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Providence, RI (Rhode Races) - 

The 10th running of the Providence Rhode Race will be held on Sunday May 7th in Providence, Rhode Island at Burnside Park. Race weekend features the City’s only Full and Half Marathons as well as a 5k and Kids Run, all starting on Exchange Terrace in DownCity. Last year’s event boasted runners from nearly all 50 states and 18 countries and serves as a popular Boston Marathon qualifier.  The charitable partners for the 2017 event include Girls on the Run RI and DreamFar High School Marathon.

The USATF certified race takes advantage of the East Side’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, Shipyard Brewery Beer Garden, music and food.  Over 3000 participants will test their meddle and training throughout the weekend.   Both race courses feature a wonderful mix of urban and rural neighborhoods, bike paths, beautiful boulevards and stunning bay views.

The Providence Half Marathon is the second stop in the Rhode Racing Series – 5 half marathons in the most beautiful locations RI has to offer – Newport, Providence, Bristol, Jamestown and Narragansett.  Rhode Races will be showcasing Rhode Island through their “running tour” – providing the participants the experience of each iconic location through course selection, architecture, geography and a unique vibe.   To that end, we are proud to have Knead Doughnuts as one of our Athlete Food Sponsors for the Providence race.

We are encouraging our local business community to take part in the Corporate Fit Challenge and help designate Providence as the “Healthy City Capital.”  Compete to be named Most Fit Company or Most Philanthropic.

Join the festival, cheer on the runners and enjoy one of the most beautiful courses in the Northeast – please visit for more information. 

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.