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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 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.
Traffic and Community Impact
We consider ourselves very fortunate to be able to share the beauty of Newport with our runners. Please be respectful of the local communities and do your best to only discard any clothing layers and trash at aid stations and/or mile-markers.
Due to the one-entrance/exit nature of Fort Adams, we advise all runners to expect and plan ahead for traffic entering and exit the State Park. Carpooling and cycling are encouraged.
The race starts and finishes at Fort Adams State Park. Roads will be managed by the Newport Police Department and Department of Environmental Management, and will largely remain open to traffic throughout the day, but delays and temporary stoppages can be expected from 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM throughout the course.
Where to Stay
For hotel and accommodations information, please visit www.DiscoverNewport.org
“Home to spectacular coastal scenery, awe-inspiring architecture, a thriving waterfront downtown, and welcoming hospitality, Newport, Rhode Island is considered by many to be a shining gem in the coastal crown of New England. From weekend getaways spent touring the famed Gilded Age mansions that once were the summer playground for socialite families with names like Astor and Vanderbilt to an afternoon of wine tasting through Newport’s three scenic vineyards, the options for interesting activities, distinctive stories, and enticing photo opportunities are countless!”
– Discover Newport
Make the most of your Marathon weekend in the City by the Sea. Visit www.DiscoverNewport.org for information on where to stay, what to eat, where to shop and sights to see!