Newport Race Information

Race Info

Join us in the City-by-the-Sea for this stunning marathon, half marathon and 5k.

The Marathon will start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Easton’s Beach in Newport, RI. The Half Marathon will start at 8:00 a.m. from the same location.  The 5k will follow at 8:15 am – all from the same beautiful seaside start.

The marathon course is USATF certified and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier.

Please respect our native environment – STAY OFF THE DUNES, use trash receptables, and recycle as much as possible.

Team Registration and Fundraising!!!

This year, registrants will be able to create teams and/or fundraise for their favorite charity! It’s a great morale builder and fundraiser for all types of companies, organizations, schools or even friends!

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Weekend Itinerary

Schedule subject to change

  • Saturday, April 15
    • Marathon/Half Marathon Packet/5k Pick-up/Expo
      • Time: 5:45 – 7:45 AM
        Location: Easton’s Beach, Newport, RI
    • Marathon Race Start
      • Time: 7:30 AM
        Location: Easton’s Beach, Newport, RI
    • Half Marathon Race Start
      • Time: 8:00 AM
        Location: Easton’s Beach, Newport, RI
    • 5K Race Start
      • Time: 8:15 AM
        Location: Easton’s Beach, Newport, RI

Parking & Spectator Locations

Parking on the course is strictly prohibited. There is NO PARKING at Easton’s Beach or on Memorial Boulevard.  Please plan on arriving early to locate your parking lot, take the shuttles, pick up your bib and line in up the starting corrals.   Shuttles will run continuously starting at 5am.


Full Marathon Participant Parking

Participants in the full marathon will park at Second Beach at 475 Sachuest Rd., Middletown, RI.

Half Marathon and 5k Parking

Participants in the half marathon and 5k will park in the Aquidneck Industrial Park at 31 John Clark Rd., Middletown RI.

Spectators are allowed on the shuttles, we just ask that runner’s are allowed on first.

Car pooling and biking to the race are encouraged!  If you bike to the race, we offer bike valet service at the finish line!  See below for more information.

Spectator Locations

There are many beautiful locations to cheer on the runners.  See our aid station map for more suggestions.

  • Wellington Ave
  • Fort Getty
  • Brenton Point
  • Sachuest Point Rd – for the full

Race Amenities

Free Photos

As a thank you for joining us for this event, you will be receiving FREE high quality photos from GameFace Media. After the weekend, be sure to keep an eye on your e-mail for a link to view your photos on both desktop and mobile devices. You will be able to download, e-mail and upload these awesome pictures to Facebook with one-click- at NO cost-and share them with all of your fans and friends.

Race Specific T-shirts and Medals

Gender and Race Specific tech t-shirts will be included in your race registration.  Early registration guarantees your selected size.  Registration after March 1, only available shirt sizes will be listed.  Shirts may be exchanged for size at the conclusion of the race.

Race specific finisher medals will be handed out at the finish line to participants of the Marathon and Half Marathon.
*Awards must be picked up in person


We are pleased to share Live Runner/Participant Tracking for the Newport Rhode Race is available in the RaceJoy mobile app! Participants must carry their phone and activate tracking within 30 minutes of the race start. You can learn more at

Pace Groups

Pace groups for the marathon will be provided by Rhode Island Road Runners. They will have pacers running at marathon paces of: 3:30, 4:00, 4:30 and 5:00.

Aid Stations

Aid Stations will be available throughout the course. Please review the course maps to see the exact location of all medical and water stops. Some aid stations will have Clif energy gels, energy drink and bananas.  Port-a-potties will be at every aid station

Course Limits

In order to qualify as an official finisher participants must complete each of the courses within their designated time limits listed below. If you are unable to run within the alotted time, you will be asked to finish the race on the sidewalks while adhering to all traffic laws and on course support and aid stations will be closed.
Marathon – 6 hours
Half Marathon – 3.5 hours
5K – 1 hour


Ride to the Race:  Velofix Southcoast RI/MA will be providing bike valet services for the race.  Reduce your carbon footprint while avoiding parking lots and shuttle services – ride your bike right to the start and finish area at Easton’s Beach.  Check in at the Velofix Bike Valet and while you run, your bike will get a safety check and be looked after during your race.  Tune-ups are available upon request.  Contact for more information.  #ridetotherace #bikeandrun


Rhode Races offers a variety of discounts and packages for companies looking to foster their corporate health and wellness initiatives.  Employees training and participating together helps promote team camaraderie, increased branding and a sense of good will.  Join our Corporate Fit Challenge and compete to be the the “Most Fit” or the “Most Philanthropic” business.  Learn more here.

Post Race

All three races finish at Easton’s Beach. The post race recovery area consists of food and beverages for the athletes and one complimentary beer to all participants of age. The Post Race Festival will be held outside in the beach parking lot, next to the runners-only recover area, with music, a beer garden (Sponsored by Shipyard Brewery), race vendors, award presentations and food.


  • Top 3 Open Men/ Women

  • Top 3 Men/Women (age 19 and under)

  • Top 3 Men/Women (age 20-29)

  • Top 3 Men/Women (age 30-39)

  • Top 3 Men/Women (age 40-49)

  • Top 3 Men/Women (age 50-59)

  • Top 3 Men/Women (age 60-69)

  • Top 3 Men/Women (age 70+)

    *Awards must be picked up in person


Rhode Races & Events is committed to recycling at this year’s Newport Rhode Race. Road races create a lot of waste, but we’ll reduce our footprint by diverting hundreds of pounds of cardboard boxes, water jugs, and plastic bottles from the landfill. To learn more about our race day efforts and how you can help – please click this link.  Additionally – all clothing discarded at the start of the race will be donated to North American Family Institute.

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