Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
4
(4 Ratings)(4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3
SCENERY
4.3
PRODUCTION
4.5
SWAG
4.3
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
Local Weather (Apr 18):
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
 
H (°F) 52 52 58 71 68
L (°F) 43 34 40 41 47
Powered by Dark Sky
Find Nearby Lodging (Hotel, Airbnb, etc.):

Recent reviews

    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

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    Profile photo of Sarah Claire
    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

    1 member marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    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

    1 member marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    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

    2 members marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

  1. Races
  2. Newport Rhode Races