The 2013 Cox Sports Marathon is one of the fastest growing races in the Northeast. As a relatively flat and fast course, it has become a favorite local qualifying race for the Boston Marathon.
The course is a nice mix of historic urban and rural neighborhoods as the race starts in Downtown Providence and heads south towards the East Bay and Barrington, Rhode Island. The tree lined East Bay Bike path provides plenty of shade and scenic views of the Providence river and skyline.
The course is USATF certified and is a 2014 Boston Marathon Qualifier.
In order to qualify as an official finisher participants must complete the course within 6 hours. If you are unable to run within the alotted time, you will be asked to finish the race on the sidewalks while adhering to all traffic laws. Aid stations may also be closed after 6 hours.
Aid Stations will be available throughout the course. Please review the course map to see the exact location of all medical and water stops. Some aid stations will have GU Energy Gels, bananas, candy and Gatorade.
Aid Stations are located at miles 1.5, 3, 4.5, 5.5, 8, 11.5, 12.5, 15, 15.5,
17, 18.5, 21, 22, 23, 24.5 Please review the map for detailed breakdowns.