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Photo via Clancy Creative/Ocean Road 10K

Narragansett, RI– The sixth annual Ocean Road 10K benefiting the Narragansett Historical Society, will take place on Sunday, September 30. Runners and walkers will travel north from Point Judith to Narragansett Town Beach along Ocean Road in Narragansett, RI. This is the second year in a row that this race has sold out. The event is produced by local company Gray Matter Marketing.

Starting at 8 am, the Ocean Road 10K is a 6.2-mile run/walk that starts at Pt. Judith Lighthouse and finishes at Town Beach in Narragansett. Once runners have passed under the Narragansett Towers, they will finish beachside, at the north parking lot of Town Beach. 

Last year, Eric Lonergan, from North Kingstown, Rhode Island, came in first place at the Ocean Road 10K, finishing the race at 33 minutes and 37 seconds and set a course record. Lonergan is registered to run the race again this year. In 2017, Aileen Keogh, from West Roxbury, Massachusetts, was the first female finisher, crossing the line in 41 minutes and 18 seconds. 

Traffic impact: Roads will not be closed to vehicles during the race, but there will be some minor congestion in the morning on Ocean Road and near Town Beach. Because this is a point to point race, runners will occupy the right-hand lane traveling North. All vehicular traffic is encouraged to use Route 1 as an alternate route. Narragansett Police officers will be assisting and directing traffic wherever necessary from 8 AM until 11 AM.  All traffic will resume normal patterns by 11 AM. 

A portion of every registration fee for the Ocean Road 10K is donated to the event’s charitable partner, the Narragansett Historical Society. Founded in 1978, the Narragansett Historical Society is committed to preserving the history of Narragansett, Rhode Island. Their mission is to promote the preservation of and education about Narragansett’s rich cultural and historical heritage.

For more information regarding traffic impact and course information, visit  www.oceanroad10k.com. 

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