Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cap on registration

Yes. The event capacity is 4,000 registered participants.

I am no longer able to compete in the race, Can I receive a refund?

Registered runners may request a full-refund of their paid fee up to four weeks prior to the event. No refunds will be granted in the final 45 days before the event. Please contact us about refunds and race deferals no later than 7 days prior to event day at info@graymattermarketing.com.

Where is the race start?

The race starts on Conanicus Ave. at the base of the Newport/Pell Bridge, in Jamestown, Rhode Island.

Where can I park?

Parking will be available in Downtown Newport. There is no parking available in Jamestown.

Will timing chips be used?

Yes. The B-Tag system will be used.

Where do I pick up my race bib and timing chip?

Runners can pick up their bib and timing chip on race morning at the race start/shuttle area, however, it is strongly recommended that all runners attend the Friday or Saturday registration at the Newport Visitors Center to alleviate race morning delays.

Is there a time limit to complete the course?

Yes. Runners must complete the 4 mile course in an hour and 20 minutes. All participants must be off the bridge by 8:00 a.m.

Is there a place to leave my belongings at the race start?

No. There is no gear bag check. All discarded items will be donated to charity.

Will there be any water stations along the course?

There will be one aid station on course. It will be located immediately off the bridge in Newport at Mile 3.

Can I push a stroller?

No. Unfortunately no strollers will be allowed in the race

Where can I get my results?

All results will be posted on the results page immediately following the race and on the event Facebook page.

Who can use the shuttles?

Due to timing and space, only registered participants will be able to use the shuttles.

How long is the race?

The race from start to finish is approximately 4 miles.

What if the weather is bad?

Due to the unique nature of the race course and the time of the year, there is a potential for race cancelation due to the weather. Unfortunately there is no rain or backup date and no refunds will be permitted. Please review our cancelation policy here.

Will there be food at the finish line?

Yes. Food and beverage will be provided at the finish area.

I would like to send race feedback, where can I do this?

We appreciate and encourage all feedback. Please send all feedback to info@graymattermarketing.com

I would like to volunteer, how can I do this?

This race would not be possible without our charities and volunteers on race weekend. Volunteers are needed to work as registration staff, race course marshals and to man the aid stations and finish line. If you would like to volunteer please contact Matt Gray atinfo@graymattermarketing.com

How much of my registration will be donated to charity?

100% of all net proceeds will be donated to local not-for-profits.

Will there be pace markers at the starting line?


Will I receive a goodie bag?


Do I have to take the shuttle from Newport?

It is strongly reccommended. There is no parking in Jamestown so unless you are dropped off at the race start, it is the only option.

Can I be dropped off at the Starting line?

Yes. Details here.

Can I bring my pet?



OCTOBER 20, 2019