Beach North Pavilion, and 5K runners and 5K walkers setting out from Treaty Rock Park on Middlebridge Road in South Kingstown.
The USA Track & Field (USATF) certified 10K and 5K courses (#RI06004RN and #RI06005RN) finish at the Narragansett Town Beach, where prizes are awarded to first place male and female finishers in each of six age categories for the 10K Run, 5K Run and 5K Walk. This year’s edition is the 29th running of the Narrow River Road Race, which is enjoyed each year by more than 250 runners and walkers from all over New England. Proceeds from the race support NRPA’s educational initiatives and water quality monitoring programs.
Registration and check-in opens at 8:30 a.m. in the Narragansett Beach North Parking Lot. Shuttle buses from the registration area to the starting line for the 5K events at Treaty Rock Park begin at 9:00 a.m.
Runners and walkers are encouraged to register in advance by going to the NRPA website (www.narrowriver.org) where they can either register online or download an application form. There is a reduced fee for early registration, and the first 300 registrants receive a Narrow River Road Race T-shirt. The entry fee is $25 if postmarked by May 12 and $30 after May 12 and on the day of race.
Narrow River Preservation Association (NRPA) is a 501(c)(3) volunteer organization that works to preserve, protect, and restore the natural environment and the quality of life for all communities within the Narrow (Pettaquamscutt) River Estuary and Watershed.