September 30, 2023
The Jamestown Rhode Race will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023. The event is set on picturesque Conanicut Island and looks out over Narragansett Bay and the Newport Pell Bridge, the largest suspension bridge in New England. The course features vivid landscapes, winding roads, historic Watson Farm, and the village of Jamestown with its small shops and quaint restaurants. The Half Marathon will start at 7 am.
Schedule subject to change
Race Packet Pick up & On Site Registration 5:30-6:45 AM
Parking will be at Fort Getty. Please note that there may be some delay in getting in and out of Fort Getty due to car and pedestrian traffic as well as getting onto the island. The race will start on time so please plan on arriving early enough to park and get to the race start. We recommend on arriving at least one hour before the race start. Due to capacity restrictions, only registered runners will be allowed to park in Fort Getty. Please be prepared to show your registration confirmation to gain access. Any family and friends wishing to join them at the finish must be in a registered runners car.
Spectators are welcome on course – please be mindful of traffic and safety rules and restrictions. Jamestown’s harbor is a beautiful spot to watch the race, as is Freebody Rd., the Lawn St School, and Mackerel Cove.
Things to Do
Jamestown, Rhode Island is located twenty-five miles south of Providence and a mile west of Newport, on Conanicut Island, in Narragansett Bay. It is both a summer destination and a year-round community with a population is about 6,000.
Located on Conanicut Island, Jamestown is nine miles long by one mile wide. Its highest elevation is 135 feet. Sheep grazing and farming began in the sixteen-thirties. For well over two hundred years the island remained mostly agricultural. Even today, there is a quiet rural character to much of the island and Jamestown’s commercial center has the feel of a traditional village. A few farms remain, older neighborhoods are intact and historic properties, including lighthouses, windmills and the remains of old military fortifications, offer connection to the past.
Interesting Conanicut Island sites include historic Beavertail lighthouse and park; 280 acre Watson Farm, with its cattle, sheep, horses, gardens and miles of picturesque trails; historic Forts Wetherill and Getty (now recreational areas); a more than two hundred year old windmill; sandy Mackeral Cove Beach; the Conanicut Island Bird Sanctuary; a fire fighting museum that includes a 1894 horse-drawn steam engine; theJamestown Museum collection of ferry system memorabilia; and the Sydney Wright Museum of locally-collected Indian and Colonial artifacts.
To learn about things to do while in the area, visit Discover Newport or Jamestown, RI.
While Jamestown is a small community – they do have a few Bed and Breakfast Inns on the island. Please click this link for the Jamestown Chamber and a list of accommodations or search this customized on-line lodging list.
Enterprise is the official rental car company of Rhode Races & Events, book your rental through Enterprise and save 5% off their posted price and 10% at National. Use discount code – XZ49463 or reserve through this link.
Here are a few of the benefits that Enterprise Rent-A-Car can provide:
Discounted rate structures and incentives for group bookings
Free pickup and return service to almost every hotel in the Greater Providence Area
On site airport locations, able to honor your group’s discounted rates
Over 60 different makes and models to accommodate most needs
Over 30 locations in the Rhode Island, Southeastern MA area
Jamestown Half Marathon
The course circumvents nearly all of picturesque Conanicut Island, providing sweeping views of Narragansett Bay and the Newport Pell Bridge – the largest suspension bridge in New England. The course features vivid landscapes, winding roads, historic Watson Farm as well as the village of Jamestown with its small shops and quaint restaurants. The race starts in Fort Getty, winds past Mackeral Cove, heads straight across the island before the decline into Jamestown Village, then following the east side of the island. It cuts through a beautiful neighborhood before coming up the west side of the island where you will enjoy views of windmills, estuaries and farms before finishing back at Fort Getty. There is one small section of unpaved road before mile 2 and a long incline around miles 9 and 10.
Course limit is 3.5 hrs.
Click here to download a PDF version of the map.
Click here for a link to a Strava Course
In order to qualify as an official finisher participants must complete the course within their designated time limit listed below. If you are unable to run within the allotted time, you will be asked to finish the race on the sidewalks while adhering to all traffic laws and on course support and aid stations will be closed. If you need longer than the course limit, there is an Early Start option. Please see the FAQs for more information.
Half Marathon – 3.5 hours
Due to capacity restrictions, we have eliminated pace groups for this race so that we can accommodate more runners.
Aid Stations will be available throughout the course. Please review the course maps to see the exact location of all medical and water stops. Some aid stations will have Clif energy gels, Nuun energy drink and bananas. Port-a-potties will be located at all aid stations.
As a thank you for joining us for this event, you will be receiving high quality photos. After the weekend, be sure to keep an eye on your e-mail for a link to view your photos on both desktop and mobile devices. You will be able to download, e-mail and upload these awesome pictures to Facebook with one-click- at no cost-and share them with all of your fans and friends.
Gender and Race Specific tech t-shirts will be included in your race registration. Early registration guarantees your selected size. Registration after March 1, only available shirt sizes will be listed. Shirts may be exchanged for size at the conclusion of the race in the Awards Tent.
Race specific finisher medals will be handed out at the finish line to participants of the Half Marathon.
*Awards must be picked up in person
We are pleased to share Live Runner/Participant Tracking for the Jamestown Rhode Race is available in the RaceJoy mobile app! Participants must carry their phone and activate tracking within 30 minutes of the race start. You can learn more at www.racejoy.com.
Join us along the water for a family friendly post-race festival with music and fun!
Top 3 Open Men/ Women
First Place Men/Women (age 19 and under)
First Place Men/Women (age 20-29)
First Place Men/Women (age 30-39)
First Place Men/Women (age 40-49)
First Place Men/Women (age 50-59)
First Place Men/Women (age 60-69)
First Place Men/Women (age 70-79)
First Place 80+
- First Place Non-Binary
*Must be present for awards.
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