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Award Winning

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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Thank you for reviewing the event website and our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any additional questions please contact us here.

Race Info

COVID-19 Update: August 6

Dear Runners,

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

Event Overview

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+!

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 7
11:59 PM: Online registration closes

Saturday, October 10
12:00 – 6:00 PM: Packet pick-up
Location: Easton’s Beach Rotunda (map)

Sunday, October 11
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, 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.

Getting There


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


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 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+)

Athlete Food

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

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

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.

Registration Policies

Here at Gray Matter Marketing, we recognize that life happens. Our defined refund, deferment and transfer policies allow runners to delay participation by a year or give someone else the chance to run in their place, both for a fee and before a specific deadline. Fees and deadlines are outlined below as well as in each registration waiver. Exceptions to this policy will not be granted for any reason, including injury, pregnancy, and family emergencies. We regret that we cannot make exceptions.

45 Days
Absolutely no requests after: August 28, 2020

Registered runners may request a full-refund of their paid fee up to 45 days prior to the event. No refunds will be granted in the final 45 days before the event. Please contact us about refunds at info@graymattermarketing.com.

One Week:
Absolutely no requests after: October 4, 2020

A request must be sent no later than one week prior to the event by the runner who purchased the registration with the name, adress, email, gender and date of birth of the runner taking their place to info@graymattermarketing.com. A registration transfer processing fee of $25 will be incurred.

One Week
Absolutely no requests after: August 28, 2020

A deferred registration is $40. Those who request to defer to the following event year will be provided with a registration link and instructed to register within one week of receiving the deferral link. Upon receiving a confirmation email after registering the deferral, they will be registered for the coming year’s event and it will require no further action. Contact us at info@graymattermarketing.com to request a deferral.

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