2016 Spring Events in the Ocean State

Challenge yourself and take your workout to a whole new level. There are so many events throughout Rhode Island, you won’t be able to pick just one!

9th Annual Run The Reservoir 15K – Saturday, April 2  A benefit race for the Trinity Church Food Closet, this race takes place in North Scituate along a scenic loop of the upper holding reservoir and back along the Battey Meeting House Trail. Runners can also participate in the 5K that takes runners on a loop through Spring Brook Rd. and finishing where the 15K finishes. For more information, visit www.3craceproductions.com/RacePages/RunTheReservoir.

Jamestown Bridge 10K and 5K – Sunday, April 3  Both races start simultaneously at 9:00am with the 10K athletes in North Kingstown and the 5K athletes in Jamestown, both races finish in North Kingstown. Don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime to run across one of Rhode Island’s most spectacular landmarks alongside gorgeous views of Narragansett Bay surrounding you. The course is USATF certified by Ray Nelson. All athletes receive a shirt and finisher medal. For more information, visit www.trimomprod.com/races/jamestown-bridge.

Blackstone Valley Half Marathon and 5K – Sunday, April 24  Half Marathon and 5K in Pawtucket, Rhode Island that will start and finish at City Hall on Roosevelt, Avenue. Post party race includes live Irish music at Murphy’s Irish Pub. The course is a USATF certified Half Marathon Course and is part of the New England Half Marathon Grand Prix. For more information, visit www.halfgp.com/blackstone.

Providence Marathon – Sunday, May 1  Rated #3 by Runner’s World for Top 10 Small Town Marathons, the ninth running of the Providence Marathon will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Runners can participate in the Marathon, Half Marathon, or 5K, or Kid’s race. Prior to race day, Providence Rhode Races host a 3-day Health and Wellness Expo with over 2 dozen vendors, yoga sessions, and running seminars. On race day spectators are able to utilize Live Athlete Tracking with RaceJoy mobile app and view the race from multiple locations. Post-race food and beverage will be available including a beer garden sponsored by Narragansett Beer. For more information, visit www.runri.us.

3rd Annual Swamp Meadow Covered Bridge Half Marathon and 5K – Sunday, May 8   The Swamp Meadow Covered Bridge Half Marathon is one of New England’s most beautiful courses, following scenic and rolling country roads out through the Swamp Meadow Covered Bridge and then coming back through to return to the Little Rhody VASA Park in rural northwest Rhode Island. This event takes place in Foster, RI. For more information, visit www.swampmeadowcbhm.com.

BoldrDash in the Mud – Saturday, May 14  The final BoldrDash in the Mud event at Yawgoo Valley with 3-miles of 25-30 challenging and unique obstacles available with a celebration following the event. For more information, visit boldrdashrace.com.

Tour de Cure – Sunday, June 5  A one-day cycling event to celebrate and honor our friends and loved ones with diabetes. With five routes available, ranging from a family-friendly, 7-mile ride to a challenging 100-mile Century, anyone can participate. The routes follow the beautiful Rhode Island coastline with its rocky coves, sandy beaches, and beautiful landscape. For more information, visit diabetes.org/tourdecure.

Oh My Goddard! Olympic and Sprint Triathlons – Sunday, June 19  A nearly perfect triathlon setting, at Goddard Park, the Spring will take you through a calm ¼-mile swim in Greenwich bag, followed by a fast and flat single-loop 11.2-mile bike through North Kingstown and finally a rolling 3.1-miles through the park. The Olympic will be a 1-mile swim, followed by a 20-mile bike and a 10K through the park. For more information, visit www.trimomprod.com/races/oh-my-goddard.

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