ALT’s Race for Open Space registration opens

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) recently opened registration for the 10th annual 5K Race for Open Space. 

The 5K run or walk will be held on Nov. 4 on a loop course along the scenic Sakonnet Greenway Trail. Participants are welcome to run or walk, and strollers and leashed dogs are welcome. Proceeds from the race are used to support ALT’s land conservation and watershed protection efforts on the island.

The event starts and finishes at The Glen, Linden Lane, in Portsmouth, next to the Newport Polo groundsCheck-in begins at 9:a.m. and the race begins at 10:30 a.m. 

There are prizes for each age group and a registration gift for each participant. A discounted registration fee is available to all who sign up by Oct. 15, and discounts for family groups and military participants are also available.

A training program is available through the Newport County YMCA; participants are offered a twice- weekly workout with a certified fitness instructor, a free gait analysis from OPT physical therapy, and one race registration fee.

The training program begins at the YMCA on Tuesday, October 3, and runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00-7:30 am. Major support for the race was generously provided by the Petrovas Family, YMCA of Newport County, Rockland Trust, and Newport Restaurant Group.

Register online at the ALT website,, or by calling 401-849-2799.

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