Photo Credit: Clancy Creative/BankNewport 10 Miler

Local favorite road race, the Newport 10 Miler, has a new title sponsor, BankNewport. The annual event, which has sold out every year since 2016, will take place on June 3rd, 2018. The event is produced by Gray Matter Marketing, based in Portsmouth.

“With the additional support of BankNewport, we can ensure this event continues to be the favorite spring road race for our local and visiting runners,” says Matt Gray, President of Gray Matter Marketing. “We’re looking forward to working with BankNewport to continue to promote Newport as a running destination.”

The BankNewport 10 Miler will feature the well-loved course that starts and finishes in Fort Adams. After exiting Fort Adams State Park, runners will follow Ocean Drive to Bellevue Avenue, passing by some of Newport’s most stunning scenery and iconic landmarks. After passing Marble House and Rosecliff, the course then turns on to Ruggles Avenue before ultimately returning to Ford Adams for a finish inside the walls of the historic structure. Since its inception in 2012, the event has donated and fundraised more than $74,000 for charitable beneficiaries the Fort Adams Trust and the Boys and Girls Club of Newport County

Past participants of the event have commented on the beautiful views and well-organized nature of the event. Finishers are awarded a custom-designed medal, as well as a participant t-shirt and a finish line festival that includes a number of food and beverage sponsors.

Tickets are on sale now for the BankNewport 10 Miler, and are expected to sell out again in 2018. For more information and to register, visit www.banknewport10miler.com. Special pricing for winter registration is available through December 31.

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.