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September 19, 2017

Photo credit Clancy Creative/Ocean Road 10K.

5th annual Ocean Road 10K race on October 1st will benefit Narragansett Historical Society


On October 1st, runners and walkers will participate in the fifth annual Ocean Road 10K presented by Polar Seltzer, a road race hosted each year in Narragansett, Rhode Island. A portion of each registration fee will be donated to the Narragansett Historical Society. The event, which has been popular with local and visiting participants alike, and is on track to sell out for the second year in a row. The event is produced by Gray Matter Marketing.

Over the course of five years since the Ocean Road 10k’s inception, the event has raised more than $15,000 for the Narragansett Historical Society.

The Narragansett Historical Society was founded to promote the preservation of and education about Narragansett’s rich cultural and historical heritage. This volunteer-based organization documents the history of important structures, organizes tours of historic structures and serves as an expert resource for researchers.

“The Narragansett Historical Society just celebrated our fifth anniversary, four of which we have been so lucky to be partnered with Gray Matter Marketing,” says Shirley Eastham, President of the Narragansett Historical Society. “The funds we have received as a beneficiary of their road race have been critical to our being and becoming. Even though we are an all-volunteer group, there are costs associated with running any organization. In addition, we are so proud to be associated with such an excellent, award-winning group, and we benefit also by observing Gray Matter Marketing’s excellent leadership, organizational skills and ideas.”
Gray Matter Marketing is based in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and also produces popular local events such as the Newport 10 Miler and the Citizen’s Bank Pell Bridge Run. “This year’s event is a great continuation of the partnership with the Narragansett Historical Society,” says Matt Gray, President of Gray Matter Marketing. “The racecourse includes iconic, historic Narragansett structures such as The Towers and Point Judith Light House, and we are proud to support the Narragansett Historical Society in preserving the beauty of the town of Narragansett.”

The race will be held on October 1st, 2017, starting at 8AM. Runners and walkers will park at Town Beach and board shuttles to the starting line at Point Judith Lighthouse. From the start, the course follows 6.2 miles of scenic, coastal miles north on Ocean Road under the Towers and finish in the north parking lot of Town Beach. Participants receive a t-shirt and finisher’s medal, as well as snacks from KIND Snacks and beverages from Polar Seltzer.

A limited number of bibs are still available for the race, but the event is on pace to sell out before the end of the week. For more information, including traffic impact and tickets, visit www.oceanroad10k.com