Women’s Classic 5K has been canceled due to Covid-19

We hope to resume in 2021.

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.

Women's Classic Countdown








Registration Fees and Deadlines for 2019 

$25 before September 28

$27 September 28 – October 10

$30 after October 10 (in person only)

$10 for elementary, high school and college students

If you prefer Mail-in Registration

Download the entry form and mail form and check payable to RMH Providence by October 4, 2019, to:

RMH Providence Women’s Classic
45 Gay St.
Providence, RI 02905


Race Day Schedule

8:00 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 am)

9:15 am • Free Kids’ Races: 100–800 meter dashes on the Brown University Track for boys and girls ages 4–12

8:00 am – noon • Women’s Health & 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”)

10:00 am • Start of Women Only Arden Engineering 5k Race (run or walk) and Cardi’s Furniture 3k Walk

Race Number and Packet Pickup from 2019

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

Saturday, October 12, 2019
9:00–11:30 am
Rhode Runner
657 North Main Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02904
P: 401.831.6346

Sunday, October 13th (Race Day)
8:00–9:30 am
Brown University Stadium
400 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence

Team Competition + Individual Prizes

Team Competition

Teams must 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

First place:  $300
Second place: $200
Third place: $100

Individual Awards

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, 80+ 

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

Age Group Prize for 19 and under

1st – 5th Merchandise/gift certificates

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.

Professional timing and scoring

Water stations along the course

Shirts and goodie bags to the first 400 participants to pick up their bib numbers

Live music by the band Rash Cat!!

Below are maps of the 5K and 3K courses, both running through Providence’s beautiful East Side. You can also read a complete course description and see a larger view of the maps

Dogs will not be allowed on the course nor in the gates of the track. Because of the large numbers, 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.

100% of proceeds to the Ronald McDonald House of Providence

The House supports families of children in area hospitals. To date, the Women’s Classic has raised more than $512,500.