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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, October 7, 2018
2017: Sunday, October 8, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Mostly Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 54°F (12°C)
Average High: 62°F (16°C)
Average Low: 46° F (7°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.74
Course Score: 97.89

Race Size

2017: 789 Finishers
2016: 809 Finishers
2015: 576 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 4.1%
2016: 4.5%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

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Marathon Rankings

The Newport Marathon (RI) was the 98th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 101st largest in 2016.

Last year 4.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 4.5% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Newport Marathon (RI) the 383rd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 392nd highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 97.89 ranks it as the 322nd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 5th fastest course in Rhode Island.

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 (RI) a PR Score of 97.74. This PR Score ranks it as the 285th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 5th fastest in Rhode Island.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 106 feet (32m)
Min Elevation: 3 feet (0m)


Recent Newport Marathon (RI) Reviews

4.5 Stars from 2 Reviews
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review of 2017 Newport Marathon (RI).   

5 / 5 Stars


Beautiful course that highlights the city of Newport. The 1/2 marathon started 15 min after full marathon which was VERY nice for us full marathoners. There was lots of crowd support the 1st half, but the 2nd half was pretty lonely...

Race Tips

The weather in April was perfect! A little windy (expected along the ocean). I hate to say "cons", but going right past the 1/2 marathon finish & knowing we still had 13.1 miles to go was PAINFUL!! Miles 18-25 had some large hills.

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

We had a great long weekend in Rhode Island!! It's beautiful!! We toured mansions, Castle Hill, & the local breweries.

review of 2012 Newport Marathon (RI).   

4 / 5 Stars


Most scenic course I've ever run, and diverse. We pass ocean views, marinas, mansions, wooded areas and a wildlife refudge. Get shuttle buses to the start which worked fine for me but the race did begin late as the final buses arrived. Run the entire first half with the Halfers and then feel a little lonely the second half. Second half has open roads. Pizza afterward.

Race Tips

Lot's of rolling hills. All are pretty modest but they do take their toll. We got tough wind this year. I'm sure its more than usual but running along the water I'm pretty sure runners should expect wind.

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

Expo was small but nice in beautiful downtown Newport. I stayed outside of Newport to save money. I heard some complaints about the shuttle system from late arrivers so get there early.

Finish Time Equivalent

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