Newport 10 Miler

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.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.