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The BankNewport 10 Miler is a ten-mile run/walk that starts and finishes at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. The race starts outside the east walls of the Fort before leaving the park and taking a right onto Harrison Ave. The course then takes a slight right onto Ridge Rd. and continues on to the famed Ocean Drive from mile two through six, featuring unparrelled scenic oceanfront racing. The course will then turn left onto Bellevue Avenue for one mile and run past many of Newport's world famous mansions. Participants will then work their way back towards Fort Adams for just under two miles, before turning right into the state park once again and finishing inside the walls of the Fort!
The race provides a relatively flat course with some rolling hills. The majority of the race is just above sea level.
• Elevation Map PDF
Parking is available at Fort Adams. Please allow yourself ample time on race morning to park and walk to the starting area, approximately half a mile from the designated parking areas. Please follow signs and the directions of the race volunteers on where to park.
Parking spots will fill up on a first-come-first-park basis with the spots closest to the starting area filling up first.
• Parking Map PDF
The BankNewport 10 Miler is one of the area's most popular races due in part to its beautiful waterfront scenery. There are limited access roads to and through Newport and Fort Adams State Park. Given the nature of the location, traffic and wait times while arriving and leaving should be anticipated. We are again working to expedite parking and minimize delays. You can do your part to alleviate crowds by carpooling, ARRIVING EARLY, and even consider cycling into the Fort. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.
Carpooling is strongly encouraged due to the number of registered participants and the limited on-site parking available at Fort Adams State Park.
Ride your bike and reduce your carbon footprint! Bicycles can be locked in several areas of the park close to the race start.
Registered runners and walkers are welcome to enjoy the BankNewport 10 Miler, however, the course will close on a continuous pace of 16:00 minutes per mile. Anyone who cannot maintain the 16:00 minute per mile pace must move to the sidewalk as the course closes to allow regular traffic through. Runner services cannot be guaranteed for participants beyond the 16:00 minute per mile pace.
The course runs along Ocean Drive and is fairly exposed to wind. 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.