Race Day Logistics

Race the State is as much a logistics race as it is an endurance race. Below we’ve put together some information on how we’d suggest you set up your team or support crew. However, we are by no means the experts so use this as a starting point to figure out how you want to Race the State. If you have questions, we’re here to help you can call the office at 401-619-4840.
The 2017 Race the State Competitor Bible can be downloaded HERE. The Competitor Bible has all the information you need to know regarding transition zones, packet pick up and day of logistics.
The Basics
Race the State is comprised of 5 legs. If you are putting together a relay team you can have as few as 2 people and as many as 5.
Leg 1: 4.4 Mile Run – South Shore Beach, Little Compton to Taylors Lane Beach, Little Compton
Leg 2: 2.5 Mile SUP – Taylors Lane, Little Compton to 3rd Beach, Middletown
Leg 3: 7.6 Mile Run – 3rd Beach, Middletown to Fort Adams, Newport
Leg 4: 5.6 Mile Kayak – Fort Adams to Narragansett with a portage in Jamestown
Leg 5: 29.5 Mile Bike – Narragansett to Westerly (1 MILE untimed)
CLICK HERE for an interactive course map to plan your route.

Packet Pick Up and Equipment Inspection

  • There are now two days for you to pick up your packet. If there is an extenuating circumstance that will prevent you from picking up your packet at one of the times noted below, please email Julianna@ManukaSEM.com to discuss your options. We will allow packet pick up on race day on a case by case basis, but you MUST notify us in advance.
  • You will need to provide your paddle board and kayak for inspection to insure they meet the safety requirements of the race.
  • If you are racing as a team, one member of your team can pick up the packet for everyone.

Packet Pick Up Times and Location
Friday, August 4th – 1p-6p
Bank Newport Headquarters
184 John Clarke Road
Middletown, RI

Saturday, August 5th – 2p-5p
URI Graduate School of Oceanography
215 South Ferry Road
Narragansett, RI

Sunday, August 6th (arranged in advance)
South Shore Beach (the Start Line)
Little Compton, RI
*If you are picking up your packet on race day, you must do so before 5:30am. If you are in a relay, it is your responsibility to ensure all of your teammates have the appropriate bib numbers and equipment stickers.*

For paddle boards: we will not allow inflatable boards in the race
For kayaks: you must have an open water kayak: either a touring or sit on top model will work, we recommend a skirt.

Race Day Transportation
This is an event that spans the entire state of Rhode Island and you will not be returning to the various leg start or finish lines throughout the race. You MUST have a support team in place to assist with collecting equipment after each leg.
Race management will not be transporting any equipment or providing transporting to the start line. However, for an additional fee, we will be offering Support Crew for you and your team. Please make sure to select that option on registration if you think you will need a support crew.
It is imperative you plan your logistics with your support team well in advance of race day. We recommend joining the Facebook group if you want to try and coordinate rides/transport with fellow competitors.

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Race the State is on August 6, 2017