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Join us in the City-by-the-Sea for this stunning marathon, half marathon and 5k. Newport Rhode Races kicks off Daffodil Days with the races starting from Easton's Beach where nearly 100,000 daffodils will be in bloom. (We'll call it Dash through the Daffodils!)

The Marathon will start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Easton's Beach in Newport, RI. The Tufts Health Plan 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.

How to enter the Newport Rhode Races

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
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  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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  3. 5k

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Newport Rhode Races routes


A 26.2 mi route in Newport, RI, United States. The route has a total ascent of 747.42 ft and has a maximum elevation of 15.75 ft.  The first half of the course highlights the best of Newport with craggy shores, wide open ocean vistas, historic mansions and intricate architecture.  After passing Easton’s Beach at the half way point, the full heads out to Middletown past Hanging Rock and Surfer’s End to a challenging course with more gorgeous views.  The race finishes back along the water at Easton’s Beach.

Half Marathon:

The Tufts Health Plan half marathon follows the first 13.1 miles of the full marathon route. The half starts 30 mins after the full marathon at the same start and finish as the full marathon.  You will enjoy selfie worth seaside views, grand mansions and rocky shorelines.  It is truly a stunning course.


The 5k will start 15 mins after the half marathon from the same start location.  It will head up Memorial Blvd before taking a right along Cliff Dr. and meandering through wrought iron fences and quaint neighborhoods before heading back down Memorial Blvd for the beautiful down hill stretch to the finish line.

Event Details

What’s Included

With the registration fee you will receive entry in the race, official race shirt, on course support, free race photos, RaceJoy Athlete Tracking and  finishers will receive a medal (half and full marathon), finish line food and beverage.

Raceday Logistics

Thursday, April 11

Marathon/Half Marathon/5k Packet Pick-up
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: Rhode Runner, N. Main St., Providence, RI

Friday, April 12
Marathon/Half Marathon/5k Packet Pick up
Time: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 13
Race Day Packet Pick-up ONLY (MUST be reserved in advance)/On-Site Registration
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

Tufts Health Plan Half Marathon Race Start
Time: 7:45 AM
Location: Easton’s Beach, Newport, RI

5K Race Start
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Easton’s Beach, Newport, RI


Can I pick up a friends registration packet?

Runners need to show a driver’s license when picking up their race packet. When picking up a packet for a friend you need a signed note from the runner and a photocopy of their license. 

Will there be medals?

 Yes. Medals will be awarded to all full and Tufts Health Plan half marathon finishers.

Are there Age Group Awards?

 Yes, we will have an awards ceremony once most of our age group categories have filled in.

What is provided at the aid stations and where are they located?

Aid stations are located throughout the half and full marathon course at approximate 2 mile intervals.  Please reference course map for exact locations. Aid stations will have water and an electrolyte drink.  Some additional aid stations will have Clif energy gels and bananas.

What do I do with my belongings at the start?

There will be a gear bag check at the start of the Marathon and Tufts Health Plan Half Marathon.  All gear must be placed in bags and any unattended bags will be discarded. Please do not leave anything valuable in our gear check, as Rhode Races & Events are not responsible for lost or damaged items.  Any clothing discarded at the start of the race will be donated to a local group home. For the most secure gear check, The Mobile Locker Co. will be on site for locker rentals.

Will there be medical stops on the course?

There will be finish line medical and on course support at various locations throughout the route.  Aid stations will have assistance.

Will there be pacers running the Marathon?

Yes, there will be pacers running the half and marathon for various finishing times.  Look for them they will be wearing signs. Pacers will provide pace for a marathon time of  3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:30 and 5:00. The half marathon will have pacers at 1:40, 1:50, 2 hrs., 2:15, 2:30 and 2:45.

Is there a time limit for any of the races?

Yes, there are time limits.  The Tufts Health Plan Half Marathon has a walker-friendly time limit of 3.5 hours and the Marathon time limit is 6 hours.

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