Rhode Races & Events kicks off their 2016 Race Calendar on May 1

PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Races & Events is excited to announce their 2016 event calendar.  The year-long series of events kicks off on May 1st with the Providence Marathon.

This USATF certified race take advantage of the EastSide’s rich history and beautiful ocean-side scenery, providing some of the most breathtaking runs in the country.  Race weekend festivities include a 3 day Expo, Beer Garden, music and food.  Over 2500 participants will test their meddle and training throughout the race day.   The race courses feature a wonderful mix of urban and rural neighborhoods, bike paths, beautiful boulevards and stunning bay views.

The rest of the 2016 event calendar includes the following:

July 2, Independence Rhode Race – In partnership with the Bristol Fourth of July Committee, this half marathon will follow the beautiful downtown streets of America’s quintessential community when it is decked out in its finest – during the Oldest 4th of July Celebration in America.  The course includes incredible historic homes, a town common and the America’s Cup Museum before heading out along the scenic coastline, through Colt State Park and finishing along the water at Independence Park.

September 11, Harvest Wine Run – Enjoy a beautiful run through the Aquidneck Land Trust and finish in the vineyard.  After the race, you will enjoy BBQ, wine and music amongst the wine vats and vines.  Race participants will receive a souvenir wine glass as a memento of their experience.

September 24, Jamestown Half Marathon – The event is set on picturesque Conanicut Island and looks out over Narragansett Bay and the Newport Pell Bridge, the largest suspension bridge in New England.  The course features vivid landscapes, winding roads, historic Watson Farm as well as the village of Jamestown with its small shops and quaint restaurants. .

October 30, Ocean State Rhode Races –  This genuine Rhode Island marathon will showcase what is great about the Ocean State.  Not only does the course feature iconic Rhode Island beauty, our post race festival will include an authentic Rhode Island experience at the Narragansett Town Beach.

Additionally, we will host a non-profit race on Saturday, May 7

  • BWEF Food Truck 5k (and 10k) – Partnering with the Bristol Warren Education Foundation, RRE donates all professional services and equipment of this 10k and 5k race to allow 100% of all proceeds to go directly to the non-profit.

About Rhode Races & Events –
Iconic races, authentic experiences
At Rhode Races & Events, we are seasoned sports event professionals and a Rhode Island Benefit Corporation.  We believe in creating events that allow our participants to create life long memories and achieve long-term goals.  Additionally, these events will allow potential sponsors compelling marketing objectives and fundraising opportunities for charities and non-profits.

Our objectives include –

  • Create and execute safe and memorable road races and sporting events.
  • Engage in health and wellness advancement through running participation, education and encouragement.
  • Partner with local and national businesses to help them meet their marketing goals.
  • Provide opportunities for charities to raise money through volunteer assignments and fundraising pages.
  • Be a good partner with vendors and other small businesses through fair contracts and on time payment.

Our courses are designed carefully – to showcase the beauty of Rhode Island, to provide minimal impact to residents and the environment and ensure safety of our participants.

Our races are executed with attention to every detail – from police detail locations, to unique medal and t-shirt designs to healthy and nourishing athlete food.

We take pride in our work and we have nurtured relationships with local authorities, vendors and runners that have allowed us to execute meaningful and memorable events.

Please visit www.RunRI.us for more information.


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