Five Fun Runs to Register for in Rhode Island

Tie up your laces, hit the Rhode and get running!

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As the holidays (and sweets that come along with it) are quickly approaching, it is never too early to think about shedding some light on your potential New Year’s Resolution (which, let’s be honest – many of us hope for a healthier lifestyle of working out more, buying more veggies at the grocery store, etcetera). So, we’ve rounded up a list of fun runs going on around Rhody to help you kick your bad habits (and cookies and other holiday treats!) to the curb, ahead of the game. Sounds like a win-win to us!


Gear and Beer 6.9-K, November 18

Tie up your laces and get running to Mews Tavern. Runners will compete in a 4.2-mile race with family and friends around Wakefield. Enjoy bites, quench your thirst with a free pint (go ahead, we aren’t judging!) partake in an awards party and raffle drawing at Mews Tavern following the race. The first 1,500 entrants receive a free t-shirt. All proceeds will benefit Easterseals Rhode Island. Register here.


Rhode Island Family Turkey Trot, November 22

New family traditions begin this year. Gather both the adults and kiddos alike on Thanksgiving morning for the Turkey Trot 5-K (3.1 miles) and Youth Fun Run in Pawtucket. Beginning at 10 a.m., runners will start the race at Pawtucket City Hall, stay on course through historical Pawtucket and finish back where they began. A post-race party will be held at Murphy’s Law with live music, too. Plus, all participants will receive a long sleeve t-shirt. Register here.


Thirty-Third Annual Pie Run, November 22

What better way to prepare for a day full of food than with a morning run around the local Newport County YMCA? Get your pre-turkey dinner belly going (though we suggest saving room for a slice of dessert!) in the five-mile run or three-mile walk and support the Y’s community campaign and local charities. Entrants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to a local food bank. Register here.


Photo by Scott Mason from Downtown Jingle 5-K Facebook Page.

Downtown Jingle 5-K, December 2

Put some jingle in your jog and dash through the streets of Providence. From start to finish, join hundreds of other runners to swarm the streets dressed in costume – how many Santa’s can you spot? – and listen to live entertainment, plus warmth too, at the Rhode Island Convention Center either before or after the race. Younger children can also take part in the Kids Fun Run. All entrants receive a t-shirt. Register here.


Hangover Classic 5-K, January 1
Kick off the New Year on the right foot in this thirty-fourth annual classic road race. Enjoy picturesque views of Bristol and the bay with a flat and fast course through Colt State Park and beautiful Poppasquash Road. Trophies will be awarded to participants in different categories and the first 250 entrants will receive a free t-shirt. Register here.



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