Narrow River Preservation Association
Saturday, August 19, 2017
NRPA: Working since 1970 to preserve, protect, and restore Narrow River and its watershed.

24th Narrow River Road Race

After a week of rain and an early morning fog, the weather was just right at 10:00 a.m on Saturday, June 21, when more than 200 runners and walkers left the 10K starting line at Narragansett Beach and the 5K start at Pettaquamscutt Park in South Kingstown in the 24th Annual Narrow River Road Race.

Runners get ready for the start of the 10K run.

 The event raises money for watershed education initiatives and water monitoring programs of the Narrow River Preservation Association. This year’s event was underwritten by Citizens Bank and supported by Belmont Market, Roch’s Fresh Foods, South County Hospital, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and 35 other sponsors and donors.

The 10K race turns at Pettaquamscutt Park and both races finish at Narragansett Beach, where prizes are awarded to the fastest male and female runners for both events in six age categories. The race also includes a 5K Walk.

Justin Bentley of Ashaway, R.I., won the 10K Run with a time of 37:47 and Matthew Thomas of Newport won the 5K Run with a time of 16:46.

Laurie Feit Melnick of Narragansett ran the 10K in 43:38, for the fastest time among the women, while Jodi McKenna of Middletown, R.I., won the women’s 5K with a time of 22:59.

Click these links for complete race results compiled by Spitler Race Systems: 

10K Results 5K Results
10K Men 5K Men
10K Women 5K Women
10K By Age Group 5K By Ages Group


View Road Race Photos

See more race coverage at Patch Narragansett






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