Century 21 Topsail Realty has come onboard as title sponsor for the inaugural Mt. Hope Bridge 5K. This first-ever road race will take place on Saturday, August 12th. Runners and walkers will follow a 3.1 mile course starting in Portsmouth near the base of the Mt. Hope Bridge, running across the bridge to Ferry Road in Bristol, turning on to the Roger Williams University campus and continuing south through campus to the finish. The starting gun is at 7:30AM.

“We look forward to producing an excellent inaugural event with the help of Century 21 Topsail Realty,” says Matt Gray, President of Gray Matter Marketing. “With their local focus and emphasis on customer service, Century 21 Topsail Realty’s involvement in the event ensures it will be a great success for our participants.”

“As owners of Century 21 Topsail Realty, we are proud and honored to be title sponsor for this inaugural run over the Mt. Hope Bridge,” said Michael and Lisa Fonesca. “It is our hope that this will become an annual tradition that we continue to be a part of. All proceeds will benefit the many great charities supported by the Bristol Rotary. Whether you walk or run, come join the fun!”

In addition to the title sponsor, the Topsail Realty Mt. Hope Bridge 5K will have four Gold Sponsors: Slepkow, Slepkow and Associates, Inc., A Jour Jewelry, Sunshine Fuels and Energy Services, and Gil’s Appliances .

The Topsail Realty Mt. Hope Bridge 5K is hosted by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority Foundation and produced by Gray Matter Marketing. 100% of net proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Bristol and their partner charities.

Tickets are now on sale for the event at www.mthopebridge5k.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).