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2021 BankNewport 10 Miler

UPDATE: February 20, 2021
The health and safety of our runners and the community are paramount as we plan for the year ahead. We are cautiously optimistic that 2021 will mark a return to safe in-person road races. This year’s race is scheduled for Sunday, June 6th, pending permit approval.

We appreciate your continued patience and understanding as we navigate the safest path forward, and expect to have a formal announcement on this year’s event in March.

Deferred 2020 Registrants

Registrants from the postponed 2020 BankNewport 10 Miler and New England 10 Miler Series are automatically registered for this year’s event. No further action is required for those individuals.

New Registrations

We do not currently plan to open registration to new runners as we seek to accommodate all 2020 registrants under state guidelines and capacity limits for outdoor events. Should capacity limit allow for it, we will open registration at that point.

2020 Swag, in 2021

The pandemic forced the postponement of last year’s race long after the shirt and medal orders we already produced. So, while we’d love to be able to produce new 2021 swag for this year’s event, we are excited to finally be able to share last year’s great designs with all our runners at the finish line!

Cancellation Policy

While we’re optimistic that we’ll be able to host a safe, in-person race, if the event is cancelled, all registrants will have the option of full deferral to the 2022 race, or another race on the Gray Matter Marketing calendar. More information available here.

Charitable Mission

The BankNewport 10 Miler proudly supports the Fort Adams Trust and the Boys and Girls Club of Newport County.

Schedule of Events

Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation. We strongly suggest participants attend Saturday Bib Pick-Up to alleviate race morning delays.

Wednesday, June 2
11:59 PM: Online registration closes

Saturday, June 5
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Packet pick-up
Location: Inside Fort Adams (map)

Sunday, June 6
5:45 AM – 7:15 AM: Packet pick-up
Location: Inside Fort Adams (map)

6:00 AM: Gear Bag drop opens

7:30 AM: Race Start

Registration and Bib Pick-Up

LOCATION: Inside Fort Adams (map). Enter through the west gate.

Registered participants will receive their race bib with timing chip and athlete shirt at registration. Onsite registration is NOT available at this time.

All participants must show a photo ID at pick-up. Participants may pick-up for friends and family, but must provide a copy of the ID or a photo of the ID on their phone for verification.

Please note: Race participants picking up their bibs on Sunday may not receive their shirts until after the race due to race morning time constraints.

Getting There

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.

Parking

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.

Gear Bag Drop

Athletes wishing to drop off gear will be able to do so near bib pick-up inside Fort Adams 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.

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.

After You Finish

Awards and Divisions

A finisher's medal will be given to all race participants. Awards will be presented following the race to the:

  • Top 3 male and female runners
  • There will be no age group awards in 2021

Athlete Food

Due to Covid protocols, we do not currently plan to provide post-race food. Bottled water and gatorade will be available at the finish line.

Beer Garden

Due to Covid protocols, we do not anticipate being able to host the standard post-race beer garden from local craft brewery Ragged Island ..

Race Policies

2021 & 2022 Registration Policies

Gray Matter Marketing is a small business dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle with charitably focused events that highlight the communities we are fortunate to call hosts cities. The pandemic has had a devastating impact on our business and our ability to produce events. We have updated our registration policies to reflect today’s uncertain and challenging times. These policies represent the most flexible and fair model we can offer in these unprecedented times.

We understand the long hours and financial commitments that go into participating in our events and share the disappointment in any postponement or cancellation. We ask for your patience and understanding as we navigate these challenging times and plan for sunnier days together out on the race course.

No Refunds. We are not able to offer refunds. However we have added a race credit option to our existing deferral and transfer policies.
Two Weeks: Absolutely no requests after: May 23, 2021 A request must be sent no later than two weeks prior to the event by the runner who purchased the registration with the name, adress, email, gender and date of birth of the runner taking their place to info@graymattermarketing.com.
Two Weeks Absolutely no requests after: May 23, 2021 If you wish to participate in another Gray Matter Marketing event in 2021 or 2022 other than the event you are currently registered, please request a credit and you will have a balance applied to your Eventbrite account that is available to use for any event on our calendar thru 2022 once registration for those events is opened. To request a deferral or event credit please email info@graymattermarketing.com with your full name, email you used to register for the event, and the event name — and we will issue an event credit for the value of your entry. Event credits must be requested no later than 14 days prior to the event you are currently registered for.  For more information on our policies and event credits: Event Credits

Extreme Weather Policy

The oceanside course is exposed to wind and the elements. Runners should monitor the weather leading up to race day and prepare accordingly.

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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