Photo Credit: Jonathan Clancy/Citizens Pell Bridge Run

2,876 runners/walkers finished the 2022 Citizen’s Pell Bridge Run on Sunday, October 16.

Max Girardet (18) was the top finisher, completing the four-mile trek in 18:57. Kirby Mosenthal (33) was the top female finisher at 24:43. See the full results for the race, here 

The event, which runs from Jamestown to Newport, is the only day of the year that pedestrians are permitted on the bridge. The Citizens Pell Bridge Run is hosted by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Foundation and produced by Gray Matter Marketing.

Not including Sunday’s fundraising yet (we should have a fundraising total soon), the Citizens Pell Bridge Run and the Rhode Island Turnpike & Bridge Foundation have donated more than $700,000 to non-profits through this event.

This year, the Citizens Pell Bridge Run and the RITB Foundation chose 30 local non-profits that will receive donations from the event. 100% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to these charities. Individuals and teams have raised additional funds online for both the official charities and other causes of their choosing.


  • Boys and Girls Club of Newport County
  • Boys Scouts, Troop 1 Jamestown
  • Boystown New England
  • C. Thomas Clagett Memorial Regatta and Clinic
  • Children’s Heart Foundation
  • Clean Ocean Access
  • Day One
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
  • Fanconi Anemia Research Fund
  • Girls on the Run Rhode Island
  • Hasbro Healing Arts Program
  • Izzy Foundation
  • James L. Maher Center
  • Jamestown Cub Scouts Pack 1
  • Looking Upwards
  • Museum of Newport Irish History
  • Nathan’s Angels
  • Newport County YMCA
  • Newport in Bloom
  • Newport Partnership for Families
  • North Kingstown Food Pantry
  • Project Undercover, Inc.
  • Providence Children’s Museum
  • Sail to Prevail
  • Samaritans
  • Save The Bay
  • Sojourner House
  • Special Olympics
  • Star Kids
  • Women’s Resource Center

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