While this year has proved challenging for everyone, we are optimistic that 2021 will mark a return to live, in-person road races. We plan to open registration in early 2021 for next year’s race, scheduled to be held on Sunday, October 10th.
Stay safe. Masks on.
2020 Race Canceled:
We are sad to announce that in light of the ongoing pandemic the Amica Newport Marathon scheduled for Sunday, October 11, 2020 has been canceled.
We have spent the last five months planning, drafting protocols and crossing our fingers that we would be able to host you this Fall. But the health and safety of our runners, volunteers, staff and community are paramount and after consulting with local and state officials we do not believe that it is responsible to host an event of this size at this time.
All registered runners have the following three options:
1. Automatic Deferral
No further action is required on your part. All registrants are automatically entered into next year’s event scheduled for Sunday, October 10, 2021 unless they request one of the following options:
2. Full Refund
In order to request a full refund of your 2020 entry, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and email that you registered with. Please allow for 7-21 days for us to process your request. All refund requests must be made prior to January 1, 2021.
3. Donate your Entry
Our core mission with the Amica Newport Marathon is to showcase our beautiful island while giving back to the community. The event donates over $50,000 from race fees annually to our local charitable partners, The Ronald McDonald House, Providence, Aquidneck Land Trust, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Boys Town New England, The YMCA Newport, and Clean Ocean Access.
Due to the cancellation of this year’s event we are devastated to not be able to make this contribution. If you are willing to donate your entry to our charitable mission, please email us at email@example.com with your request and we will donate 100% of your entry to our non-profit partners.
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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.