Run For The Lighthouse
To commemorate the 150th Jubilee of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse in Riverside, RI, Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse are sponsoring a benefit run on Saturday, April 24, 2021. The event is one of many planned this year to celebrate this milestone of the historic lighthouse, perched on an island off the East Providence coast.
Organized by Rhode Races & Events, the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Run will start and end at Rose Larisa Park, 701 Bullocks Point Avenue, Riverside, across from Crescent Park Carousel. It will wind through scenic neighborhoods and will be followed by refreshments at the Park. There will be three race options: 5K walk, 5K and 10K runs. Participants of all ages are welcome, as are both novice and experienced runners and walkers. As a precaution in these uncertain times, and to ensure the safety of all participants, a virtual component to the run is also available. If Covid restrictions prevent the in-person event as planned, or if you can’t take part in person on April 24, but still want to support this landmark light station and museum, run or walk at your choice of time and place, by registering for the virtual event.
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 $25 through February 28. The 10K 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 $30 through February 28. Participants are encouraged to register early, as the fees for the in-person activity increase closer to the event. The price for the virtual 5K or 10K run or walk is $20. Runners and walk enthusiasts can see further details and register for the in-person or the virtual event at www.pomhamrockslighthouse.org.
The 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.