Announcing Race The State Rhode Island

Middletown, RI – Manuka Sports Event Management, a Middletown, Rhode Island based business, is excited to announce the inaugural Race The State, a new multi-sport event that will take place across Rhode Island on August 9, 2015. In addition, Manuka is pleased to announce BankNewport and OceanPoint Insurance Agency will be the presenting sponsors.

Race the State is a multi- sport event designed to challenge competitors to race across a U.S. state. Race the State Rhode Island is made up of five legs that will include running, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), kayaking and cycling. The 2015 course will start on the Massachusetts/Rhode Island border in Little Compton and travel 55 miles through ten communities finishing on the Connecticut/Rhode Island border in Westerly.

Divisions for Race the State include individual, 2, 3, and 4-person relay. Entry into this new multi-sport event will be limited to 200 total entries, so it is recommended competitors sign up early. A portion of each entry will benefit Special Olympics Rhode Island. To register visit

Manuka Sports Event Management Co-Founder and Race Director, Julianna Barbieri

Race the State was born out of our love for multi-sport events, yet our desire to create a race that was unique and different than anything that exists on the multi-sport scene. As we call Rhode Island home, it is fitting that the first edition of the Race the State series would start right here in our home state. And we couldn’t be more pleased to have two of the most well known brands in Rhode Island, BankNewport and OceanPoint Insurance Agency as our presenting sponsors. We look forward to this first edition and celebrating Rhode Island through racing.

About Race the State – Rhode Island

Race the State Rhode Island will take place on August 9, 2015. Race the State is designed to challenge competitors to race across a state. The first edition will comprise of five legs traveling through 10 communities across Rhode Island. Competitors can enter as a 2, 3, or 4-person relay or as an individual. For more information:

Race The State Rhode Island Course Breakdown:

  1. 5 mile run – MA/RI border through Little Compton
  2. 3 mile SUP – across the Sakonnet River to Middletown
  3. 6.9 mile run – Middletown through Newport to Fort Adams
  4. 5.5 mile kayak – Fort Adams to Narragansett
  5. 28 mile bike – Narragansett to Westerly

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