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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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2021 Registration

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:

Dear Runners,

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 info@graymattermarketing.com 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 info@graymattermarketing.com with your request and we will donate 100% of your entry to our non-profit partners.

Matt, Drew, Jon, Claire and Lisa
Gray Matter Marketing

Entry Fees

 ScheduleMarathonHalf Marathon
Early Bird: 12/1 – 12/31$87$67
Winter: 1/1 – 3/31$92$72
Summer: 4/1 – 7/31$97$77
Fall: 8/1 – 10/7$102$82
12/1 – 12/31$87$67
1/1 – 3/31$92$72
4/1 – 7/31$97$77
8/1 – 10/7$102$82
Military Discount

The Amica Newport Marathon extends its thanks to those serving our country. We invite active, reserve members and veterans of all military branches to email us to receive a discounted registration.

What Do I Get?

  • Short sleeved tech shirt (men’s and women’s cuts)
  • Race specific finisher’s medal
  • Free race photos
  • Goody Bag (Contents TBA)
  • Complimentary Beer (21+)

Athlete Shirts

All participants will receive a short sleeve tech shirt at Registration and Packet Pick-Up. Please note that shirts are ordered weeks in advance of the event and that size quantities are based on what participants indicated when they registered. For this reason, we ask that you please pick-up the shirt size you registered for.

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.

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.

Covid-19 Refund Policy

We are unable to process any refunds in these devastating and unpredictable times due to the novel COVID-19 pandemic. 

If it is determined by state and local officials that we are unable to host the event as planned, all registrants will be automatically deferred to next year’s event.

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.

TBD 2021
Aquidneck 10k
June 6
BankNewport 10 Miler
May – August
Craft Brew Races
October 3
Ocean Road 10k
October 17
Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run

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