Fourth annual event includes Shape Up RI 5k, Munroe Dairy Kids Marathon, Cox Sports Marathon & Half Marathon
Providence, RI: There is still time to register for the 2011 Cox Providence Rhode Races April 30-May 1 in downtown Providence. Now entering its fourth year, the weekend-long event kicks off on Saturday, April 30 with the Shape Up RI 5k and Munroe Dairy Kids Marathon at Roger Williams Park. The Shape Up RI 5k will begin at 7:30 a.m.
New to the Cox Providence Rhode Races weekend this year is the Munroe Dairy Kids Marathon. Special guests Dora and Diego will kickoff this fun-filled event, which will feature a variety of short distance races followed by scavenger hunt at Roger Williams Park Zoo. The Munroe Dairy Kids Marathon kicks off at 8:45.m.
Cox Rhode Races weekend continues on Sunday, May 1 with the Cox Sports Marathon and half marathon. Both races begin at 8 a.m. on Exchange Terrace in downtown Providence.
The highlight of the Cox Providence Rhode Races is the Cox Sports Marathon.
A 2012 Boston Marathon qualifier, the Cox Sports Marathon runs through the capital city and scenic East Bay. The 26.2 mile race kicks off at 8 a.m. on Exchange Terrance, next to Burnside Park (adjacent to Kennedy Plaza) in Downtown Providence. The course will wind through downtown and head out to the East Side. Runners will continue to Gano Street, past India Point Park, over the Henderson Bridge and continue on to the East Bay Bike Path. The course continues through Barrington to the YMCA. Runners then head back towards Providence, via the East Bay Bike Path and then continue over the Washington Bridge back through India Point Park towards the Capital City. The marathon concludes back on Exchange Terrace.
To register for any of the races or for additional information visit: www.coxrhoderaces.com.