Narragansett Race Information

Race Info

The 2018 Ocean State Rhode Races in Narragansett, RI will be held on Sunday October 28. Race weekend features a Marathon, Tufts Health Plan Half Marathon and 5k Race.

The Marathon will start at 7:30 am, the Tufts Health Plan Half Marathon will start at 8:00 AM and the 5k at 8:15 am, all on Sunday

This genuine Rhode Island marathon will showcase what is great about the Ocean State.  Not only does the course feature iconic Rhode Island beauty, our post race festival will include an authentic Rhode Island experience at the Narragansett Town Beach.

The marathon course is USATF certified and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier

The Ocean State Rhode Races Half is the final stop of the Tufts Health Plan Rhode Race Series, a five stop series of Rhode Island Half Marathons.

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Race Weekend

Weekend Itinerary

Schedule subject to change

Friday, October 26th

Race Packet Pick-up & On Site Registration

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: Rhode Runner, 657 N. Main Rd., Providence

Saturday, October 27th

Race Packet Pick-up & On Site Registration

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location:  Whaler’s Brewing Company, 1174 Kingstown Rd., S. Kingstown, RI

Sunday, October 28th

Location: Narragansett Town Beach, North Lot

5:45 – 7:45 am – Race Packet Pick-up & On Site Registration

7:30 am – Marathon Race Start

8:00 am – Tufts Health Plan Half Marathon Race Start

8:15 am – 5k Race Start

Weekend Itinerary

Free Photos

As a thank you for joining us for this event, you will be receiving FREE high quality photos from GameFace Media. After the weekend, be sure to keep an eye on your e-mail for a link to view your photos on both desktop and mobile devices. You will be able to download, e-mail and upload these awesome pictures to Facebook with one-click- at NO cost-and share them with all of your fans and friends.

Live Athlete Tracking

We are pleased to share Live Runner/Participant Tracking for the Ocean State Rhode Races is available in the RaceJoy mobile app! Participants must carry their phone and activate tracking within 30 minutes of the race start. You can learn more at www.racejoy.com.

Pace Groups

Pace groups for the full and Tufts Health Plan half marathon will be provided by Rhode Island Road Runners. They will have pacers running at marathon paces of: 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:30 and 5:00. There will also be pacers running at half marathon paces of: 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30 and 2:45.

Race Specific T-shirts and Medals

Gender and Race Specific tech t-shirts will be included in your race registration.  Early registration guarantees your selected size.  Registration after September 15, only available shirt sizes will be listed.  Shirts may be exchanged for size at the conclusion of the race.

Race specific finisher medals will be handed out at the finish line to participants of the Ocean State Marathon and Tufts Health Plan Half Marathon.
*Awards must be picked up in person

Course Limits

The Marathon course will be secured for six hours and the Tufts Health Plan Half Marathon course will be secured for three and a half hours. Walkers are welcome for both races but after the time limits the course will be open to traffic and aid stations will be closed.

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. Some aid stations will have Clif energy gels, energy drink and bananas.  Port-a-potties will be at all aid stations after mile 7.

Post Race Party

Whaler’s Brewery will be hosting our post race party.  Your bib will have a coupon for a free half flight (3 5oz samples) of beer.  Stop by, play a game of corn hole or pool and enjoy the funky vibe.  Whaler’s is located at 1174 Kingstown Rd., S. Kingstown, RI

Corporate Fit Challenge presented by Tufts Health Plan

Rhode Races offers a variety of discounts and packages for companies looking to foster their corporate health and wellness initiatives.  Employees training and participating together helps promote team camaraderie, increased branding and a sense of good will.  Join our Corporate Fit Challenge and compete to be the the “Most Fit” or the “Most Philanthropic” business.  Learn more here.

Rhode Masters

Ocean State Rhode Races are the final stop in Tufts Health Plan Rhode Racing Series.  Those completing the Series should visit our Awards Tent at the conclusion of the race to receive their swag!

THE GREEN EFFECT

Rhode Races & Events is committed to recycling at this year’s Ocean State Rhode Races. Road Races create a lot of waste, but we’ll reduce our footprint by diverting hundreds of pounds of cardboard boxes, water jugs, and plastic bottles from the landfill. To learn more about our race day efforts and how you can help – please click this link.  Additionally – all clothing discarded at the start of the race will be donated to North American Family Institute.

Awards*

  • 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+)

    * Awards must be picked up in person

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