Rhode Races & Events announces partnership with Rugged Races for the Providence Marathon

August 1, 2019

Rhode Island's premier race management company announces partnership and presenting sponsor - The Providence Journal

PROVIDENCE (July 31, 2019)- Rhode Races & Events, Inc. a Rhode Island race management company, have announced their partnership with Rugged Races, a GateHouse Media company for the Providence Marathon. Gate House Media is also the parent company of the Providence Journal.

“We are excited for the opportunity to partner with Rugged Races for the Providence Marathon,” said Karen Zyons, President of Rhode Races & Events, Inc. “While all of the races in our portfolio have seen steady growth over the last several years, we saw an opportunity to bring this event to the next level by utilizing Rugged Races media and marketing connections through Gate House Media and the Providence Journal.”

Founded in 2008, the Providence Marathon has been produced by Rhode Races & Events, Inc. for the past 4 years. It is the premier marathon, half marathon & 5k road race in the City of Providence. It boasts an iconic course with a home town feel.

About Rhode Races & Events, Inc.

The Rhode Island-based race management company was founded in 2015 by Karen Zyons & Susan Rancourt. Rhode Races & Events, Inc. has quickly became known as the premier race management company for their iconic courses and authentic runner experiences when it comes to endurance road race events. For more information, visit