5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathons

  • 5k races
    Name City Date Website
    Mount Hope Bridge 5k
    Runners will cross the beautiful Mt. Hope Bay via the Mt. Hope Bridge in this inaugural 5k! Runners will be shuttled from Bristol to Roger Williams University.  All runners must pick up their bib and shirt in Bristol as there will be no packet pick up at the university.  Shuttles begin at 5:45am and race begins in Portsmouth at 7:30am.  Proceeds benefit the Bristol Rotary and their charity partners.
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    Portsmouth 12 August 2017 Mt. Hope Bridge 5k
    East Bay 5k
    Run on the Veterans Memorial Highway next to the Providence River in the East Bay 5k! Runners will begin and end at the Pierce Memorial Stadium.  There is also a half marathon option. All registered runners will receive a t-shirt.  Finishers will also receive a medal.  Race begins at 7:00am.
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    East Providence 13 August 2017 East Bay Half Marathon & 5k
    Finish for a Guinness 5k
    Help raise awareness about ALS and raise money for local charities at the Finish for a Guinness 5k! Post race event will be at the Old Warren Marina.  All registered runners will receive a free Guinness beer, clam chowder, fish tacos, live music and more. All pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt.  Race begins at 10am and goes through downtown Warren.
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    Warren 3 September 2017 Finish For a Guinness
    Labor Day Memorial 5k
    The Labor Day Memorial 5k in West Wariwick was created to honor and preserve the memory of two local residents, Tom Medeiros and Sgt. Brian St. Germain.  The first 200 registered runners will be guaranteed a t-shirt. Post race food such as bagels, fruit, yogurt and sandwiches will be available to all registered runners. Light refreshments will also be available before the race.  Proceeds of the event go towards scholarships for local high school seniors.
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    West Warwick 4 September 2017 Labor Day Memorial 5k
    Irish Music Festival 5k
    Join runners at the start line at Murphy's Law Irish Pub for the Irish Music Festival 5k! All registered runners will receive a shirt, but only the first 150 registered runners will receive a Guinness pint glass! Race begins at 10:00am. Stick around after the race for the 12 hour Irish Music Festival!
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    Pawtucket 9 September 2017 Irish Music Festival 5k
    Surftown 5k
    Looking for a beach run?  Check out the Surftown 5k!  The course goes through the Misquamicut beach community. Post race massage and food will be available for all registered runners. Registered runners can park at Misquamicut State Beach for free.  Runners are asked to bring a canned food item to donate to the Johnnycake Center. Registered runners will receive a short sleeve tech shirt and a finishers medal. There will be a water/Gatorade station at about the half way mark. Race begins at 7:30am.
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    Westerly 10 September 2017 Surftown Half Marathon & 5k
    CVS Downtown 5k
    Join runners at the 28th Annual CVS Downtown 5k in Providence! Runners begin and finish at the Rhode Island State House.  Race begins at 11am. Pre-registered runners will receive a t-shirt. There will also be youth races, broken down by age group, starting at 9:30am. Race day packet pickup will be at Station Park.
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    Providence 17 September 2017 CVS Downtown 5k
    Free to Breathe 5k
    Help support and fundraise for lung cancer survival programs at the 10th Annual Free to Breathe 5k. All registered runners will receive a shirt as well as post race refreshments and entertainment.  Runner's who raise $100 will receive a Hero Cape. Race will take place at Daggett Farm in Slater Park.  This run is not timed and will begin at 9am.
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    Pawtucket 14 October 2017 Free to Breathe
    Monster Dash 5k
    Beware of the zombies in this Halloween fun run!  Runners will go through the RIPTA bus tunnels which will be over run by zombies. Pre registered runners will receive a t-shirt. Runners will start and finish on Water St. next to Providence River. Race begins at 11am.  The race charity for this event is Project Undercover.
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    Providence 29 October 2017 Providence Monster Dash 5k
    Hill and Harbour Turkey Trot 5k
    Celebrate Thanksgiving by starting your day out with the Hill and Harbour Turkey Trot! Participants will run through East Greenwich via Main street as well as the waterfront and hill district. Race festivities also include crafts, music and a 1 mile fun run.  Race begins at 8:30am. The first 500 registrants will receive a t-shirt.  The 400 finishers will receive a medal.
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    East Greenwich 25 September 2017 The East Greenwich Hill and Harbour Turkey Trot
    Amica Downtown Jingle 5k
    Start the holiday season off with the Amican Downtown Jingle 5k!  Santa will be there with gifts for kids.  Costumes are strongly encouraged. There will be live music pre- and post race. Pre-registered runners will receive a long sleeve tech shirt.  Race begins at 11am.
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    Providence 3 December 2017 Amica Downtown Jingle 5k
    Rhode Races Providence 5k
    Join runners at the downtown running festival for this 5k!  There will also be a marathon and half marathon. Race begins in downtown Providence.  Registered runners will receive a t-shirt and free race photos. The race begins at 8:15am.  Participants will receive post race food and drink, including one beer to runners over 21.  The 5k has a 1 hour time limit.
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    Providence 6 May 2018 Rhode Races - Providence
    Gaspee Days 5K
    Runners will follow the red, white and blue Narragansett Parkway in the Gaspee Days 5k! Race begins at Scottish Rite Masonic Center and finishes at the parade reviewing stand at Rhodes Place, Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet. All runners receive a t-shirt. Race begins at 9am. Stick around for post race refreshments and the Gaspee Days parade!
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    Cranston 18 June 2018 Gaspee Days Committee

    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
    Name City Date Website
    Block Island Shad Bloom 10k Trail Run
    You'll want to sign up for this 10k race just for the beautiful views of Block Island! The course is a mix of dirt roads, rolling pastures and winding tracks with amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean.  Watch out at mile 4 where runners must climb a steep incline.  Runners start and finish at Block Island High School. Race begins at 1pm. Registration cost is $25.
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    Block Island 13 May 2017 Block Island Shad Bloom 10k Trail Run
    Food Truck 10k
    Runners will be treated to a Food Truck festival after this 10k. Race begins and finishes at Pete Sepe Pavilion.  The cross country like course features rolling farms, stone walls and scenic views of Touisset Point. Pre-registered runners will receive a shirt.  There will be live music and beer garden after the race as well.  Race starts at 3pm.
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    Warren 13 May 2017 Food Truck 5k/10k
    Narrow River 10k
    Run along the lower Narrow River in the Narrow River 10k race!  Runners begin and finish at Narragansett Beach, making their way to Treat Rock Park and back.  Proceeds support the Narrow River Preservation Association. Race begins at 10am. The course is USATF certified.
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    Narragansett 20 May 2017 Narrow River Road Races
    Ocean Road 10k
    Run along the ocean in the 5th Annual Ocean Road 10k.  Runners begin at Pt. Judith Lighthouse and finish at Narragansett Town Beach.  The course is smooth and features amazing coastal views.  Runners receive a shirt, free race photos and a finishers medal.  Runners will also receive post race food and drink. Race begins at 8am.  Proceeds benefit the Narragansett Historical Society.
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    Narragansett 1 October 2017 Ocean Road 10k
    10k By The Bay
    Support the Children's Dyslexia Center of Rhode Island in their 8th annual 10k By The Bay race! Registered runners will be able to enter the post race raffle.  There will be post race BBQ and refreshment for participants. Registered runners will receive a shirt. Race begins at 10am.
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    Warwick 14 October 2017 10k By The Bay and 5k Run/Walk
    Fall Foliage 10k
    If you are looking for a beautiful fall race, then check out the Fall Foliage 10k in Foster. The race begins at the Foster Center at the Foster Fairgrounds.  The course is a mix of smooth and gravel roads, with picturesque views of meadows, farms and wooded areas.  Runners will also go over the Swamp Meadow covered bridge.  Race begins at 9am. Pre-registered runners are guaranteed a shirt. Race is hosted by the South Foster Volunteer Fire Company.
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    Foster 14 October 2017 Fall Foliage 5k/10k
    Belleville Pond 10k Trail Race
    Runner will run the wooded trails in Ryan Park in this 10k race. There will be post race refreshments, awards and a raffle. All registered runners must bring 2 donations items from the list on their website. Pre-register online for only $10. This race is part of the South County 4th Season Race Series. Race begins at 10am.
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    North Kingstown 11 March 2017 Belleville Pond 10k Trail Race

    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
    Name City Date Website
    Narragansett Bay Half Marathon
    Two time Boston Marathon Champion and 2 time Olympian Geoff Smith directs this scenic half marathon that features beautiful views of the Narragansett Bay. Runners begin and end at Pierce Memorial Stadium. The course has 10 aid stations with water, sports drink and gels. The first 1000 registered runners receive a shirt. Finishers will receive a medallion.  Race begins at 7am.  There is a 3.5 hour time limit.
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    East Providence 28 May 2017 Narragansett Bay Half Marathon
    Bristol Independence Rhode Race Half Marathon
    Runners will begin and end in downtown Bristol and make their way around Bristol Harbor then Colt State Park. The course features beautiful views of Mt. Hope Bridge, Narragansett Bay and Bristol Harbor.  There are 4 aid stations on course.  Water, sports drink and sports nutrition will be available. Runners will receive a shirt and free race photos.  Finishers will receive a medal.  There is a 3.5 hour time limit.  Race begins at 6:30am.
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    Bristol 1 July 2017 Bristol Independence Rhode Race
    East Bay Half Marathon
    Get a grand stadium finish at the East Bay Half Marathon! Runners will begin and finish this race at the Pierce Memorial Stadium.  Participants will run the Veteran Memorial Parkway and the East Bay bike path, and get a chance to see some beautiful views of the Narragansett Bay.  Online registrants will receive a tech shirt.  All finishers will receive a medal.  There will be 8 water stations and 2 energy station son course.  Race begins at 7:00am.
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    East Providence 13 August 2017 East Bay Half Marathon & 5k
    Surftown Half Marathon
    This isn't your normal road race!  Runners will run along the ocean on Misquamicut Beach and Watch Hill, Rhode Island.  Live music will be on course for extra motivation! Stick around for the post race beach party including food and sports massages for all participants. Runners will receive a tech shirt and finisher's medal.  Race begins at 7:30am.
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    Westerly 10 September 2017 Surftown Half Marathon & 5k
    Jamestown Half Marathon
    This race takes place on Conanicut Island, featuring beautiful views of the Narragansett Bay and the Newport Pell Bridge.  All participants will receive free race photos, shirt and finisher's medal. Aid stations will be every 2 miles and have water, Cliff and/or Nuun hydration. The race is walker friendly and has a 3.5 hour time limit. Race begins at 7:00am.
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    Jamestown 23 September 2017 Jamestown Race Info
    Block Island Half Marathon
    Course highlights for the Block Island Half Marathon include the Great Salt Pond, beach dunes, and the North Lighthouse. Runners will begin and finish at the Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion.  The course is challenging and has lots of hills. Participants will receive a t-shirt. Race begins at 11:30am.
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    Block Island 8 October 2017 Block Island Half Marathon
    Newport Half Marathon
    The Newport Half Marathon was named the "Best Half Marathons in the Northeast" by Competitor.  Course highlights include Downtown Newport, Fort Adams, Ocean Drive and the Bellevue Avenue mansions.  Be prepared for hills!  All participants will receive a shirt and free photos and finishers will receive a medal.  The course has a 3.5 hour time limit.  Aid stations will be every 2 miles. Race begins at 7:30am.
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    Newport 8 October 2017 The Amica Newport Marathon
    Ocean State Rhode Races Half Marathon
    Runners will start at Narragansett Town Beach and make their way to the beautiful Bonnet Shores before turning back and finish at the Town Beach in this half marathon.  Course highlights include ocean views, farms, river walks, tree-lined roads and more.  This race is part of the Ocean State Rhode Race weekend. The half marathon begins at 8am. Participants will receive a gender specific tech shirt, free race photos and a finishers medal. There is a 3.5 hour time limit.  Aid stations will have water, energy gels and drinks and bananas.
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    Narragansett 29 October 2017 Ocean State Rhode Races
    Providence Half Marathon
    Join runners during this race weekend for the Providence Half Marathon! Runners will receive free race photos, tech shirt and a finishers medal. Race begins at 8am. Aid stations will be located about every 2 miles on course and offer water, energy gels and bananas.  There will be post race food and beverage as well as live music.  All participants over 21 will receive a free beer by Shipyard Brewery.
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    Providence 6 May 2018 Providence Race
    Rhode Races Newport Half Marathon
    Run along the coast in the Rhode Races Newport Half Marathon! Race begins at Easton's Beach in Newport. Runners receive free photos, a gender specific race shirt and finishers medal.  Course has a 3.5 hour time limit. There will be post race food and drink, including a beer for participants over 21. Race begins promptly at 7:45am.
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    Newport 14 April 2018 Rhode Races Newport

    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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  • Marathons
    Name City Date Website
    New England Series Day 5 Marathon
    Be part of the New England Race Series and run Day 5 in Lincoln, Rhode Island! Runners will make 16 loops around a paved path at the Blackstone Bikeway. The marathon has no time limit and early start is available.  Race begins at 6:00am.  Aid station will be at the start/finish line with a variety of food. Runners will receive a t-shirt and finishers medal.
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    Lincoln 18 May 2017 Mainly Marathons
    Newport Marathon
    This beautiful, scenic marathon features plenty of rolling hills. Runners will begin and finish at Easton's Beach.  Runners will receive a shirt, free race photos and a finishers medal.  Race begins at 7:30am and has a 6 hour time limit.  Gatorade and water will be at every aid station.  GU energy gel and bananas will be at select aid stations.  There will food and drink at the finish line for all participants.
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    Newport 8 October 2017 The Amica Newport Marathon
    Ocean State Rhode Races Marathon
    Join runners at Narragansett Town Beach for the Ocean State Rhode Races Marathon! All participants will receive a shirt and free race photos.  Finishers will receive a medal.  Race begins at 7:30am and has a 6 hour time limit.  Aid stations will have water, energy gels, energy drinks and bananas.  Post race food and drink will be available to all participants.  There will also be a 5k and half marathon option.
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    Narragansett 29 October 2017 Ocean State Rhode Races
    The Ocean's Run Marathon
    Race begins and finishes at Misquamicut State Beach.  This relatively flat course goes through Westerly beach communities of Misquamicut and Weekapaug.  All participants will receive a shirt, finishers medals and complimentary race photos.  Marathon finishers all will receive additional swag.  Aid stations will be stocked with water, Hammer Gels, flattened soda, First Endurance drink, Gold Fish and more.  Race begins at 8am.
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    Westerly 4 March 2018 The Ocean's Run Marathon
    Coffee Milk Marathon
    Formally known as the Fighting Seabee's marathon, the Coffee Milk Marathon is a flat and fast race and a Boston Qualifier.  There are 15 water stops on course. Online registrants will receive a tech shirt.  Finishers will receive a medal.  Runners will begin and finish at Quonset Point.  The marathon has a time limit of 6 hours and begins at 8am.
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    North Kingston 8 April 2018 Coffee Milk Marathon
    Rhode Races Newport Marathon
    Run the City-by-the-Sea with amazing ocean views at the Rhode Race Newport Marathon!  Race will begin at Easton's Beach in Newport at 7:30am. Marathon has a 6 hour course time limit.  Water, energy gel and bananas will be available on course.  Post race festival will include food, drink and a free beer for all participants as well as live music.  All participants will receive a shirt, finishers medal and free race photos.
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    Newport 14 April 2018 Rhode Races - Newport
    Providence Marathon
    Join runners in Downtown Providence for the 11th Providence Marathon! This marathon was named #3 of "The Best Small Town Marathons" by Runner's World. Runners will receive a shirt, finishers medal and free race photos.  There is a 6 hour time limit.  This course is flat and fast and is a Boston Qualifier. Race begins at 7:30am. There will be post race food and drink at the Exchange Terrace.  Participants over 21 will receive a free beer by Shipyard Brewery.
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    Providence 6 May 2018 Providence Marathon

    About Marathons

    Marathon events consist of 26 miles (42 kilometers) and the courses are typically laid out through roads. Starting in the Olympics in the early 1900's, marathons have quickly picked up in popularity and in 2107 there are currently more than 800 events being held, and that number is consistently growing.

    How did we choose the best 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 Marathons in the Narragansett area?

    There are a variety of Narragansett marathon races that can take you on footed tours of everything the city has to offer. Check out the Ocean State Rhode Races Marathon and the Ocean's Run Marathon for some great race experiences.

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