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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Thru February 29: Adult $29, Student $25
March 1 – April 2: Adult $33, Student $29
Onsite (April 4): Adult $37, Student $33
The Newport Night Run extends its thanks to those serving our country. We invite active, reserve members and veterans of all military branches to email us to receive a discounted registration.
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.
Refund and Deferral Policies
Here at Gray Matter Marketing, we recognize that life happens. Our defined refund, deferment and transfer policies allow runners to delay participation by a year or give someone else the chance to run in their place, both for a fee and before a specific deadline. Fees and deadlines are outlined on each event website, as well as in each registration waiver. Exceptions to this policy will not be granted for any reason, including injury, pregnancy, and family emergencies. We regret that we cannot make exceptions. All policies from original race date.
COVID-19 Refund Policy:
We are unable to process any refunds in these devastating and unpredictable times due to the novel COVID-19 pandemic.
If it is determined by state and local officials that we are unable to host the event as planned, all registrants will be automatically deferred to next year’s event.
Registration Transfers – One Week
Absolutely no requests after: March 28, 2020
A request must be sent no later than one week prior to the event by the runner who purchased the registration with the name, adress, email, gender and date of birth of the runner taking their place to email@example.com. A registration transfer processing fee of $15 will be incurred.
Deferrals – One Week
Absolutely no requests after: March 28, 2020
A deferred registration is $20. Those who request to defer to the following event year will be provided with a registration link and instructed to register within one week of receiving the deferral link. Upon receiving a confirmation email after registering the deferral, they will be registered for the coming year’s event and it will require no further action. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a deferral.
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.
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