Location: Wakefield, RI US 02879 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Event Time Price Details
Run 4 Kerri 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT N/A
Fundraising Team Registration 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT N/A
380 Matunuck Beach Road
Wakefield, RI US 02879

The Run 4 Kerri is a nonprofit charity organization that was developed to raise funds to sponsor a variety of charitable endeavors.  The race was created to preserve the memory of the late Kerri Lynn Bessette who passed away at 19 years old in April 2001. Kerri succumb to complications resulting from bacterial meningitis while a freshman student and athlete at LaSalle University in Philadelphia. Over the past years The Run 4 Kerri has been able to donate yearly to a memorial scholarship for senior female track and field athletes at South Kingstown High School to offset college expenses.  In the few years we have also added sponsoring the Narragansett Youth Track Series which allows children 13 and under to participate in track and field events to emphasis and promote self-confidence, sportsmanship, and fun.  Lastly, we have established a school library giving program in which we hope to stock the shelves of a particular school yearly with developmental and age appropriate content. 

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Race Morning

The race begins promptly at 9:00 am and registration will close at 8:45 am.  Please be aware that Matunuck Beach Road is a small community one lane in one lane out road that is subject traffic on race morning.  With the help of our dedicated volunteers and local police department we do our very best to have you in the school drive way and parking as quickly as possible. 

We guarantee t-shirts to the first 750 registered runners and if you register prior to July 4th 12 am than we can guarantee your t-shirt size for the race. 

Each runner will be entered our raffle drawing with over 150 prizes.

There will be light refreshments of bagels, bananas, and water available.


Top 5 overall Male and Females are awarded cash prizes of $250, $200, $150, $100, and $50.

Masters overall Male and Female are awarded a cash prize of $ 50 and are eligible to win Top 5 awards as well.

If the Top Male or Female defeats the course records they will additionally earn $ 100.

Male - Amos Sang  - 18:44
Female - Amy Roudolph - 21:49

Tour De France style sprint bonuses
First male and female runner to cross mile 1 will receive $50 and $25 for mile 2 and and $25 for mile 3.

Awards to the top three finishers in each age division:

  • 12 and under
  • 13-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70+

If you would like to be considered for the elite field please email

Early Packet Pick Up

Avoid the rush.... Saturday August 1st from 9am - 12 pm

Pick up your race packet, t-shirt and number.

You may also register for the race Saturday morning for a fee of $30.


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