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2017 Athlete Info

2017 Entrants:

Online registration is now closed for the Amica Newport Marathon and Half Marathon. Onsite registration will be available at Easton's Beach on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

All pre-registered participants have been assigned a bib number. Athletes must park in their designated parking lot based on which distance they are running.

We ask you that you please review the following information carefully in order to help ensure your race is a smooth and enjoyable experience. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or on our Facebook page.

Marathon Bibs

 

 

Half Bibs

 

 

 

The Mission:

The Amica Newport Marathon is proud to partner with local charitable organizations to help raise money and awareness. Gray Matter Marketing will donate upwards of $50,000 to these local organizations and we encourage all runners to join our Crowdrise.com page to create even more impact for these worthy non-profit partners.

Pre-Race Information:

Please Arrive Early!

Nothing beats coastal running in Newport - but for all Aquidneck Island's beauty - traffic and parking can be difficult. Please be sure to afford enough time to reach your designated parking location, shuttle to the race start, and prepare for the race. We advise arriving to your parking lot as close to 5:00 AM as possible. There is NO parking available at Easton's Beach. If you plan on getting dropped off, please do so at your designated shuttle parking lot.

 

Race Day Schedule

Shuttle Service Starts
Race participants board before spectators.
5:00 AM Second Beach (map)
& Aquidneck Island Industrial Park (map)
Onsite Registration
And bib-pickup
5:15 AM Easton's Beach Rotunda (map)
Gear Bag Check
Please allow yourself ample time, lines expected
6:00 AM Easton's Beach Rotunda (map)
Marathon & Half Marathon
Line up by anticipated pace
7:30 AM Memorial Boulevard

 

WaveD Start

Due to the number of participants, runners will be asked to organize by pace time with elite runners going off first and walkers going last. There will be volunteers and members of the race staff assisting with the pacing process. The Marathon and Half Marathon will start at 7:30 AM, with the three waves starting minutes apart.

• First Wave: Under 9 minute pace (Under 1:58 Half or 3:56 Full)
• Second Wave: 9 - 11 minute pace (Under 2:25 Half or 4:49 Full)
• Third Wave: 11+ minute pace (Under 3:30 Half or 6:00 Full)

 

Bib Pick-Up & Onsite Registration

Registered participants will receive a race bib and timing chip at registration which will be held October 7th & 8th at the Easton's Beach Rotunda on Saturday. Race morning pickup will be held in the Rotunda as well.

Friday, October 6 -Easton's Beach Rotunda (map) 4:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 7 - Easton's Beach Rotunda (map) Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Race Day - Easton's Beach Rotunda (map) 5:15 a.m. - 7:15 a.m.

Runners can pick up their bib and timing chip on race morning, however it is strongly recommended that all runners attend Friday or Saturday registration to alleviate race morning delays.

Runners can pick up friends and families bibs - but must present a photo ID, copy of the ID, or photo of their ID on their mobile device in order to receive that bib. No exceptions. Thank you.

Race participants picking up their bibs on Sunday will not receive their shirts and goody bags until after the race due to race day time constraints.

 

Parking

Course Map

NO parking is available at the race start/finish area at Easton's Beach. Race day parking is designated by which race participants are registered. Shuttles will provide transportation before and after the race. Enlarge Parking Map.

Marathon Parking: Second Beach (map)
GPS: 315 Sachuest Point Rd, Middletown, RI 02842
Half-Marathon Parking:
Aquidneck Corporate Park (map)
GPS: 55 Hammarlund Way, Middletown, Rhode Island 02842

Please allow yourself ample time on race morning to park and board the shuttles.

 

Shuttles

Shuttle service will begin promptly at 5:00 AM and will run continuously. Please arrive early and queue up for the shuttles with race participants having priority over spectators. We strongly recommend all participants plan on being parked, and on a shuttle by 6:00 AM at the LATEST.

Shuttle service will run through 2:30 PM, providing rides back to the Second Beach and Aquidneck Island Industrial Park parking lots.

 

Carpool or Bike

Due to the number of registered participants, carpooling is strongly encouraged.

Ride your bike and reduce your carbon footprint! Bicycles can be locked in several areas around Easton's Beach at the race start.

 

Please Respect the Dunes

The cities of Newport and Middletown are gracious hosts of the Amica Newport Marathon. We ask that all participants and spectators please respect Aquidneck Island's beautiful ecosystem by disposing of all waste in proper receptacles, and staying off the fragile dunes at the beaches.

Gear Drop Off

Athletes wishing to drop off gear will be able to do so near the start/finish line at the Beach Pavilion at Easton's Beach beginning at 6:00 AM on race morning. A designated drop off location will be set up and athletes will use the number they are given during registration to identify their gear bag. Athletes will need their own bag as they will not be provided by the event.

 

Mobile Locker Co.

Course Map

Lock it up with The Mobile Locker Co.! Locker rentals give you a secure, convenient option for valuables and gear, starting at $5. Rent online in advance or onsite with cash or credit.

Note: Additional free gear bag storage area will be available on race-day. Information above.

 

Course Information

Running a marathon or half marathon is a tremendous personal achievement. We ask that all participants review the course map to familiarize themselves with the routes and aid station locations. » Interactive Map

 

Aid Stations

Water, Gatorade and restrooms will be available roughly every two miles, at miles 2.1, 3.7, 4.1, 6.1, 7.5, 9.0, 11.1, 13.2, 14.7, 15.4, 17.3, 18.9, 20.6, 21.5, 22.4, 24, and 24.5

Bananas, GU Energy gels and medical stations will be offered at select marathon aid stations. Please review the course map to see the specific aid station offerings.

 

Time Limits

Runners and walkers are welcome to participate, however, on course-aid and roads can only be secured for a set amount of time so all participants must be able to finish in 6 hours for the marathon, and 3.5 hours for the half-marathon.

 

Rolling Hills

Both the marathon and half-marathon courses are beautiful but both also feature their share of rolling hills - particularly the second half of the marathon on Middletown's quiet, rural roads. We encourage runners to review the course and prepare for these hills, particularly if they are chasing personal bests or qualifying times. An elevation chart can be found on the course map.

 

Traffic Impact

Memorial Blvd. in front of Easton’s Beach will close at 7:00 AM, traffic will be diverted. Memorial Blvd. will be impacted until roughly 8:00 AM. Thames St. will be closed from about 7:30 AM to 8:15 AM. Roads will mostly remain open with police details at intersections. Expect delays. Runners will remain on roads in Newport until approximately 11:00 AM and in Middletown until approximately 1:30 PM.

 

Additional Information

Awards

A finisher's medal will be given to all 26.2 and 13.1 race participants.

Awards will be presented following the race to the:
• Top 3 male and female runners
• Top 3 in each age group (5 year increments, Under 19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44,
  45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+)

• Fastest Co-ed Team (Average time of 3 finishers, at least 1 male/female factoring)
• Largest Team (Based on online registration)
Additional Awards info.

 

Course Map

Free Photos!

The Newport Marathon is proudly partnered with Gameface Media. Gameface will be onsite at the event taking high resolution, free photographs for all participants. Images will be available for download and sharing in the week following the event.

 

Course Map

Beast Pacing

Please respect your fellow participants and queue up at the race start according to your anticipated pace! Additionally, Beast Pacing will be providing individual pacers for the marathon and half marathon. Pacers will run the Full at 3:40, 3:55, 4:10, 4:25, 4:40 pace, and the Half at 1:40, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45 and 3:00 pace.

 

Weather

The oceanside course is moderately exposed to wind and the elements. Runners should monitor the weather leading up to race day and prepare accordingly. There is no rain date and no refunds will be permitted. Please review our cancellation policy.

 

Spectators

Spectators may use the shuttles, but runners get first preference. We suggest spectators should use the full marathon parking lot (Second Beach). Get there early if you want to be there for the start! Other great viewing spots include Fort Adams State Park, Brenton Point State Park and Sachuest Point.

Extreme Weather Cancellation Policy

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.

 

 

 

 

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