Race Details

The Providence Marathon starts and finishes at Exchange Terrace in downtown Providence on Sunday, May 3rd! After the race, the fun continues with the official after party!

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The Courses

Marathon

START TIME: 7:30 a.m.

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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

START TIME: 8:00 a.m.

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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

START TIME: 8:15 a.m.


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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

The After-Party


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, race vendors, award presentations and food.

Packet Pick-up


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.

Lodging

Please click the buttons below to receive exclusive discounts for your stay for the Providence Marathon!

Providence Omni
1 W Exchange St, Providence, RI 02903

Hilton Garden Inn
1 Thurber Street, Warwick, RI 02886

Courtyard Providence Downtown
32 Exchange Terrace at Memorial Blvd Providence, RI 02903

Homewood Suites
5 Exchange Street, Providence, RI 02903

Graduate Providence

11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI 02903

PHONE: Call 401-421-0700 and choose option 1.

Deadline to book: 4/1/2020

Results & 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.

Spectator Information

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

Pacers

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

Directions & Parking

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.

Race Day Parking

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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.

Ready To Run?

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