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Running Cranston: 5 Mile Loop Around Mulligan's Island

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by Josh Wood Tuesday May 19, 2009 5 mile route in southern CranstonI found this 5 mile loop in the southern part of the city, and I can only vouch for certain parts of the run. The commercial wastelands of Oaklawn and Sockanosset Cross Road appear to be the most questionable sections of the course (although the designer of this loop carved a shortcut just parallel to Sockanosset, so the impact of that road is probably minimized). At one point the route crosses New London Avenue, so the traffic light might be needed (or an early AM start time) to avoid a case of real-life Frogger. Most of the course travels along the combination of Mayfield, East and Pontiac. This stretch has ample sidewalks and coming down the hill from the Howard Center you could catch a glimpse of the sunrise over the horizon if you time it just right.

Previously in Running

Running Cranston
Running Cranston: 3 Mile Run in Eden Park and Garden City
Running Cranston: 3 Mile Run (Gaspee Days Route)

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