Run the night at the 2023 Behan Bros. Newport Night Run on Saturday, April 1st! The city-by-the-sea’s annual after-hours 5K starts and finishes at Rogers High School and benefits the Newport Public Education Foundation. The course showcases some of Newport’s most beautiful rural roads, including parts of Ocean Avenue and Hazard Road. Walkers and runners of all ages and paces are welcome to participate!
The race starts at 7:30 PM.
2023 Race Weather Forecast
The current forecast calls for rain and wind throughout the day Saturday, tapering off slightly in the evening, with temperatures in the low 50’s. There are potential thunderstorms forecasted for after the race finish that we will continue to monitor today and tomorrow.
The Newport Night Run is a rain or moonlight event. We do not have a rain-date. In the event of extreme and severe weather, the race may be delayed as race officials consult public safety officers. If there is more than a short delay, if conditions persist, or the forecast calls for extreme weather, race officials reserve the right to alter the race start time or cancel the race. Please check the website, our Facebook page and your email before the race for any changes or cancellations as we continue to check the forecast.
A portion of all registration fees and 100% of all sponsorship fees go directly to the Newport Public Education Foundation.
The NPEF is an independent, non-profit whose mission is to improve the performance of Newport’s public school children by enhancing their educational opportunities and by building broad-based community support for quality public education.
Important Race Information
Registered participants will receive a race bib and timing chip at registration on race night at Rogers High School in the parking lot off Wickham Rd. from 5:30 PM – 7:15 PM (map)
It is strongly recommended that runners arrive early to park and alleviate race night delays.
Rogers High School is currently under substantial renovations which impacts the former start line, registration and parking locations of the Newport Night Run.
Limited lot parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the school lot off of Old Fort Rd (map). We encourage participants to carpool and arrive early as parking lot spaces are limited at the High School. Additional overflow street parking is available on Old Fort Rd (map) and the surrounding neighborhood.
Extreme Weather Policy
Our events are held rain or shine. However, there is always the potential for extreme or severe weather conditions. Race organizers will do as much as we can to ensure the experience is as safe as possible. In the event of severe weather, the race may be delayed as race officials consult public safety officers. If there is more than a short delay, if conditions persist, or the forecast calls for extreme weather, race officials reserve the right to alter or cancel the race. We do not schedule “rain dates”. Any decision to cancel an event is done as an absolute last resort and is made collectively with local risk management, police, fire & rescue, and medical personnel as appropriate. In such situations, there will be NO REFUNDS as registrants accept any such risk of their entry free when signing up.
Please check the website, our Facebook page, and your email before the race for any changes or cancellations.
If you have any additional questions, please review our website or do not hesitate to contact us.
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