Beginner Friendly Running Events in Providence

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JUL3
Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50
Foxborough, MA, United States

Clebrate your Independence at the Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50 5K and 10K at Patriot Place. You won't want to miss this fun filled event with all day exhibits, free family activities and a Kids Fun Run inside Gillette Stadium.

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Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50

Gillette Stadium, 1 Patriot Pl, Foxborough, MA 02035, USAView event
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Clebrate your Independence at the Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50 5K and 10K at Patriot Place. You won't want to miss this fun filled event with all day exhibits, free family activities and a Kids Fun Run inside Gillette Stadium.

$10 - $45
Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50
MAY27
Powisset Farm Trail Run - Spring

Run the trails of Powisset Farm and Noanet Woodlands including an ascent of Noanet Peak offering a terrific view of Boston 4 race distances to choose!

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Powisset Farm Trail Run - Spring

Dover, MA 02030, USAView event
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Run the trails of Powisset Farm and Noanet Woodlands including an ascent of Noanet Peak offering a terrific view of Boston 4 race distances to choose!

$15 - $45
Powisset Farm Trail Run - Spring
JUN15
The Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K Road Race & Family Fun Day to Cure ALS
Hopkinton, MA, United States

Help us strike out ALS! Join us for lots of fun activities for the whole family, including a 5K Road Race, a Kids Fun Color Run, Family Fun Day, live music, food, silent auction, and awesome raffles! All proceeds benefit The Angel Fund, an independent, non-profit charity, benefitting ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) research at UMass Medical School.

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The Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K Road Race & Family Fun Day to Cure ALS

Hopkinton High School, 90 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton, MA 01748, USAView event
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Help us strike out ALS! Join us for lots of fun activities for the whole family, including a 5K Road Race, a Kids Fun Color Run, Family Fun Day, live music, food, silent auction, and awesome raffles! All proceeds benefit The Angel Fund, an independent, non-profit charity, benefitting ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) research at UMass Medical School.

$25
The Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K Road Race & Family Fun Day to Cure ALS
JUL13
Run For Ryan Memorial 5K Trail Race
Killingly, CT, United States

This is a family friendly 5K Run/Walk event in honor of Ryan French. Ryan was a resident of Thompson and a student in the Ag-Ed Program at Killingly High School. While at KHS, Ryan was a 3-year Varsity runner in Cross Country, 2-year Varsity runner in Outdoor Track, an ECC All-Star in both sports, and a Scholar Athlete. Ryan had a significant impact on the people around him, both young and old alike. The proceeds from this race will be going into the Ryan French Memorial Scholarship Fund which provides Scholarships to well deserving Killingly Ag-Ed Seniors going onto higher education.

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Run For Ryan Memorial 5K Trail Race

Owen Bell Park, 580 Hartford Pike, Dayville, CT 06241, USAView event
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This is a family friendly 5K Run/Walk event in honor of Ryan French. Ryan was a resident of Thompson and a student in the Ag-Ed Program at Killingly High School. While at KHS, Ryan was a 3-year Varsity runner in Cross Country, 2-year Varsity runner in Outdoor Track, an ECC All-Star in both sports, and a Scholar Athlete. Ryan had a significant impact on the people around him, both young and old alike. The proceeds from this race will be going into the Ryan French Memorial Scholarship Fund which provides Scholarships to well deserving Killingly Ag-Ed Seniors going onto higher education.

Free - $20
Run For Ryan Memorial 5K Trail Race
JUL21
iWarriors 5K Freedom Run/Walk
Plainfield, CT, United States

Westminster Tool is proud to sponsor the annual iWarriors Freedom Run/Walk 5K! A challenging and beautiful course in northeast CT. All proceeds go to iWarriors providing iPads to severely injured members of our armed forces to aid in recovery and communicating with loved ones while recovering.

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iWarriors 5K Freedom Run/Walk

Plainfield, CT, USAView event
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Westminster Tool is proud to sponsor the annual iWarriors Freedom Run/Walk 5K! A challenging and beautiful course in northeast CT. All proceeds go to iWarriors providing iPads to severely injured members of our armed forces to aid in recovery and communicating with loved ones while recovering.

$25
iWarriors 5K Freedom Run/Walk
SEP2
Walpole Labor Day Road Race
Walpole, MA, United States

We cordially invite you to this years Walpole Labor Day Road Race. The Herb Lewis Memorial and John D. Murphy and Co. 10K Race (6.2 miles) and Walpole Ed 5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles) start and finish at Walpole High School. For the last five years, the Marathon Sports Youth Mile has been a welcome addition to race day with over 80 young athletes competing. All three races are organized to benefit the Walpole High School Cross Country and Track and Field Teams. We expect over 600 participants, many volunteers, and loads of cheering spectators!

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Walpole Labor Day Road Race

Walpole High School, 275 Common St, Walpole, MA 02081, USAView event
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We cordially invite you to this years Walpole Labor Day Road Race. The Herb Lewis Memorial and John D. Murphy and Co. 10K Race (6.2 miles) and Walpole Ed 5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles) start and finish at Walpole High School. For the last five years, the Marathon Sports Youth Mile has been a welcome addition to race day with over 80 young athletes competing. All three races are organized to benefit the Walpole High School Cross Country and Track and Field Teams. We expect over 600 participants, many volunteers, and loads of cheering spectators!

$15 - $30
Walpole Labor Day Road Race
OCT27
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Ocean State Marathon & Rhode Race
Narragansett, RI, United States

The 5th Annual Ocean State Rhode Races in Narragansett, RI will be held on Sunday October 27, 2019. Race weekend features a Marathon, the Tufts Health Plan Half Marathon and 5k Race.

This genuine Rhode Island marathon will showcase what is great about the Ocean State. Not only does the course feature iconic Rhode Island beauty, our post race festival will include an authentic Rhode Island experience at the Narragansett Town Beach.

The Marathon course is USATF certified and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier

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Ocean State Marathon & Rhode Race

39 Boston Neck Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882, USAView event
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The 5th Annual Ocean State Rhode Races in Narragansett, RI will be held on Sunday October 27, 2019. Race weekend features a Marathon, the Tufts Health Plan Half Marathon and 5k Race.

This genuine Rhode Island marathon will showcase what is great about the Ocean State. Not only does the course feature iconic Rhode Island beauty, our post race festival will include an authentic Rhode Island experience at the Narragansett Town Beach.

The Marathon course is USATF certified and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier

$25 - $85
Ocean State Marathon & Rhode Race
AUG17
Foam Glow – Brockton
Brockton, MA, United States
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Foam Glow – Brockton

600 Belmont St, Brockton, MA 02301, USAView event
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Walk, run or dance your way through the awesomely fun Brockton Foam Glow. Bound to be one of your favorite nights of the year as you and family and friends get blasted by colored foam along the course. Come for some craziness, some great music and to support local charities.
Foam Glow – Brockton
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What you need to know about Beginner Friendly Running Events

Whether you’re completely new to running or just getting back into the swing of things, we’ve got some great race recommendations to get you started. Chosen by our team, these are some of our favourite events for first-timers. 5k races & 10k races are perfect for beginners, they tend to be relatively flat (always check the elevation just in case) and there’ll usually be a great crowd to cheer you on.

Find the right running event for you

To keep motivated try to run with friends and to organise a race a few months away as something to work towards. Running as a sport is very inclusive, people love to chat and give a boost to those around them! Practice makes perfect so with the right training you can achieve anything. Start small and it won’t be long before you’re a total professional tackling the bigger races.

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