About Race the State

Race the State – RI

Race the State utilizes the geography of Rhode Island to create a truly one of a kind race spanning Little Rhody!

5 Legs – 50 Miles

Race the State Rhode Island is made up of 5 legs: 4.4-mile run, 2.5-mile SUP, 7.3 mile run, 5.6 mile kayak & a 28.5 mile bike

Support Team

A support crew is a critical member of your team. New for 2017, you can opt to have us provide your support crew for you!


With paddle boarding, kayaking and cycling your equipment is critical to a successful race, check out our recommendations.

Refer a Friend Earn $

Every friend you refer who registers for Race-the-State earns you $ up to the value of your entry fee!


Thinking about racing in Race the State? Awesome! Head to our registration page to learn more & sign up.

Course Info & Map

Race the State Updates

Kayak Training Guide

Tim Dwyer’s Secrets To Staying Ahead In 2015, as part of Team Kettlebottom, the 4 person relay winning team, my kayak leg was about 20 minutes faster than the next competitor for several reasons. I expect that significant time gap to shrink as people learn how to paddle better, use the right gear and paddle

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May Update & Kayak Training Guide

    May Update & Kayak Training View this email in your browser May News Update Leg 4 Kayak Training Guide Things are heating up in RI and it’s time to get back on the water and start your kayak training! We caught up with Tim Dwyer and Mike Giles, who had the fastest kayak times

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April Update – New Start Time & Cycling Training Guide

    April News Update Ride, Baby, Ride! Leg 5 Bike Training Guide Plus 2017 Race Start Time Change   We’re just over 3 months to the start of the 3rd edition of Race the State and now with the warmer weather, it’s a perfect time to start your bike training. We caught up with

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Cycling Training Guide

Tips for crushing the bike leg of Race the State from Terry Halpin, bike course record holder at 1 hr 10 min 33 sec! What do you think of the course? The bike course is good; it has quite a bit of terrain to it – 900ft of elevation, I think. The hardest part about it is not

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Race the State at RACE-MANIA 3/26!

  RACE-MANIA this weekend, Sunday March 26! View this email in your browser Stop by our booth this Sunday at Race Mania in Boston!   RACE-MANIA Summit & Expo 915 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA Sunday, March 26 10am-5pm Register here If you’re in the Boston area, come visit us Sunday at the 2017 RACE-MANIA Summit & Expo!

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Course Change Announcement 2017

In response to previous editions’ competitor feedback, we have updated the first three legs of the course as follows: Start – South Shore Beach, Little Compton Leg 1 – 4.5 mile run from South Shore Beach to Taylors Lane Beach, Little Compton Leg 2 – 2.5 mile SUP from Taylors Lane Beach, Little Compton to 3rd

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Entry Fees

Entry Fees for Race the State vary depending on if you are registered as an individual, 2, 3, 4 or 5-person team. Fees per person are: $130 - Individual, $99 - 2 person team, $87 - 3 person team, $75 - 4 person team, $60 - 5 person team. A portion of each entry fee will be donated to Official Charitable Partner Special Olympics Rhode Island.

Entry Fees

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Help us grow Race the State by signing up your friends. For every individual you sign up you get $15. For every person who signs up on a team you get $10. You can earn up to the full amount of your entry fee!

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Race the State Partners

Race the State is on August 6, 2017