East Providence Firefighters' Freaky 5k road race steps off Sunday, Oct. 20


EAST PROVIDENCE — The seventh annual East Providence Firefighters Freaky 5k Road Race takes place Sunday, Oct. 20, from the East Providence Fire Station No. 4 on North Broadway in Rumford.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The race starts at 10 a.m. with an awards ceremony to follow immediately after its completion. The course is designed for runners and walkers of all skill levels. Entry fee for both runners and walkers is $25. With its connection to Halloween, participants are encouraged to wear tasteful costumes.

For more information or to register call 435-7686. Participants can also register and view the layout of the course at the coolrunning.com website.


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