Providence Race Information
The tenth running of the Providence Marathon will be held on May 7, 2017. This exciting race day in DownCity will host a marathon, half marathon, 5k and kids fun run.
The Marathon will start at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, May 7 in Downtown Providence, Rhode Island. The Half Marathon will start at 8:00 a.m. from the same location. The 5k will follow at 8:15 am and the kids race with take off at 8:20 – all from the same great downtown running festival.
Dates and Locations are subject to change.
The marathon course is USATF certified and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier.
Team Registration and Fundraising!!!
This year, registrants will be able to create teams and/or fundraise for their favorite charity! It’s a great morale builder and fundraiser for all types of companies, organizations, schools or even friends!
In order to qualify as an official finisher participants must complete each of the courses within their designated time limits listed below. If you are unable to run within the alotted time, you will be asked to finish the race on the sidewalks while adhering to all traffic laws and on course support and aid stations will be closed.
Marathon – 6 hours
Half Marathon – 3.5 hours
5K – 1 hour
THE GREEN EFFECT
Rhode Races & Events is committed to recycling at this year’s Providence Marathon. 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.
CORPORATE FIT CHALLENGE
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.
All three races finish on Exchange Terrace in Downtown Providence. The post race recovery area consists of food and beverages for the athletes and one complimentary beer to all participants of age. The Post Race Festival will be held outside in Burnside Park, next to the runners-only recovery area, with music, a beer garden (Sponsored by Shipyard Brewery), race vendors, award presentations and food.
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
OFFICIAL POST RACE PARTY
Join us at The Whiskey Republic after your race for the Official Post Race Party. This rockin’ restaurant is next to the race course and near the historic waterfront district. Show your race bib for 1/2 off appetizers.