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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, May 6, 2018
2017: Sunday, May 7, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 54°F (12°C)
Average High: 64°F (17°C)
Average Low: 44° F (6°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.20
Course Score: 98.20

Race Size

2017: 1,065 Finishers
2016: 1,029 Finishers
2015: 1,107 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 16.7%
2016: 16.4%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Providence Rhode Races Marathon course includes a mix of historic urban and rural neighborhoods. The race starts in Downtown Providence and heads south towards the East Bay and Barrington.

Several miles of the course are run on the shaded, tree lined East Bay Bike path.


Marathon Rankings

The Providence Rhode Races Marathon was the 79th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 85th largest in 2016.

Last year 16.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 16.4% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Providence Rhode Races Marathon the 85th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 74th highest percentage in 2016.


Its Course Score of 98.20 ranks it as the 295th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 4th fastest course in Rhode Island.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Providence Rhode Races Marathon a PR Score of 98.20. This PR Score ranks it as the 240th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in Rhode Island.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 126 feet (38m)
Min Elevation: 4 feet (1m)

Providence




Recent Providence Rhode Races Marathon Reviews

4.7 Stars from 3 Reviews
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review of 2016 Providence Rhode Races Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Excellent support staff. Easy parking. Super fast! Great BQ race!!

Race Tips

Expect cool temperatures. Easy negative split race course.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Wonderful hotels downtown. The Omni is great and downtown mall has nice restaurants



review of 2014 Providence Rhode Races Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars

Review

There were many water stops and port-a-potties along the course. There is a lot of running on a bike path that is nice and flat. The wind on 5.4.14 was brutal on the bike path heading back to finish. There is not much to look at on course and there were some bad pot holes to watch out for.

Race Tips


Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)




review of 2013 Providence Rhode Races Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Great course. Steeper hills than expected though. Aid stations were as promised. BIG CON was the weather. It got pretty warm. Started in the low 60's... ending in higher 60's. However, that has nothing to do with the race director or the flow.

Race Tips

A good bit of the course is on a bike path... The rest is on open road. The race can be evenly paced if you are trained well. (I have a tendency to have a positive split. :-(

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

We stayed at the Providence Biltmore. Very nice hotel. A two room suite was discounted to $144 a night. We flew in from SC and rented a car.



Finish Time Equivalent

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