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Ronald McDonald House Women's Classic 5k

  • Brown University Stadium (map)

Certified, flat and fast 5k (3.1 miles) and 3k (1.8 miles) courses from the Brown University Stadium through the scenic and historic East Side of Providence, and finishing in Olympic style on the Brown University Track.
Click here for maps of the courses.

8 am • Race Day Registration Opens
8:45 am • One mile races on the Brown track for middle school kids (kids should arrive by 8:30)
9:15 am • Free Kids’ Races: 100-800 meter dashes on the Brown Track, for boys and girls ages 4-12
8 am – noon • Women’s Wellness Fair on the grounds of the Brown Stadium
9:30 am – noon • Boston Red Sox Showcase, Climbing wall, obstacle course, soccer kick (“score a goal on the Brown Soccer team’s goalie”).
10 am • Start of Women Only Arden Engineering 5k Race (run or walk) and Cardi’s Furniture 3k Walk

Professional Timing and Scoring
Water Stations along the course

Live Music by the band Rash Cat!!

All proceeds go to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Providence

Registration Fees and Deadlines

$25 before September 28
$27 September 28 – October 4
$30 after October 4 (in person only)
$10 for elementary, high school and college students

Online registration closes on October 4 at 11:59pm

If you prefer Mail-in Registration: Download the entry form here.
Mail form and check payable to RMH Providence by 9/28/18 to
RMH Providence Women’s Classic
45 Gay St.
Providence, RI 02905

Race Day Registration begins at 8:00am

SHIRTS AND GOODY BAGS to the first 400 participants to pick up their bib numbers.

Please no dogs, no Strollers

Dogs will not be allowed on the course nor in the gates of the track this year.
Runners and walkers will not be allowed to push strollers during the event. Please be considerate to your fellow participants. We love your babies and your pets, but this event is not built for them.

Saturday, October 6th
Rhode Runner
657 North Main Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02904
P: 401.831.6346

Sunday, October 7th (Race Day)
Brown University Stadium
400 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence

Team to consist of 3 or more women. If more than 3 on a team, top 3 aggregate gun times will count for scoring.

Cash Prizes to Top Three Teams

1st $300
2nd $200
3rd $100

Cash Prizes to Top Five Overall Finishers in the 5k:

1st $300
2nd $200
3rd $100
4th $75
5th $50
6th-10th Merchandise/gift certificates

Age Group Prizes for 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80+

1st $50
2nd-5th Merchandise/gift certificates

Age Group Prize for 19 and under

1st-5th Merchandise/gift certificates

$50 Rhode Runner Gift Certificate to the Top Six Overall and the Top Three in each Age Group Presented by Charland, Marciano & Company, CPAs, LLP

Middle Finisher Prize for the women who finish in the middle of the 5K and 3K

Merchandise/gift certificates

No double dipping with individual cash prizes.

An abundant number of raffle prizes will be drawn
All registered runners/walkers eligible for raffle prizes.
Arden Engineering 5K RUN COURSE

Certified Course
The Arden Engineering 5K course starts on Elmgrove Avenue across from Brown Stadium. Follow Elmgrove Avenue north until Blackstone Boulevard. Take a right onto Blackstone Boulevard. Follow Blackstone Boulevard to Upton Avenue and take a right onto Upton. Follow Upton until Cole Avenue and take a right onto Cole. Follow Cole until Westford Road and take a left onto Westford. Follow Westford to Elmgrove Avenue. Take a left onto Elmgrove. Follow it past the Brown University Stadium then take a right onto Sessions Street, then another quick right into the Stadium, and finish in Olympic style on the Brown University Track.

Mile Markers
1 – 420 Blackstone Boulevard
2 – 341 Cole Avenue
3 – Sessions Street at Gate Entrance to Stadium
5k Map

Course Video

The Cardi’s Furniture 3K course starts on Elmgrove Avenue across from Brown Stadium. Follow Elmgrove north until Westford Road. Take a right onto Westford and follow it until reaching Blackstone.. Take a right onto Blackstone. and follow it to Upton Street. Take a right on to Upton and follow to Cole Ave. Take a right onto Cole and follow it to Sessions Street. Take a left onto Sessions, follow it past the Brown University Stadium, then a quick right into the Stadium, and finish in Olympic style on the Brown University Track.
3k Map

Earlier Event: October 7
Amica Full and Half Marathon