The Newport 10 Miler Will Donate $20,000 to Local Charities

On Sunday, June 5 a cannon will fire, announcing the start of the fourth annual Newport 10 Miler, a road race that will attract more than 3,000 runners and raise $20,000 for local charities.  

The event will feature a scenic ten-mile road race beginning and ending at historic Fort Adams. Following the race, participants over 21 years old may then enjoy a complimentary beer from Harpoon Brewery.

The race is produced by Gray Matter Marketing and proceeds for the event will generate a $16,500 donation to the Fort Adams Trust and a $3,500 donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County.

“This is such a fun event,” said Matthew Gray, President of Gray Matter Marketing. “It’s evolved from not just a road race, but a popular annual event. The fact that it is an impactful community fundraiser makes it that much better.”

The Newport 10 Miler began in 2013 and attendance has increased each year. The race was awarded “Best Destination Race” in the Northeast in a 2014 survey by Competitor Magazine. The race was also awarded “Best Race T-shirt” in the same survey.

Fort Adams Trust a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to protect and promote the historic places and public spaces at the gateway to Narragansett Bay and Newport, including the stabilization, maintenance and operation of Fort Adams as a public historic site. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the healthy lifestyle and academic advancement of youth.
Gray Matter Marketing is a full service marketing and event management agency based in Newport, Rhode Island. Founded in 2012, the company has built a reputation for excellent events and creative marketing. A portion of the proceeds from each event is donated to local non-profits.

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).