Women’s Classic 5K Race/3K Walk Information

Sunday, October 13, 2024
10:00 AM

 In support of Ronald McDonald House Charities of New England

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.

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Registration Fees and Deadlines for 2024

$30 before September 28
$32 September 28 – October 10
$35 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 the form and check payable to RMHCNE by October 4, 2024, to:

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

Race Day Schedule

8:00 am • Race day registration opens

8:45 am • Highbar Physical Therapy kids’ races. Download the waiver.

9:30 am – 11:30 am Residential Properties Kids’ Village. Download the waiver.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Health + Wellness Fair

10:00 am • Start of Highbar Women’s Classic 5K Run and 3K Walk

Race Number and Packet Pickup for 2024

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

Saturday, October 12, 2024
8:30 – 11:00 am
Rhode Runner
657 North Main Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02904
P: 401.831.6346

Sunday, October 13, 2023 (Race Day)
8:00 – 9:30 am
Brown University Stadium
400 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence 02906

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+
Top 3 Finishers in the Non-Binary category

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

Age Group Prize for 19 and under

1st – 5th Merchandise/gift certificates

Merchandise/gift certificates

No double dipping with individual cash prizes.

Photos by Mary Murphy, Anne Peters, and David Uliss.
See more photos of past Women’s classics.

Professional timing and scoring

Water stations along the course

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

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, 5K competitors will not be allowed to push strollers during the event. 3K Walkers with strollers must start at the back of the start area.

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 $740,000.