Overall Rating
Overall Rating (9 Reviews)
4.1
(9 Ratings)  (9 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.2
SCENERY
4.7
PRODUCTION
4.1
SWAG
3.6
Join us in the City-by-the-Sea for this stunning marathon, half marathon and 5k. Newport Rhode Races kicks off Daffodil Days with the races starting from Easton’s Beach where nearly 100,000 daffodils will be in bloom. (We’ll call it Dash through the Daffodils!) The Marathon will start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, … MORE
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    DLScott FIRST-TIMER '22

    I think visiting RI and running the beautiful course are the best part of the experience. Course support was good, however, not very many porta potties. Nice medal. After food, … MORE

    I think visiting RI and running the beautiful course are the best part of the experience. Course support was good, however, not very many porta potties. Nice medal. After food, meh.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    plucas45 FIRST-TIMER '22

    Rolling hills but not noticeable. Windy in some areas but to be expected on the coast. The whole experience was smooth from beginning to end. Great group of folks. MORE

    Rolling hills but not noticeable. Windy in some areas but to be expected on the coast. The whole experience was smooth from beginning to end. Great group of folks.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    mwpotter5 FIRST-TIMER '22

    I think this should be nicknamed the McMansion half marathon because there were a lot of them! The scenery of the Rhode Island coast was gorgeous! The course had rolling … MORE

    I think this should be nicknamed the McMansion half marathon because there were a lot of them! The scenery of the Rhode Island coast was gorgeous! The course had rolling hills which added a little challenge but wasn’t super hard. The race was well run, especially the shuttles from parking to the start. I would definitely recommend this race.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    dlmartin FIRST-TIMER '22

    This course ranks among my top favorite for scenic views. The ocean, cliffs, mansions, historical sites, and wild daffodils were spectacular. The course was challenging with some of the steeper … MORE

    This course ranks among my top favorite for scenic views. The ocean, cliffs, mansions, historical sites, and wild daffodils were spectacular. The course was challenging with some of the steeper hills. When near the ocean, the wind was cold. When in the residential area, gets hot. Good to keep a jacket or extra layer ready for the on and off again routine, if your from a warmer climate area. The locals didn’t seem to have any issues. The overall race production and swag wasn’t anything to get excited about. I would do this race again just for the scenery.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    1

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    HardRockMom FIRST-TIMER '21

    Beautiful scenery. Nice ocean breezes and a great view of the ocean. Smooth operation from start to finish. Plenty of toilets, water stops and volunteers to keep the runners happy. … MORE

    Beautiful scenery. Nice ocean breezes and a great view of the ocean. Smooth operation from start to finish. Plenty of toilets, water stops and volunteers to keep the runners happy. I would have liked more food options at the end, but overall I would highly recommend.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    mcneill Feb 06, 2022 at 4:19pm

    I am going in April 2022..... looking forward to it

    I am going in April 2022..... looking forward to it

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    sharney FIRST-TIMER '19

    The race has you park away from the site and then take a bus to the starting line. I was worried about this at first, of missing a bus or … MORE

    The race has you park away from the site and then take a bus to the starting line. I was worried about this at first, of missing a bus or not getting there at a time I would like. The race website emphasizes getting there early and that’s something I think made my race day go well. There were tons of buses getting people to the starting line, but get there as early as you can to avoid standing around in lines.
    The race starts off with a medium sized hill. Nothing too daunting, but at least you have the energy to get up it right from the start. It was super foggy/rainy/overcast the entire race, so the beach scenery wasn’t as breathtaking as I’m sure it is on a sunny day. The water-side scenery was the highlight of the run for sure. You do run through some streets with mansions on them, so if you’re into architecture maybe this would be a good race for you?
    The water stops were good, most having water and gatorade. Lots of opportunity to grab goo or a banana if you needed one.
    In the end, the last mile takes you down the hill you ran up at the start. I got a light blue tech shirt with the Rhode Races logo on the front. It’s actually pretty comfortable and I train in it frequently. The medal is nice with some stained glass accents to it. Overall a good race!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    Runnerkaty FIRST-TIMER '19

    The course is gorgeous, but we unfortunately had cold and rain to downpour, to rain, so that wasn't great. The cliffs and beach and the mansions and the history were … MORE

    The course is gorgeous, but we unfortunately had cold and rain to downpour, to rain, so that wasn’t great. The cliffs and beach and the mansions and the history were incredible! The volunteers did their best to keep us motivated.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    rrgrant FIRST-TIMER '19

    Mostly a great, well organized event. Nice course, hilly but scenic. Heavy rain for the first half+ made for less than ideal conditions (not the organizers' fault). The problem was … MORE

    Mostly a great, well organized event. Nice course, hilly but scenic. Heavy rain for the first half+ made for less than ideal conditions (not the organizers’ fault). The problem was that no one was handing out heat sheets to us toward the back. Given the weather, that was a problem and a danger for hypothermia. I found them behind the food tent, but I shouldn’t have had to look. That aside, I recommend this race.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    lukej110 FIRST-TIMER '18

    This was fun as it's running between old-money mansions and beautiful beaches on the Rhode Island coastline. Nice breeze as you're by the sea. It's not too hard of a … MORE

    This was fun as it’s running between old-money mansions and beautiful beaches on the Rhode Island coastline. Nice breeze as you’re by the sea.

    It’s not too hard of a course, there’s a hill at the beginning and you go down it at the end.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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