Aquidneck 10K

Posted By on March 24, 2019

Aquidneck 10K

6.3 miles; Middletown, RI

There were 634 participants in this walk/run. I came in dead last. Ask me if I care.

We had a beautiful, if somewhat cold day for this and the scenery was to die for. Fun way to spend the day.

At the Starting Line

At the Starting Line

This walk/run or run/walk thing started at Second Beach in Middletown. It was in the high 40s at start time, with a very brisk wind coming in off the water.

Norman Bird Sanctuary

Norman Bird Sanctuary (Hanging Rock)

The course for a stretch skirted the boundary of the beautiful Norman Bird Sanctuary. There was a large flock of resident crows that was very interested in what all these humans were up to.

Cool Bird Mask

Cool Bird Mask

And speaking of birds…

Sachuest Point Road

Sachuest Point Road

The race culminated in a quick out-and-back to Sachuest Point, a National Wildlife Refuge, and home for a part of the winter, at least, to a much-photographed Snowy Owl.

The course took us through waterfront neighborhoods with absolutely gorgeous homes, and by St. Columba’s Chapel, a beautiful stone church dedicated in 1886. You can read more about it, here.  As always, click the image above for details about this hike and to download the gps track.

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