The tenth running of the Providence Marathon will be held on May 7, 2017. Rhode Races weekend will feature a marathon, half marathon, 5k and kids fun run presented by Girls on the Run RI. With nearly 3,000 participants in 2016, Providence is one of the fastest growing, affordable races in the northeast! The Marathon will start at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, May 7 in Downtown Providence, Rhode Island. The Half Marathon will start at 8:00 a.m. from the same location. The 5k will follow at 8:15 am and the kids race with take off at 8:20 - all from the same great downtown running festival. Dates and Locations are subject to change. The marathon course is USATF certified and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier.