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Additional race information can be found at http://www.gaspee.com/events/5k/register.
Enjoy the excitement of running before a pre-assembled cheering crowd in anticipation of the Annual Gaspee Days Parade! Over 1,600 runners each year flock to participate in this exciting event along the Parkway’s famed red, white, and blue road stripe. Challenge yourself to place a record among our top runners and win a prize or just do it for the fun – either way, you are supporting one of the area’s favorite community events, as all proceeds support funding the annual Gaspee Days Parade.
This year's race is dedicated to Ray Nelson and his years of service to the Gaspee Days 5k and the greater RI running community.
Interested volunteers can sign up at this link.
The race starts at 9:30 AM sharp on Broad Street at Chiswick Road, Cranston, RI. The course spans 5K (3.1 miles) and is bicycle calibrated by Ray Nelson. It runs south on Broad Street into Warwick onto Narragansett Parkway then turns at General Hawkins Drive and returns North. The race finish line is just past the parade reviewing stand at Rhodes Place. Timing and results are coordinated by Spitler Race Systems. Due to the timing of the parade, the race has a strict cut-off time of one hour. You must be able to complete the 5k distance within this timeframe. Race shirts to the first 1250 people registered.
Pre-Race Bib Pick up: Thursday 6/8
Time 1- 12 noon - 4 pm at O'Rourke's Bar and Grill, Narragansett Parkway, Warwick
Time 2 - 5pm-8pm Revolution Broad Street, Cranston
Race morning bib pick up begins at 7:30 AM until 9:00 AM at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center, Broad Street & Rhodes Place, Cranston, RI.
NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED ON RACE MORNING. All entries must be registered online only. Save time and register before you leave home, we will have a bib waiting for you when you arrive.
Complimentary refreshments are available for all runners after the race. The race immediately precedes the Gaspee Days Parade so all runners and their families are welcome to enjoy a fun-filled morning and afternoon.
All runners 21+ are able to receive one complimentary beer at the conclusion of their race in the fenced Beer Garden. Refreshments area will stop serving beer at 11:00am, so be sure to get your included beverage right after completing the race! ID's will be checked at the gate as well.
Participants under 21 will NOT be receiving a beer ticket.
Portable restrooms are provided for participant use only. Showers and changing facilities are not available. Due to insurance limitations, the use of strollers or baby carriers is prohibited by participants. Pets are also prohibited around the race area for liability and safety purposes. Limited on-street parking available. Please note that no shirts will be given out after bib pick up closes at 9am. Please arrive early and plan ahead to find parking.
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