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Providence Marathon

Sunday May 5th, 2019
Providence, Rhode Island
Distance: Marathon · Half Marathon · 5K · Kids Race

This exciting race day in DownCity will host a marathon, half marathon, 5k and kids fun run.

The Marathon will start at 7:30 a.m. Sunday in Downtown Providence, Rhode Island. The Half Marathon will start at 8:00 a.m. from the same location. The 5k will follow at 8:15 am and the kids race with take off at 8:20 all from the same great downtown running festival.

The marathon course is USATF certified and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier.

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Matt Gray
"This event keeps getting better. There are only two marathons in Rhode Island and this is the biggest event."
Race Date: 05/05/2019 Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:28:20 Stephen Bourguet 24 Somerville MA
2nd Male 2:37:02 Joseph David 26 Highland Park NJ
3rd Male 2:37:38 Luke Janik 22 Boston MA
4th Male 2:39:13 Chris Rosenberg 28 Middletown CT
Female 2:53:46 Courtney Dinnan 28 Chesire CT
2nd Female 2:56:21 Kerri Leonhardt 29 Boston MA
3rd Female 3:05:37 Caroline Levesque 38 Tiverton RI
4th Female 3:10:21 Caitlin Hussey 30 Brighton MA
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 2:52:30 Michael Daniels 40 Warwick RI
M 50-59 2:54:56 Kevin Kelley 50 Newton MA
M 60-69 3:08:59 Kevin Christie 61 Tewksbury MA
M 70+ 4:13:06 Glenn Carson 72 Tewksbury MA
F 40-49 3:14:49 Amy Steffen 43 Madison CT
F 50-59 3:30:18 Alison Heaphy 52 Troy NY
F 60-69 3:53:26 Betsy Harling 60 Hingham MA
F 70+ 4:41:34 Arlene Rockefeller 70 Newton MA
Providence Marathon

High school running club achieves 26.2 mile dream

MATTAPOISETT — The students of DREAMFAR really know how to go the extra mile.

Just a few months ago, even running a half mile was difficult for the students involved in Old Rochester Regional High School’s running club.

Now, with the May 7 Providence Marathon in their rearview mirrors, they can see - literally and figuratively - just how far they’ve come.

The DREAMFAR program is a high-school marathon program that offers students the chance to train for and run in a marathon. Students in Old Rochester’s program, introduced by teacher Megan Hall last year, spend the school year slowly working from running a half-mile to running a marathon distance, running in several 5ks and half-marathons along the way.

As one DREAMFAR member, Alex Wurl, explained, all of the students trained three times per week. Tuesdays and Thursdays were “short distance” running days. Saturday, however, was the day for long runs. The students would add a mile or two to their overall running distance every week. Along the way, they found themselves training in biting wind, cold rains, and frigid snow.

When they saw the finish line of the Providence Marathon, it was all suddenly worth it.

That’s not to say the final miles weren’t exciting, even if they at times seemed like an insurmountable challenge. The cheering crowds were much needed encouragement for the weary runners. Wurl paced himself hard enough to collapse on the other side of the finish line.

Jelly legs or no, he was shortly at the sidelines again to cheer his teammates on.

“We’ve come so far,” he said. “We wouldn’t have gotten there without cheering each other on.”

About the course.

A26.2 mi route in Newport, RI, United States. The route has a total ascent of 747.42 ft and has a maximum elevation of 15.75 ft. The first half of the course highlights the best of Newport with craggy shores, wide open ocean vistas, historic mansions and intricate architecture. After passing Easton’s Beach at the half way point, the full heads out to Middletown past Hanging Rock and Surfer’s End to a challenging course with more gorgeous views. The race finishes back along the water at Easton’s Beach.

The course is USATF certified and a Boston Qualifier.

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