Run the Providence Marathon & Half Marathon May 7, 2023
Spring into action! The Providence Marathon & Half Marathon returns on May 7, 2023, for another exciting run through Rhode Island’s vibrant capital. Choose your distance and run through historic downtown sites, Providence River views, and the charm of the city’s surrounding neighborhoods.
New Post Race Festival
After runnin’ the streets, continue to soak in the big city culture and small-town feel at the new and improved post race festival presented by USA TODAY, happening right at the finish line! More details coming soon, but don't worry, all 21+ runners will still get a complimentary beer at the end (21+)!
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As you probably already know, the governor of Rhode Island has extended the state of emergency, including the stay-at-home order, through at least May 8th. We thank the state for taking prudent measures to protect the public, but this unfortunately means we have no choice but to cancel the upcoming Providence Marathon, scheduled for May 3rd.
We understand how disappointing this is, and we're just as heartbroken as you are. We've already put a ton of unrecoverable time and resources into setting up the event, from ordering medals and t-shirts to paying for permits and inspections. We made every attempt to postpone this event to a fall date, but were unable to find a solution that worked with the City of Providence.
However, we still want to provide the best experience possible for you under the circumstances, so we're converting the Providence Marathon to a virtual run.
What's a virtual run? We ship all of your goodie bag items - finisher's medal, race bib, premium fleece vest (full/half), and tech tee (all runners) directly to your door. You'll then plan the ideal marathon, half, or 5K route in your location, pick the perfect day for a run, and then submit your time to receive an official finisher's certificate! Click here for more details.
We know this isn't what you signed up for, but the entire country is being severely impacted by this pandemic, and the running industry is being hit especially hard. Please understand that we've already put a year's worth of time and resources into preparing for the event, so we simply don't have the resources to be able to offer refunds, transfers, or deferrals. With your support and understanding, we'll survive this catastrophe and continue producing great races for you for many years to come.
As thanks for your understanding during these trying times, we'll also be sending you a special code for 20% off the 2021 event once registration opens.
If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]. We anticipate a high email volume, so response times may be delayed. We will reply as soon as possible.
On behalf of the Providence Marathon team, we look forward to running with you virtually, and again next year.
What you get
Registration for the Providence Marathon includes a lot of awesome stuff! Marathon runners get a sleek, ultra-comfy commemorative hoodie, while half marathoners get a soft and stretchy full-zip hoodie. Both distances receive finisher medals!
What It Costs
We expect this event to sell out quickly so be sure to reserve your spot before it's gone!
Is the Providence Marathon a Boston Qualifier?
Yes, the Providence Marathon is a Boston Qualifier. Because of our awesome location in downtown Providence, our race has become one of the most popular USATF-certified events to achieve your Boston dreams.