Registration for the 2011 Cox Sports Marathon, Half Marathon, or 5K

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In a Nutshell

  • Boston Marathon qualifier
  • Choose from two shorter races
  • Support children's charities

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Promotional value expires Mar 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for event purchased. Registration required by 3/31/11. Must sign waiver. No cash back. Not valid for resale. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Running a marathon requires cardiovascular stamina, leg strength, and the ability to whisk gnats away from one's nose holes using nothing but an energy bar chewed into the shape of a flyswatter. Ready your edible gnat-smacker with today's Groupon, which gets you registration for the 2011 Cox Providence Rhode Races to be held in Providence on April 30 and May 1. Choose from the following options:

  • $60 for registration in the full marathon on May 1 (up to a $120 value)
  • $42 for registration in the half marathon on May 1 (up to an $85 value)
  • $19 for registration in the 5K on April 30 (up to a $38 value)

The Cox Providence Rhode Races, which serves as a Boston Marathon qualifier, follows a fast and relatively flat 26.2-mile, course through scenic Providence. The scenic race starts downtown before heading south toward the East Bay and Barrington, and takes the fleet-footed through historical urban and rural neighborhoods with ample shade and views of the Providence River. The raceway is supplemented with numerous aid stations, restrooms, and food stops serving GU Energy Gels and braised lamb shanks in a red-wine-chocolate sauce.

For racers not ready for the full 26.2, the Half Marathon or the 5K cut down on the number of strides required to reach the finish line. Entrants into these races also get a goody bag, an official race shirt, and a finisher's medal. All entrants and guests will have access to the 2011 Rhode Races Health and Wellness Expo.

All participants of legal age in May 1 races will have their thirst quenched with a complimentary beer from the post-race beer garden, and their hearts warmed by donations made by the event's charitable partners.

Runners must complete registration by March 31.


The Providence Journal featured the Cox Providence Rhode Races and more than 1,400 Facebookers like the event.

Sunshine State Races

On January 17, 2014, runners along the water on North and South Flagler Drives will most likely be part of Sunshine State Races. The scenic route hosts a timed 5K race and a more challenging half marathon. Winners from each age division win awards—such as gift certificates and tickets to local events—and, at the end of the race, all participants receive a high-five from their running sneakers.

Customer Reviews

32 Ratings

A well organized race! The volunteers were great!
Ulrike V. · January 5, 2014
Since this was the first year this event was done, it was understandable that there wasn't a lot of publicity and some disorganization. Overall it was a good event.
Ben H. · November 12, 2013
Great experience
Helena · August 14, 2013
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    Providence, Rhode Island 02907

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    Providence, Rhode Island 02903

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