5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathons

  • 5k races
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    About 5k races

    A 5k is the shortest of the common running event distances, consisting of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or social, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They are the most popular of road running events because of their relatively short distance which allows not only the seasoned runners to run, but novice runners, joggers and new-comers as well.

    How did we choose the best 5k events in Rhode Island? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best 5Ks in Providence?

    There are many to choose from here as the Providence Area is host to many 5k races throughout it's many communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 5k running events include the Rhode Races Providence 5k, the CVS Downtown 5k, and the Amica Downtown Jingle 5k These are just a few of the many 5K events in the Providence area.

    What are the best 5Ks outside of Providence?

    Though Providence features many great 5k races, neighboring towns like Pawtucket and Cranston also host 5k races you won't want to miss.  Be sure to check out the Irish Music Festival 5k in Pawtucket and the Gaspee Days 5K in Cranston.

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  • 10k races
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    About 10k races

    A 10k is one of the most common running event distances, consisting of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or more for fun, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They are twice the distance of the 5k and still  relatively short in distance. Less runners tend to participate then the 5k, but these events still get a lot of not only seasoned runners, but novice runners and joggers in attendance.

    How did we choose the best 10k events in Rhode Island? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best 10Ks in the Narragansett area?

    There are many 10K  races to choose from in the Narragansett area as the many communities and neighborhoods of the city host race events. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 10k running events include the Narrow River 10k and Ocean Road 10k. These are just a couple of the many available events.

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  • Half marathons
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    About Half marathons

    A Half Marathon event consists of running 13 miles (21 kilometers) and as the label suggests, is half of a standard Marathon which is a total of 26 miles. The popularity, participants of the half marathon distance and its events have significantly grown since the early 2000's and they continue to do so, with massive events popping up all over the states. The growth rate of participants for the half distance is currently higher than that of the full.

    How did we choose the best Half Marathon events in Rhode Island? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best Half Marathons in the Providence area?

    There are many to choose from here as the Providence area has many communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Notable Half Marathon running events includes the Providence Half Marathon, the East Bay Half Marathon and the Narragansett Bay Half Marathon.

    What are the best Half Marathons in the Narragansett area?

    There are many to choose from here as the Narragansett area has many communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable Half Marathon running events include the Ocean State Rhode Races Half Marathon and the Jamestown Half Marathon.

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