The eighth annual BankNewport 10 Miler is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on May 31, 2020. The course prominently features Newport’s scenic coastal views and ends with a truly unique finish as participants enter Fort Adams through the north gate and finish on the parade field.
2020 Race registration opens on 9/4/19!
Whether you're an advanced runner or just looking for a scenic course, the BankNewport 10 Miler is an amazing running experience.
The BankNewport 10 Miler is one of the most scenic races in the region, showcasing the best that The City by the Sea has to offer.Register
The race starts and finishes at Fort Adams, and features 10 miles of panaromic ocean vistas and historic mansions.Course Map
In 2020, the BankNewport 10 Miler will feature two non-profit beneficiaries. The event will once again benefit the Fort Adams Trust, and spotlight their important mission to protect and promote the historic places and public spaces at the gateway to Narragansett Bay and Newport. This includes directing and supporting the stabilization, restoration, maintenance and operation of Fort Adams as a public historic site.
Additionally, the race will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Newport County. It is with pride and privilege our event will help this local organization achieve their mission of inspiring and enabling all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
Registered participants will receive a race bib and timing chip at registration which will be held Saturday, May 30 and on race morning, May 31 inside Fort Adams (map). Onsite registration will be available for those still wishing to register for the race.
May 30 - Fort Adams parade grounds (map), Newport, R.I. 11:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m
Race Day - Fort Adams parade grounds (map), Newport, R.I. 6:00 a.m. - 7:20 a.m.
Runners can pick up their bib and timing chip on race morning, however it is strongly recommended that all runners attend Saturday registration to alleviate race morning delays.
Bib Pick-up: 6:00 a.m. | 10 Miler Start: 7:30 a.m.
• 7:30 a.m. First Wave: 9 minute pace and faster (Less than 1:30 finish time)
• 7:33 a.m. Second Wave: 9 – 11 minute pace (1:31 - 1:50 finish time)
• 7:36 a.m. Third Wave: 11+ minute pace (1:51 – 2:40 finish time)
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. (Parking Map)
Athletes wishing to drop off gear will be able to do so near the finish line beginning at 6:00 a.m. 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.
Fort Adams Drive will be briefly shut down at the start of the race then reopened. When on Bellevue, runners will turn LEFT onto Ruggles crossing traffic - Police detail will be present. All runners will be off the road by 10:00 a.m.
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.
Age Group Prizes are awarded to the top finishers in each age group of the 10 Miler (the top 3). You must be present to receive your prize. Awards info.
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 cancelation policy.
Athletes wishing to drop off gear will be able to do so near the finish line 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.
Every great run deserves a great beer! Your first one is on Ragged Island. Portsmouth, Rhode Island based Ragged Island Brewing will be offering all event participants of legal drinking age a complimentary post-race beer inside The Fort.
Participants will need to present their race-bib and 21+ ID in order to receive their beer. Additional Harpoon Beer will be available for purchase.
In 2018, the event will benefit the Fort Adams Trust and Boys and Girls Club of Newport County. It is with pride and privilege our event will help these local not-for-profit organizations.
Additionally, you can also raise money for any cause you care about deeply through our friends at Crowdrise.com. There are no minimums and no requirements and all of the money you raise rolls up into the total amount raised for the Newport 10 Miler. So if you are participating in the race or not, raise money for a cause you're passionate about and ask your friends and family to sponsor you at this great event!
Earn extra bling (and bragging rights) by joining us for the New England 10 Miler Series! Runners who complete all three races will receive an exclusive New England 10 Miler Series Medal and shirt, as well as recognition upon completion. The 2020 series consists of three events; The Portland 10 Miler, The BankNewport 10 Miler and the Vermont 10 Miler.