Outdoor Guide | Calendar

Active Events

Run, jump and swim your way through summer



May 28: Tour Providence from a whole new perspective: by boat! Gawk at the capital city’s architecture and soak in its history as you cruise with the Providence River Boat Company. 575 South Water Street, Providence. 401-440-6920, providenceriverboat.com


Fridays: On Fridays you can embark on a scenic sunset voyage along the Narragansett Bay for a Sunset Cruise. Sightsee the picturesque landscape while relaxing for a ride on the water. 1347 Roger Williams Way, North Kingstown. 401-295-4040, rhodeislandbaycruises.com

June 4-August 1: Don your baseball hat and support the Ocean State Waves while they defend their home turf this season. Old Mountain Field, 875 Kingstown Road, South Kingstown. oceanstatewaves.com

June 7: Lace up those running shoes and get moving for the Back Road Ramble 5k. Bring the family for a fun filled event at Camp Watchaug following the race. 160 Prosser Trail, Charlestown. oceancommunityymca.org

June 10: Show off your golfing skills at the 26th annual East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce golf tournament. Richmond Country Club, 74 Sandy Bottom Road, Richmond. 401-885-0020, eastgreenwichchamber.com

June 10-August 12: Every Wednesday you and the whole family can participate in the Tom McCoy Summer Fun Run Series. There will be a children’s run, followed by a one-mile run and a 5K. Pleasant View Inn, 65 Atlantic Avenue, Westerly. 401-447-1879, westerlytrackclub.org

June 13: Breathe in, breathe out, and prepare to stretch those legs and get walking for a great cause at the Lung Force Walk, a walk to raise awareness about lung diseases, asthma and pollution. Warwick City Park, 185 Asylum Road, Warwick. lung.org

June 17: Support the Mystic Aquarium’s marine life, ocean conservation efforts and educational programming while showing off your best Tiger Woods skills at the 4th Annual Golf Classic. Enjoy 18 holes of golf, lunch, cocktails and dinner. Misquamicut Club, 60 Ocean View Highway, Watch Hill. 860-572-5955, mysticaquarium.org

June 21-28: Bask in the beauty of sailboat racing by attending or participating in the 50th anniversary of Block Island Race Week. Block Island Boat Basin. 401-466-2631, blockislandraceweek.com

June 23-July 5: Support local and international sailors in this one-of-a kind sailing race that will take competitors from Newport to England at the 2015 Transatlantic Race. transatlanticrace.com

June 27: Interested in taking up kayaking? Before you pick up a paddle, learn how to use one and a bunch of other kayaking tips and tricks in this Introduction to Kayaking course by the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association. 203 Arcadia Road, Hope Valley. 401-539-9017, wpwa.org


July 1-29: Two left feet? No partner? No problem! Waltz through the season with Ballroom Dance Lessons every Wednesday night at the Towers. Various skill levels welcome! Multiple classes starting at 6:00pm. 35 Ocean Road, Narragansett. 401-782-2597, thetowersri.com

July 11: Watch, or join, 500 swimmers and nearly 200 kayakers as they traverse 1.7 miles across Narragansett Bay to raise money and awareness for the Save The Bay Foundation. The 39th Annual Citizens Bank Save the Bay Swim will offer critical fundraising support to protect and restore the Narragansett Bay region. Newport Naval Base, 690 Peary Street, Newport. savebay.org/theswim

July 11-17: Fresh out of Wimbledon, the ATP World Tour tennis pros head to Newport to compete in the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. Watch the only professional tennis tournament played on grass courts in America. International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. 401-849-3990, halloffametennischampionships.com

July 16-18: You don’t want to miss the excitement of New England’s largest offshore sport fishing event this season. Witness the 29th Annual Monster Shark tournament in Newport where several state and IGFA All Tackle World Records have been set. 10 Spring Wharf, Newport. 518-643-2405, newportchamber.com

July 18: East Greenwich Free Library and the Main Street Association have combined forces to conduct a Historical Walking Tour of East Greenwich. Join East Greenwich town historian Bruce MacGunnigle at 10am for a scenic and informative walking tour of East Greenwich. 82 Peirce Street, East Greenwich. 401-884-9511, eastgreenwichri.com

July 18: Are you a skilled runner looking for a challenge? Then sprint over to the Run with the Beavers trail Race. This 5- and 10-mile race takes place on the vast terrain of the Casmir Pulaski Memorial State Park. While running, you might even spot a beaver by Peck Pond. Casmir Pulaski Memorial State Park, 151 Pulaski Road, Chepachet. better-pace.com

July 18-19: Embark on a tour of the historic Kenyon’s Grist Mill, sample free johnnycakes and local coffee, then kayak along the scenic Queen’s River with equipment provided at the mill’s Summer tour Weekend and kayaking event. Kenyon’s Grist Mill, 21 Glen Rock Road, West Kingston. 401-783-4054, kenyonsgristmill.com

July 19: The Narragansett Bay Half Marathon and 5k is the perfect race for experienced and beginner runners. Run along the bike path and experience the beautiful views of Narragansett Bay as you cross the finish line. Pierce Memorial Stadium, 201 Mercer Street, East Providence. rifitmag.com

July 24: Join over 3,900 runners, walkers and wheelchair entrants as they compete on a scenic and historic 10-mile Road Race through Narragansett. Racers flock from all over New England, across the country and around the world to this special race, which is hailed as one of the top three races of distance in New England. Narragansett Pier School, 235 S Pier Road, Narragansett. narragansettlionsclub.com

July 25: Experience four miles of oceanfront trails, 20+ obstacles, sea, live music and an old fashioned New England Clam Bake at the first annual trident Race from 8am to 4pm. Partial proceeds benefit Bristol Parks & Recreation Community Center. Pre-registration required. Colt State Park, RI-114, Bristol. tridentrace.com

July 25-26: The FIM trial World Championship is a thrilling international motorcycle competition that is taking place in this great state for its 7th round. Cheer on riders as they show off their skills in this one-of-a kind event. Stepping Stone Ranch, 201 Escoheag Road, West Greenwich. 401-397-3725, trial4fun.com

July 26: Are you the ultimate runner, swimmer and biker? If so, the Crabman Sprint triathlon is for you! The course begins with a 1⁄4 mile swim, followed by an 11-mile bike race and finishes off with a 5K. South Kingstown Town Beach, 719 Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown. 401-741-0831, trimomprod.com


August 1: If you’re an extreme athlete, or if you just enjoy a recreational challenge, the 32nd annual Block Island triathlon is for you. The race begins with a 1⁄4-mile swim, followed by a 12-mile bike, ending with a 4-mile race on Block Island’s beaches. Fred Benson Town Beach, 7 Corn Neck Road, Block Island. 401-466-3223, blockislandchamber.com

August 10: Help the Preservation Society protect, preserve and present one of the nation’s most endangered properties at Newport Mansions summer Golf Outing. Tee prizes, lunch, dinner, cocktails, awards and silent auctions follow a round of golf at one of the country’s leading courses. 324 Mitchells Lane, Middletown. newportnational.com

August 22: Join the road to wellness at the 1st Annual Latino Public Radio Run/Walk & Health Fair’s 5k. This non-profit organization helps to inform, educate and entertain the public with health and wellness information to initiate more positive and balanced lifestyles. Enjoy prizes, awards, face painting and music at this pet and family-friendly event. Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence. rwpzoo.org

block island triathalon, Providence River Boat Company, narragansett bay, sunset cruise, ocean state waves, Back Road Ramble 5k, East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce golf tournament, Tom McCoy Summer Fun Run Series, lung force walk, mystic aquarium, block island race week, transatlantic race, Citizens Bank Save the Bay Swim, hall of fame tennis championships, historic walking tour east greewich, crabman spirit triathlon, golf, middletown ri, Latino Public Radio Run/Walk & Health Fair’s 5k, hey rhody outdoor guide, summer, active


No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here