Photo Credit: Clancy Creative/Amica Newport Marathon

Newport, RI – The results are in, and the Amica Newport Marathon has been recognized by RaceRaves as the top marathon in Rhode Island!

The event, which is produced by Gray Matter Marketing, is held on Columbus Day Weekend. Starting and finishing at Easton’s Beach, the race has a half marathon and marathon options. The 2019 race is scheduled for October 13th, 2019 and registration will open on December 1st, 2018 at

RaceRaves, the leading online race finder and reviews community for runners, recently announced the winners of its “Best Marathons in the U.S.” poll. The top race in each state was selected based on votes from thousands of runners across the country, along with reviews and ratings on More than a laundry list, the handy “who’s who” guide will help first-timers and seasoned marathoners alike build their all-star marathon wish list.

Common themes among the winning events included exceptional production and on-course support, strong community involvement, and a scenic marathon course that showcases the beauty and attractions of the local region.

“This race is special in so many ways, from our charitable contributions to the scenery along the course,” says Matt Gray, President of Gray Matter Marketing.  “It’s a great way to show off our hometown, a place that we really love. We’re excited to be included on this list and look forward to creating another first-class experience, with Amica, for our runners in 2019.”

“This initiative was born out of our passion and commitment to help runners discover the best races across the country,” said RaceRaves Co-founder Mike Sohaskey. “We’re thrilled at the enthusiastic response from runners nationwide, and we congratulate each of these first-class events on this well-deserved recognition.”

The complete list of winning marathons by the state is available on


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