Trot off your Turkey

[ 0 ] November 25, 2014 |

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It’s that time of year when the leaves fall, the weather gets cooler and our waistlines tend to expand from all of the delicious seasonal faire. The average person, will in fact, pack an extra 10 pounds onto their frame this holiday season and consume a massive 3,000-4,000 calories at Thanksgiving dinner alone. Instead of feeling lethargic and stodgy, why not drag your family to a local Turkey Trot and work off some bird and pie.  There are a number of fun, family-friendly local races ready for you to try out. You don’t have to be a speedy racer, these events welcome one and all to come together, get outside and have fun and most offer shorter distances for walkers and younger children to get involved too.  All races are stroller friendly.

The East Greenwich Hill and Harbour Turkey Trot 2014 presented by the Main Street Association of East Greenwich is a fully sanctioned and certified 5K race held in East Greenwich, Rhode Island on November 29th, 2014. The course highlights much of the beauty of East Greenwich, which includes Main Street, the waterfront, and the hill district. In addition to the 5K race the festivities include a 1 Mile Fun Run, crafts, and music which will allow the entire community to get involved. We typically get around 1,000 people to attend the festivities, it has become a great family event.

The 15th Annual Trot Off Your Turkey 5k and 1.5 miler will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at St. Luke’s School in Barrington, RI.  The fast and flat courses wind through the neighborhoods surrounding St. Luke’s School and Parish.  The past several years have brought close to and over 1,000 runners and walkers on race day with about the same number of spectators!  This community Thanksgiving tradition includes the 5K/1.5 races, race prizes, raffle prizes and a spectacular post race party including turkey soup!!  And new for 2014 – CHIP TIMING AT THE SAME LOW PRICE!!  Proceeds from the event go to St Luke’s School.
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The Rhode Island Family Turkey Trot 5k and Youth Fun Run takes place on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday 27, November in Pawtucket, RI.This event offers free parking and a beautiful course through historic Pawucket starting and finishing at Pawtucket City Hall.
If you are yearning for MORE pie, then this is the race for you!  The Annual Newport Pie Run  will be held on Thursday 27, November in Middletown, RI.  The event boasts a pie for each finisher.  There is a 5 mile race and also a non-competitive 3 mile event.

Need new sneakers? Head straight to Rhode Runner on North Main Street, Providence, RI 02906.  The knowledgable staff there will watch you walk/run and provide a proper gait analysis and shoe fit for you.  Even if you are a walker, a correct shoe fitting is never a bad idea. Rhode Runner are also an excellent resource for more races and training advice.

 

 

 

Category: community news, holidays


Suzanne Cadge

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Suzanne is a British expat living in an old beach house in Barrington, RI. Along with her husband, two daughters, Chloe (5) and Tilly (3mths) and two very silly Springer Spaniels, they can be found most days roaming local beaches and woods searching for treasures. She owns Fitness in the Park, a post-natal fitness program for local parents and their children. She really believes that moving your body, in whatever shape or form, makes the world a better place. Suzanne is a vegetarian, kettle-bell lifting, work-from-home Mom who dreams of balancing it all, traveling afar and having a full time cleaner.

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