23 Days Until Race the State 2017

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23 Days Until Race the State 2017


23 Days ’til Race the State!

23 days and counting until the 3rd edition of Race the State sponsored by Bank Newport & Ocean Point Insurance.

This is definitely a race you won’t want to miss – we’ve surpassed all registration numbers from 2015 & 2016, plus we are very excited to tell you about all the giveaways and prizes we have in store…so if you’re not registered Sign Up Today!

Not ready to race? If you’re not quite ready to race, volunteer and you can save 50% off next year’s race registration. To sign up to volunteer, click HERE


We’re giving away a Thule Trailer Hitch Mounted Bike Rack!

Thanks to race sponsor, Balise Subaru we are entering all competitors in this year’s race to a drawing to win a Thule Trailer Hitch Mounted Bike Rack (retail value: $370!)


Click HERE to register now!



Registration for Race the State Includes:

  • Signature T-Shirt for You & Your Support Team Member
    • (2 & 3 person teams receive 1 support team shirt, 4 & 5 person teams receive 2 support team shirts)
  • Entry into a raffle to win a Thule Trailer Hitch Mounted Bike Rack (a $370 value!!) 
  • ENERGY bits samples 
    • ENERGYbits® are tiny tablets of algae, a sustainable eco-friendly crop so nutritionally dense, it eliminates fatigue and hunger instantly. 
  • Bank Newport & Ocean Point Insurance Bag 
  • Commemorative Race the State sticker
  • HAMMER Nutrition Gels and Endurolyte packs to keep you in top form on the course
  • Finish Party featuring Mighty Squirrel Beer and FitVine Wine for all entrants, family, friends and support crew in Westerly!

Click HERE to register now!

Entry Fees:

$140 – Individual

$109 – 2-person relay

$96 – 3-person relay

$85 – 4-person relay

$70 – 5-person relay

*All fees noted are per person*


Follow Race-The-State for the latest news & updates!
Register Here


Calling all Volunteers! We’re looking for locals across Rhode Island to help us out on Race Day on August 6th! Volunteer for as few as 2.5 hours and get a sweet Race the State t-shirt AND if you get inspired by the athletes and want to sign up for next year’s race you’ll and receive 50% off your entry. Interested? Click HERE for more details!



Facebook Group

Have questions about race day? Want to connect with other competitors? Head over to the Facebook Group and post a message. If you’re looking for race day transport or teammates or general inquires, the Facebook Group is the best place to get answers. Click HERE to join the group.




Leg 1: 4.4 Mile Run–Little Compton

Leg 2: 2.5 Mile SUP–Little Compton-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: 28.5 Mile Bike–Narragansett to Westerly

CLICK HERE for an interactive course map to plan your training.



Equipment Rentals
Don’t have a kayak or a paddle board? Don’t worry! We have a few different vendors that will be offering race day rentals including Rhode Island Paddle Sports, East Coast Paddle, Paddleboard RI and The Kayak Centre. Some of the vendors include drop off and pick up. Check out the options here: http://race-the-state.com/category/rentals/



Race Day Info for Competitors
We will be providing a more detailed ‘Race Bible’ in the next couple of weeks to all registered competitors, however we want to call your attention to a couple of notes:

  1. The FAQ and Logistics page of the website are up to date. We’ll be adding transition zone information in the coming days. You can access those pages HERE and HERE
  2. Please remember you will need to have a life jacket on both the paddle and kayak legs and you will be required to wear it. If you’re not comfortable with a vest jacket, we recommend a belt pack life jacket.
  3. Packet pick up will be on Friday, August 5th from 1p-6p at Bank Newport’s corporate headquarters in Middletown and Saturday from 2p-5p in Narrgansett at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography. If there is an extenuating circumstance that will prevent you from picking up your packet on Friday or Saturday, please contact Julianna@ManukaSEM.com
  4. Please remember that you will need to provide proof of prior paddleboard experience by way of showing us that you’ve competed in other paddleboard races or communicating with our race director about your prior SUP/prone experience.




Everyone competing in the race will need a support team. Because your support team is extremely valuable to your success. We will be outfitting your support team member with a custom Race the State t-shirt!



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