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This Sunday’s BankNewport 10 Miler will have minor traffic impacts around certain parts of Newport, according to organizers.
City of Newport Police will be onsite at all major race intersections to monitor and assist in the flow of traffic. All roads will remain open to traffic throughout the morning, but delays and temporary stoppages can be expected from 7:30 AM until 11 AM.
The BankNewport 10 Miler is a ten-mile run/walk that starts and finishes at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. The race starts outside the east walls of the Fort before leaving the park and taking a right onto Harrison Ave. The course then takes a slight right onto Ridge Rd. and continues on to the famed Ocean Drive from mile two through six, featuring unparalleled scenic oceanfront racing. The course will then turn left onto Bellevue Avenue for one mile and run past many of Newport’s world famous mansions. Participants will then work their way back towards Fort Adams for just under two miles, before turning right into the state park once again and finishing inside the walls of the Fort.
For those interested in spectating, there are plenty of excellent views along the course. The website www.newport10miler.com has a course map, and spectators are encouraged to walk or ride their bikes to the course or, if driving, to park on side roads. Organizers ask that you do not park directly on the course.
The seventh annual road race is a favorite across the northeast, drawing runners from dozens of states and a handful of foreign countries to enjoy the beauty of the city-by-the-sea. The Boys and Girls Club of Newport County and the Fort Adams Trust are both charitable beneficiaries of the BankNewport 10 Miler, and the even raises more than $20,000 annually for these worthy organizations.
For runners in the area, registration will be available on-site on Saturday, June 1st from 11-3 at Fort Adams and on Sunday, June 2nd, from 6-7 AM immediately prior to the start of the race, also at Fort Adams.