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Providence Marathon & Half Marathon Race Details

The Providence Marathon starts and finishes near the India Point Park next to the Narragansett Brewery on Sunday, May 5, 2024! After the race, the fun continues with the official after party!

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The Marathon

Sunday, May 5, 2024
Start Time: 7:30 AM
Location: India Point Park
225 India St
Providence, RI 02903

Achieve your Boston Marathon dreams with the Providence Marathon! Our course has become a favorite of Boston Qualifiers and first-time marathoners alike.

The course runs through the east side of Providence, along the Seekonk River, then into East Providence and along the east bay bike path into Barrington. You’ll loop back around in Barrington, taking some of the same route back while running toward the shadow of the city’s skyline. Once you reach the finish line by India Point Park, the after-party begins!

The course is USATF-certified and is an official Boston Marathon qualifier.

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Half Marathon

Sunday, May 5, 2023
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Location: India Point Park
225 India St
Providence, RI 02903

Not quite ready for a full marathon? Don’t worry! The Providence Half Marathon course is perfect for you!

The course stays almost entirely within the city limits, making it a great way to get a personalized tour of the city! Starting at India Point Park, the course flows through the East side of Providence before looping up into Pawtucket. It then goes back into the East side of Providence, along the Seekonk River, and heads into East Providence. Once they loop around East Providence, participants make their way back into Providence and finish back at India Point Park.

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Half Marathon

Sunday, May 5, 2024
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Location: India Point Park
225 India St
Providence, RI 02903

Not quite ready for a full marathon? Don’t worry! The Providence Half Marathon course is perfect for you!

The course stays almost entirely within the city limits, making it a great way to get a personalized tour of the city! Starting at India Point Park, the course flows through the East side of Providence before looping up into Pawtucket. It then goes back into the East side of Providence, along the Seekonk River, and heads into East Providence. Once they loop around East Providence, participants make their way back into Providence and finish back at India Point Park.

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Nutrition & Aid Stations

Aid stations will be available every few miles along all courses. Stay tuned for further updates on locations and what will be offered at each stop.

Early Start Times

For those runners pushing a 14 min pace or higher, we strongly recommend taking advantage of the 6:30 am early start time. Please be advised the roads are not officially closed during early start. Runners must pay attention to traffic signals and use the sidewalk when possible. Early aid stations might not be set up yet, so runners taking advantage of the early start should familiarize themselves with the route as course marshals may not yet be in place. Please note early starters are not eligible for age group awards.

Gear Check

Gear check will open at 6:30 A.M. on race day and is free for all registered runners.

Pacers

The Providence Marathon will have pacers running at marathon paces of: 3:00, 3:05, 3:10, 3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:50, 3:55, 4:05, 4:20, 4:35, 4:50, 5:05, and 5:20. The half marathon will have pacers running at half marathon paces of: 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, 2:40, 2:50, and 3:00.

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Packet Pickup

May 3rd, 2024 12:00PM-6:00PM

May 4th, 2024 12:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Narraganset Brewery
271 Tockwotton St, Providence, RI 02903

*Details subject to change.

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Race Day & Expo Parking

Details coming soon.

 

Road Closures

Details to come.

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Post Race Festival

The fun doesn’t stop once you cross the finish line! Cool down after your run at the post-race festival at India Point Park! Celebrate your accomplishment amongst your fellow runners to the tunes of a live DJ while you enjoy a complimentary ice-cold beer (21+) at the post-race festival! Additional beer will be available for purchase for our thirstier runners. Please drink responsibly.

Location: Narraganset Brewery
271 Tockwotton St, Providence, RI 02903

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Elite Runners Perks

If you’ve achieved an exceptionally low finish time at a marathon or half marathon in the past two years, we have a couple of perks for you!

The first is a special Elite Runner Corral at the front of the pack to ensure you get a fast start right out of the gate. The second is a fully comped entry to this year’s race! Send us an email at info@providencemarathon.com to learn how to qualify for this program.

Male Elite Runner Corral Qualifying Times

MARATHON – 2:27
HALF MARATHON – 1:11

Male Masters Qualifying Standards

  • Masters 40-44 – Sub 2:40 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 45-49 – Sub 2:48 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 50-54 – Sub 2:55 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 55-59 – Sub 3:05 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 60-64 – Sub 3:15 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 65-69 – Sub 3:25 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 70-74 – Sub 3:37 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 75-79+ – Sub 3:55 Marathon / 1:55 Half

Female Elite Runner Corral Qualifying Times

MARATHON – 2:59
HALF MARATHON – 1:25

Female Masters Qualifying Standards

  • Masters 40-44 – Sub 3:00 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 45-49 – Sub 3:12 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 50-54 – Sub 3:22 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 55-59 – Sub 3:40 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 60-64 – Sub 3:58 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 65-69 – Sub 4:15 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 70-74 – Sub 5:00 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 75-79+ – Sub 5:00 Marathon / 2:10 Half

Standards for both the marathon and half marathon must have been run within 18 months of the race to qualify. Athletes applying for elite complimentary entry will not be included in the Age Group results or awards. They will be categorized in the overall Elite results only.

Applications must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the event. Late entries will not be accommodated. An elite complimentary entry is non-transferable and only applies to the Half Marathon and Marathon distances. Other distances do not qualify.

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Results and 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.

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