Sunday, March 5, 2017 • Misquamicut, RI • Course Map
Filled with a variety of scenery, from the waves crashing against the Rhode Island shoreline to the rolling country roads between the small beach communities of southwestern Rhode Island, the Ocean’s Run Marathon, Half Marathon & 4-Miler takes runners on a tour of the beach areas here along the state’s shoreline.
One of a series of races that take place throughout the year in the Westerly, Rhode Island area, the Ocean’s Run Half is organized by local resident Kathy Robbins’s TriMom Productions, whose love of triathlons led her to found this race as well as annual sprint triathlons and a four-mile race.
The Ocean’s Run course follows an out-and-back route that starts and finishes at Misquamicut State Beach, which lies on Atlantic Avenue, just south of nearby Westerly.
From there, runners follow the route’s first three miles out west toward a beautiful and primarily residential area of the Misquamicut beach community before turning back, past the start and finish areas to the east along Atlantic Avenue and gorgeous beach views.
The second half of the half marathon course consists of another loop through Weekapaug, another residential area along the beach. Once runners start running along Atlantic Avenue again, they’re in the home stretch of the race, with under three miles to go before reaching the finish line.
Overall, the course is fast, flat, and beautiful, with almost every stretch of the race providing beach views.
The course time limit for runners in the half marathon is 3 hours, and an early start option is available for participants who anticipate taking more than 3 hours to complete the race.
Photo of Misquamicut State Beach by Bob Familiar/flickr
Race Weather & Climate
Located along Rhode Island’s Atlantic coastline, roughly 40 miles southwest of Providence, the area known as Misquamicut State Beach typically sees March temperatures between 28°F and 49°F, while precipitation amounts average just over 5.5 inches for the month.
On the day of the race (March 5), the average low is 29°F and the average high is 45°F.
- 2016 Ocean’s Run Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Ocean’s Run Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Ocean’s Run Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Ocean’s Run Half Marathon Results
- 7:00 AM – full marathon
- 7:30 AM – half marathon participants in over 3 hours
- 8:00 AM – kids fun run
- 8:15 AM – half marathon and 4-miler
- $30 – $70 for the half marathon
- $45 – $100 for the full marathon
- $15 – $35 for the 4-miler
To reserve your spot in the 2017 running of Misquamicut’s Ocean’s Run Marathon, Half Marathon or 4 Miler race, register online at imATHLETE.com here.
Official Race Website
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