Race Info

Race Postponed to 2022

UPDATE: February 25:

Due to the pandemic and the continued capacity restrictions on events in the state of Rhode Island, we are postponing the Newport Night Run to April 2022. We share in your disappointment and frustration in another postponement as we believe our event is just outside the window of a possible return of safe, in-person events — but an event of this size in just six weeks is not possible under the current guidelines and outlook.

All registrants have been automatically deferred to the 2022 event. While we are not able to offer refunds, we have added a race credit option to our existing deferral and transfer policies for your ticket that can be applicable to any 2021 or 2022 Gray Matter Marketing event. (More Information HERE)

Donate Your Entry

Our core mission with the Newport Night Run is to support the Newport Public Education Foundation. Through entry fees and sponsorships, the event raises over $10,000 annually for the NPEF.

Due to the postponement of this year’s event we are devastated to not be able to make this contribution. If you are willing to donate your entry to our charitable mission, please email us at info@graymattermarketing.com with your request and we will donate 100% of your entry to the Newport Public Education Foundation.

We thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

Event Overview

Run the night at the Newport Night Run! 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 will be held on SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020, at 7:30 PM.

The Mission

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

Bib Pick-Up

Registered participants will receive a race bib and timing chip at registration on race night in the Rogers High School cafeteria from 5:30 PM – 7:15 PM  (map)

Runners can pick up their bib and timing chip on race night but it is strongly recommended that runners arrive early to park and alleviate race night delays.


Event parking is available at Rogers High School on a first-come, first-served basis in the lots off of Wickham Rd. and 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.

Additional Questions?

If you have any additional questions, please review our website or do not hesitate to contact us.

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