Six Fun Runs to Register for in Rhode Island

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

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. 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.


Gear and Beer 6.9-K, November 24

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 28

New family traditions begin this year. Gather both the adults and kiddos alike on Thanksgiving morning for the Turkey Trot 5-K and the Youth Fun Run in Pawtucket. 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 t-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen. Register online here.


Thirty-Fourth Annual Pie Run, November 28

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.


Trot off Your Turkey 5-K, November 30

Take part in the twentieth annual Trot off Your Turkey 5-K run or 1.5-mile walk at St. Luke’s School in Barrington. The road race supports the school’s funding for field trips, technology, sports teams and more. Bring a canned good or non-perishable food item to the race to support TapIn, a local member of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, and receive a raffle ticket for every donated item. The first 800 entrants will receive a short sleeve t-shirt. Register here.

Downtown Jingle 5-K, December 1

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 at the Rhode Island Convention Center either before or after the race. Younger children can also take part in a fun run. Register here.


Hangover Classic 5-K, January 1

Kick off the New Year on the right foot in this thirty-fifth annual classic road race. Enjoy picturesque views of Bristol and Narragansett Bay with a flat and fast course through Colt State Park and beautiful Poppasquash Road. Trophies will be awarded to participants in different categories. Register here.




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