The Providence Marathon starts and finishes near the Rhode Island State House and Providence Station on Sunday, May 2nd! After the race, the fun continues with the official after party!
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START TIME: 7:30 a.m.
The course is a nice mix of historic urban and rural neighborhoods as the race starts in Downtown Providence and heads south towards the East Bay and Barrington, Rhode Island. The tree lined East Bay Bike path provides plenty of shade and scenic views of the Providence river and skyline.
The city of Providence has requested that all runners wear face coverings at the start, through mile 1 and in the finish line.
The course is USATF certified and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier.
Runners are encouraged to park in the Rhode Island Convention Center or the Providence Place Mall parking garage on race day or visit www.parkdowntownprovidence.com
START TIME: 8:00 a.m.
The course is a nice mix of historic urban and rural neighborhoods as the race starts in Downtown Providence and heads along the Providence River to India Point Park before heading down tree lined Blackstone Boulevard towards Pawtucket. The course then winds through Pawtucket before heading back down the famous Boulevard and down along the Providence River, and finishing back downtown at the Rhode Island State House and Providence Station.
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START TIME: 8:15 a.m.
The 5k course will follow the start and finish of our larger races but enjoy a turn around in beautiful India Point Park. The race will kick off 15 mins after our half marathon at 8:15 am at the same start banner as the rest of the Rhode Races. The course follows Memorial Blvd and South Water St to India Point Park paths before heading back to the finish arch at the Rhode Island State House and Providence Station.
Due to USATF restrictions, no baby strollers are allowed on the course and walkers are prohibited from entering.
The Aid Station near mile 3 will offer only Water, Nuun & restrooms. All other aid station will offer Water, Nuun, GU Energy Gels, Bananas, & Restrooms. Select Aid Stations will have Vaseline, cramp cream & band-aids.
All three races finish on Gaspee Street in Downtown Providence at the Rhode Island State House. The post race recovery area consists of food and beverages for the athletes and one complimentary beer to all participants of age.
There will be no race day packet pickup! Packet pickup will be held at the following locations and times:
Friday, April 30th
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Rhode Runner (657 North Main St. Providence, RI 02904)
Parking at Rhode Runners
Street parking available
Saturday, May 1st
10:00am - 3:00pm
Please click the buttons below to receive exclusive discounts for your stay for the Providence Marathon!
5 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, Rhode Island 02903
21 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903
NYLO Providence Warwick Hotel
400 Knight Street Warwick, RI 02886
Results & 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.
Due to Covid-19, spectators are discouraged from attending this year. No spectators will be allowed at the starting point. If you choose to view the race, here are the locations- please follow all of the current Covid-19 protocols.
- India Point Park in Providence – for half & full
- Blackstone Blvd in Providence – for the half
- Veteran’s Memorial Blvd in East Providence – for the full
- Crescent Park - for the full
- Haines Park - for the full
Directions & Parking
Limited parking is available at the Providence Place Mall and other lots throughout the city for a fee.
Race Day Parking
Parking on the course is strictly prohibited. Runners are encouraged to park at the Providence Place Mall parking garage on race day. Both lots are walking distance from the race start and will not be blocked by the race course for those looking to leave while the race is still ongoing.