A total of 1,700 runners and walkers participated in the sixth annual Ocean Road 10K in Narragansett, Rhode Island on Sunday. Beneath bluebird skies, they followed a 6.2-mile course from Point Judith to Narragansett Town Beach, passing some of Rhode Island’s most stunning ocean scenery.
For the second year in a row, North Kingstown resident Eric Lonergan broke the tape, this year with a time of 33:45. “I’m always just happy to finish, thats always the first goal,” says Lonergan. “The pack separated really early, and some of my teammates from Rhode Runner were also out there… it was a great day, great course.”
Jared Delamo, from Warwick, came in second at 37:32, and Miguel Colon from Providence rounded out the men’s podium with a time of 38:53.
Katie Garvin, from Kingston, was the fastest female, completing the course in 42:25. She was followed by Abbie Bingham from Chatham, New Jersey at 43:51 and Sarah Michaud from Bristol, Connecticut in 43:55.
Since it began in 2012, the Ocean Road 10k has grown from 300 registered runners to more than 2,100 registered runners. The event benefits the Narragansett Historical Society. A portion of every registration fee for the event is donated to the Historical Society, and this year the organization received a $10,000 donation from the event. The Narragansett Historical Society, as well as other local organizations including Girls on the Run Rhode Island and the Salve Regina University Cross Country Team also assisted with volunteers on race day and the day before.
The Ocean Road 10K is presented by Polar Seltzer, and sponsored by Denali, Kind Snacks, Newport Box Fit, Cabot Creamery, Game Face Media, Hippeas, and RedFin. The event is produced by Gray Matter Marketing.
The 2019 Ocean Road 10K date will be announced soon!
Photo: Eric Lonergan and 1,700 other runners took to the streets of Narragansett on Sunday. Photo Credit: Clancy Creative/Ocean Road 10K