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Join us at this popular oceanside flat and fast 10k in Narragansett on Sunday, October 2, 2022 for its ninth annual running. Be sure to sign up early to lock in the best prices and the later shuttle assignments!

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Charitable Mission

The Ocean Road 10k has proudly supported the Narragansett Historical Society since our inaugural event in 2013 and has raised over $45,000 for the NHS through event proceeds.

Schedule of Events

Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation in arriving before your assigned shuttle. We strongly suggest participants attend Saturday Bib Pick-Up to alleviate race morning delays.

Wednesday, September 28
11:59 PM: Online registration closes

Saturday, October 1
12:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Packet pick-up
Location: Narragansett Parks & Rec. Building
170 Clarke Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882 (map)

Sunday, October 2
6:00 AM – 7:00 AM: Packet pick-up
Location: Narragansett Town Beach (map)

  • 6:30 AM: Shuttle Wave 1
  • 6:45 AM: Shuttle Wave 2
  • 7:00 AM: Shuttle Wave 3
  • 7:15 AM: Shuttle Wave 4

Detailed shuttle information below

8:00 AM: Race Start
Location: Point Judith Lighthouse

Registration and Bib Pick-Up

Saturday

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Packet pick-up Location: Narragansett Parks & Rec. Building 170 Clarke Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882 (map)

Sunday

6:00 AM - 7:00 AM: Packet pick-up Location: Narragansett Town Beach (map)

Registered participants will receive their race bib with timing chip and athlete shirt at registration. Onsite registration is NOT available at this time.

All participants must show a photo ID at pick-up. Participants may pick-up for friends and family, but must provide a copy of the ID or a photo of the ID on their phone for verification.

Please note: Race participants picking up their bibs on Sunday may not receive their shirts until after the race due to race morning time constraints.

Getting There

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

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.

Shuttles

The Ocean Road 10k is a point-to-point race with no parking at the race start. In order to get everyone to the start line in time all athletes are assigned a shuttle time prior to the race. Your cooperation in arriving before your assigned shuttle is greatly appreciated.

Shuttle times are based on when you registered for the event. The earlier in the process you registered, the later your shuttle time. Athletes are welcome to board an earlier shuttle than their assigned wave, just not a later one.

Gear Bag Drop

Lock it up with The Mobile Locker Co.! Locker rentals give you a secure, convenient option for valuables and gear, starting at $5. Rent online in advance or onsite with cash or credit. The Mobile Locker truck will be parked at the race start in Point Judith and then drive to the race finish for participants to collect their gear post-race in Narragansett.

There is no other gear bag drop. Any layers discarded at the race start will be collected and donated. 

After You Finish

Awards and Divisions

A finisher's medal will be given to all race participants. Awards will be presented following the race to the:

  • Top 3 male and female runners
  • Top 3 in each age group:
    • 5 year increments, Under 19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Athlete Food

Our post-race food consists of grab and go fruit, granola bars, and water.

Race Policies

Registration Policies

Gray Matter Marketing is a small business dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle with charitably focused events that highlight the communities we are fortunate to call hosts cities.

Race Credits

We are not able to offer refunds. However we do offer any registered runners the opportunity to request a race credit for your full value. Once issued, these Eventbrite Credits appear as a balance of your Eventbrite account. The credit balance can then be applied to the purchase price of a new ticket to any event on our calendar within two years of the day we issue the credit. Race credits may be requested up to 30 days before the event in which you are registered. Race credits will not be granted if a request is made less than 30 days prior to the event.

STEP 1. Request a Race Credit

Please email info@graymattermarketing.com with your full name, the email you used to register for the event, and the event name and date — and we will issue an event credit for the value of your entry. Event credits must be requested no later than 30 days prior to the event you are currently registered for.

STEP 2. View Credit Balance

When we authorize a credit you receive an email from Eventbrite. At this point, you will be able to view your Gray Matter Marketing credit as follows:

    • Log in to Eventbrite
    • Go to “Credits” in your account.
    • View the amount and expiration date of your credits

STEP 3. Use Credit towards a Gray Matter Marketing Event

You must be logged in to Eventbrite to use your credits. Once you found the Gray Matter Marketing event you wish to transfer to, you use the credits to pay for the tickets at the checkout:

    • Select the ticket quantity and click “Checkout”
    • Fill out your details and click “Payment”.
    • Select your credit amount under “Credits”.
    • If the credit doesn’t cover the new ticket price, select a payment method to pay for the balance.
    • Click “Place order”
    • More information on Event Credits.
Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I get a refund?
We do not offer refunds. However we do offer Eventbrite Credits for other events on our calendar.

Can I defer my registration?
No, we do not roll over your registration automatically to the next year’s event. However the credit that we issue can be used towards the purchase of that same event whenever registration re-opens for the following year’s event.

Can I transfer my registration to another person?
No, we do not offer transfers. However, when you request and receive a race credit, you can use that credit to purchase a new ticket for another participant if you choose to do so.

How long is my Eventbrite Credit good for?
The balance of your registration is good for up to two years from the date it was issued, at which point it then expires.

When can I request an Eventbrite Credit?
All credit requests must be submitted to info@graymattermarketing.com no later than 30 days prior to the event.

Extreme Weather Policy

The oceanside course is exposed to wind and the elements. Runners should monitor the weather leading up to race day and prepare accordingly.

Our events are held rain or shine. However, there is always the potential for extreme or severe weather conditions. Race organizers will do as much as we can to ensure the experience is as safe as possible. In the event of severe weather, the race may be delayed as race officials consult public safety officers. If there is more than a short delay, if conditions persist, or the forecast calls for extreme weather, race officials reserve the right to alter or cancel the race. We do not schedule “rain dates”. Any decision to cancel an event is done as an absolute last resort and is made collectively with local risk management, police, fire & rescue, and medical personnel as appropriate. In such situations, there will be NO REFUNDS as registrants accept any such risk of their entry fee when signing up.

Please check the website, our Facebook page, and your email before the race for any changes or cancellations.

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