Ocean State

Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K

Narragansett, RI

Sunday October 29, 2023

Race Overview

The 9th Annual Ocean State Rhode Races in Narragansett, RI will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2023. Race weekend features a Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k Race.

The Marathon will start at 7:30 am, the Half Marathon will start at 8:00 AM, and the 5k at 8:15 am, all on Sunday.

This genuine Rhode Island marathon will showcase what is great about the Ocean State.  Not only does the course feature iconic Rhode Island beauty, our post-race festival will include an authentic Rhode Island experience at the Narragansett Town Beach.

The marathon course is USATF certified and is an Abbott World Marathon Major and Boston Marathon Qualifier.

The Ocean State Rhode Races Half is the final stop of the Rhode Race Series, a five-stop series of Rhode Island Half Marathons.

Mail-In Application for Ocean State; Click Here.


Schedule subject to change

Packet Pick-Up

October 27

Packet Pick-Up

October 28

Race Day

October 29

Race Packet Pick up & On Site Registration 5:45-7:45 AM

Marathon Race Start

7:30 AM

Half Marathon Race Start

8:00 AM

5K Start Time

8:15 AM

Race Resources

The race starts on Boston Neck Rd. and finishes in the North Pavilion parking lot.  ALL parking will be located at the South and West parking lots or in labeled spots located throughout the downtown Narragansett area.

Directions from Newport:

Narragansett is just about 20 minutes from Newport.

Travel on RI-138 West. Take exit onto RI-1A towards Narragansett, Wickford.


Hampton Inn South Kingstown
20 Hotel Dr., South Kingstown, RI  02879
(401) 427-1488

Guests can also call the hotel directly at 401.788.3500 and mention the code OSR.


Must book by 9/27

Rental Car

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

Contact information

[email protected]

Full Marathon

The course is a stunning mix of beautiful farms, coastal homes, old rock walls and tree-lined, back roads.  The race runs past ocean views, river walks, kayak stands and fishing holes.   Race day starts at famous Narragansett Town Beach, winding through beautiful US 1A before descending into gorgeous Bonnet Shores.  The race rejoins US 1A, following working farms and picturesque waterways before heading back to the finish at the Town Beach.  The race is truly quintessential Rhode Island.  

The Ocean State Rhode Race is the final stop in the Rhode Master Series – 3-5 of the most scenic half marathons in Rhode Island.

Click here to download a pdf version of the map.

Click here for the link to the Map My Run course link with the exact aid station locations.

Click here for turn by turn directions of the marathon course.

Half Marathon

Click here to download a pdf version of the map.

Click here for the link to the Map My Run course link with the exact aid locations.

Click here for turn by turn directions of the half marathon course.


Click here to download a pdf version of the map.

The Marathon course will be secured for six hours and the Half Marathon course will be secured for three and a half hours. Walkers are welcome for both races but after the time limits the course will be open to traffic and aid stations will be closed.  We offer an early start option for those needing longer than 6 hours.

Pace groups for the full marathon will be provided by Rhode Island Road Runners. They will have pacers running at marathon paces of: 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:30 and 5:00.  The Half Marathon will host pacers of 1:40, 1:50, 2 hrs, 2:15, 2:30, and 2:45.

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, Gatorade energy drink and bananas.  Port-a-potties will be at all aid stations.

Mail-In Application for Ocean State; Click Here.

Race Amenities

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 August 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 Marathon and Half Marathon.
*Awards must be picked up in person

We are pleased to share Live Runner/Participant Tracking for the Ocean State 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!  Relax and roll out in our Recovery Zone.  OPT Physical Therapy will be on site providing FREE post-race massages.

  • Top 3 Open Men/ Women

  • Top 3 Place Men/Women (age 19 and under)

  • Top 3 Place Men/Women (age 20-29)

  • Top 3 Place Men/Women (age 30-39)

  • Top 3 Place Men/Women (age 40-49)

  • Top 3 Place Men/Women (age 50-59)

  • Top 3 Place Men/Women (age 60-69)

  • Top 3 Place Men/Women (age 70-79)

  • First Place 80+

  • First Place Non-Binary

*Must be present for awards.

Our Sponsors

If you’re interested in becoming a race sponsor, please fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch.