The 6th Annual Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run is scheduled for this weekend, the race is set to kick off at 7:15 a.m. on Sunday, October 23rd.

The Citizens Bank Pell Bride Run is a 4 mile run/walk that serves as a major fundraiser for dozens of local charities each year. This race, which has a max capacity of 4,000 participants, is hosted by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority and managed by Gray Matter Marketing.

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The race starts on Conanicus Ave. at the base of the Pell Bridge in Jamestown. All runners will park in Newport and be shuttled to the start line.

The Newport/Pell Bridge Run will not be shut down on race day.

Athletes will cross the Pell Bridge in the east bound lane while the bridge will remain open for two-way traffic traveling in the two west bound lanes. Slight delays can be expected on the bridge from 5:30 a.m. thru 9:00 a.m. Small parts of East Shore and Canonicus Roads in Jamestown will be closed from 7:00-7:45 a.m. on race day. In Downtown Newport, small portions of Farewell St. and America’s Cup Avenue will be closed from 7:00-9:00 a.m.

Small parts of East Shore and Canonicus Roads in Jamestown will be closed from 7:00-7:45 a.m. on race day. In Downtown Newport, small portions of Farewell St. and America’s Cup Avenue will be closed from 7:00-9:00 a.m.

Runners must complete the 4 mile course in an hour and 20 minutes. All participants must be off the bridge by 8:15 a.m.

For more information on the Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run, visit www.pellbridgerun.com.

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