PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Gray Matter Marketing is thrilled to announce that three of the company’s events have been shortlisted for the Top 100 Races in the USA by national online race review website Bibrave.com.
The BibRave 100 breaks the races into categories by distance. The Amica Newport Marathon and Half Marathon was named one of the top 20 half marathons in the country, and both the Ocean Road 10K and BankNewport 10 Miler were named in the category for top 25 races 10 miles or shorter. Voting continues through September 2nd at bibrave.com to rank the Top 100 races in order of preference.
“Rhode Island has a flourishing running community, and is an excellent destination for road races,” says Lisa McCurdy, Director of Communications at Gray Matter Marketing. “We’re excited that our races are included in this national top 100 list, and are thankful to our runners and supporters who nominated us for the recognition.”
The Amica Newport Marathon and Half Marathon is scheduled for October 13th, 2019. The race starts and finishes at Easton’s Beach and includes many iconic Newport and Middletown, such as historic downtown Newport, Fort Adams, Ocean Drive and many of the Bellevue Avenue mansions. The Amica Newport Half Marathon also was named one of the BibRave Top 20 Half Marathons in the USA in 2018, and the Amica Newport Marathon was named “Best Marathon in Rhode Island” in 2018 by Raceraves. In 2016, the race was voted as the “Best Half Marathon” and “Best Race Swag” in the Northeast by Competitor Magazine. The Amica Newport Marathon values giving back to the community; a portion of every registration fee is donated to the race’s six local nonprofit partners.
The Ocean Road 10K will take place on October 6th, 2019 in Narragansett, Rhode Island. The stunning, seaside course starts at Point Judith Lighthouse and finishes at Narragansett Town Beach, with miles of oceanfront vistas, beautiful homes, and a flat, fast course. A portion of every registration fee for this event is donated to the Narragansett Historical Society. In 2016, the Ocean Road 10K was awarded “Best 5k/10k” and “Best Race T-Shirt” in the Northeast by Competitor Magazine.
The 2020 BankNewport 10 Miler will take place in the early summer. Starting and finishing at Fort Adams and running along Ocean Drive and Bellevue Avenue, the BankNewport 10 Miler has long been a favorite for locals and visitors alike. The race partners with the Boys and Girls Club of Newport County and the Fort Adams Trust as charitable beneficiaries for the event.
The BankNewport 10 Miler is a part of the New England 10 Miler series, which also includes the Portland 10 Miler in Maine in the spring, and the Vermont 10 Miler in Stowe in the early Fall.
The 2020 BankNewport 10 Miler date will be announced soon on the event’s Facebook page and website, www.newport10miler.com.