Jamestown Rhode Races

Tue September 1 - Wed September 30 Jamestown, RI 02835 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
A half marathon around the stunningly beautiful island of idyllic Jamestown, RI

Half Marathon

09/19 7:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT
Update to the 2020 Jamestown Rhode Race

It is with disappointment, sadness, and frustration that we wanted to let you know that the Town of Jamestown has rescinded our event permit for this September. They will not allow us to host an in-person event on Sept 19.  While we had created a Coronavirus Safety Protocol plan that met the State Requirements, the Jamestown Town Council voted to disallow any events with more than 50 participants for the foreseeable future.  We truly believed that we would have been able to create a safe and fun event for you in Jamestown, and we are more than saddened to be dealt with this blow.  For a personal message from the race director, please visit this link 

The Jamestown Rhode Race will now be a virtual event.  In the past few weeks, our technology and knowledge have grown exponentially to create fun and engaging virtual events.  We have participated in a few virtual events personally and have found them to be a solid way to still attain our fitness goals, be competitive, and part of a community.  They are certainly different from our traditional experiences with races, but they are serving as an excellent replacement until races can come back fully.

The virtual event will be open from September 1st to September 30th, in which time you can complete your race and submit your results. During the month of September, the virtual event will host these many amenities:

* Race swag mailed in the last week of September to include the official medal, race gaiter, 13.1 sticker, and custom bib

* Official Rhode Races playlist on iTunes

* Weekly contests and raffles

* Virtual custom bib and finisher certificate

* Online results page

* Milestone badges achieved for your RSU Virtual Trophy Case

* RaceJoy app that includes progress alerts, auto-posting of finishing times to results page, choice of running anywhere or the Jamestown course (which will include a few historical queues) and athlete tracking.

It is important to note that any event that is able to be held in-person in these times will be vastly different from a traditional road race.  There will be participant caps, minimal aid, no post-race festivals, etc.  We know that many will want to wait to race until the world is a safer place.  To that end, our transfer and deferral policy is quite liberal.  For any registration entry fees paid for in-person events, you are able to use these race credits for another event of ours, up to 2022.  We have waived any processing fees for this service for the remainder of 2020. 

If you do not wish to join us virtually,  you are able to defer your entry fee to either 2021 or 2022.   Allowing for a 2-year deferral is new to us, but we would rather enhance your options as we continue to battle against these setbacks.  You will have until August 15 to opt for the deferral. To defer your registration, please visit RunSignUp.com/profile and select Manage My Registration next to the Jamestown race, and then select Defer My Registration at the top.   If you opt for the deferral, the entry fee paid is translated into race credits in which you can apply that amount to any race in our portfolio in either 2021 or 2022.  You do not have to make a selection at this time. The race credits would be applied to the entry fee posted at the time you complete the registration for the new race.

Again, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@rhoderaces.us.  We thank you for your patience and understanding during this incredibly difficult time.

~Susan and Karen

If you purchased the race insurance:

The race insurance is handled through a 3rd party, Allianz.  They would have sent you a confirmation email and billed directly.  For refunds, they can be reached at this info - *Contact AGA Service Company at 800-284-8300 or 9950 Mayland Drive, Richmond, VA 23233 or  customerservice@allianzassistance.com

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.RunRI.us.

1050 Fort Getty Rd
Fort Getty Park
Jamestown, RI US 02835

The Jamestown Rhode Race will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020.  The half marathon is set on picturesque Conanicut Island and looks out over Narragansett Bay and the Newport Pell Bridge, the largest suspension bridge in New England.  The course features vivid landscapes, winding roads, historic Watson Farm as well as the village of Jamestown with its small shops and quaint restaurants. 

The race will start at 7:00 am and has a 3.5 hr time limit.  

For more information visit our event website, www.RunRI.us

Please Note: The Jamestown Rhode Race will be happening rain or shine. Because of the logistics of planning for a race of this size, we cannot offer refunds for any reason. In the event that weather is severe enough to create an unsafe environment for participants, organizers will cancel the event with no refunds issued.  

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FAQs - Please visit this link for a complete list of FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Your ID is required to pick up your registration materials but there is no age limit to participation.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking will be available at Fort Getty.

Is my race registration transferrable?

Yes - you can transfer your bib, transfer your race entry to select other races in our portfolio within one year, or defer your entry to next year's race. Transfer and deferral requests must be received before online registration closes, typically 2 days before race day.  Please visit this link for steps to complete this procedure.

How do I check on my race registration?

Please visit RunSignup.com/profile to verify your race entry and make any changes - profile updates, upgrades/downgrades, transfers, deferrals, etc.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email info@RhodeRaces.us or call 401.427.7764 

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Jamestown Rhode Races.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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This event is directed by an RRCA Certified Race Director.  Additionally, as a Certified Race Director, we will do everything within our power to ensure we conduct ourselves and our events with a high degree of ethical standards and professional conduct.

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