The Ocean Road 10k presented by The Rhode Island Army National Guard is a 6.2 mile run/walk that starts at Pt. Judith Lighthouse and finishes at Town Beach in Narragansett. Ocean Road’s coastal scenery and smooth surface make for an ideal 10k course that hugs the coast before passing under the famed Narragansett Towers and finishing at the Narragansett Town Beach.
Please Arrive Early
Please be sure to afford enough time to park and board your designated shuttle. Parking is available on a first come-first serve basis in the Town Beach parking lots. Additional street parking is available nearby, throughout Narragansett. We advise showing up at least 20-30 minutes before your assigned shuttle wave. There is NO parking available at the race start in Point Judith. Participants are welcome to arrange their own transportation to and from the start/finish.
Parking is available at the finish line of the event in north and south lots of Narragansett Town Beach (map). Parking is available on a first come-first serve basis in the Town Beach parking lots. Additional street parking is available nearby, throughout Narragansett. Shuttles will be provided to take athletes only (no spectators) to the starting line beginning at 6:15 AM.
There is NO parking at the starting line. Participants are welcome to arrange their own transportation to and from the start/finish If you are being dropped off at the starting line please leave enough time to avoid traffic as our shuttles will be running all morning.
The race starts at 8:00 AM with informal waves starting minutes apart. Runners will be asked to loosely organize by pace time with the fasted runners going off first and slower paces going last. There will be volunteers assisting with the pacing process.
Water, Nuun and restrooms will be available at miles 2.0 and 4.0. Medical support will tail the race, and will be offered at the finish line.
We welcome runners and walkers of all speeds. However, volunteers, on course-aid and roads can only be secured and staffed for a set amount of time.
The course will “close” on a continuous pace of 16:00 minutes per mile. Anyone who cannot maintain the 16:00 minute per mile pace must move to the sidewalk as the course closes to allow regular traffic through. Runner services cannot be guaranteed for participants beyond the 16:00 minute per mile pace.
Prohibited on the Course
We do not allow the following on the course: unregistered runners, pets, baby joggers, strollers, any wheeled vehicles other than wheelchairs (In accordance with USATF guidelines, wheelchair athletes must wear helmets).
Traffic and Community Impact
We consider ourselves very fortunate to be able to share the beauty of Narragansett with our runners. Please be respectful of the local community and do your best to only discard any clothing layers and trash at the race start, aid stations and/or mile-markers.
Roads will be managed by the Narragansett Police Department and will largely remain open to traffic throughout the day, but delays and temporary stoppages can be expected from 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM throughout the course.