June 18, 2024

Lighthouse Run - A Run for Everyone

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Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse will hold a benefit run on Saturday, April 22 and everyone is invited. Young and old, novice and experienced, runners, walkers and parents pushing babies in strollers – all are welcome to participate in this annual community event.

Organized by Rhode Races & Events, the Lighthouse Run will start and end at Rose Larisa Park, 701 Bullocks Point Avenue, Riverside, across from Crescent Park Carousel. It will be followed by an awards ceremony, pizza and entertainment at the park. Pappas OPT will offer free stretches for participants before and after the race. A disc jockey will create a festive atmosphere with music for racers and spectators. To continue the celebration, participants age 21 and older who show their race bib at The 133 Club in East Providence on race day will receive a complimentary pint of beer or glass of wine

The 5K Run/Walk, from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., will proceed up Bullocks Point Avenue, then wind through local neighborhoods adjacent to the coastline, continue on the East Bay Bike Path, back up to the starting point. The run fee is $30 through April 18. The 10 K run, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., heads toward Squantum Woods, and includes a portion of the East Bay Bike Path, from which runners have a sweeping view of The Lighthouse, before returning to Rose Larisa Park. The 10K fee is $35 through April 18. Prizes will be awarded to overall winners as well as to male and female winners in the following categories: Junior (18 and under), Open (19-29), Sub-Master (30-39), Master (40-49), Senior (50-59), Veteran (60-69), and Grand Veteran (70+). For those unable to participate on that date, a virtual component to the run is available.

Go to www.pomhamrockslighthouse.org or https://runsignup.com/Race/RI/Riverside/PomhamRocksRun  for further details about the benefit run or to register for the in-person or the virtual event.

Bell Sponsors for the Third Annual Lighthouse Run include BankRI, Crosby Yacht Yard, Graphic Ink and Pappas OPT Physical, Sports and Hand Therapy. Key sponsors are Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast, Feeney Pinkerton LLC, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Riverside Renaissance Movement, Shaw’s Supermarket Riverside, and The 133 Club. Andsager, Bartlett & Pieroni, Community & Teachers Federal Credit Union, Fred’s Service Center and Guardian Pest Control have joined as Partners. Friends of Katherine Kazarian, Liberty Tax Service and Smith Family Dental Associates are Boosters for the Run.

Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation. Proceeds from the run will support efforts to maintain this important New England maritime light station and museum that is an integral part of Rhode Island’s heritage and that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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