The 2013 UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon is one of the largest and most affordable 13.1 mile races in the region.
The course is a nice mix of historic urban and rural neighborhoods as the race starts in Downtown Providence and heads along the Providence River to India Point Park before heading down tree lined Blackstone Boulevard towards Pawtucket. The course then winds through Pawtucket before heading back down the famous Boulevard and down along the Providence River, and finishing back downtown.
The course is USATF certified.
In order to qualify as an official finisher, participants must complete the course within 3.5 hours. If you are unable to run within the alotted time, you will be asked to finish the race on the sidewalks while adhering to all traffic laws. Aid stations may also be closed after 3.5 hours.
Aid Stations will be available throughout the course. Please review the course map to see the exact location of all medical and water stops. Some aid stations will have GU Energy Gels, bananas, candy and Gatorade.
The UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon is the first stop of the inaugural UnitedHealthcare Triple Crown of Running. The UnitedHealthcare Triple Crown is a three part running series that will take you through the most scenic and iconic landscapes in Rhode Island.
Registering for the UnitedHealthcare Triple Crown includes event specific technical shirts and medals, special gifts for each participant from a local sporting goods retailer, invitation to an exclusive pre-race dinner and reception Amica Marathon weekend in Newport, an exclusive post-race tent with food and beverage at the UnitedHealthcare Newport Half at the Amica Marathon, and the chance to hoist the Triple Crown trophy and be named the Champion! To be eligible for the UnitedHealthcare Triple Crown of Running you must register for all three races by May 1st at uhctriplecrown.com.
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