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Join us for a family friendly 5k, starting and ending at Vigilant Brewing in Bristol. For over 30 years, NAFI Rhode Island has been helping to build stronger, healthier families and communities across the state of Rhode Island. From behavioral health services to foster care to parenting education and support, … MORE
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    seagroves87 FIRST-TIMER '23

    This is a smaller charity 5K produced by Rhode Races & Events that raises money for a charity that helps support kids and family. It was only announced a few … MORE

    This is a smaller charity 5K produced by Rhode Races & Events that raises money for a charity that helps support kids and family. It was only announced a few weeks before the race but I was looking for a 5K in Rhode Island as I was planning to spend the weekend in Rhode Island. There was good pre-race communication for a smaller race. It started/finished at a brewery and parking was pretty easy. The race started at 9am and is about 1.5 hours away from where I lived so I just live for RI race day morning. There is race day packet pickup. Packet included bib and a tech shirt with the race logo. It is grey and a bit plain but fine for a 5K. There were a few booths with some of the charities supported by the race. The race had a bit under 100 participants. It was manually timed but well organized. I was planning to walk this race since I had a half marathon with a strict time limit the next day and I had plans in Rhode Island that I didn’t want to be really sweaty and smelly for. I was worried with such a small race there may not be many walkers but about 1/3 of participants were walkers and even walking I was more in the middle of the pack. What I was disappointed with was the course scenery. I was hoping since Bristol is a coastal town it would have coastal views. But it was a loop mostly with industrial views and views of chain stores and a few neighborhood views. It was not scenic at all. But not the end of the world. The roads were open but there was a coned off space for participants and lots of room to run/walk. It was very well marked. There was a water station in the middle. I don’t think it was a very hard course. Maybe a few rollers. It’s hard to compare walking vs running but there were no hills I was out of breath walking. The biggest difficulty is it was super humid and hot. There wasn’t much of a finish line but you were cheered on. They had water bottle and basic snacks at the end and also some pizza. There was free beer from the brewery if you drink. They also had someone selling frozen lemonade which was perfect after the race. Overall this was a solid, smaller charity 5K. It’s not a race I would go out of my way for so I probably wouldn’t do it again unless I was planning to be in Rhode Island the weekend of the race but I would recommend it to locals.

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