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The 5k Run for the Ridley course starts on East Main Street in Riverhead. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Enjoy a scenic run along Riverhead’s downtown and help save cold-stunned sea turtles at the 18th annual Run for the Ridley.

The 5K race, which helps The Riverhead Foundation For Marine Research and Preservation aid sea turtles who have been affected by a quick change in water temperature, is open to all runners, joggers and walkers.

The course begins on East Main Street, travels through Riverhead’s residential streets and ends at McDermott Ave. near the Peconic Riverfront.

Race day registration is $30 (pre-registration has already closed.)

The race kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24.

The best part of the race? A steaming cup of Manhattan clam chowder is offered to all finishers, courtesy of Jerry and the Mermaid restaurant (it’s always a race highlight.)

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