Run Around the Block15K Road Race
Join us on 09/09/2023
Run Around the Block15K Road Race Description
Run Around The Block 15K Road Race Saturday Sept 9, 2023 at 1:30 PM Block Island Lions Club - Finish Line at Benson Town Beach Frederick J. Benson Town Beach 7 Corn Neck Rd, New Shoreham, RI 02807 First organized in 1975, the Run Around the Block 15K Road Race is one of the oldest races in Rhode Island as well as New England. The timed race is a hilly, winding run along mostly paved roads with a stretch of dirt road that appears twice during the route. It begins at Isaac's Corner near Fresh Pond and ends at Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion where there will be food, drinks and a refreshing dip in the ocean available as well as bathroom and shower facilities. The 15K race is challenging as the mid-day start can be hot and the course is hilly. There are water stops provided along the route and signage to direct you along the country roads. The rural seaside views along the course are beautiful and a great contrast to the bustle of Old and New Harbors. The finish line at Fred Benson Town Beach is within sight of Old Harbor and the ferries to Rhode Island and Connecticut. You will need to take a ferry or plane to reach Block Island. Please check the ferry schedules at www.blockislandferry.com (Point Judith), www.goblockisland.com (New London, CT) or http://vikingfleet.com/activities/montauk-to-block-island-ferry (Montauk) for ferry information. For flight information check the schedules at New England Airlines out of Westerly, RI www.blockislandsairline.com Accommodations should be reserved early if you plan to stay overnight. Proceeds of this race support The Michael and Daniel Batchelder Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Block Island Lions Club. Event details and Schedule The Run Around the Block 15K Road Race has a 1:30 pm start time. We suggest that you plan to arrive on island with plenty of time to make your way up to the starting line. The 15K route begins at Isaac's Corner near Fresh Pond. Parking is available at Heinz Field just down the road. Please present your ID to the volunteers at Isaac's Corner check in to receive your number, T-shirt. In person registration and check in will be available on Friday September 8th from 4:00 to 6:30 and also at the starting line from 11am until 1pm. A box truck will be available at the starting line for runners to stow their belongings in. Items should be well marked with your name and cell phone number. There will be limited room for bicycles on a first come basis. Early registrants will enjoy the lower fee of just $30. Thru July 15th Those who then register before August 31th will pay $35. After September 1st the registration fee is $40. Awards for: under 18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ male and female plus overallmale and female.
- Location: New Shoreham, RI 02807
- Race Date: 2023/09/09 01:30:00 PM (Saturday)