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NARRAGANSETTâ€”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 Veteransâ€™ Memorial Park by Narragansett Town beach.
Those in attendance for this yearâ€™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 runnersâ€™ 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, Fridayâ€™s weather was the best conditions he had seen in over 20 years.
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