Race Details

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!

Click a button below to learn more about all aspects of the event.

The Courses


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 course is USATF certified and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier.

Half Marathon

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.


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.

Aid Stations

Aid Stations will be available throughout the course. Please review the course maps to see the exact location of all medical and water stops. Port-a-potties will be available at every aid station. Select aid stations will also have vaseline, cramp cream and bandaids.

Marathon: Miles 1.5, 3, 4.5, 5.5, 8, 11.5, 12.5, 15, 15.5, 17, 18.5, 20, 21, 21.5, 23, 24.5

Half Marathon: Miles 1.5, 3.25, 4.5, 6.5, 7.75, 9 and 11.5

The After-Party

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.

Packet Pick-up

Details for packet pick-up are coming soon!


Please click the buttons below to receive exclusive discounts for your stay for the Providence Marathon!

Crown Plaza Warwick

801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI 02886

Call 401-732-6000 and mention Rugged Races/Providence Marathon or use online group code PRV.

Hilton Garden Inn Warwick
1 Thurber St, Warwick, RI 02886

Omni Providence

1 W Exchange St, Providence, RI 02903

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 must be picked up in person at the event.

Spectator Information

There are many beautiful locations to cheer on the runners.  See our aid station map for more suggestions.

  • India Point Park in Providence – for all races
  • 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


Pace groups for the marathon will be provided by Rhode Island Road Runners. They will have pacers running at marathon paces of: 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30 and 5:00.  The Tufts Health Plan Half Marathon will have paces of:  1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2 hrs, 2:15, 2:30 and 2:45.

Directions & Parking

Expo Parking

Parking will be available at the Rhode Island Convention Center at a $15 day rate. Additional 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 in the Rhode Island Convention Center or 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.

Ready To Run?

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