Rhode Races & Events hosts a series of five race experiences in scenic view locations in the Rhode Island area. This event series provide a backdrop of water views framed by race management perfection. Each event offers a half marathon and three events also offer a full marathon and 5K. Participants have the option to participate in all five events to become an official Rhode Master.
The producer of the events, Susan Rancourt, has grown this race series to be well attended, highly coordinated, and superior quality experiences. Each event’s location was carefully selected to provide a setting for participants to enjoy the beauty of the area.
One of the advantages about participating in a series are the consistencies that are offered and knowing what to expect with how things will be managed. Event organizers, like Rancourt, have established more systematic processes where all the details have been thought through so that the experience is higher quality. Organizers tend to use the same vendors such as timing services, portable toilets, finisher medals, energy drinks/snacks, and t-shirts. This consistency makes things a bit more predictable and planning for the day is that much easier.
One of the consistent tools that Rhode Races provides across its series is RaceJoy’s mobile tracking and cheer sending.
Since many of the more local participants will take part in multiple Rhode Races, they and their supporting spectators have grown accustomed to the technology and then feel more comfortable taking full advantage of the various tools within the app beyond live phone tracking and cheer sending. For example, Rhode Races chooses to deliver scored results and photos in RaceJoy and participants know they can access their scored results within moments of crossing the finish line.
This result experience includes an individualized link to the participant’s tagged photos from their result.
Also, each event in RaceJoy has an event info section for general information like the race site location, the schedule, and FAQ like shown below. This is super helpful for both participants and spectators wanting to know details around the event.
Rhode Races was actually an early adopter of RaceJoy and continue to be one of the first to embrace any of the new innovations we release, such as scheduling Geo Cheers to play that let runners know about interesting attractions and historic points at select locations along the courses.
Of course, the live GPS tracking is the main draw for using RaceJoy and these courses provide a provide a perfect backdrop for RaceJoy’s tracking. Check out these course map views:
The series’ five destination events span the spring and fall months, making them bucket-list races during the best running seasons of the year.
Starting in the City-by-the-Sea, the Newport Rhode Races kicks off Daffodil Days with races starting from Easton’s Beach. The event includes a stunning marathon, half marathon, and 5K option for runners and walkers of all fitness levels. The courses highlight the best of Newport with craggy shores, wide open ocean vistas, historic mansions, and intricate architecture.
The Providence Rhode Races is an exciting race day that starts in DownCity and hosts a marathon, half marathon, 5K and kids’ fun run. Due to the particularly flat course and its early location in the race calendar, the Providence Marathon is quickly becoming a popular race to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
Always occurring on or around the Fourth of July weekend, the Bristol Independence Rhode Race is dedicated to the half-marathon-distance course that starts on historic Thames Street and follows the beautiful downtown streets of America’s quintessential community during the Oldest 4th of July Celebration in America. The unique course includes incredible historic homes, a town common and the America’s Cup Museum before heading out along the scenic coastline and finishing against the backdrop of the Mt. Hope Bridge and Narragansett Bay at Independence Park.
Jamestown Rhode Race is set on picturesque Conanicut Island, looking out over Narragansett Bay and the Newport Pell Bridge, and is held in September. It features vivid landscapes, winding roads, historic farms, and the village of Jamestown with its small shops and quaint restaurants. Another in the series of events that focuses on the half-marathon course distance.
The final race in the series is the Ocean State Rhode Races – also known as the Narragansett Rhode Races. The event is held in October and features a marathon, half marathon, and 5K. This genuine Rhode Island marathon showcases what’s great about the Ocean State and not only features iconic Rhode Island beauty, but the post-race festival includes an authentic experience at the Narragansett Town Beach.
If you’re looking for your next event, look no further than the Rhode Races series for a quality event that rolls out the red carpet for their participants. You won’t be disappointed.
Visit the Rhode Races & Events website to learn more or click on the specific events below to register.
- Rhode Races – Narragansett: Sunday, October 28, 2018
- Rhode Races – Newport: Saturday, April 13, 2019
- Rhode Race – Providence: Sunday, May 5, 2019
- Bristol Independence Rhode Race: Saturday, June 29, 2019
- Rhode Races – Jamestown: Fall 2019 TBD