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.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).