Blessing of the Fleet Road Race 2014 | Narragansett RI

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Blessing of the Fleet 2014 | Narragansett RI


This weekend is the annual Blessing of the Fleet 2014 in Narragansett RI both at the Pier and in Narragansett Blessing of the Fleet Road RaceGalilee, July 25 & 26th. On Friday evening it is the Blessing of the Fleet Road Race with about 4000 runners, walkers and wheelchair entrants compete on a picturesque and certified 10-mile road course through Narragansett, ending at "The Towers" on the ocean (immediately adjacent to Seafood Festival at the Pier). All runners receive official Blessing of the Fleet T-Shirts and prizes and support the worth causes for charity that the Narragansett Lions Club and Citizens Bank support.

Generally held on the last weekend in July each year, the event is "kicked off" with a scenic, 10-mile road race on Friday evening. The course, which winds its way through historic Narragansett, is officially sanctioned and listed as one of the top three races of its distance in New England. The runners hail from all over New England, across the country and around the world. The race's finish line is by "The Towers" in Narragansett, next to the Atlantic Ocean, site of the Blessing of the Fleet Seafood Festival.  It is a not to be missed evening event to cheer all on or to compete.  Get your running shoes on and walk with the many to raise funds for the great scholarships and causes the Lions Club raises funds for.


And on Saturday, it is the flotilla of boats leaving Great Salt Pond in Galilee to the breakwater to be blessed as it is the Blessing of the Fleet.  It is an amazing colorful event that takes place at noon on Saturday. On a good day, hundreds of vessels line up to parade past thousands of spectators all decked out with banners and colors. 

The Blessing features a colorful parade of commercial and recreational watercraft, large and small. Each parading vessel is blessed by the various clergymen, and judged for prizes by State and local officials.  


This is a public service announcement by your Narragansett coastal RI real estate agent, Ginny Gorman of RI coastal real estate.


Blessing of the Fleet Road Race 2014 | Narragansett RI.


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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
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Good morning Ginny,

How fun is this! I'm sure your local followers will be reading carefully this post! Fantastic Localism post!

Jul 23, 2014 10:09 PM #1
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Good morning Ginny.   I'm sure the annual Blessing of the Fleet 2014 in Narragansett will have a huge turn out.  I hope you have time to enjoy the big event too! 

Jul 23, 2014 11:07 PM #2
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ginny, sounds like the bay will be the place to be this weekend, and sure there will be lots for you to do.  Enjoy!

Jul 23, 2014 11:43 PM #3
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Ginny, That would be quite a sight and worth driving a distance to see. I hope you will get to see it and take photos.

Jul 24, 2014 12:24 AM #4
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Ginny: With events on both Friday and Saturday, Narragansett RI is the place to be this weekend for fun (and some exercise too).

Jul 24, 2014 06:23 AM #5
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ginny this is an event I will need to set time aside in the future to attend, maybe next year.

Jul 24, 2014 10:44 AM #6
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

This sounds like a wonderful event.  My favorite would be the flotilla of boats leaving Great Salt Pone in Galilee to the breakwater.  Have fun. 

Jul 24, 2014 12:19 PM #7
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Ginny. All these runner better stay really hydrated with this kind of heat. Hope there is a great turnout, beautiful area to run.

Jul 24, 2014 08:12 PM #8
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Busy weekend! I don't see any women in the race? 

Jul 24, 2014 08:54 PM #9
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

It is a great event in Narragansett...from the festival by the Pier, road race, blessing of the is jam packed...there are a lot of walkers as far as women go but not many runners.  Great fundraiser!

Jul 24, 2014 08:56 PM #10
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Ginny, You always provide good information about your local events.

Jul 24, 2014 09:07 PM #11
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