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Whether you’re an advanced runner looking to qualify for the Boston Marathon, or just looking for a scenic jog and walk, The Newport Marathon and Half Marathon promises a good time for participants of all speeds. A 26.2 mile running tour of Aquidneck Island. This seaside USATF certified course showcases … MORE
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    Dan Solera FIRST-TIMER '16

    Although it rained on me during the entirety of this race, I did not need to squint too hard to enjoy the beautiful scenery provided by this impeccably run seaside … MORE

    Although it rained on me during the entirety of this race, I did not need to squint too hard to enjoy the beautiful scenery provided by this impeccably run seaside event. Packet pickup was available the morning of the race, there was plenty of shelter to shield us from the winds and rain, and the weather had not dampened the volunteers’ spirit.

    The first half is admittedly much more scenic and varied than the second, but any 50-stater should already be used to that. Many of the areas’ storied mansions are featured during the first 13 miles, which also feature several miles along the Atlantic coast. If you take one picture during the entire race, I’d recommend you do it here.

    The second half is run through neighborhoods, which, though green and dew-drenched, rarely screamed “Rhode Island.” The last miles also threw in several short hills to keep things interesting. The t-shirt was forgettable, but the sailboat-shaped medal was the first I’ve ever received to feature fabric as one of its primary materials.

    A HUGE perk of this race is that race photos are included in registration courtesy of GameFace Media. Any race that does this is automatically bumped a full letter grade in my book.

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