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Newport & Jamestown, RI

A Guide to the Best Places to Run in Newport, including Jamestown

Newport is a famous and historic ocean community about 30 miles from Providence. It’s home to the ‘gilded age’ turn of the (last) century famous mansions, great beaches, and the Cliff Walk, a National Scenic trail. There’s some terrific running in Newport, from gorgeous mansions to coastal roads, the famous ‘Cliff Walk’, and a tour of a fort.

The signature run in Newport is the five miles along Ocean Avenue, considered one of the most famous ‘drives’ in the country. This can be combined with the Newport waterfront and Bellevue Ave. by the mansions for a ‘grand tour’ of up to 12 miles! The 3.5-mile Cliff Walk is famous, run it carefully and when there are few crowds. Our Fort Adams and Castle Hill route is another great place to run in Newport and good opportunity to get in some history and hills. We’ve also included a guide to running on the island of Jamestown.

We’ve also created extensive guides for running in nearby Providence and other Rhode Island and neighboring Connecticut Coastal areas. See the overview map and links below.

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The Newport Marathon & Half Marathon in October is rated by Halfmarathons.net as one of the best half marathons in New England.

The Jamestown Half Marathon in September is rated by Halfmarathons.net as one of the best half marathons in New England.