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Run 4 Kerri 4 Miler

Sun August 4, 2024 Wakefield, RI 02879 US Directions


Run 4 Kerri

$30 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after July 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


380 Matunuck Beach Road
Wakefield, RI US 02879


Welcome Back!

We are pleased to announce that we will are returning for the Run 4 Kerri on August 4th 2024 !  This marks the 23rd anniversary of Kerri's passing and we hope to continue to have an event to celebrate her life and to raise funds for deserving female seniors to aid in their dreams of attending college. 

Our annual scholarships for South Kingstown High School seniors were presented to Laurel Filiberto and Isabella Lawless both of the class of 2023.  

 We look forward to seeing everyone August 4, 2024!  


The Run 4 Kerri is a nonprofit charity organization that was developed to raise funds to sponsor a variety of charitable endeavors.  The race was created to preserve the memory of the late Kerri Lynn Bessette who passed away at 19 years old in April 2001. Kerri succumb to complications resulting from bacterial meningitis while a freshman student and athlete at LaSalle University in Philadelphia. Over the past years The Run 4 Kerri has been able to donate yearly to a memorial scholarship for senior female track and field athletes at South Kingstown High School to offset college expenses.  Over time we have also added sponsoring the Narragansett Youth Track Series which allows children 13 and under to participate in track and field events to emphasis and promote self-confidence, sportsmanship, and fun.  In addition we have purchased new children's books with the Run 4 Kerri stamp placed in local elementary schools.  

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Race Morning

The race begins promptly at 9:00 am and registration will close at 8:45 am.  Please be aware that Matunuck Beach Road is a small community one lane in one lane out road that is subject traffic on race morning.  With the help of our dedicated volunteers and local police department we do our very best to have you in the school drive way and parking as quickly as possible. 

We guarantee t-shirts to the first 400 registered runners. 

Each runner will be entered our raffle drawing 

There will be light refreshments of bagels, bananas, and water available.


Top 3 overall Male and Females are awarded cash prizes of $200, $100, $50.

Masters overall Male and Female are awarded a cash prize of $ 50 and are eligible to win Top 3 awards as well.

If the Top Male or Female defeats the course records they will additionally earn $ 100.

Male - Amos Sang  - 18:44
Female - Laura Nagel 21:39

Tour De France style sprint bonuses
First male and female runner to cross mile 1 will receive $50. $25 will be awarded to the first male and female to cross mile 2 and mile 3 as well. 

Awards to the top three finishers in each age division:

  • 12 and under
  • 13-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70+

If you would like to be considered for the elite field please email

Early Packet Pick Up

Avoid the rush.... Saturday August 3rd from 9am - 12 pm

Pick up your t-shirt and number.

You may also register for the race Saturday morning for a fee of $35.




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