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Cox Sports Marathon

Providence, RI


Race Dates

2015: Sunday, May 3, 2015
2014: Sunday, May 4, 2014

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 54°F (12°C)
Average High: 64°F (17°C)
Average Low: 44° F (6°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.68
Course Score: 98.68

Race Size

2014: 1,334 Finishers
2013: 1,254 Finishers
2012: 1,355 Finishers

Miscellaneous Information

Early Entry Fee: $90
Pace Groups?: No


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Course Description

From the race website - 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.


Marathon Rankings

The Cox Sports Marathon was the 82nd largest marathon in the U.S. last year (not all results are in) and was the 82nd largest in 2013.

It's Course Score of 98.68 ranks it as the 198th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 1st fastest course in Rhode Island.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, give the Cox Sports Marathon a PR Score of 98.68. This PR Score ranks it as the 149th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 1st fastest in Rhode Island.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 124 feet (37m)
Min Elevation: 4 feet (1m)





Ratings & Reviews:




CAR's review of 2014 race.   


Review

There were many water stops and port-a-potties along the course. There is a lot of running on a bike path that is nice and flat. The wind on 5.4.14 was brutal on the bike path heading back to finish. There is not much to look at on course and there were some bad pot holes to watch out for.

Race Tips


Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)




WH's review of 2013 race.   


Review

Great course. Steeper hills than expected though. Aid stations were as promised. BIG CON was the weather. It got pretty warm. Started in the low 60's... ending in higher 60's. However, that has nothing to do with the race director or the flow.

Race Tips

A good bit of the course is on a bike path... The rest is on open road. The race can be evenly paced if you are trained well. (I have a tendency to have a positive split. :-(

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

We stayed at the Providence Biltmore. Very nice hotel. A two room suite was discounted to $144 a night. We flew in from SC and rented a car.



Finish Time Equivalent

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