Originally posted on March 6, 2020. Updated July 8, 2020
My how things have changed.
The Rhode Master Series consists of five Rhode races in five cities and towns across Rhode Island.
The first race, The Newport Marathon and Half Marathon was a live event in April. They 419 finishers for the full marathon and 1139 for the half.
Pretty amazing considering that Massachusetts was under shelter in place orders and The Boston Marathon was postponed at that time.
The Bristol Independence Half on June 27th went virtual and had 792 runners – Bristol Full Results.
Jamestown Half is still scheduled for September 19th.
The Narragansett Marathon and Half is still scheduled for October 25th.
The Providence Marathon was scheduled for May 3rd but was cancelled due to the Governors stay at home order which was in place through May 8th.
You can still take your pick of 4 half marathons and two marathons, with three events consisting of both distances.
Sign up for the series and run 3 or 4 of the races. As a Rhode Master Series runner you will receive discounts on registration fees, an exclusive medal that will “complete” the series, swag just for series runners and special sponsor discounts for series runners.
Information on the series is here.
Featured in my post, New England Marathons Fall, you can receive 15% off the Narragansett Marathon or Half.
This discount is normally reserved for Rhode Master Series runners who run at least three races.
Narragansett, RI | 25 October 2020 – Sunday – 7:30 AM
The Marathon starts at 7:30AM, Half at 8AM and the 5K at 8:15AM.
Narragansett is the final stop in the Rhode Master Series and you are sure to see many Rhode Masters receive their series medal.
This race harkens back to the original Ocean State Marathon with the start in Narragansett Beach.
It follows beautiful Rt 1a and showcases wonderful ocean views, old stone walls, working farms, estuaries and kayak stands. It really is a pretty one.
It is a smaller marathon so you won’t have to fight through crowds of people at the start to achieve your PR or BQ. The marathon is a Boston Qualifier.
These races feature FREE PHOTOS and a secured bag check at the start.
Registration is open – $95 for the Marathon, $65 for the Half and $30 for the 5K.
They also have a virtual half marathon option for $50.
Exclusively for Omni Running readers – get 15% off of registration when you use code OMNIFAN. Click here to go to the registration page.
Next price increase is August 31st, 2020.
Rhode Races & Events is committed to recycling at this year’s Ocean State Rhode Races. Road Races create a lot of waste, but we’ll reduce our footprint by diverting hundreds of pounds of cardboard boxes, water jugs, and plastic bottles from the landfill.
To learn more about our race day efforts and how you can help – please click this link. Additionally – all clothing discarded at the start of the race will be donated to North American Family Institute.
Run Rhode Island well my Friends,