Race Schedule

2020 SCHEDULE

Complete 5 of the races.   Races may be adjusted due to weather/availability. Please be sure to check for updates.

1. — DONE — Hangover Classic 5-Miler, Jan. 1, Bristol, R.I.
2. — DONE — Old Fashioned 10-Miler, Feb. 16, Foxboro, Mass.
3. February on the Cape/August in the Sun Half Marathon – PICK ONE
DONE — Hyannis Half Marathon, Feb. 23, Hyannis, Mass.
DONE — Funky Monkey Half Marathon, Sunday, Aug. 9, Smithfield, R.I.
DONE — Shannon Heil Half Marathon, Sunday, Aug. 23, North Kingstown, R.I.
4. — DONE — The Mike Proto “Cooler Full of Coors” August Four-Mile Series
(Every Sunday at 9 a.m. at Colt State Park, Mike hosted an informal four-mile run, complete with a timer
at the finish line and social distancing rules. The results from the following four runs in August (Aug. 2, 9,
23, and 30) counted, with your best time from these four races being your one time for this event.
5. — DONE — The Mike Proto “Must Be Present to Win” August 5K Series
(Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Colt State Park, Mike hosted an informal 3.1-mile cross country run,
complete with a timer at the finish line and social distancing rules. The results from Aug. 5, 12, 19, and 26
counted, with your best time from these four races will be your one time for this event.
6. The Crazy Clam/Common Point Fence 5-Mile Series – PICK ONE
DONE — “Turn Back the Clock” Common Fence Point informal 5-Miler, Sunday, Aug. 16, Portsmouth, R.I.
NEW — The Crazy Clam 5-Miler, Sunday, Sept. 20, East Providence Yacht Club, East Providence, R.I.
7. August/September 5K – PICK ONE
DONE — Funky Monkey 5K, Sunday, Aug. 9, Smithfield, R.I.
DONE — Shannon Heil 5K, Sunday, Aug. 23, North Kingstown, R.I.
NEW – The Crazy Clam 5K, Sunday, Sept. 20, East Providence Yacht Club, East Providence, R.I.
NEW – Mad Moose 5K, Sunday, Sept. 27, Smithfield, R.I.
8. Late Summer/Autumn 10K – PICK ONE
DONE — Shannon Heil 10K, Sunday, Aug. 23, North Kingstown, R.I.
NEW DATE – Black Goose 10K, Sunday, Oct. 4, Pierce Field, East Providence, R.I.
NEW – Aquidneck 10K, Sunday, Nov. 15, Middletown, R.I.
— East Providence Townie Turkey Trot 10K, end of November, East Providence, R.I.
9. Autumn Half Marathon – PICK ONE
NEW – Mad Moose Half Marathon, Sunday, Sept. 27, Smithfield, R.I.
NEW DATE – Black Goose Half Marathon, Sunday, Oct. 4, Pierce Field, East Providence, R.I.
NEW – Narragansett Rhode Races Half Marathon, Sunday, Oct. 25, Narragansett, R.I.
— Colt State Park Half Marathon, Sunday, Nov. 1, Bristol, R.I.
NEW – Angry Unicorn Half Marathon, Sunday, Nov. 22, North Kingstown, R.I.
10. October/November 5K – PICK ONE
NEW DATE – Black Goose 5K, Sunday, Oct. 4, Pierce Field, East Providence, R.I.
NEW – Narragansett Rhode Races 5K, Sunday, Oct. 25, Narragansett, R.I.
NEW – Angry Unicorn 5K, Sunday, Nov. 22, North Kingstown, R.I.
— East Providence Townie Turkey Trot 5K, end of November, East Providence, R.I.
11. Trot Off Your Turkey 5K, Saturday, Nov. 28, Barrington, R.I.
12. Christmas 10K, middle of December, Newport, R.I.
13. NEW – Nooseneck 18K, Dec. 26, Exeter, R.I.

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Per Eric Benevides – as for the races that were selected, they were picked because …

A. they have truly outstanding post-race festivities (beer, food, etc.).
B. they were attended by 20 or more RIRR runners in 2019.
C. a few of the race directors were more than generous enough to donate race entries to our banquet’s raffle.
D. the Grand Prix director wanted some in his part of the state.
E. the Grand Prix director decided to “go retro” and pick a couple of half marathons that once graced this schedule many moons ago.