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April 28, 2017

Expect Traffic Delays, Road Closures on Saturday, April 15th for ‘Newport Rhode Races’


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Nearly 2,000 runners will compete in the inaugural Newport Rhode Races on Saturday, April 15th, which features a marathon, half-marathon and 5k. The marathon begins at 7:30 a.m., the half marathon at 8 a.m., and the 5k

The marathon begins at 7:30 a.m., the half marathon at 8 a.m., and the 5k begins at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 15th at Easton’s Beach.
Newport Police Department has confirmed the following streets will be affected and may have temporary delays for motor vehicle traffic;

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  • Memorial Blvd Westbound will be utilized for both east and west bound motor vehicle traffic between Middleton Ave and Middletown Town line.
  • Memorial Blvd Eastbound will be closed from Middleton Ave to the Middletown Town line.
  • Runners will travel from Memorial Blvd to Annandale Road, Narragansett Ave, Marchant Street, Wellington Ave, Harrison Ave, Ocean Ave, Bellevue Ave, Ruggles Ave, Ochre Point Ave, Narragansett Ave, Annandale Road, Memorial Blvd, to Easton’s Beach.

For more info on Newport Rhode Races, visit Inaugural Newport Rhode Races kicks off Marathon Weekend in April.

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Ryan Belmore, a Newport resident and life-long Rhode Islander, is the Editor & Publisher of www.whatsupnewp.com. Belmore is an on-air personality on Radio Newport 105.9FM, on the Board of Directors for Fort Adams Trust, and is the organizer of the Newport Holiday Stroll. Belmore was the digital/social media coordinator for the '15 Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover and has previously worked for the New England Patriots, American Cancer Society and hosted a radio talk show on AM 1540 WADK. Contact Ryan by phone at 401-662-1653, by e-mail at Ryan@whatsupnewp.com or on Twitter at @Ryan_Belmore.