The Effect of Coronavirus on Road Races

It is important to note that this blog is my own personal feelings. I approach what is happening in our running community as a runner.  These comments below are my own thoughts and concerns as we look towards an unknown future.  Things are changing hourly right now, but I, like many of you, are trying […]

Sustainability and Environmental Initiatives

A core part of our mission has been to be good environmental stewards. As we get to race is some of the most beautiful locations Rhode Island has to offer, we want to do our part in minimizing our footprint not just at these locations, but in our greater global use. To that end, we […]

Planning for Year 5!!!

What is the gift for the FIVE year anniversary?  I am hoping it is MEDAL – because we have some awesome ones for next year!! SINCE – our 2020 Rhode Master Series is OFFICIALLY open! So what is the Rhode Master Series?  Here is a not-quite-complete list: Discount when you sign up for 3 or […]

Faces of the Rhode Races – Maurice Lowman aka “Marathon Panda”

This is the second post in a series written by our guest blogger – Jessica Looney.  Jessica is our Fall Semester Marketing Intern from Providence College.  A runner in her own right, Jess has been helping us craft our marketing message this semester and is completing her Senior year.   1,432 Days and Counting… “THERE IS […]

November – A Time of Thanks

November is a time for reflection and thanks for us.  Not only is it the end of our racing season, but we formed the company 5 years ago in November so it is our Anniversary as well!  (You can learn more about us at this link.) We are always so incredibly grateful at the end […]

Faces of the Rhode Races – Jacqueline O’Hara

This is the first post in a series written by our guest blogger – Jessica Looney.  Jessica is our Fall Semester Marketing Intern from Providence College.  A runner in her own right, Jess has been helping us craft our marketing message this semester and is completing her Senior year.   “Running gave me purpose again,” says […]

Wish List from a running Race Director

I have been a runner for a long time, over 30 years. And while I have executed a number of races in the last 6 years or so, I have been a participant in even more races – everything from a small 100 person 5ks to the Boston Marathon and Ironman events. I love each […]

Who We Are……

Rhode Races was formed in October of 2015 by Susan Rancourt and Karen Zyons. Meirav joined us as race staff from the onset, with Lisa Helfrich starting as a volunteer and becoming part of our crew in 2018. Molly Robinson joins us this year as the newest member to our Rhode Crew. SUSAN RANCOURT CRO […]

The Final Mile Kids Fitness Program

When we founded in 2015, we purposely created the company as a RI Benefit Corporation as we wanted to hold ourselves to a higher standard.  We wanted to do to our part of the “social good” – not just with the inherent benefits of creating healthy events in local communities, but also to foster our […]

SO MUCH HAPPENING in DECEMBER!

We are so excited for 2019 and we have so many things happening this month! First – our Rhode Master Series is OFFICIALLY open! So what is the Rhode Master Series?  Here is a not-quite-complete list: Discount when you sign up for 3 or more races at the same time. Awesome Series Medal that will […]