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WELCOME

A Message From the Race Director Dear Runners, Welcome to the 6th running of the Cox Providence Rhode Races. We want to take a moment to reflect on the tragic events of the Boston Marathon and offer our condolences to the victim’s families and our heartfelt wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured victims. Many thanks to the Cities, Towns and Law Enforcement agencies involved in this race for their increased safety measures. Please know we are all working together to make this race as safe as possible and to insure a secure comfort level for all of the runners & spectators. Please be aware that we have implemented a clear bag policy at Gear Check this year. If you’d like to check items, they must be in a plastic bag that we will provide to you. We will not accept any other form of bag and all bags will be subject to search. We would like to thank our Sponsors for their continued support of these races and also our hundreds of volunteers who work hard behind the scenes to make this race enjoyable for the runners. Enjoy the race & good luck!

Jon White Race Director Eident Sports Marketing


WELCOME

A letter from UnitedHealthcare Dear Athletes, UnitedHealthcare is proud to be the sponsor of the 2013 UnitedHealthcare Providence Half Marathon. I feel this event is very important as it raises awareness of the health benefits of running and regular exercise, and helps people in communities across Rhode Island live active, healthier lives. The UnitedHealthcare Providence Half Marathon is one of three UnitedHealthcare sponsored half marathons that comprise the UnitedHealthcare Triple Crown of Running. This unique running series, which includes events in Providence, Jamestown and Newport, takes runners through the most iconic and breathtaking landscapes in Rhode Island. So whether you are a Rhode Island resident or visiting from out of town, you can appreciate all the state has to offer. We hope that you will take the opportunity to learn more about this race series at www.uhctriplecrown.com. At UnitedHealthcare, we’re constantly developing great tools for both members and non-members alike to live healthier and happier each day. We encourage you download our OptumizeMe® mobile application, an interactive, motivational application that allows users to create health challenges or join existing ones. It is available for free on Windows® Phone 7, iPhone® and Android® devices and allows you to network with friends and co-workers or link to existing social networks to create new fitness challenges. You can also post to Facebook® and encourage each other with direct in-app messages. We think this is a great way to get and stay motivated and hope you think so too. Once again, we are proud to sponsor the 2013 UnitedHealthcare Providence Half Marathon and wish all the participants the best of luck. Sincerely, Stephen Farrell Chief Executive Officer UnitedHealthcare of New England, Inc. Employer & Individual


TO SWING INTO MOTION TO BREAK A SWEAT

TO FEEL BETTER

TO ENJOY BETTER HEALTH

TO HAVE FUN WITH FITNESS

A body in motion tends to stay in motion… running, jumping or dancing to improved health. At UnitedHealthcare, we encourage every body to get in motion, work up a sweat, feel the burn – and enjoy the benefits of good health. We’re honored to sponsor the Providence Half Marathon, which is part of the UnitedHealthcare Triple Crown of Running.

uhctriplecrown.com ©2013 United HealthCare Services, Inc. Insurance coverage provided by or through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company or its affiliates. Administrative services provided by United HealthCare Services, Inc. or their affiliates. Health Plan coverage provided by or through UnitedHealthcare of New England, Inc. UHCRI639011-000


WELCOME

A letter from NationalGrid Dear Neighbors, On behalf of all of us at National Grid, we’d like to welcome you to the 6th Annual Cox Providence Rhode Races. These races have always been about much more than competition -- they’re about supporting community and family and celebrating hard work and dedication. And most of all, they’re about the people of this great city coming together and having fun. That’s a spirit that rings true for the more than 842 National Grid employees here in Rhode Island. After all, we don’t just provide energy to Rhode Island communities like Providence. We live here, too. So whether we’re helping Rhode Islanders lower their energy bills, or proudly sponsoring a great community event like this, we do it because this is our community as well. And we’re thrilled to be a part of it. Of course, this event is about your energy-- the real human energy it takes to make great weekends like this one possible. So whether you are a participant or volunteer, thank you for your efforts. Enjoy the races! Sincerely, Your neighbors at National Grid


Save Energy. Save Money.

Schedule a no-cost home energy assessment through our EnergyWise* program to Get House Fit. An Energy Specialist will evaluate your home’s energy use and then make recommendations to help you save big on your energy costs. They will also tell you about available rebates and incentives for energy-efficient improvements, such as 75%,** up to $2,750, on the cost of insulation and air sealing. Sealing air leaks in your home and adding insulation could provide long-term savings of up to 20% on heating and cooling costs and make your home more comfortable. Your Energy Specialist will even provide you with compact fluorescent lightbulbs and advanced power strips at no cost, to help you get a jump start on your energy savings. If you are ready to Get House Fit, sign up at www.nationalgridus.com/energywiseri

* These programs are funded by the energy efficiency charge on all customers’ utility bills, in accordance with Rhode Island law. * * For gas or electric heated homes. 25% up to $2,750 for homes heated with oil or propane. Must be a National Grid Rhode Island residential customer in a 1-4 unit home to be eligible for energy assessment and 0% Financing. If you rent an apartment or own an individual condominium unit, you cannot apply directly for this program. Your building owner/agent must contact us directly to determine eligibility and enroll your building in the program. We encourage you to speak to your building owner about your interest. Offers are subject to change or cancellation at any time without notice. Savings and energy efficiency experiences may vary. Savings sources: The U.S. Department of Energy website, www.energysavers.gov, and the ENERGY STAR website, www.energystar.gov. Š 2013 National Grid.


IMPORTANT NOTE:

RACE WEEKEND

Runners are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to attend the expo to pick up race packets on FRIDAY OR SATURDAY.

Schedule

FRIDAY MAY 10, 2013 ON-SITE REGISTRATION PACKET PICK-UP HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Omni Hotel Narragansett Ballroom 1 West Exchange St. Providence, RI 02903

SATURDAY MAY 11, 2013 NATIONAL GRID 5K

“RUNNING WITHOUT INJURIES” FOUNDATION PERFORMANCE 1:00 p.m. (Mike Silva) Omni Hotel Narragansett Ballroom

SUNDAY MAY 12, 2013 COX SPORTS MARATHON 6:00 a.m. - 7:15 a.m. registration 7:30 a.m. race start Exchange Terrace Providence, RI 02903

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. registration 9:00 a.m. race start

UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROVIDENCE HALF MARATHON

Roger Williams Park at the Carousel 1000 Elmwood Ave.

6:00 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. registration 8:00 a.m. race start

Providence, RI 02907

Exchange Terrace Providence, RI 02903

KIDS RACE 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. registration 9:05 a.m. race start Roger Williams Park at the Carousel 1000 Elmwood Ave. Providence, RI 02907 ON-SITE REGISTRATION PACKET PICK-UP HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Omni Hotel Narragansett Ballroom 1 West Exchange St. Providence, RI 02903 PRE-RACE YOGA SESSIONS SPONSORED BY ATHLETA 12:00 p.m. (Gina Raheb) 2:00 p.m. (Jen Montclair) Omni Hotel Narragansett Ballroom

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Race packet, goody bag and tshirt pick-up will be available the morning of Sunday, May 12, but because of the number of runners expected, we strongly advise all participants to plan ahead and pickup their race packets on Friday or Saturday at the Health and Wellness Expo.

POST RACE FESTIVAL & BEER GARDEN Sponsored by Narragansett Brewery 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Bank of America Skating Center Providence, RI 02903 All proceeds from the Beer Garden benefit The March of Dimes AWARDS CEREMONIES 10:30 a.m. Half Marathon 11:30 a.m. Marathon Bank of America Skating Center Providence, RI 02903 POST RACE PARTY 1:00 p.m The Whiskey Republic 515 South Water St Providence, RI 02903

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SATURDAY 5K and Kids Race Race Day Information PARKING On street parking is available within Roger Williams Park for the 5k and Kids Race. Please arrive early enough to park and walk to the start. Please follow parking signs to designated parking areas.

REGISTRATION On-site registration will be available at both the 5K and the Kids Race. Bib pickup will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the park.

GEAR CHECK There will not be gear bag check for the National Grid 5K and Kids Race.

LOST & FOUND Lost & Found will be located at the volunteer area.

RACE TIMING INFORMATION The National Grid 5K will use the B-Tag timing system. The timing chip will be attached to the back of each race bib. Runners will receive their B-Tag with their bib at registration. The Kids Race will not be timed.

EXPO INFORMATION PRE-RACE YOGA Gina Raheb, owner of Natural Fitness in Narragansett and Jen Moclair of Raffa Yoga in Cranston will be offering instructional yoga sessions at the Expo at 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. in the Narragansett Ballroom of the Omni Hotel. Both sessions are sponsored by Athleta.

“SUCCESFULL RUNNING WITHOUT INJURIES� This presentation by Mike Silva offers athletes an easy-to-understand model of running injuries and how to avoid them. Attendees will learn how and why running injuries happen, ways to lessen the risk of injury and what to do if you get injured. Self care and prevention (i.e. warm-up, stretching, strengthening techniques) will be illustrated through use of video demonstrations (available for downloading online post-event).

TIME LIMITS

About Milke Silva:

The race course will be secured for one hour. Walkers are welcome so long as they complete the course within the time limits.

Mike is president and founder of FOUNDATION Performance, a physical therapist, exercise physiologist, and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He has been training and creating exercise programs for people of all levels since 1994, and an orthopedic, sports medicine physical therapist since 1999.

MEDICAL RI DMAT (Disaster Medical Assistance Team) will be located along the course. Please reference the course maps on the website for exact locations.

AID STATIONS Water will be available at every aid station and at the start and finish. Water will be provided at select locations on the course and at the finish. Please reference the course maps on the website for exact locations.

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SUNDAY MARATHON & HALF MARATHON Race Day Information PARKING Parking is available at the RI Convention Center at a $10 day rate. Additional parking is available at the Providence Place Mall and other lots throughout the city for a fee.

GEAR CHECK Runners can check their gear bag at the Bank of America Skating Rink in downtown Providence. All checked bags will be available for pick up at the same location. No luggage please. Runners must have their bib to retrieve gear. All checked gear MUST be in the clear plastic bags provided. NO exceptions. All bags will be subject to search.” Plus, in case of rain Gear Check will be located in the tunnel adjacent to the skating rink.

AID STATIONS Water will be available at every aid station and at the start and finish. Water, food and restrooms will be provided at select locations on the course and at the finish. Please reference the course maps on the website for exact locations. Food at aid stations will consist of bananas, Gatorade at select locations and assorted types of GU products. Half: mile 1.5, 3.25, 4.5, 6.5, 7.75, 9, 11.5 Marathon: mile 1.5, 3, 4.5, 5.5, 8, 11.5, 12.5, 15, 15.5, 17, 18.5, 21, 21.5, 23, 24.5 Gatorade located at:

LOST & FOUND

Half: Aid station at the top of Blackstone Blvd./Hope, India Point Park, Bowles Court.

Lost & Found will be located at the volunteer check-in in the Bank of America skating rink.

Full: Veterans Memorial Overlook, Washington Ave., Vinter Ave. Washington Rd., Middle Hwy, India Point Park.

RACE TIMING INFORMATION

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

The Cox Sports Marathon and the UnitedHealthcare Providence Half Marathon, will use the B-Tag timing system. The timing chip will be attached to the back of each race bib. Runners will receive their B-Tag with their bib at registration.

• Top 3 Open Men/Women

TIME LIMITS

• $5,000 Prize Purse Top 3 Men/Women

The race course will be secured for six hours. Time limit to finish the Cox Sports Marathon is 6 hours and the UnitedHealthcare Providence Half Marathon is 3.5 hours. Walkers are welcome so long as they complete the course within the time limits.

ENTERTAINMENT

MEDICAL RI DMAT (Disaster Medical Assistance Team) will be located along the course. Please reference the course maps on the website for exact locations.

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• First Place Men/Women (19 and under) (age 20-29) (3039) (40-49) (50-59) (60-69) (70+) • Medals for all finishers of the Marathon and Half Marathon

A DJ will provide lively entertainment for runners and spectators at the start and finish line areas by the Bank of America Skating Rink. Dance, jump and sing along after the race at the Cox Providence Rhode Races!

POST-RACE RECOVERY AREA The post-race recovery area will be located at the finish line area at the Bank of America Skating Rink. The post-race celebration will include music and recovery area with food and one complimentary beer at the Narragansett Beer Garden.

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TURN BY TURN DIRECTIONS

COX SPORTS MARATHON

START on Exchange Terrace (heading East) Turn RIGHT on Memorial Blvd Turn LEFT on South Water St Cross Point St continuing on South Water St Turn LEFT on Tockwotton St Turn RIGHT on Benefit St Turn LEFT on India St Turn RIGHT on Gano St Turn RIGHT on Pitman St Turn LEFT on Butler Ave Turn RIGHT on Waterman St Continue on Henderson Expy Take first exit onto Massasoit Ave Turn RIGHT on North Brow St Turn RIGHT on Valley St Turn LEFT on Warren Ave Turn RIGHT on 1st St Turn RIGHT on Veterans Memorial Pkwy Continue on Pawtucket Ave Continue on Bullocks Point Ave Continue RIGHT on Terrace Ave TURNAROUND on Terrace Ave Turn RIGHT on Murray Ave Turn LEFT on Riverside Dr Turn RIGHT on Crescent View Ave Turn RIGHT on Carousel Dr W Turn LEFT on Spinnaker Dr Turn LEFT on Carousel Dr Turn RIGHT on Crescent View Ave Turn RIGHT on E Bay Bike Path Turn RIGHT on Washington Rd Turn LEFT on Nayatt Rd Turn LEFT on Middle Hwy Turn LEFT on E Bay Bike Path Turn RIGHT on Washington Rd Turn LEFT Haines Park Rd Turn RIGHT on Promenade St Turn LEFT on Vintner Turn RIGHT on Wannisett Ave Turn LEFT on Crescent View Ave Turn RIGHT on E Bay Bike Path Turn LEFT on 1st St Cross Warren Ave onto Valley St Turn LEFT on North Brow St Turn LEFT on Massasoit Ave Take off ramp onto Henderson Bridge Turn LEFT on Waterman St Turn RIGHT on Pittman St Turn LEFT on Gano St Turn LEFT on India St Follow course through India Point Park Continue on India St Turn RIGHT on Benefit St

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Turn LEFT on Tockwotton St Turn RIGHT on South Water St Cross Point St continuing on South Water St Turn RIGHT on Memorial Blvd Turn LEFT on Steeple St FINISH on Exchange Terrace (heading West)

UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROVIDENCE HALF MARATHON

START on Exchange Terrace (heading East) Turn RIGHT on Memorial Blvd Turn LEFT on South Water St Cross Point St continuing on South Water St Turn LEFT on Tockwotton St Turn RIGHT on Benefit St Turn LEFT on India St Turn RIGHT on Gano St Turn RIGHT on Everett Ave Turn RIGHT on Wayland Ave Turn LEFT on Irving Ave Turn LEFT on Blackstone Blvd (staying on Left side of Park) Turn RIGHT on Hope St Continue on East Ave Stay RIGHT on Pawtucket Ave Turn RIGHT on Pleasant St Turn LEFT on Spencer St Turn RIGHT on Taft St Turn RIGHT on Bowles Ct Turn LEFT on Pleasant St Turn RIGHT on Alfred Stone Rd Turn LEFT on Blackstone Blvd Turn LEFT on President Ave Turn LEFT on Loring Ave Turn RIGHT on Gulf Ave Continue on River Rd Turn RIGHT on Pitman St Turn LEFT on Gano St Turn LFET on India St Follow course through India Point Park Continue on India St Turn RIGHT on Benefit St Turn LEFT on Tockwotton St Turn RIGHT on South Water St Cross Point St continuing on South Water St Turn RIGHT on Memorial Blvd Turn LEFT on Steeple St FINISH on Exchange Terrace (heading West)

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We’re happy that only great athletes are swarming to the Cox Communications Rhode Race. The Big Blue Bug salutes their dedication, effort and tenacity. Good Luck!

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2013 PARTNERS & SPONSORS THANK YOU!

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