The Mark Palumbo Memorial 5K to benefit the Tomorrow Fund

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University Orthopedics

1 Kettle Point Ave.

East Providence, RI 02914

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Join us in East Providence on Saturday, May 9th for the second annual Mark Palumbo Memorial University Orthopedics 5K

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COVID-19 Postponement:

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and adhering to federal and state regulations, we are sorry to announce that we are postponing the 2020 Mark Palumbo Memorial University Orthopedics 5k to Sunday, September 20th pending city approval and permits.

For registered participants, we are offering two options; You can be automatically rolled into the new date — no further action is required on your part. Or you can request a refund from

Registration will open for the September date as soon as permits are issued.

We appreciate your understanding as we all navigate these unprecedented times together.

Event Details:

The race starts and finishes at the new University Orthopedics Kettle Point Avenue campus and runs along the East Bay Bike Path, with waterside running and views of the Providence skyline throughout. The timed road race starts at 9:00 AM and is open to runners and walkers of all speeds.

The Mark Palumbo Memorial 5K is open to runners and walkers. The race is timed and starts on the University Orthopedics campus at 1 Kettle Point Avenue, before turning onto Veteran's Memorial Parkway, then down Squantum Road and onto the East Bay Bike Path. From there, the race heads north on the bike path with beautiful waterside views of the Providence Skyline, before turning back onto Veteran's Memorial and heading south for a finish in the Kettle Point campus.

There will be one water station on the course at mile 1.5.


Event parking is available onsite at the start/finish at University Orthopedics at 1 Kettle Point Ave, East Providence. We encourage participants to carpool and arrive early.


The Mark Palumbo Memorial 5K is a rain or shine event. In the event of extreme and severe weather, the race may be delayed as race officials consult public safety officers. If there is more than a short delay, if conditions persist, or the forecast calls for extreme weather, race officials reserve the right to alter or cancel the race. Please check this website, the Facebook event page and your email before the race for any changes or cancellations.

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Covid-19 Refund Policy

We are unable to process any refunds in these devastating and unpredictable times due to the novel COVID-19 pandemic.

If it is determined by state and local officials that we are unable to host the event as planned, all registrants will be automatically deferred to next year’s event.

Registration Transfers – One Week

Absolutely no requests after: May 2, 2020. A request must be sent no later than one week prior to the event by the runner who purchased the registration with the name, address, email, gender and date of birth of the runner taking their place to A registration transfer processing fee of $10 will be incurred.

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If you have any additional questions, please review our website or do not hesitate to contact us at:

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1 Kettle Point Ave.

East Providence, RI 02914

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