Run, don’t walk to one of the largest races in New England! The 4th Annual Narragansett Summer Running Festival is slated for mid-July and offers incredible racing, live music and dining opportunities the entire family can enjoy.
Whether you’re running in a race or cheering from the sidelines, here’s everything you need to know about the 4th Annual Narragansett Summer Running Festival.
Off to the Races
Scheduled for July 16-17, 2016, the Narragansett Summer Running Festival features a 5K, a 10K and a half marathon at Stonehill College — 320 Washington Street, Easton, Massachusetts, 02357.
Beer Garden and Snacks
Along with the three scheduled races, the Narragansett Summer Running Festival features a beer garden that’s open from 9 a.m.—11:30 a.m. both days. Runners can sip on a couple of complimentary ‘Gansetts, ice cold and ready to go once they’ve crossed the finish line. Local bands headlining the festival will start their set once the beer garden opens, enhancing the festival’s celebratory, post-race atmosphere.
Please note that runners are the only ones allowed to drink in the beer garden, due to Stonehill College’s alcohol restrictions. Nevertheless, non-runners are allowed inside to socialize with race participants.
After the races, runners can enjoy post-race refreshments at the snack bar or explore some of the festival’s vendors and sponsors. There will be tons of videogames and snacks and free give-a-ways great for kids. Be sure to bring your entire family to this year’s Narragansett Running Festival.
Race Schedule and Registration
Whether you’re hitting the festival one or both days, here’s a complete schedule of registration and race times:
- Friday, July 15
Early Packet Pickup for all races is scheduled from 3-7 p.m. Friday at Spark Bike Run Sports — 225 Cape Highway, East Taunton, Massachusetts. Race day morning will be busy, so we encourage runners to take advantage of early registration.
- Saturday, July 16
Saturday’s Race Day Packet Pickup is slated for 6:30 – 8:30 a.m. If you’re running the 5K, be sure to get your packet early, as the race begins promptly at 8 a.m. The 10K begins shortly afterward at 8:30 a.m.
- Sunday, July 17
Sunday, half-marathon packet pickup will take place from 6 – 7:30 a.m. The race starts right at 7:30 a.m., so be sure to arrive early for check in and warm up!
After completing the race, spend time with family and friends at the Finish Line Festival, scheduled from 8 a.m. – noon Saturday and 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Runners of all ages and experience levels are welcome, so be sure to complete your registration for the Narragansett Running Festival today.
Runners can reserve lodging at Stone Hill College for the weekend, making the Narragansett Running Festival one of the most affordable, convenientactive-living festivals of the summer.
These are “Suite Style” with a shared bathroom. Some are air-conditioned and others are not. Runners must bring their own bed linens as well, as these dorms are not hotel rooms.
Runner lodging check-in is scheduled from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday. Saturday’s check-in/out is open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and checkout on Sunday is from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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