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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2021 BDR Races:
Sept 25: Orlando
Oct 16-17: Safety Harbor
Coming in 2022:
Feb: 5-6: Safety Harbor
March 5: Orlando
March 20, 2022: NOLA