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Rhode Master Series, Rhode Island Marathons

Rhode Master Series 2021

2021 Rhode Island Rhode Master Series

2020 was a tough year for this series. Most of the races were cancelled or went virtual.

For 2021, in -person races are on the schedule with a virtual option for most races.

State and or local officials may place tighter restrictions or revoke race permits if conditions worsen.

This is out of the hands of race directors. Both race officials and state and local officials have everyone’s health in mind when they make their decisions.

Be sure to read registration details closely before signing up for any races.

The Rhode Master Series consists of five Rhode races in five cities and towns across Rhode Island.

When you register for three of the races you will receive a 15% discount. You can sign up for all five events and get a 15% discount on all five.

You can also register for any one of the races that you would like to run.

Providence Marathon Presented By The Providence Journal

2 May | Providence, RI | Sunday | 7:30 AM

This event includes the Marathon, Half and a 5K.

As of March 21st only the 5K registration is still open for $49.

The marathon 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 course is USATF certified and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier.

The half marathon 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.

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 the 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 Newport Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K

22 May | Newport, RI | Saturday | 7:30 AM

Registration these races is open still:

Marathon – $110
Half Marathon – $80
5K – $37
Beach Mile – $15

Registration fees for virtual races:
Marathon & Half $50
5K $20

For those lucky enough to run in person:

A 26.2 mi route in Newport, RI, United States. The route has a total ascent of 747.42 ft and has a maximum elevation of 15.75 ft. The first half of the course highlights the best of Newport with craggy shores, wide open ocean vistas, historic mansions and intricate architecture. After passing Easton’s Beach at the half way point, the full heads out to Middletown past Hanging Rock and Surfer’s End to a challenging course with more gorgeous views. The race finishes back along the water at Easton’s Beach.

The half marathon follows the first 13.1 miles of the full marathon route. The half starts 30 mins after the full marathon at the same start and finish as the full marathon. You will enjoy selfie worth seaside views, grand mansions and rocky shorelines.

2019 Newport Full Results

Free race photos will be available!

A post-race beer garden is also planned.

The Bristol Independence Half

26 June | Bristol, RI | Saturday | 6:30 AM

Registration for the in-person and virtual races is open:
Half Marathon – $65
Virtual Half – $50

The scenic course will start on historic Thames St. in beautiful downtown Bristol. It will lead runners around quaint and patriotic downtown, past festive homes and the America’s Cup Museum – following part of the famous 4th of July parade route.

The course heads out, winding through historic Blithewold and beautiful Roger Williams University before heading back downtown and finishing against the backdrop of the Mt. Hope Bridge and Narragansett Bay.

Course limit is 3.5 hrs. There is an early start option if you need more than 3.5 hrs. Please select this during your registration.

2019 Bristol Full Results.

Free race photos will be available!

Jamestown Half

18 September | Jamestown, RI | Saturday | 7:00 AM

Registration is open: $60 in person and $50 virtual

The course circumvents nearly all of picturesque Conanicut Island, providing sweeping views of Narragansett Bay and the Newport Pell Bridge – the largest suspension bridge in New England.

The course features vivid landscapes, winding roads, historic Watson Farm as well as the village of Jamestown with its small shops and quaint restaurants.

The race starts in Fort Getty, winds past Mackeral Cove, heads straight across the island before the decline into Jamestown Village, then following the east side of the island.

It cuts through a beautiful neighborhood before coming up the west side of the island where you will enjoy views of windmills, estuaries and farms before finishing back at Fort Getty. There is one small section of unpaved road before mile 2 and a long incline around miles 9 and 10.

Course limit is 3.5 hrs.

Free race photos will be available!

Ocean State Marathon, Half and 5K

24 October | Narragansett, RI | Sunday | 7:30 AM

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Registration is open: $90 for the Marathon, $60 for the Half and $28 for the 5K.

Virtual Marathon and Half are $50, virtual 5K is $30

The Marathon starts at 7:30AM, Half at 8AM and the 5K at 8:15AM.

These races feature FREE PHOTOS and a secured bag check at the start.

The course is a stunning mix of beautiful farms, coastal homes, old rock walls and tree-lined, back roads.

The race runs past ocean views, river walks, kayak stands and fishing holes.

Race day starts at famous Narragansett Town Beach, winding through beautiful US 1A before descending into gorgeous Bonnet Shores.

The race rejoins US 1A, following working farms and picturesque waterways before heading back to the finish at the Town Beach. The race is truly quintessential Rhode Island.

The Ocean State Rhode Race is the final stop in the Rhode Master Series – 3-5 of the most scenic half marathons in Rhode Island.

Free race photos will be available!

These are GREEN Events

Rhode Races & Events is committed to recycling.

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.

You can do you part when running your virtual races. If you follow the “pack in, pack out” rule that The National Park Service follows you wont drop your gel packs or the torn off top.

If you run from home you can have a virtually carbo free race event.

Run Rhode Island well my Friends,




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