Thursday Night Runs

Our “main event” is our Thursday evening fun run, which starts at 6:00pm sharp. During the winter months, we meet at Wakefield Running Company in Wakefield. During the summer months we meet at Narragansett Beach.  All abilities are welcome.

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Wakefield Running Company, Wakefield RI. Directions:

From the North, take Rt.1 South to the Wakefield Exit. Take a right at the end of the ramp. Drive about 0.4 miles, and take a left at the main intersection, and right into Belmont Plaza. Park near Camire’s Athletic Soles.

From the South, take Rt.1 North. Take the Narragansett/Point Judith exit and go left onto Woodruff at the end of the ramp. Continue for 0.85 miles, and go right on Robinson St. Continue on Robinson St. for another 0.4 miles, at which point you’ll be at the rear entrance to Belmont Plaza.

We run on the South County Bike Path for an hour (30 minutes out, turn around, 30 minutes back). Whatever your ability there will be a group of people who you can hang with for the run.

Note: the Bike Path is not lit, so we recommend that you wear reflective clothing and a headlamp!
Note: When the bike path is snow- or ice-covered, we will meet at the Twin Willows.


Meet at the south-east end of Narragansett Beach (where the seawall meets the beach parking lot). We have several courses measured out between 5 and 8 miles.

After the run, we meet back at the beach to re-hydrate. Some of us go to the Mews for dinner and drinks at about 8:45 (after going home for a shower).

Directions from Points North: Take the Narragansett Exit off Rt. 1 S. Take a left at the light and get onto the rotary. Follow the signs to Narragansett, exiting the rotary about 2/3 the way around. Take a left at the second light. Follow the road as it curves right and at your next light, you’ll see the beach parking lot straight ahead.