Rhode Island’s premier race management company announces
partnership with Rugged Races.
PROVIDENCE (July 11, 2019)-Rhode Races & Events, Inc. a Rhode Island race management
company, today announced their partnership with Rugged Races, a New Media Investment
Group company for the Providence Marathon formerly called the Providence Rhode Races
“We are excited for the opportunity to partner with Rugged Races for the Providence
Marathon”, said Karen Zyons, President of Rhode Races & Events, Inc. “While all of the races in
our portfolio have seen steady growth over the last several years, we saw an opportunity to
achieve significant attendance growth by utilizing Rugged Races media connections with New
Media Investment Group.
Founded in 2008, the Providence Marathon has been produced by Rhode Races & Events, Inc.
for the past 4 years. It is the premier marathon, half marathon & 5k road race in the City of
Providence. It boasts an iconic course with a home town feel.
For more information on Rhode Races & Events, Inc. and its portfolio of events, visit
Rhode Races & Events, Inc.
About Rhode Races & Events, Inc.
The Rhode Island-based race management company was founded in 2015 by Karen Zyons &
Susan Rancourt. Despite intense competition from other race management companies, Rhode
Races & Events, Inc. quickly became known as the premier race management company for their
iconic courses and authentic runner experiences when it came to endurance road race events.
Recognizing their experience and the growth in this market sector, Karen & Susan quickly filled
their portfolio with 7 events that have each seen significant growth over the past 4+ years.
Additionally, Rhode Races & Events, Inc. is contracted by local area non-profits to assist with
the management of 5 other events. For more information, visit www.runri.us