Scenes From The Ocean State Invitational

Ocean State Running was on site for this past Saturday’s 16th annual Ocean State Invitational, sponsored by Marathon Sports and HOKA. Coming soon, we’ll have footage of all the races from the two-day meet at Goddard Memorial State Park.

For now, enjoy some great pics from the regional competition. Here we feature six of some of our best shots. In all, we have nearly 3,000 from the two days. Click HERE for all our photo albums.

(Cover photo by BYRON FLAGG)


On Friday, the middle-schoolers hit the trails. Pictured here is a group of runners midway into the 1.2-mile race. (Photo by OSR)

Eventual winner Paul Bergeron of Westford Academy leads the boys’ field of the Championship race on Saturday, just before reaching the mile mark. (Photo by BYRON FLAGG)

Emily Bush of Saratoga Springs takes charge in the wooded section of the course en route to her victory in the girls’ Championship race on Saturday. (Photo by BYRON FLAGG)

A swarm of runners jockey for position at the beginning of one of 14 high school races at Saturday’s meet. (Photo by OSR)

Warwick’s Kingston Bayha takes control early in the seventh-grade race on Friday afternoon. Bayha won the race after claiming the sixth-grade crown in 2022 (Photo by OSR)

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