Newport Race Information
*** UPDATE March 19, 2020 – Due to the federal, state and city regulations, we are not able to execute the 2020 Newport Rhode Races in the traditional manner, we are transitioning this year’s event to a Virtual Race.
Join us in the City-by-the-Sea for this stunning marathon, half marathon and 5k. Newport Rhode Races partners with the upcoming Annual Newport Daffodil Days Festival (April 25-May 3) to give you a true Spring Newport Experience. Our courses will pass along many of the over 1,200,000 starting to bloom around the City by the Sea. (We’ll call it Dash through the Daffodils!)
The Marathon will start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Easton’s Beach in Newport, RI. The Half Marathon will start at 7:45 a.m. from the same location. The 5k will follow at 8:00 am – all from the same beautiful seaside start.
*New – The Beach Mile will start at noon time, on the beach adjacent to the finish line. It is an out and back on Easton’s Beach, finishing under the Race Arch. As the race is on the beach, please plan for uneven surfaces, beach debris, seaweed, shells, all those wonderful items that we love about the ocean. This will be part of the challenge of completing the course.
The marathon course is USATF certified and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier.
Please respect our native environment – STAY OFF THE DUNES, use trash receptacles, and recycle as much as possible.
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 Beach Mile – 30 mins
CORPORATE FIT CHALLENGE
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 goodwill. Join our Corporate Fit Challenge and compete to be the “Most Fit” or the “Most Philanthropic” business. Learn more here.
All races finish at Easton’s Beach. Join us along the water for a family friendly post-race festival with music and fun! 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 recovery area, with music, TRULY Beer Garden, race vendors, award presentations and food. Relax and roll out in our Recovery Zone. OPT Physical Therapy will be on site providing FREE post-race massages.
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 given in the full marathon, half marathon and 5k. Must be picked up in person
THE GREEN EFFECT
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.