April in New England conjures up many images – daffodils blooming, the grass turning greener, nature shaking off its winter coat and unfurling out its limbs. But for those of us who are runners – it means marathon season! Everyone gets into the marathon spirit in New England in April! Many are either ramping up marathon training for a fall event or tapering for a Spring race.
It is a beautiful time to run – finally getting to reduce the layers, watching the flowers bloom on your favorite running route each day, and seeing the animals come out of hibernation all “twitter-pated.” The days are getting longer and warmer and everything feels fresh and new. The air feels clean and clear and we can enjoy being outside.
There is no better place to celebrate running in New England and get into that marathon spirit than at our Newport Rhode Race. Race Weekend hosts 3 different distances for your Spring race goals. You can use the full marathon to help qualify you for Boston, run the half marathon as part of your training for a later race, or toe the line in the 5k as a great way to kick off the outdoor running season.
All 3 races start at beautiful Easton’s Beach and enjoy some of the best sights Newport is famous for – Memorial Blvd., wrought iron gates, historic mansions, and sweeping ocean views. This course was named the Most Scenic in the NorthEast by Competitor Magazine.
So we hope that you can join us in stunning Newport in April – see the daffodils bloom, witness nature come alive, and enjoy the awe-inspiring Ocean Dr. as you welcome the racing season and launch the start of a new running adventure.