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📣 Announcement 📣

We regret that the 2024 Providence Marathon & Half Marathon has been canceled due to unforeseen challenges, including the Washington Bridge closure. We hope to see you in 2025! Please visit the Providence Marathon & Half Marathon FAQ’s if you have any further questions.

Providence Marathon & Half Marathon Race Details

The event provides an exciting run through the heart of Rhode Island’s capitol city! After the race, the fun continues with the official after party! Packet pickup, expo, parking for both, and Road Closures information will be released closer to the 2025 race day. Buttons below will be updated with specific information regarding the event.
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The Marathon

Coming in 2025!
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.

Half Marathon

Coming in 2025!
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 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 available on race day and is free for all registered runners.

Pacers

Both the Providence Marathon and half marathon will have pacers running.
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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Post Race Festival

The fun doesn’t stop once you cross the finish line! Cool down after your run at the post-race festival! Celebrate your accomplishment amongst your fellow runners to the tunes of a live DJ while you enjoy a complimentary ice-cold beer (21+) .
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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.