The holidays are coming and we can’t stop them. But before you slip into an L-tryptophan induced coma, slip on your running shoes and pack in some dessert-worthy damage control at one of this year’s Turkey Trot races.
November 21: The 35th Annual East Providence Turkey Trot offers 3.1 miles of flat terrain in a brand new location. Fuel up with a pre-race continental breakfast or celebrate with recovery pizza, raffles and post-race prizes. 10am. $18-$22. 275 Mercer Street, East Providence.
November 26: Tour the scenic Sachuest Beach at Newport Running Club’s Annual Pie Run, including a USATF sanctioned 5-mile road race and non-competitive 3-mile walk. Bonus points for non-perishable donations. 8:30am. $25-$30. 792 Valley Road, Middletown.
November 26: Stroll historical Pawtucket at The Washington Trust Family Turkey Trot 5K and Youth Fun Run with proceeds benefitting the beloved Pawtucket Soup Kitchen. 9:30am youth run; 10am 5K. $15+. 137 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket.
November 28: Burn off that stuffing at The East Greenwich Hill and Harbour Turkey Trot; a fully-sanctioned 5K race including prizes for top finishers in multiple divisions and a 1-mile fun run, crafts and music for the whole community. 9am-12pm. Division and Duke Streets, East Greenwich.
November 28: Saunter or sprint at St. Luke’s School’s 16th Annual Trot Off Your Turkey 5K Run/1.5 Mile Walk filled with fast and flat courses that benefit the school’s funding. Finish off the festivities with post-race prizes, raffles and homemade turkey soup. 10am. $12-$25. 108 Washington Road, Barrington.