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2017 Course Maps

The Amica Newport Marathon 26.2 and 13.1 course maps are now available. Detailed PDF Here.
Courses subject to minor changes.

PDF Map

Newport Marathon Map

 

Interactive Map

 

The Amica Newport Marathon and Half-Marathon share the first 13.1 miles of a scenic tour through The City by The Sea. The race starts with an uphill jaunt on Memorial Boulevard before heading downhill towards Newport Harbor, turning onto the popular Thames Street. The course then winds along the south shore of Newport Harbor before heading into Fort Adams State Park for a quick tour and turnaround. Upon leaving the Park, runners work their way towards Ocean Drive with panoramic views of the Atlantic and New England coastline for the next five miles. After a gradual uphill climb at the end of Ocean Drive, the course turns onto world-famous Bellevue Avenue and past historic mansions such as Rough Point, Marble House and Rosecliff. The run turns off of Bellevue, onto Ruggles with a quick run past The Breakers and through the heart of Salve Regina's campus where cheering students man a popular aid station. A final turn back down Memorial Boulevard takes both Marathon and Half-Marathon runners to Easton's Beach where the two races split. The Half-Marathon participants are awarded their finisher's medal here and the Marathon runners continue on towards Middletown and Second Beach.

The back half of the Marathon course leads runners out to the southeast point of Aquidneck Island, along Second Beach and into the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. After turning around at the Point, the course heads north to Third Beach and along the Sakonnet River with views to the east of Tiverton and Little Compton. The course continues north along rural, rolling roads before turning south at mile 21 onto Wapping Road. After quick sections along Peckham and Vaucluse Avenues, the course turns back down Indian Avenue and onto a fun downhill leg along Hanging Rock Road by the Norman Bird Sanctuary. The final two miles take runners back on Tuckerman Avenue through the Easton Point neighborhood before a celebratory turn into the Easton's Beach finish area to cap a 26.2 mile USATF-certified course.

 

Elevation

The race provides a relatively flat course with some rolling hills, largely on the second half of the Marathon. The majority of the race is just above sea level. Detailed PDF Here.

Newport Marathon Map

 

Parking

Course Map

NO parking is available at the race start/finish area at Easton's Beach. Race day parking is designated by which race participants are registered. Shuttles will provide transportation before and after the race. Enlarge Parking Map.

Marathon Parking: Second Beach (map)
Half-Marathon Parking: Aquidneck Corporate Park, Johnny Cake Hill Rd. Middletown, RI 02842 (map)

Please allow yourself ample time on race morning to park and board the shuttles.

 

Carpool or Bike

Carpooling is strongly encouraged due to the number of registered participants and the limited parking available at Second Beach and the Aquidneck Island Industrial Park parking lots.

Ride your bike and reduce your carbon footprint! Bicycles can be locked in several areas around Easton's Beach at the race start.

 

Time Limits

Runners and walkers are welcome to participate, however, on course-aid and roads can only be secured for a set amount of time so all participants must be able to finish in 6 hours for the marathon, and 3.5 hours for the half-marathon.

 

Course Map

Beast Pacing

Beast Pacing will be providing individual pacers for the Amica Newport Marathon and Half Marathon. Pacers will run the Full at 3:40, 3:55, 4:10, 4:25, 4:40 pace, and the Half at 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45 and 3:00 pace.

 

Please Respect the Dunes

The cities of Newport and Middletown are gracious hosts of the Amica Newport Marathon. We ask that all participants and spectators please respect Aquidneck Island's beautiful ecosystem by disposing of all waste in proper receptacles, and staying off the fragile dunes at the beaches.

 

Weather

The oceanside course is fairly exposed to wind and the elements. Runners should monitor the weather leading up to race day and prepare accordingly. There is no rain date and no refunds will be permitted. Please review our cancellation policy.

 

Traffic Impact

Course Map

The race starts and finishes at Easton’s Beach. Roads will be managed by the Newport and Middletown Police Departments and will largely remain open to traffic throughout the day, but delays and temporary stoppages can be expected from 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM. Thank you in advance for your patience and support. PDF Map

 

 

 

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Craft Brew Races

A nationwide 5k race series comes to Newport on July 22, 2017. The event features a 5k and 3-hour post-race beer festival. More Info

 

Ocean Road 10k

This popular flat and fast 10k race from Point Judith to Narragansett will be held on October 1, 2017. More Info

 

Newport 10 Miler

Join us on June 4th for this oceanside 10-mile road race features the best of Newport and has a unique finish inside Fort Adams. More Info

 

Charitable Partners

The Amica Newport Marathon is proud to have raised over $50,000 for these six local charitable organizations to help raise money and awareness in 2017.

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Contact

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Unit B5
Portsmouth, RI 02871

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401.856.9197

Other Local Events

Newport Night Run | 5/1

Nighttime 5k to benefit the Newport Public Education Foundation.

Newport 10 Miler | 6/4

Scenic, oceanside 10-mile road race with unique finish inside Fort Adams.

Craft Brew Races | 2017

National 5k race series with post-race local craft brew festivals.