Providence, Rhode Island (United States of America) - "The Providence Marathon". Look no further. You've found your spring marathon or half marathon! The Providence Marathon returns on May 7, 2023, for another exciting run through the Rhode Island capital. With historic downtown sites, scenic Providence River views, and the charm of the city's surrounding neighborhoods, you'll enjoy memorable miles whether it's your first marathon or 100th half marathon. Plus, you'll enjoy a free beer (if of age), music, vendor giveaways at our rockin' after-party.




New Shoreham, Rhode Island (United States of America) - "Run Around the Block 15K Road Race". Saturday Sept 9, 2023 at 1:30pm Block Island Lions Club; Finish Line at Frederick J. Benson Town Beach, 7 Corn Neck Rd, New Shoreham, RI 02807. First organized in 1975, the Run Around the Block 15K Road Race is one of the oldest races in Rhode Island as well as New England. The timed race is a hilly, winding run along mostly paved roads with a stretch of dirt road that appears twice during the route. It begins at Isaac's Corner near Fresh Pond and ends at Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion where there will be food, drinks and a refreshing dip in the ocean available as well as bathroom and shower facilities. The 15K race is challenging as the mid-day start can be hot and the course is hilly. There are water stops provided along the route and signage to direct you along the country roads. The rural seaside views along the course are beautiful and a great contrast to the bustle of Old and New Harbors. The finish line at Fred Benson Town Beach is within sight of Old Harbor and the ferries to Rhode Island and Connecticut. You will need to take a ferry or plane to reach Block Island. Accommodations should be reserved early if you plan to stay overnight. Proceeds of this race support The Michael and Daniel Batchelder Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Block Island Lions Club. Event details and Schedule The Run Around the Block 15K Road Race has a 1:30pm start time. We suggest that you plan to arrive on island with plenty of time to make your way up to the starting line. The 15K route begins at Isaac's Corner near Fresh Pond. Parking is available at Heinz Field just down the road. Please present your ID to the volunteers at Isaac's Corner check in to receive your number, T-shirt. In person registration and check in will be available on Friday September 8th from 4:00 to 6:30 and also at the starting line from 11am until 1pm. A box truck will be available at the starting line for runners to stow their belongings in. Items should be well marked with your name and cell phone number. There will be limited room for bicycles on a first come basis. Early registrants will enjoy the lower fee of just $30 thru July 15th. Those who then register before August 31th will pay $35. After September 1st the registration fee is $40. Awards for: under 18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ male and female plus overallmale and female.

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