August 13, 2017


9:00 AM


The 10th Annual Bobby Doyle Summer Classic 5 Mile Race will be held on Sunday August 13, 2017. Race begins at 9am.

To see a great article in a local paper about the race CLICK HERE

USATF-New England

Distance(s): 5 Mile Run

Date: Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 9 a.m.

Narragansett Pier Middle School, 235 South Pier Rd., Narragansett, RI

Proceeds from the race will support the Bobby Doyle Scholarships and Youth Running Fund, which are devoted to enhancing and supporting high school and youth running in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.


5 Mile Run: $25 before June 1; $30 from June 1 to Aug. 11; $35 on race day, Aug. 13.

High school students: $15 before June 1, $20 from June 1 to Aug. 11; $25 on race day, Aug. 13.

USATF-NE Team Discount: $5 off the $30 pre-entry fee for members of valid USATF-NE Teams registering between June 1st and August 11th. (Team individuals must also be valid members of USATF-NE.)

USATF-NE teams are encouraged to register in bulk by sending complete Team List and full payment by mail. Team Registration Lists may be emailed to: . Registration will not be complete until full payment is received ($25. per team member)

Mail-in registrations: Linda Hurteau, 16 Collation Circle, North Kingstown, RI 02852  Mail-in registration form


Online or Mail-In Pre-Registration Deadline is FRIDAY AUGUST 11th.

On-site registration will be available on Race Day, Aug 13th for individuals who do not meet the online or mail-in deadline..

DEADLINE FOR TEAM REGISTRATION IS FRIDAY AUGUST 11th. Teams will not be able to register on Race Day.

Packet pick-up and race day registration begin at 7:30 am Sunday Aug. 13th at the Pier Middle School.


Course Map

The course for the 2017 Bobby Doyle Summer Classic 5 Miler has changed.  We are reverting back to the original USATF certified course that was used from 2008-2011.  The consensus among runners is that the “old” course is better and faster.  It is !!

Course - USATF certified course through scenic Narragansett RI with panoramic ocean view.

Water Stations - Water stations will be at miles 1.42, 2.75, 4.05 and at the Finish. Please be sure to bring your own drinks prior to the race, especially if the weather is hot !!

Medals - All finishers will receive a custom 2017 Bobby Doyle race medal.

Technical T-shirts - All registered runners will receive a technical T-shirt.

Race Raffle - Pre-drawn raffle for all PRE-REGISTERED runners. Gift cards/merchandise will be awarded at Registration prior to the race.

Post Race Refreshments - Refreshments will be available on the grounds of the Pier Middle School following the race.

Restrooms - Indoor restrooms and showers available, additional restroom facilities (port-a-johns) will be on-site.



Prize Funds: 

$8000 total cash purse (individual & teams)

$1100 in gift cards donated by Rhode Runner Sports.

INDIVIDUAL (male & female)

Open - 1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $200, 4th $100, 5th-10th $50 gift cards.

Masters (40-49) - 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100, 4th-5th $50 gift cards.

Seniors (50-59) - 1st $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $50 gift card.

Veterans (60-69) - 1st $150, 2nd $50 gift card.

Grand Veterans (70+) 1st $100, 2nd $50 gift card.

COURSE RECORD BONUS  Additional $150 to race winners (male & female) who break the existing course record. Men: Abiyot Endale 23:39 (2011). Women: Mary Cullen 26:14 (2008)

USATF NEW ENGLAND TEAM COMPETITION (male & female) - Scoring team members must be members of USATF.

Open - 1st  $500, 2nd $300 (Scoring based on top five finishers per team).

Masters (40+) - 1st $300  (Scoring based on top three finishers per team)..

Seniors (50+) - 1st $200 (Scoring based on top three finishers per team)..

Veterans (60+) - 1st $150 (Scoring based on top three finishers per team).

Grand Veterans (70+) - 1st $150 (Scoring based on top three finishers per team).