PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — The Amica Newport Marathon and Half Marathon will host 3,5000 runners on the starting line from around the country and across the globe, including 43 runners from Portsmouth.
An additional 150 registered runners live on Aquidneck Island.
Portsmouth runners include:
Peter St. Jacques
Moira G Maloney
Runners will line up on the starting line in the early hours of Oct. 8 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, Rhode Island 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.
More information on both the half marathon and marathon is available at www.newportmarathon.com. The event is produced by Gray Matter Marketing, based in Portsmouth.