There are a variety of races happening throughout Rhode Island this fall, which allow walkers, runners and bikers to enjoy Rhode Islands landscapes.
Women Run – The Sanity Chase: This race will be held on Sunday, September 14th at Fort Adams State Park. This event benefits the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, Lucy’s Hearth and the Fort Adams Trust. The day kicks off at 8:30 with a 4.4 mile road race, followed by waves of sanity chasers from 9:30 to 1:30. These sanity chasing women will complete a 4 mile obstacle course which will include running, paddle boarding, rock climbing, hula hooping, tricycles and slides. For more information and tickets, check out the Sanity Chase website.
Harvest Wine Run: Newport Vineyards sponsors the Harvest Wine Run when the grapes are ready for harvest. This years wine run will be held on Saturday, September 20th at 3pm. This event includes a trail run through the vineyard (approximately 4 miles), post race wine tasting and BBQ and live music.
4 Bridges Ride: On Sunday, September 21st, cyclists can participate in a 26 mile charity ride that takes them along the Jamestown, Newport, Mount Hope and Sakonnet Bridges. The race is sponsored by the Rhode Island Turnpike and bridge authority to raise money for a variety of their non profit partners. It is a unique experience for experienced bikers.
Newport Rhode Races: This race will be held on Sunday, October 12th and will include a marathon, half marathon and a 5k. The marathon and half marathon courses will take runners on a scenic run through Middletown and Newport. They start at Easton’s Beach and hit some beautiful areas such as the beaches, Fort Adams, Brenton Point and the Bellevue Mansions. The 5k course will start and finish at Brenton Point and take runners along Harrison Avenue and along Ocean Drive.
Pell Bridge Run: This year’s Citizen’s Bank Pell Bridge run will be held on October 26th and is one of the most unique road race experiences in the northeast. This 4 mile course is the one opportunity for pedestrians to cross over the Newport Pell Bridge. It is produced by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority and supports local non profit organizations.