The Providence Marathon (formerly known as Rhode Races Providence) is returning on May 3, 2020 for another fun day of running through the heart of beautiful Providence, Rhode Island! Join thousands of runners across three distances and experience this scenic spring race with new ownership committed to making it the premier running event in the region. With all races starting and finishing right in downtown Providence, you’ll celebrate with a revamped after party featuring delicious craft beer, free food, great tunes, and some incredible race swag!
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
Your registration for the Providence Marathon includes a lot of awesome stuff! Check it out:
Marathon and half marathon runners get a high-quality fleece vest!
The party also includes music, vendor booths, free food, and one free beer for all runners (21+)!
All runners get a high-quality technical running shirt!
All runners get an exclusive finisher medal.
What It Costs
We expect this event to sell out quickly so be sure to reserve your spot before it’s gone!