2017-03-23 / Around Town

Night Run Hits Record Registration

Gray Matter Marketing and the Newport Public Education Foundation continue their annual partnership on the Newport Night Run, an after-hours 5K run/walk to benefit the Foundation.

Nearly 1000 runners are registered for the April 1st race, making the 2017 event the largest to date. With a cap of 1200 participants, this event is expected to sell out. The family-friendly 5K begins at 7:30 p.m. It starts and finishes at Rogers High School and is open to both runners and walkers. The event is Newport’s only after-dark road race. The race course follows a loop from Rogers High School to Hazards Road, Ocean Drive,

Hammersmith Road, Beacon Hill Road and finally returning to Wickham Road for the finish.

The 3.1-mile race will create minor delays in traffic on Ocean Avenue, from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Newport Police will manage traffic. Parking for participants, spectators and volunteers will be available at Rogers High School.

For more information or to register, visit newportnightrun.com.

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