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Big turnout for Blessing of the Fleet road race

July 31, 2014

NARRAGANSETT—On Friday, a combined group of just under 4,000 walkers, runners, and wheelchair participants were brought together for a special Rhode Island tradition of the Blessing of The Fleet Road Race, which began at the Narragansett Pier School and finished at Veterans’ Memorial Park by Narragansett Town beach.
Those in attendance for this year’s event were family and friends that cheered on competitive participants and even casual entrants as well. Wheelchairs and walkers began the race just after 5 p.m. and at 6 p.m. the horn sounded for competitive runners’ as the sun went down at dusk.
It was a picture-perfect evening for good weather, as a cool, summer breeze filled the air. Race contestants gave everything they had to cross the finish-line and according to the Blessing announcer off the stereo speaker, Friday’s weather was the best conditions he had seen in over 20 years.

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