The Providence Marathon Presented By The Providence Journal

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The Providence Marathon (formerly known as Rhode Races Providence) is returning on May 3, 2020 for another fun day of running through the heart of beautiful Providence, Rhode Island! Join thousands of runners across three distances and experience this scenic spring race with new ownership committed to making it the premier running event in the region. With all races starting and finishing right in downtown Providence, you’ll celebrate with a revamped after party featuring delicious craft beer, free food, great tunes, and some incredible race swag!
Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k
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Sun, May 3, 2020
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Providence, United States
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Location
40 Exchange Terrace, Providence, RI 02903, USA
Start times
Sunday, May 3, 2020
Marathon: 7:30 AMHalf Marathon: 8:00 AM5k: 8:15 AM
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The Providence Marathon Presented By The Providence Journal
Marathon
Distance
26.2mi
$79 - $109
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
$59 - $89
5k
Distance
5km
$24 - $39
Route information
Marathon:
The course is a nice mix of historic urban and rural neighborhoods as the race starts in Downtown Providence and heads south towards the East Bay and Barrington, Rhode Island. The tree lined East Bay Bike path provides plenty of shade and scenic views of the Providence river and skyline.
The course is USATF certified and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier.
Half Marathon:
The course is a nice mix of historic urban and rural neighborhoods as the race starts in Downtown Providence and heads along the Providence River to India Point Park before heading down tree lined Blackstone Boulevard towards Pawtucket. The course then winds through Pawtucket before heading back down the famous Boulevard and down along the Providence River, and finishing back downtown.
5k:
The 5k course will follow the start and finish of our larger races but enjoy a turn around in beautiful India Point Park. The race will kick off 15 mins after our half marathon at 8:15 am at the same start banner as the rest of the Rhode Races. The course follows Memorial Blvd and South Water St to India Point Park paths before heading back to the finish arch.
Due to USATF restrictions, no baby strollers are allowed on the course and walkers are prohibited from entering.
Aid Stations:
Aid Stations will be available throughout the course. Please review the course maps to see the exact location of all medical and water stops. Port-a-potties will be available at every aid station. Select aid stations will also have vaseline, cramp cream and bandaids.
Marathon: Miles 1.5, 3, 4.5, 5.5, 8, 11.5, 12.5, 15, 15.5, 17, 18.5, 20, 21, 21.5, 23, 24.5
Half Marathon: Miles 1.5, 3.25, 4.5, 6.5, 7.75, 9 and 11.5
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What's included
  • Quarter-zip Top
  • Tech Tee
  • After Party
  • Commemorative Medal
Awards:
Awards are presented to the following categories:
  • Top 3 Open Men/ Women
  • Top 3 Men/Women (age 19 and under)
  • Top 3 Men/Women (age 20-29)
  • Top 3 Men/Women (age 30-39)
  • Top 3 Men/Women (age 40-49)
  • Top 3 Men/Women (age 50-59)
  • Top 3 Men/Women (age 60-69)
  • Top 3 Men/Women (age 70+)
All awards must be picked up in person at the event.
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How to get there
40 Exchange Terrace, Providence, RI 02903, USA
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EXPO PARKING
Parking will be available at the Rhode Island Convention Center at a $15 day rate. Additional parking is available at the Providence Place Mall and other lots throughout the city for a fee.
Parking on the course is strictly prohibited. Runners are encouraged to park in the Rhode Island Convention Center or the Providence Place Mall parking garage on race day. Both lots are walking distance from the race start and will not be blocked by the race course for those looking to leave while the race is still ongoing.
Event day logistics
Packet pick-up will be held on Friday, May 1st from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 2nd from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Providence Rink at 2 Kennedy Plaza, Providence, RI.
Packet pick-up will also be available from 6:00 am to 7:45 a.m. on race day, however, this option must be reserved in advance.
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Spectator Info
There are many beautiful locations to cheer on the runners. See our aid station map for more suggestions.
  • India Point Park in Providence – for all races
  • Blackstone Blvd in Providence – for the half
  • Veteran’s Memorial Blvd in East Providence – for the full
  • RI Country Club in Barrington – for the full
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