As we enter the new year we're marking our calendars for our destination's upcoming road races. Whether you're a pro athlete or you're looking to dip your toes in the exercise world - this runner's roster has everything you need. Beginners, get your blood flowing with 4-miles across the Pell Bridge at a pace of your choosing. Seasoned runners, enjoy a scenic trail through Newport's winding coastline with expansive ocean views and the perfect sea breeze to keep you cool. Whichever you choose, the following runs are sure to awaken your inner athlete.

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When you're ready, we can't wait to welcome you back to The Classic Coast. Rest assured, the safety and well-being of both visitors and locals remains our top priority.  All we ask when you land on these shores is that you play your part in keeping everyone safe. Please be kind and adhere to local guidelines. 

1 Southcoast Health Aquidneck 10K

Where:
Sachuest Beach (Second Beach)
When:
March 20, 2022
Cost:
$50 through February 28, 2022/ $56 March 1 -17, 2022/ $60 Onsite

The Southcoast Health Aquidneck 10k is back March 20, 2022. The course will run alongside beach grass and sand dunes, through a wildlife refuge and bird sanctuary, and past stunning homes and historic churches, showcasing the beauty of Aquidneck Island. A portion of every registration fee collected for the event will be donated to the Norman Bird Sanctuary. The event is open to runners of all speeds and starts at 9:00 AM. Register here.

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2 Amicable FarmCoast 5k Run & Walk

Where:
Historic Tiverton Four Corners
When:
April 2, 2022
Cost:
$25 per person

The Farmcoast 5k and walk is a scenic 5k through historic Tiverton Four Corners, and along the Sakonnet River organized by the Amicable Congregational Church. Proceeds from this race help support Amicable in its mission to serve our community and beyond with programs such as T.E.A.M., their Thanksgiving Basket Project and other food drives. Register here.

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3 Newport Night Run - A Race for Education

Where:
Rogers High School
When:
April 9, 2022

Newport's first and only nighttime race, Newport Night Run returns on Saturday, April 9, 2022 . The 5k serves not only as a community wide opportunity to get moving, but also as a fundraiser for the Newport Public Education Foundation. NPEF is an independent, non-profit whose mission is to improve the performance of Newport public school children by enhancing their educational opportunities and by building broad-based community support for quality public education.

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4 Newport Rhode Races

Where:
Easton's Beach (First Beach)
When:
April 16, 2022
Cost:
$100 Marathon/$80 Half Marathon/$33 5k/$15 Beach Mile

Race through the Daffodils on this award winning, scenic, seaside course. Newport Rhode Races offers a full and half marathon, a 5K and a beach mile race. Note: The marathon course is USATF certified and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier. Register here

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5 k9 Memorial Park 5K

Where:
The Boat House Restaurant, Tiverton
When:
June 3, 2022
Cost:
$35 Race Only/ $50 Race Day Registration

The second annual K9 Memorial 5K in the town of Tiverton, Rhode Island returns June 3rd, 2022. The purpose of this road race is to bring dog lovers and members of the community together in a safe environment that is both fun & competitive. The K9 5K is open to runners of all ages along with their four-legged partners. The Boat House Restaurant of Tiverton will be the official sponsor of the event and will provide ample parking for all attendees. Register here

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6 Newport 10 Miler

Where:
Fort Adams State Park
When:
June 5, 2022
Cost:
$68

The BankNewport 10 Miler returns for its ninth annual running on Sunday, June 5, 2022. The oceanside course has stunning views throughout Newport and Fort Adams State Park. This race proudly supports the Fort Adams Trust and the Boys and Girls Club of Newport County. Register here

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7 Bristol Independence Rhode Race

Where:
Downtown Bristol
When:
June 25, 2022
Cost:
In-Person $65/ Virtual $50

The Bristol Independence Rhode Race will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022. In partnership with the Bristol Fourth of July Committee, the half marathon will follow the beautiful downtown streets of America’s quintessential community when it is decked out in its finest – during the Oldest 4th of July Celebration in America. The course includes incredible historic homes, a town common and the America’s Cup Museum before heading out along the scenic coastline, through Roger Williams University and finishing along the water at Independence Park. Register here

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8 Craft Brew Races Newport

Where:
Fort Adams State Park
When:
July 16, 2022
Cost:
5K & Beer Fest $55/ Festival Only $45 (through May 17, 2022)

The Craft Brew Races return to Newport for a fun 5k followed by a craft beer festival! Enjoy a relaxed run (or walk) around Fort Adams State Park, and celebrate your achievement with an amazing craft beer event inside the walls of historic Fort Adams. Register here

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9 Anchor Down Ultra

Where:
Colt State Park
When:
August 12-13, 2022
Cost:
6-Hour $105/ 12-Hour $150/ 24-Hour $180

Proudly named one of the "Best Races in America" by Men's Health Magazine, the Anchor Down Ultra is a seaside 6-Hour, 12-Hour and 24-Hour Ultra Marathon. The Anchor Down Ultras begins, ends and stays within the beautiful Colt State Park, in Bristol, Rhode Island. Register here

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10 Jamestown Rhode Race

Where:
Jamestown, RI
When:
October 1, 2022
Cost:
$65 In-Person (through February 28, 2022)/ $50 Virtual

The Jamestown Rhode Race will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022. The event is set on picturesque Conanicut Island and looks out over Narragansett Bay and the Newport Pell Bridge, the largest suspension bridge in New England. The course features vivid landscapes, winding roads, historic Watson Farm, and the village of Jamestown with its small shops and quaint restaurants. Register here

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11 2022 Amica Newport Marathon & Half Marathon

Where:
Newport, Rhode Island
When:
October 9, 2022
Cost:
Marathon $92/ Half Marathon $70 (through March 31, 2022)

Voted as having the "Best Half Marathon" and "Best Race Swag", by Competitor Magazine, the 2022 Amica Newport Marathon & Half Marathon returns this fall on Sunday, October 9, 2022. The course is simply astounding: winding ocean-side roads, miles of waterfront views, and sweeping vistas of the grand mansions along Bellevue Avenue. Register here

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12 Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run

Where:
Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge
When:
October 18, 2022

Sponsored by Citizens Bank and hosted by the Rhode Island Bridge and Turnpike Authority, this unique 4 mile walk/run event takes participants across the iconic Pell Bridge. Starting in Jamestown and finishing in downtown Newport, this point-to-point event is open to runners and walkers of all ages and speeds! All of the proceeds of this event are donated to local charities.

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13 Colt State Park Half Marathon

Where:
Colt State Park
When:
November 6, 2022
Cost:
$59 through May 31, 2022/ $60 through August 31, 2022/ $79 Until Full

The Colt State Park Half Marathon is an Ocean State running tradition with 13.1 Miles of beautiful, ocean-side running and a fast (and relatively flat) course in Bristol, Rhode Island. This race is strictly limited to just 400 runners. Register here

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