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Online registration closes on Thursday, October 18 at midnight.

Mail-In Entry Form* ($5.00 processing fee for mail in registrations)

Entry Fees:

May 1 - July 31 $45.00
August 1 - September 30 $50.00
October 1 - October 18 $55.00
Onsite (10/19 - 10/20) $65.00

Entry fees include shuttle transportation, an official event shirt and finish line food and beverage. Although additional charitable fundraishing is appreciated, no additional fundraising is required to participate in the run/walk.

The primary goal of the Pell Bridge Run is to raise funds for local not-for-profits and promote a healthy/active lifestyle.

T-shirt size is subject to availability. Participants that arrive to registration early have the best opportunity to secure the size they would like. Choosing a size on our on-line registration does not guarantee that your size will be available at packet pick up.

Onsite Registration & Bib Pick Up

Onsite registration and Packet Pick-up will be held on October 19-21 at the Newport Visitors Center.

October 19 - Newport Visitors Center, Newport, R.I. 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
October 20 - Newport Visitors Center , Newport, R.I. 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
October 21 - Newport Visitors Center, Newport, R.I. 5:30 a.m. - 6:15 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.

Waved Start

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 right lane and Do not delay while onthe bridge.
With the presence of the median barriers we are no longer able to divert traffic to the Westbound lanes on the bridge. Rhode Island State Police will now escort traffic over the Pell Bridge during the race in the East bound high speed 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 right hand lane throughout the race. We also ask that all participants please resist delaying for too long 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. Please enjoy the views, but keep moving throughout the event.

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.

Refund and Deferral Policies

Here at Gray Matter Marketing, we recognize that life happens. Our defined refund, deferment and transfer policies allow runners to delay participation by a year or give someone else the chance to run in their place, both for a fee and before a specific deadline. Fees and deadlines are outlined on each event website, as well as in each registration waiver. Exceptions to this policy will not be granted for any reason, including injury, pregnancy, and family emergencies. We regret that we cannot make exceptions.

Refund Policy - 45 Days

Absolutely no requests after: September 6, 2018

Registered runners may request a full-refund of their paid fee up to 45 days prior to the event. No refunds will be granted in the final 45 days before the event. Please contact us about refunds at

Registration Transfers - One Week

Absolutely no requests after: October 14, 2018

A request must be sent no later than one week prior to the event by the runner who purchased the registration with the name, adress, email, gender and date of birth of the runner taking their place to A registration transfer processing fee of $20 will be incurred.

Deferrals - One Week

Absolutely no requests after: October 14, 2018

A deferred registration is $30. Those who request to defer to the following event year will be provided with a registration link and instructed to register within one week of receiving the deferral link. Upon receiving a confirmation email after registering the deferral, they will be registered for the coming year’s event and it will require no further action. Contact us at to request a deferral.

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

2018 Beneficiares To be announced soon

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