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Blackstone Valley 1/2 Marathon and 5K

We would like to welcome, and say thank you, to our newest site sponsor… The Blackstone Valley 1/2 Marathon and 5K, which will be run on April 23rd, 2017.

The race starts and finishes on Roosevelt Avenue next to Pawtucket City Hall and meanders out and back alongside  the lovely Blackstone River. It is a pretty flat course with a post-race party, featuring  Irish music at Murphy’s Irish Pub, 2 George St, Pawtucket, RI.


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Date: Sunday April 23, 2017
Half Marathon Start: 8:00 a.m.
5K Start: 8:15 a.m.
Start Location: All races start at City Hall 137 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket, RI.
Chip Timing for all races: 
USATF certified Half Marathon Course 
Medallions for all finishers in the Half Marathon & 5k 
Post race party Live Irish music at Murphy’s Irish Pub, 2 George St, Pawtucket, RI 02904.
Eleven Aid stations. Water, Energy Drinks, and PowerGels along the half marathon course: 
Bathrooms on Half Marathon course at several locations: Long Sleeve techical shirts to all entrants (5K/Half Marathon).



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