Rhode Races: Race Amenities

As small female-owned company, our mission includes trying to treat our participants like they are guests to our home. Part of that includes constantly looking for ways that we can offer fun and useful amenities at our events. Over the last 7 years or so, we have grown the list and thought it would be […]

Grab your BRF and join our new RELAY option in Bristol

We are so excited to announce that we are adding a 2-person relay option for the Independence Rhode Race! We know that this race has historically had some humidity and that for some, humidity and a half marathon does not make for the most fun race conditions. It does cause some hurdles to joining us for this holiday classic that kicks off the 4th of July Celebration in Bristol. By splitting the distance, not only is the event more accessible for more runners, but it adds a fun new team-atmosphere to the race!

GPS vs USATF-certified Courses – the Evolution of the Running Watch

Running and road racing has evolved so much since my start in 1987, in so different categories. I still have one of the Nike Pegasus shoes that were given to us as members of the URI Track and Field team and I think most modern runners would be shocked to see what a Division 1 […]

Top 10 Running Gifts – 2022 Version

(Stocking stuffers under $25 are highlighted) If you are still searching for a few last minute gifts for the runner in your life (and if you are that runner, we got ‘chu), take a look at this quick hit list for some ideas. Prices for the products below range from $5 to $800, so this […]

November Thanks

The November blog is always one of gratitude. Not only is it the anniversary of Rhode Races (Seven years now! Wow), but as the bulk of our race season is over, it is our opportunity to take a breath and reflect on the year, while we are also in full-blown 2023 planning and ways we […]

Ocean State Rhode Race – Course Preview

AAAahhhhh, the Ocean State Rhode Race. I do love this race, for so many reasons. First, Fall running is just gorgeous running and this weekend in October, in Narragansett, has such beautiful, foliage filled backroads with peeks at Narragansett Bay, peaceful Narrow River and stunning Bonnet Shores. Secondly, the race has its history in a […]

Jamestown Course Preview

People often ask which race is our favorite race, and I respond that it is like trying to pick my favorite child – I love them all but for very different reasons. The Jamestown course tho…… it is a STUNNER!

Runner’s High

I am reading this book that was given to me by my niece, Runners High. I will say that I am not a pot smoker, or weed advocate, or anything like that, so I put off reading it until I was fresh out of a beach read and needed something until I could get to […]