East Providence, RI

Sunday, May 19th, 2024

Event Details


The Rhode Island Half Marathon and 5K is set for Sunday, May 19th, 2024. Choose from either the half marathon or 5K, which offer some of the best views in Rhode Island, including scenic views of Narragansett Bay and the iconic Providence skyline along the East Bay Bike Path.

Register today to reserve your spot on the start line with us!



USATF Certified course# RI1406RN

Date: Sunday, May 19th, 2024

Start Times: Half Marathon Start Time: 7:30 AM // 5K Start Time: 7:45am

Start Location: Pierce Memorial Stadium, 201 Mercer St, East Providence, RI 02914

T-shirts for all entrants who register online before race day. Shirts are not guaranteed for entries on race day.

All participants will be chip-timed. The time limit for the half marathon will be four hours.



The Pacers from the experienced team at Marathon Sports will be leading six groups in the RI Half Marathon. Full details can be found below.

We will have pace groups for the following finishing times: 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, and 3:00.

Sign up is not required to join a Pace Group. Simply meet your Pace Lead on race morning!

To meet up with the pacers on race day, head to the start line at least 15 minutes before the start of the race. Your Pacer will be holding up signs with the finishing times printed on them. Five to 10 minutes before the start, your Pace Group Lead will give you their final instructions.

Course Description

The race conveniently starts and finishes at Pierce Memorial Stadium in East Providence, RI. A fast, flat course, the Half Marathon follows Veterans Memorial Parkway before looping back to return on the East Bay Bike Path, which offers stunning views of Narragansett Bay and the Providence Skyline. The course features several points where runners find water on both sides, showcasing the impressive beauty of Rhode Island’s more than 400 miles of coastline.




Registration Info


Online registration will close on Saturday, May 18th, 2024 at 7pm.

Rhode Island Half Marathon

$60 to 12/31/2023
$65 1/1/2024 to1/31/2024
$70 2/1/2024 to 3/31/2024
$75 4/1/2024 to 5/18/2024
$85 Walk Up Registration Race Weekend

Rhode Island 5k Run/Walk

$32 to 12/31/2023
$34 1/1/2024 to1/31/2024
$36 2/1/2024 to 5/18/2024
$40 Walk Up Registration Race Weekend

No refunds. No pets. If you are running or walking with a stroller, we ask that you start in the back for safety purposes.


We encourage everyone who is able to pick up their race number before race day to make for a stress-free race morning!

Pre-Race Packet Pickup

Friday, May 17th, 2024 // 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Marathon Sports, Providence Place, Level One, 1 Providence Place, Providence, RI

Saturday, May 18th, 2024 // 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Marathon Sports, Providence Place, Level One, 1 Providence Place, Providence, RI

Race Day Packet Pickup

Sunday May 19th, 2024
Pierce Memorial Stadium, 201 Mercer St, East Providence, RI 02914


See below for prize structure for the RI Half Marathon & 5K races.

Individual Awards (Based on Gun Times)

Winners (Under 19)
Winners (age 20-29)
Winners (age 30-39)
Winners (age 40-49)
Winners (age 50-59)
Winners (age 60-69)
Winners (age 70+)

Team Awards

Top Family and Friends Team(Unlimited team entries. Top 3 score).
Entry fee is same as individual fees shown above. Teams must use the online system for team entries. Team awards are based on chip times.



Joining us from out-of-town? We’re pleased to offer exclusive hotel room rates for participants here.

This site also includes helpful information for restaurants and things to do in Providence during race weekend. Providence’s Federal Hill neighborhood is an excellent choice for those looking to carb-load the night before the race!

Please note: Rooms are subject to availability, so book today to secure your room!


T-Shirt and Medal Info

Competitors in the half marathon and 5K races will each receive a t-shirt and finisher’s medal.


We are proud to support Good Neighbors.

Good Neighbors Programs include:

  • Community Kitchen (free lunch Monday through Friday 11am-1pm) dine-in and to-go meals.
  • Bingo Breakfast Fridays at 9:30am.
  • Food Pantry (Wednesday 9am-12pm, the last Saturday of every month 10am-12pm and the third Tuesday 5-7pm)Two visits per month for residents of East Providence
  • Food4Kids Additional bag of food for kids available to pantry guests with school-aged children. Available through the pantry while school is out in the summer months

Post Race Party

Coming soon!


Pierce Memorial Stadium