Newport, RI — The Amica Newport Marathon & Half Marathon will have 3,5000 runners on the starting line from around the country and across the globe. At press time, 99 of those registered runners call Newport home, and an additional 94 live on Aquidneck Island. 
Runners will line up on the starting line in the early hours of October 8th to tackle the course around Newport. Runners will begin at Easton’s Beach, tackling the Memorial Boulevard hill before descending down to Thames Street, turning right on to Wellington Avenue past King’s Park and the New York Yacht Club before heading down towards Fort Adams and out on to Ocean Drive. Passing Brenton Point and Green Bridge, runners will enjoy stunning waterside views before turning left onto Bellevue Avenue, past Marblehouse and Rosecliff before following Ruggles Avenue towards The Breakers. A final two turns will bring the half marathoners back to the beach, where they will cross the finish line and receive their custom Amica Newport Marathon finisher’s medal. The marathoners will continue into Middletown where the course will wind past St. George’s School, the Norman Bird Sanctuary, Sachuset Point Wildlife Refuge and finally loop back to a beachside finish. 
Those Newporters who will participate in the 2017 Amica Newport Marathon, Half Marathon.
Mary Anthony
Kacie Gallo
Morgan Glade
David Glade
Andria Tieman
Joe Gorgol
Kelly Bailey
Lisa Thornhill
Kathryn Houston
Kelly Lohrum
Nancy Speroni
Derek Brannon
Tara Smallidge
Jennifer Maddocks
Meredith Carroll
Hannah Davis
Rayvon Miller
Annie Tobin-Fickel
Arthur Santry
Emma Gaskill
Katie Mangano
Ness Mahan
Larry Mahan
Billie Rankin
Bridget Fullerton
Kayla Tolman
Erin McGloin
Bernice Reznick
Michelle Sacco
William  Bell
Kyle Terwilliger
Ali Johnson
Erin Keating
Brittany Burgess
Will Burgess
Cary Trainor
Eamon Duane
Jessica McLaughlin
Whitney Hauswirth
LeeAnne Botelho
David Botelho
Elena Soini
Melanie Walton
Linnea Jungnelius
Kelly Hager
Leo Geoffroy
Abigail Joyce
Joseph Noble
Anthony Haywood
Kyla Maher
Hana Augustinova
Christopher Davis
Caldwell Harden
Robert Alber
Christina Bernard
Candice Sandman
Shawn Gienty
Dawn Griffin
Collin Shea
Sarah Bowen
Vi Williams
John Litherland
Evan Denard
Danielle McNamara
Christopher Terry
Bianca Rom
William Garber
Nicole Cordiliko
Lorraine McKenna
Bill Casey
Luke Harnisch
Kristin Anzalone
Erin Burry
Joshua Reed-Lepak
Tracey Mencio
Ciara James
Jennifer Amaral
Chris Shanahan
John Mitchell
Joseph Babcock
Erin Briskie
Cynthia Sullivan
Kristina Grande
Christopher Grande
Hanson Pitchford
Catherine Pitchford
Kelly Brennan
Jessica Smith
Alexander Tyndall
Maureen Mccarthy
Gina Santaniello
Shelley Mahood
George Brinius
Sarah Hart Shuford
Joseph Lee
Victoria Maxson
Betsy Walker
Kevin Clare
Leah Beck
More information on both the half marathon and marathon is available at The event is produced by Gray Matter Marketing, based in Portsmouth.

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