Island Events & Attractions

45th Annual Run Around the Block

This may be the longest run around a block on record. That’s because the particular block in question is actually Block Island, a little piece of paradise just 7 miles long and 3 miles wide off the coast of Rhode Island. And you’ll see most of its beauty — rolling meadows, stone walls, sparkling ponds, towering cliffs —during the Run Around the Block, a 9.3 mile (15K) journey around this stunning island where more than 47% of the area is conservation land.

The race is scheduled for Saturday, September 10, 2022. For locals, September is their favorite time of year. The days are still long, the water is still warm, and the summer crowds have thinned out since Labor Day. Most island businesses will still be open, so you’ll find plenty of places to eat, drink, relax and shop before you make the trip back to the mainland.

More details to come, including start time, registration process and course change.  For now, Save the date and keep an eye on the  Event Organizer's Facebook page: "Run Around the Block 15K Road Race".


September 10, 2022
Island Wide
Block Island, RI 02807