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 4:00 - 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.

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.

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 20: Newport Visitors Center, 4 p.m - 7 p.m
Saturday, October 21: Newport Visitors Center, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 22: 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 construction on the Bridge, there will be multiple wave starts this year of roughly 200 - 300 participants in each wave. The first wave starts at 7:00 AM, then sequentially minutes apart, one after the other after that. 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.

Please Stay in the designated pedestrian lane. Do not delay while on the bridge.

Rhode Island State Police will escort traffic over the Pell Bridge during the race in the East bound 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 designated pedestrian throughout the race. This lane will be designated by cones in the roadway.

We also ask that all participants please resist delaying 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, which will be available for free download in the weeks following the event. Please enjoy the views, but keep moving.

Onsite Registration & Bib Pick Up

Onsite registration and Packet Pick-up will be held on October 21-23 at the Newport Visitors Center.

October 20 - Newport Visitors Center, Newport, R.I. 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
October 21 - Newport Visitors Center , Newport, R.I. 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
October 22 - Newport Visitors Center, Newport, R.I. 5:30 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. (just bib pickup, no onsite registration)

Runners can pick up their bib and timing chip on race morning at the race start/shuttle area, however, it is strongly recommended that all runners attend Friday or Saturday registration to alleviate race morning delays.

There will be no on-site registration on race morning.



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.

2017 Beneficiaries

Save The Bay
Honor Mae Meunier Trust Fund
A Wish Come True
Newport Gulls
Ocean State Waves
Clean Ocean Access
Looking Upwards
Women's Resource Center
Sail Newport
Boys and Girls Club of Newport County
Newport County YMCA
Salvation Army
Bike Newport
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center
C. Thomas Clagett Memorial Regatta
Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation
Payton Elizabeth Watson Memorial Foundation
Fanconi Anemia Research Fund
Special Olympics Rhode Island
Jamestown Rotary
Meeting Street School
Sail to Prevail
RI Pulmonary Hypertension Center
Newport/Fall River Star Kids Scholarship Program
March of Dimes
Jamestown Historical Society
Jamestown Fire Department
RHS Boosters
Jamestown Boy Scout Troop 1
Jamestown Baseball Association


OCTOBER 21, 2018