Look no further. You’ve found your spring marathon or half marathon! The Providence Marathon returns on May 1, 2022, for another exciting run through the Rhode Island capital. With historic downtown sites, scenic Providence River views, and the charm of the city’s surrounding neighborhoods, you’ll enjoy memorable miles whether it’s your first marathon or 100th half marathon. Plus, you’ll enjoy a free beer (if of age), music, vendor giveaways at our rockin’ after-party.
So, what are you waiting for? Secure your spot today.
Want to participate in the Providence Marathon virtually? Learn more here!
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:
Marathoners will receive an insulated yet breathable running jacket that keeps you warm without the bulk. Half marathoners will receive our sleek, lightweight, and comfy quarter-zip.
No matter what distance you complete, all runners take home our finisher’s medals and will be treated to free race photos and a free beer (if of age) at our after-party.
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 its fast and flat course, our race has become one of the most popular USATF-certified events to achieve your Boston dreams.