2021 Race

We truly look forward to running over the iconic Newport Pell Bridge again with you all on Sunday, October 17, 2021.

Registration Information:

Entry Fees

$47.00: June 1 – July 31
$52.00: August 1 – September 30
$57.00: October 1 – October 15
$65.00: Onsite (10/15 – 10/16)

Optional Mail in Form

What Do I Get?

Entry fees include shuttle transportation, an official event shirt and medal. Although additional charitable fundraising 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.

Onsite Registration and Bib Pick-Up

Registered participants will receive a race bib number and event shirt at registration at the Newport Visitors Center.

Saturday, October 16: 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Sunday, October 17: 5:30 – 6:30 AM (no onsite registration)

We very strongly encourage participants to pick up their bib and shirt on Saturday at the Visitors Center to alleviate race morning delays. There is no onsite registration on Sunday. 

Photo ID Required

All participants must present a photo ID to pick-up their bib. Participants may pick-up for friends and family, but must provide a copy of the ID or a photo of the ID on their phone for verification.

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.


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.

Safety and Covid Protocols

We continue to work with state and local officials as we craft our protocols guided by science and based on the recommendations of our public health officials at the time of the race. We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we look to host a safe and responsible event.


Masks are required for ALL participants, staff, and volunteers at bib pickup, on shuttle busses, and any other time you are inside. For race day, based on current guidelines from CDC and the Rhode Island Department of Health, if you’re fully vaccinated you do not need to wear a mask outside. If you’re not fully vaccinated, please wear a mask whenever social distancing is not available. These policies are subject to change if recommendations are adjusted, and updates will be communicated to participants via email, website and social media if so.


For the latest information about the FDA approved and effective COVID-19 vaccine in Rhode Island, visit

High Risk Attendees

We strongly recommend that any runners or spectators who are considered to be “high-risk” under CDC guidelines, refrain from coming to the Race at this time.

Registration Policies:

Refunds — 30 Days

Refunds on your registration may be requested up to 30 days before the event by emailing Refunds will not be granted if a request is made less than 30 days prior to the event. No exceptions.

Deferrals — 14 Days

You may request a deferral to the following year’s event up to 14 days prior to the event by emailing with your request.

Transfers — 14 Days

You may request a transfer of your registration to another individual up to 14 days prior to the event by emailing with your request.

Extreme Weather Policy

Our events are held rain or shine. However, there is always the potential for extreme or severe weather conditions. Race organizers will do as much as we can to ensure the experience is as safe as possible. In the event of severe weather, the race may be delayed as race officials consult public safety officers. If there is more than a short delay, if conditions persist, or the forecast calls for extreme weather, race officials reserve the right to alter or cancel the race. We do not schedule “rain dates”. Any decision to cancel an event is done as an absolute last resort and is made collectively with local risk management, police, fire & rescue, and medical personnel as appropriate. In such situations, there will be NO REFUNDS as registrants accept any such risk of their entry free when signing up.

Please check the website, our Facebook page, and your email before the race for any changes or cancellations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please thoroughly review the race website and frequently asked questions page. If you have any additional questions please contact us at

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