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Providence Marathon
 
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Providence, RI
May 06, 2018

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Participants: 1,100
Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 450 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 2.25
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

The Providence Marathon is one of the fastest growing races in the Northeast. As a relatively flat and fast course, it has become a favorite local qualifying race for the Boston Marathon. The course is a nice mix of historic urban and rural neighborhoods as the race starts in Downtown Providence and heads south towards the East Bay and Barrington, Rhode Island. The tree lined East Bay Bike path provides plenty of shade and scenic views of the Providence river and skyline.

Newport Marathon
 
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Newport, RI
October 08, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 800
Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 250 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 1.50
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes
A 26.2 mile running tour of Aquidneck Island. This seaside USATF certified course showcases the best of Newport and Middletown, Rhode Island.
Newport Marathon
 
4.8 (1 reviews)
Newport, RI
April 14, 2018

Race Vitals

Participants: 400
Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 250 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 1.50
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

The USATF certified Newport Marathon course is held on scenic Newport and Middletown roads with highlights of downtown Newport, Thames Street, Aquidneck Island, Fort Adams State Park, Hammersmith Farm, Newport Country Club, Brenton Point, Ocean Drive, and the famous Bellevue Avenue mansions.

Ocean State Marathon
 
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Narragansett, RI
October 29, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 150
Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 500 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 2.25
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

The Ocean State Marathon in Narragansett, RI features a Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k Race. The marathon course follows the coastline of Narragansett Bay as it weaves its way past historic homes and quaint seaside communities. The start and finish of the race is at Narragansett Town Beach, under the shadow of the graceful and iconic Coast Guard House.

Coffee Milk Marathon
 
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North Kingstown, RI
April 08, 2018

Race Vitals

Participants: 65
Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 0 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 1.00
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

The Coffee Milk marathon course will have you traveling through the old SeaBees Naval Base on Quonset Point in North Kingstown, RI. This certified course is flat, fast, and also a Boston qualifier.

Center of the Nation Marathon Series
 
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Lincoln, RI
June 28, 2018

Race Vitals

Participants: 50
Course Layout: Unknown
Elevation Gain: Unknown
Difficulty Rating: Unknown
Surface: Unknown
Certified: No
This marathon is part of Mainly Marathons' "New England Marathon Series".
Red Island Marathon
 
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Warwick, RI
May 19, 2018

Race Vitals

Participants: 50
Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 150 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 1.25
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

The Red Island Marathon is 9 laps of a 2.7 mile paved path in Rhode Island City Park. The course is relatively flat and fast. This marathon is part of the New England Challenge (5 marathons; 5 states; 5 days).

Ocean's Run Marathon
 
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South Kingstown, RI
March 04, 2018

Race Vitals

Participants: New Race
Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 500 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 1.50
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

This race has always been a great tune-up for Boston and other early Spring Marathons. The course winds through the quiet Westerly beach communities of Misquamicut and Weekapaug. There are water views at nearly every stretch of the race. With hardly any climbs to speak of, this race is fast and furious! The marathon route is two laps of the 1/2 marathon course.

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Difficulty Rating

Race Navigator created the Difficulty Rating scale to help runners quickly compare the difficulty between marathon courses. The scale is 0.0 to 5.0 with 0.0 being the easiest and 5.0 being the most difficult. A further explanation is below:

Rating Course Description
0 to 1 These courses are mostly downhill and very fast – excellent for PR/BQ’s.
1 to 2 A rating of “1” means the course is flat; closer to “2” you can expect small hills.
2 to 3 The course has moderate hills.
3 to 4 The course has substantial hills.
4 to 5 Very difficult course usually with technical terrain.