The BankNewport 10 Miler will host runners from near and far on Sunday, June 2nd, for a road race starting and finishing at Fort Adams.

When the starting gun fires at 7:30 am on Sunday, participants will cross the start line just outside the historic walls of Fort Adams, exit the State Park, turn right onto Harrison Avenue past Hammersmith farms and follows a looped route that takes them on a scenic tour of some of Newport’s most famous vistas, including Brenton Point, Green Bridge, Gooseberry Beach, and Bellevue Avenue. The course concludes with runners charging through the North Gate of Fort Adams for a stadium-style finish where they’ll collect their medals and enjoy a post-race beer garden, provided by Ragged Island Brewing Company.

BankNewport is the title sponsor for the 2019 event. RunNewport, Ragged Island, Fitzpatrick Team of Remax Newport, NPT Healthworks, and Hippeas Snacks are also event partners. The event is produced by Gray Matter Marketing, who’s event portfolio also includes the Amica Newport Marathon, the Craft Brew Races series and the 4 Bridges Ride.

The 2019 BankNewport 10 Miler benefits the Fort Adams Trust and the Boys and Girls Club of Newport County  — a portion of every registration is donated directly to these deserving organizations.

A limited number of tickets remain for this event, and online registration will close on Thursday, May 30th. Interested participants are encouraged to register ahead of time, online, to ensure a spot on the starting line.

The BankNewport 10 Miler is a part of the New England 10 Miler series. This year’s events include the completed Portland 10 Miler (April 28th) and the upcoming Vermont 10 Miler in Stowe, Vermont on November 3rd.

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore 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 previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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