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Race Dates

2018: Saturday, June 2, 2018
2017: Saturday, June 3, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 53°F (11°C)
Average High: 58°F (14°C)
Average Low: 49° F (9°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.43
Course Score: 99.58

Race Size

2017: 440 Finishers
2016: 502 Finishers
2015: 727 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 17.3%
2016: 12.8%
2015: 14.2%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Newport Marathon course starts at about 60 feet above sea level, travels 2.8 miles at about that elevation with short rises and falls through a residential neighborhood then drops quickly to sea level and runs along the bay the rest of for the course. There is a short steep hill (about 40 feet) at mile 4 but other than that, it's mostly flat to the finish.

Marathon Rankings

The Newport Marathon (OR) was the 143rd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 112th largest in 2015.

This year 17.3% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 12.8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Newport Marathon (OR) the 131st highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 64th highest percentage so far in 2017.

Its Course Score of 99.58 ranks it as the 78th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 4th fastest course in Oregon.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Newport Marathon (OR) a PR Score of 99.43. This PR Score ranks it as the 73rd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest in Oregon.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 118 feet (35m)
Min Elevation: 8 feet (2m)


Recent Newport Marathon (OR) Reviews

5 Stars from 4 Reviews
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review of 2017 Newport Marathon (OR).   

5 / 5 Stars


Beautiful race with great support. The weather was near perfect, starting in low fifties, finishing around 58. Oregon coast is unique and wonderful, definitely worth the trip. Also, the course is fast.

Race Tips

Be aware that the last mile goes up about 65 feet, which can seem daunting after 25 miles.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Embarcadero Resort is a great place to stay and right at finish line.

review of 2017 Newport Marathon (OR).   

5 / 5 Stars


Extremely easy access to starting line porta-potties--the best of the 19 marathons I have run. I loved the scenic out-and-back course. I also enjoyed the town and the spaghetti dinner.

Race Tips

If I were to run this race again, I would ease off my pacing through the first four miles through town due to hills and turns. The rest of the course is relatively straight and flat. The incline during the last half-mile was not as drastic as I anticipated; it cost me about 12 seconds during my final full-mile split.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

We rented a house in Newport, which provided easy access to race shuttles and finish area.

review of 2013 Newport Marathon (OR).   

5 / 5 Stars


Great support, flat at sealevel, cool temp.

Race Tips

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

review of 2012 Newport Marathon (OR).   

5 / 5 Stars


This marathon is well supported, lots of aid stations, wonderful encouraging crowd, beautiful scenic course. Worth every penny you spend on it, and it's very reasonably priced!

Race Tips

Often times foggy at start but warms up and clears off quickly. I have raced this 2x and had wonderful experiences.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

The Holiday Inn offers and early am continental breakfast with everything you need. They also offer a marathon discount. It's close to the bay so a little removed from the town but nice and quiet. The marathon shuttle does stop at this hotel!!

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