COVID-19 Update: August 6
We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and work with the city and state on the viability of hosting the race on October 11th.
We have spent the last months drafting a lengthy set of protocols and planning for how we believe we could host a safe and responsible event as the health and safety of our community, runners, volunteers and staff are paramount.
We are fully aware of the necessary training and planning required to participate in a marathon or half marathon and truly appreciate your patience as we wait till what we feel is an appropriate time to make a responsible decision – that is both fair to our runners, the community and our planning abilities. We expect to have a final decision in the next few weeks.
Fingers crossed. Masks on.
Matt, Drew, Jon, Claire and Lisa
Gray Matter Marketing
Whether you choose the half marathon or the marathon, there’s simply nothing like running in Newport. Enjoy the sights and sounds of coastal New England as you pass historic homes, state parks, revolutionary-war era structures and more. Collect your finishers medal and dip your toes in the surf at our beachside finish party — with a beer on us if you’re 21+!
LOCATION: Easton's Beach Rotunda, 175 Memorial Blvd. Newport RI 02840 (map)
Registered participants will receive their race bib with timing chip, goody bag and athlete shirt at registration. Onsite registration is available for those wishing to sign-up.
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.
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.
Awards and Divisions
A finisher's medal will be given to all 26.2 and 13.1 race participants. 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+)
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.
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.