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The Amica Newport Marathon was voted as the “Best Marathon in Rhode Island” and a “Top 20 Half Marathon in the USA” in 2019. In 2015 and 2016 the race was voted as the “Best Half Marathon” and the “Best Race Swag” in the Northeast.

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Race Info

2021 Registration Now Open

Update: March 23, 2021

Only 259 registration spots remain at our initial capacity limit of 1,000.

We are thrilled to announce that registration is now open for the 2021 Amica Newport Marathon scheduled for Sunday, October 10th. We are increasingly optimistic that this summer and fall will mark a return to in-person road races. We look forward to hosting a limited capacity field of runners while adhering to strict COVID-19 protocols/guidelines to ensure the safety of participants, volunteers, and the community.

Deferred 2020 Registrants

All 2020 registrants that did not request a refund were automatically deferred and entered into this year’s race. No further action is required for those individuals. To confirm your registration status, visit here.

Strict Capacity Limit

Our initial capacity is limited to 1,000 runners.

We are optimistic the state will increase the capacity limit in the coming months, and we will, on a rolling basis, make additional spots available as the capacity limit increases. However, due to the popularity of this race, and the limited available spots, we recommend you register as soon as possible to guarantee entry.

Safety and COVID-19 Protocols/Guidelines

We will continue to work with state and local officials throughout the months leading up to the race to ensure that we follow the guidelines set forth by our public health officials. Additional details and information will be posted prior to the race as the guidelines evolve.

Cancellation Policy

While we’re optimistic that we’ll be able to host a safe, in-person race, if the event is cancelled, all registrants will have the option of full deferral to the 2022 race, or another race on the Gray Matter Marketing calendar. More information available here.

Our Mission

We proudly partner with local charitable organizations to help raise money and awareness. Gray Matter Marketing donates upwards of $50,000 to these local organizations and we encourage all runners to join our Fundraising Page.

Schedule of Events

Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation. We strongly suggest participants attend Saturday Bib Pick-Up to alleviate race morning delays.

Wednesday, October 6
11:59 PM: Online registration closes

Saturday, October 9
12:00 – 6:00 PM: Packet pick-up
Location: Easton’s Beach Rotunda (map)

Sunday, October 10
5:00 AM: Shuttle service starts
Location: See designated Parking Locations

5:15 AM – 7:15 AM: Packet pick-up
Location: Easton’s Beach Rotunda (map)

6:00 AM: Gear Bag check opens

7:30 AM: Both races start

2:30 PM: Shuttle service ends

Registration and Bib Pick-Up

LOCATION: Easton's Beach Rotunda, 175 Memorial Blvd. Newport RI 02840 (map)

Registered participants will receive their race bib with timing chip and athlete shirt at registration. Onsite registration is not available.

All participants must show a photo ID at pick-up. Participants may pick-up for friends and family, but must provide a copy of the ID or a photo of the ID on their phone for verification.

Please note: Race participants picking up their bibs on Sunday will not receive their shirts and goody bags until after the race due to race morning time constraints.

Getting There

Parking

There is NO PARKING 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. Please allow yourself ample time on race morning to park and board the shuttles.

Marathon Parking:
Second Beach (map)
315 Sachuest Point Rd, Middletown, RI
Half-Marathon Parking:
Aquidneck Corporate Park (map)
55 Hammarlund Way, Middletown, Rhode Island

Shuttles

Shuttle service will begin promptly at 5:00 AM and will run continuously. Please arrive early and queue up for the shuttles with race participants having priority over spectators. We strongly recommend all participants plan on being parked, and on a shuttle by 6:00 AM at the latest.

Shuttle service will run through 2:30 PM, providing rides back to the Second Beach and Aquidneck Island Industrial Park parking lots throughout the day.

Gear Bag Drop

Athletes wishing to drop off gear will be able to do so near the start/finish line at the Beach Pavilion at Easton’s Beach beginning at 6:00 AM on race morning. A designated drop off location will be set up and athletes will use the number they are given during registration to identify their gear bag. Athletes will need their own bag as they will not be provided by the event.

Mobile Locker Co.

Lock it up with The Mobile Locker Co.! Locker rentals give you a secure, convenient option for valuables and gear, starting at $5. Rent online in advance or onsite with cash or credit.

After You Finish

Awards and Divisions

A medal will be given to all 26.2 and 13.1 race finishers. Awards will be presented following the race to the:

  • Top 3 male and female runners
  • Top 3 in each age group (5 year increments, Under 19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+)

Athlete Food

Due to covid protocols, this information below may change for 2021.

A variety of post-race food, water, and Gatorade will be available underneath the beach bathhouse building post-race. To ensure there’s enough snacks for all of our finishers, remember that the athlete food is for runners only.

Beer Garden

Due to covid protocols, we do not anticipate having a beer garden in 2021.

Local craft brewery Ragged Island will be providing post-race beers for runners. Enjoy a cold one and celebrate your accomplishment inside our beer garden — the first one is on us! Additional beer will be available for purchase for you, and your family and friends. Remember to bring your ID — we’ll be checking them in order to enter the garden.

Race Policies

Registration Policies

Gray Matter Marketing is a small business dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle with charitably focused events that highlight the communities we are fortunate to call hosts cities.

Race Credits

We are not able to offer refunds. However we do offer any registered runners the opportunity to request a race credit for your full value. Once issued, these Eventbrite Credits appear as a balance of your Eventbrite account. The credit balance can then be applied to the purchase price of a new ticket to any event on our calendar within two years of the day we issue the credit. Race credits may be requested up to 30 days before the event in which you are registered. Race credits will not be granted if a request is made less than 30 days prior to the event.

STEP 1. Request a Race Credit

Please email info@graymattermarketing.com with your full name, the email you used to register for the event, and the event name and date — and we will issue an event credit for the value of your entry. Event credits must be requested no later than 30 days prior to the event you are currently registered for.

STEP 2. View Credit Balance

When we authorize a credit you receive an email from Eventbrite. At this point, you will be able to view your Gray Matter Marketing credit as follows:

    • Log in to Eventbrite
    • Go to “Credits” in your account.
    • View the amount and expiration date of your credits

STEP 3. Use Credit towards a Gray Matter Marketing Event

You must be logged in to Eventbrite to use your credits. Once you found the Gray Matter Marketing event you wish to transfer to, you use the credits to pay for the tickets at the checkout:

    • Select the ticket quantity and click “Checkout”
    • Fill out your details and click “Payment”.
    • Select your credit amount under “Credits”.
    • If the credit doesn’t cover the new ticket price, select a payment method to pay for the balance.
    • Click “Place order”
    • More information on Event Credits.
Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I get a refund? We do not offer refunds. However we do offer Eventbrite Credits for other events on our calendar.

Can I defer my registration? No, we do not roll over your registration automatically to the next year's event. However the credit that we issue can be used towards the purchase of that same event whenever registration re-opens for the following year's event.

Can I transfer my registration to another person? No, we do not offer transfers. However, when you request and receive a race credit, you can use that credit to purchase a new ticket for another participant if you choose to do so.

How long is my Eventbrite Credit good for? The balance of your registration is good for up to two years from the date it was issued, at which point it then expires.

When can I request an Eventbrite Credit? All credit requests must be submitted to info@graymattermarketing.com no later than 30 days prior to the event.

Extreme Weather Policy

The oceanside course is exposed to wind and the elements. Runners should monitor the weather leading up to race day and prepare accordingly.

There is always the potential for extreme or severe weather conditions. Race organizers will do as much as we can to ensure the experience is as safe as possible. In the event of severe weather, the race may be delayed as race officials consult public safety officers. If there is more than a short delay, if conditions persist, or the forecast calls for extreme weather, race officials reserve the right to alter or cancel the race. Entry fees are non-refundable. Please check the website, our Facebook page and your email before the race for any changes or cancellations.

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