Race Info

COVID-19 Update:

It was our sincere hope that in rescheduling to November that we would be able to host you in person at the 2020 Southcoast Health Aquidneck 10k.

We have spent the past six months creating a plan that would be in-line with COVID-19 safety protocols and we submitted that to the Town of Middletown. Unfortunately the Town Council denied our request to move ahead out of an abundance of caution. We fully understand and respect their decision as the safety of our runners, volunteers, staff and our community are paramount in these difficult times.

While we share in your disappointment, we want to provide the best experience possible under the circumstances and will be converting this years race to a Virtual Race for all registrants.

What is a Virtual Run?

All registrants will be assigned a bib number on Friday, November 13th. You can then run a 10k route of your choosing between November 13th and December 14th and submit your time HERE to be added to the official 2020 results.

Optional Bib-Pickup

We will be hosting an optional in-person bib pickup for those registrants wishing to pick up their shirt, bib, sticker and medal on event weekend. For those not wishing to attend, we will mail out all remaining swag in the weeks following the event.

Saturday, November 14: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM @ Ragged Island Brewing (map)
Sunday, November 15: 9:00 – 12:00 Noon AM @ Norman Bird Sanctuary (map)

Race Swag

ALL registrants can attend one of two bib-pick up sessions of event weekend, OR we will mail your bib, shirt, sticker and medal in the weeks following the event. (Please email us if your mailing address is different than the one you used to register with on Eventbrite)

Run a 10k, Submit your Time

Plan your own 10k route, or run the Aquidneck 10k course at a time of your choosing between November 13 and December 1st and submit your time to be added to the official 2020 race results.

Not Registered? Sign Up Today!

We have a limited number of spots left for the Virtual Race. Sign up HERE to be entered and get a shirt, medal, sticker, bib and official results.

The Mission

A portion of all registration fees go directly to the Norman Bird Sanctuary.

Established in 1949, the Norman Bird Sanctuary’s mission is to maintain the land “for the propagation, preservation, and protection of birds, and where birds and bird life may be observed, studied, taught, and enjoyed by lovers of nature and by the public generally so interested in a spirit of humanity and mercy.”

Event Overview

Join us on Sunday, November 15, 2020 for the second annual Southcoast Health Aquidneck 10K. The event is presented by NPT HealthWorks and Fitzpatrick Team. Rhode Island’s newest road race will run alongside beach grass and sand dunes, around a wildlife refuge and bird sanctuary, showcasing the beauty of Aquidneck Island. Plus, a portion of every registration fee collected for the event will be donated to the Norman Bird Sanctuary!

The event is open to runners of all speeds and starts at 10:00 AM.

Important Race Information

Optional Bib-Pickup

We will be hosting an optional in-person bib pickup for those registrants wishing to pick up their shirt, bib, sticker and medal on event weekend. For those not wishing to attend, we will mail out all remaining swag in the weeks following the event.

Saturday, November 14: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM @ Ragged Island Brewing (map)
Sunday, November 15: 9:00 – 12:00 Noon AM @ Norman Bird Sanctuary (map)

What Do I Get?

The Southcoast Health Aquidneck 10k is an annual event with the goal of supporting our friends at the Norman Bird Sanctuary. All participants will receive a race shirt, race bib, timing chip, and finisher’s medal* (new in 2020!).

Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers.

Parking

Event parking is available at the start/finish at Second Beach in Middletown. We encourage participants to carpool and arrive early.

Volunteer

In order to provide our participants with the best experience possible we have partnered with the Norman Bird Sanctuary and are actively seeking event volunteers.

The event would not be possible without your support. If you are interested in volunteering for any portion of event weekend please feel free to contact us!

Extreme Weather Policy

Our events are held rain or shine. However, there is always the potential for extreme or severe weather conditions. Race organizers will do as much as we can to ensure the experience is as safe as possible. In the event of severe weather, the race may be delayed as race officials consult public safety officers. If there is more than a short delay, if conditions persist, or the forecast calls for extreme weather, race officials reserve the right to alter or cancel the race. We do not schedule “rain dates”. Any decision to cancel an event is done as an absolute last resort and is made collectively with local risk management, police, fire & rescue, and medical personnel as appropriate. In such situations, there will be NO REFUNDS as registrants accept any such risk of their entry free when signing up.

Please check the website, our Facebook page, and your email before the race for any changes or cancellations.

Additional Questions?

If you have any additional questions, please review our website or do not hesitate to contact us.

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