Course Info

Course Description

The UnitedHealthcare Marathon and Half Marathon cover a rolling course on scenic Newport and Middletown roads. Starting by the water in downtown Newport, the course runs through some of the most scenic spots on Aquidneck Island, including along historic Thames Street in downtown Newport, around Fort Adams State Park, past Hammersmith Farm and the Newport Country Club, around scenic Brenton Point and Ocean Drive and past the famous Bellevue Avenue mansions. 

All three USATF certified races take advantage of Newport and Middletown's rich history and beautiful oceanside scenery to offer some of the most breathtaking runs in the country.

The UnitedHealthCare Marathon is honored to host the UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon and the UnitedHealthCare 5k, both voted the best in the Northeast by Competitor magazine in their respective categories in 2011!

The UnitedHealthCare Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier.


Marathon & Half Marathon Map

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Course Images Map Click on the photo icon to see photos along the scenic course!

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5k Map

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Traffic Impact

With over 5,000 runners running 26.2 miles in a city as small as Newport, that means that city streets will be affected! We apologize for any inconvenience, and we thank all residents of Newport and Middletown for enabling us to stage this race! We encourage area residents to come out and cheer on the runners as they achieve an amazing accomplishment by running theUnitedHealthCare Marathon, UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon or UnitedHealthCare 5k!





Important Reminders:

The UnitedHealthCare Marathon wants to ensure that all runners have a stress free race. Here are some tips to help ensure you are ready for the start:

  • Pre-Register:
    Not only will pre-registering lower your stress level on race day, but it will save you money! Registering early could save you up to $45 for the full and $30 for the half marathon
  • Packet Pick-Up:
    Picking up your packet at the Health & Wellness expo will ensure that you receive a goodie bag and race shirt.
  • Familiarize Yourself:
    An information booth and representative will be available at the Health & Wellness expo to answer any questions you may have.
  • Arrive Early:
    Since there is no parking at the race start, we are providing complimentary parking and shuttles to the start. Please allow PLENTY of time to get to the parking lot, board the shuttle, travel to the start and stop off at bag check.