Shipyard Brewery will be the Official Beer Garden Sponsor at the Newport and Providence Rhode Races

Providence, RI:

Rhode Races & Events is excited to announce Shipyard Brewing Company as the Official Beer Garden Sponsor for the 2017 Newport and Providence Rhode Races. Shipyard Brewing Company is a family owned company located on the waterfront in Portland, ME where they have been brewing hand-crafted ales since 1994. These flagship races attract participants from nearly 50 states and showcase the best race courses RI has to offer.

Shipyard Brewing Company encourages and supports participatory sports as part of a healthy life-style. All runners and walkers will be rewarded with a cold, fresh Shipyard Ale upon finishing the race. “Our consumers enjoy the competition and hard work required to prepare for the race and consider a great craft beer to be the reward for their efforts”, Bruce Forsley VP sales and marketing.

The Shipyard Beer Garden at the Newport and Providence Rhode Races will be donating all proceeds to designated charities specific to each race. Susan Rancourt, co-owner of Rhode Races stated, “Shipyard has a great tasting line up of beer choices and is a family owned business, which is important to us. Additionally, their experience in supporting other road races will up the FUN FACTOR in our Beer Gardens and we are excited to have them on board.”

The Newport Rhode Race will kick off from Easton’s Beach on Saturday, April 15, 2017 while the Providence Rhode Race will be celebrating its 10th running this year on Sunday, May 7th, 2017. Both races offer a full USATF certified marathon, half marathon and 5k distance to appeal to any casual or competitive runner.

You can learn more at

About Shipyard Brewery –

Shipyard Brewing Company is a family owned brewery – rooted in tradition and brimming with innovation. Its award-winning beer is handcrafted by a talented team of brewers. Established in 1994, Shipyard is located on the historic waterfront in Portland, Maine and produces 20 varieties of award-winning beers.

About Rhode Races & Events –

Iconic races, authentic experiences

At Rhode Races & Events, we are seasoned sports event professionals and a Rhode Island Benefit Corporation. We believe in creating events that allow our participants to create life long memories and achieve long-term goals. Additionally, these events will allow potential sponsors compelling marketing objectives and fundraising opportunities for charities and non-profits.

Our objectives include –

  • Create and execute safe and memorable road races and sporting events.
  • Engage in health and wellness advancement through running participation, education and encouragement.
  • Partner with local and national businesses to help them meet their marketing goals.
  • Provide opportunities for charities to raise money through volunteer assignments and fundraising pages.
  • Be a good partner with vendors and other small businesses through fair contracts and on time payment.

Our courses are designed carefully – to showcase the beauty of Rhode Island, to provide minimal impact to residents and the environment and ensure safety of our participants.

Our races are executed with attention to every detail – from police detail locations, to unique medal and t-shirt designs to healthy and nourishing athlete food.

We take pride in our work and we have nurtured relationships with local authorities, vendors and runners that have allowed us to execute meaningful and memorable events.

Please visit for more information.

Healthline names Providence Marathon “Best in the NorthEast”

Providence, RI:


The nine states that make up the U.S. Northeast contain some of the country’s biggest cities, and spectacular natural scenery. Whether you enjoy running in urban jungles, in the Appalachian-backed highlands, or along the coast, chances are there’s a marathon that’s just right for you in this small but varied landscape.

We have found some of the most unique, picturesque, and just downright memorable marathon events in the U.S. Northeast.

100 Half Marathons Club names Bristol “Best of”

Bristol, RI:

For the second year of the two year old race, the National Club of the 100 Half Marathons have named Bristol’s Independence Rhode Race a “Best of” Half Marathon.  Read more:

The 100 Half Marathons Club is a racing club that celebrates those who have achieved the accomplishment of completing 100 lifetime half marathons (or more), and encourages and supports those who are on the way to reaching this goal.  Our members have completed anywhere from 10 to over 300 half marathons.  We love the 13.1 race distance, and we enjoy sharing our experiences and feedback on events to help each other select better races.  For more information about our club, please visit us online at

Our members fill out an annual survey to recognize their favorite half marathons by state, theme, price, overall value, and other categories.  We vote in January for the prior year’s favorite/best races.  These are the results of our 2016 member voting.



The Culture Trip names Providence Rhode Race “The Best Race to Run” for Rhode Island

Providence, RI:

Among the charity events, fun runs, marathons and ultras, there are some incredible races to run in the United States. Culture Trip picks out the definitive list — how many have you done?

The Best Race to Run in Every U.S. State



Why Run It: Organizers of the Providence Rhode Races Marathon take 26.2 miles to showcase their capital city. The out-and-back course starts and finishes in Burnside Park, where runners cross the Memorial Boulevard bridge before mile one, briefly passing Brown University’s campus. The course then dips south into the adjacent city, East Providence, where spring greenery replaces city blocks until the turnaround point near the Rhode Island Country Club. The way back to the city’s center puts runners on a bike path along the Providence River, with views of the skyline until the finish.

Read Further

PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Races & Events is excited to announce their 2016 event calendar. The year-long series of events kicks off on May 1st with the Providence Marathon.

This USATF certified race take advantage of the EastSide’s rich history and beautiful ocean-side scenery, providing some of the most breathtaking runs in the country. Race weekend festivities include a 3 day Expo, Beer Garden, music and food. Over 2500 participants will test their meddle and training throughout the race day. The race courses feature a wonderful mix of urban and rural neighborhoods, bike paths, beautiful boulevards and stunning bay views.

Read Further

Until yesterday, approximately three-quarters of the estimated 800 runners who have registered for Rhode Island’s Providence Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K, to be held May 1, were technically registered for a nonexistent event.

Two companies were accepting registrations for the race: Eident Sports Marketing, the organizer of the race through its 2015 running, and Rhode Races & Events, the company that actually holds the permit to host the event in 2016. Emily Crowell, deputy director of communications for the City of Providence told Runner’s World by phone that the city declined to issue a permit to Eident because the company owes the city more than $30,000 for police, traffic, and engineering expenses.

Read Further