Like many of our favorite Spring races, The Providence Marathon morphed into a virtual run.
The original race date was May 3rd. Since all events in Rhode Island were cancelled, that didn't happen. (All previously registered runners were moved to the virtual run.)
The good news is, now everyone can run the 5K, Half or Full Marathon as a virtual race. If you're looking for motivation to keep moving, consider The Providence Marathon.
Keep reading to learn why the event went virtual, plus see the awesome SWAG! There's a 15% OFF discount code waiting for you at the bottom of this post.
Why The Providence Marathon is Going Virtual
The decision to cancel, postpone or switch to a virtual race is tough. Not every runner will be happy with any one decision.
It's important to understand that race organizations work ALL YEAR LONG to put together events. Most expenses occur long before race day. Many organizations don't have the resources to offer refunds, transfers or deferrals.
The Providence Marathon is going virtual because:
Plan your ideal Marathon, Half or 5K route where you live. Choose the day and time you want to run, then submit your results to receive an official finisher’s certificate! Click here for more details.
The Providence Marathon will ship all of your goodie bag items – finisher’s medal, race bib, premium fleece vest (full/half), and tech tee (all runners) directly to your door.
Race Medals for 5K, Half and Full Marathon
Ladies and Mens Cut Tech Race Shirts
I love when both mens and ladies cuts are offered for the race shirts.
SAVE 15% with Discount Code "RUN15" When You Register By May 31, 2020
If you already registered for the in-person event, your entry converted to virtual. But, if you want in on the fun now, you can register anytime before May 31. After you register, you can run your race when and where you want.
Don't forget to use my promo code: "RUN15" to SAVE 15% off your registration fee.
BONUS: Special 20% Discount Code for 2021
As a special thank you, every 2020 participant receives a 20% OFF discount code to next year's IRL race when registration opens for 2021.
It's hard to know what's going to happen to races in the future. For now, virtual races are a great way to support our favorite — and new to us — events during these weird times.
Best wishes and good luck on all your racing endeavors!
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I just updated all the race info on the Race Discounts page. If a race has a new date, it's listed with the original and in the new month. Cancellations, postponements, new dates, and other information is listed in green next to the race name.
How Much to Register During the Blitz?
Your registration fee is based on your place in line when you checkout (not when you start your registration). Each race has prices listed based on your place in checkout.
For example, if you're one of the first 200 people to register for the 5K, you pay $20; one of the first 200 for the half marathon and it costs you just $40. When registrations reach 201, the price goes up.
Look at the charts below for the pricing schedule based on number of registrations.
How to Checkout Faster for Best Damn Race Blitz
Want to checkout as fast as possible so you get the best deal?
1. Create and log into your RunSignUp.com account BEFORE the registration blitz starts. Make sure you choose "keep me logged in" so you don't have any issues.
2. Have your credit card ready. There's nothing worse than losing your place because your credit card isn't handy.
3 Make sure you have a strong internet connection. Registration is through a third party company. Best Damn Race can't help you with technical difficulties if you lose your wifi or cell signal.
Go Get a 5K for $20, 10K for $24, Half for $40
These are the best prices for the Best Damn Race Safety Harbor! Where else you gonna get a half marathon or challenge at such a great price!
NOTE: Discount codes aren't eligible during the Blitz.
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Yesterday's 7.3 mile run put my #465Challenge at 266.47 miles. I've completed 5 Loops of the virtual I-465 run! Each loop is 53 miles; I've been working on it since January 1st.
Join the Virtual Challenge and Earn a Medal
You can register until Feb. 29 to get credit for your January and February miles. There are Premium and Basic registration options. Here's what you get with each one:
Premium registration is $39.99; finishers receive:
• T-shirt • Medal • Bumper Sticker
• Race Bib • Certificate of Completion
Basic registration is $24.99; finishers receive:
• Bumper Sticker • Race Bib • Certificate of Completion
When you register for the premium package you get this unique medal with a race car that slides all the way around on I-465!
Use Code BIBRAVE to SAVE 10% on Any Registration
Use code: BIBRAVE to SAVE 10%
Learn more and register at 465challenge.com
Race Benefits Girls on the Run (GOTR) Tampa Bay
The Cupcake 5K benefits Girls on the Run Tampa Bay, a wonderful organization that teaches girls to be confident and live a healthy lifestyle.
SAVE $10 with GOTR Discount Code
You can SAVE $10 on your race when you register using code: GOTRCUPCAKE
Here's the 5K pricing schedule:
January 2 through March 4: $35
Online registration ends on March 4th.
March 5-7: Register in store or at the race site for $45
Thursday, March 5, 4 to 7 pm and Friday, March 6, Noon to 7 pm at St Pete Running Company.
Everyone receives a cupcake and medal when they finish. Race awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers.
PLUS, there's an award for the participant who finishes in the middle of the pack!
Age group awards go to the top three finishers in each 10-year age group.
Virtual Race Option
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2021 BDR Schedule:
Feb. 6-7: Safety Harbor
Feb. 28: Orlando
Mar. 6: New Orleans
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