Race Details

The Providence Marathon starts and finishes near the Rhode Island State House and Providence Station on Sunday, May 2nd! After the race, the fun continues with the official after party!

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The Courses


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 city of Providence has requested that all runners wear face coverings at the start, through mile 1 and in the finish line.

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

Runners are encouraged to park in the Rhode Island Convention Center or the Providence Place Mall parking garage on race day or visit www.parkdowntownprovidence.com

Half Marathon

START TIME: 8:00 a.m.

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 at the Rhode Island State House and Providence Station.

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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 at the Rhode Island State House and Providence Station.

Due to USATF restrictions, no baby strollers are allowed on the course and walkers are prohibited from entering.

Aid Stations

The Aid Station near mile 3 will offer only Water, Nuun & restrooms. All other aid station will offer Water, Nuun, GU Energy Gels, Bananas, & Restrooms. Select Aid Stations will have Vaseline, cramp cream & band-aids.

The After-Party

All three races finish on Gaspee Street in Downtown Providence at the Rhode Island State House. The post race recovery area consists of food and beverages for the athletes and one complimentary beer to all participants of age.

Packet Pick-up

There will be no race day packet pickup! Packet pickup will be held at the following locations and times:

Friday, April 30th
3:00pm - 7:00pm

Rhode Runner (657 North Main St. Providence, RI 02904)
Parking at Rhode Runners
Street parking available


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

Renaissance Providence Downtown

5 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Hilton Providence

21 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903

NYLO Providence Warwick Hotel

400 Knight Street Warwick, RI 02886

Hilton Garden Inn Warwick

1 Thurber St, Warwick, RI 02886

Omni Providence

1 W Exchange St, Providence, RI 02903

Crown Plaza Warwick

801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI 02886

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 will be mailed out following the event.

Spectator Information

Due to Covid-19, spectators are discouraged from attending this year. No spectators will be allowed at the starting point. If you choose to view the race, here are the locations- please follow all of the current Covid-19 protocols.

  • India Point Park in Providence – for half & full
  • Blackstone Blvd in Providence – for the half
  • Veteran’s Memorial Blvd in East Providence – for the full
  • Crescent Park - for the full
  • Haines Park - for the full


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

Limited parking is available at the Providence Place Mall and other lots throughout the city for a fee.

Race Day Parking


Parking on the course is strictly prohibited. Runners are encouraged to park at 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?

Reserve your spot today at the Providence Marathon!

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