Race Info

About the UnitedHealthCare Marathon

The 2013 UnitedHealthCare Marathon will be held on Sunday October 13 in Newport, Rhode Island. Race weekend features the UnitedHealthCare Marathon and UnitedHealthcare Newport Half Marathon on Sunday and the UnitedHealthCare 5k on Saturday, October 12.

The UnitedHealthCare Marathon and UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon will start at 8:00 AM on Sunday at Easton's Beach. The UnitedHealthCare 5k will start at 7:30 AM on Saturday at Brenton Point.

The USATF certified races take advantage of Newport and Middletown's rich history and beautiful oceanside scenery, providing some of the most breathtaking runs in the country. TheUnitedHealthCare Marathon is honored to host the UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon, voted the best half marathon in the Northeast by Competitor magazine in 2011!

The UnitedHealthCare Marathon serves as a Boston Marathon qualifier.


UnitedHealthcare Triple Crown

The award winning UnitedHealthcare Newport Half is the final stop of the Inaugural UnitedHealthcare Triple Crown of Running, a three stop series of Rhode Island Half Marathons. The Triple Crown offers the opportunity to run Providence, Jamestown and Newport. Register for the final two stops in Jamestown and Newport for just $150 and the chance to be crowned the 'Half Marathon Champion of Rhode Island' along with other great prizes. Learn More...



Registration is available online on Active.com and through mail-in form.

Online registration closes at 6:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, October 8.

  UnitedHealthCare Marathon UnitedHealthcare Half UnitedHealthCare 5k
Before 1/1/13 $80 $55 $28
Before 3/1/13 $85 $60 $30
Before 5/1/13 $90 $65 $30
Before 9/1/13 $95 $70 $35
Before 10/9/13 $100 $75 $35
Onsite Fri. / Sat. $105 $80 $35
Onsite Sun. $110 $85 $35

Included in Your Entry Fee
The following is included in your entry fee:

  • Entry into the full or half marathon including hydration and fueling stations, medical support, entertainment, baggage handling, security, parking and shuttles.
  • Goody bag
  • Official technical shirt
  • Post race hydration and food
  • Finishers medal (marathon and half marathon)

Entry fees are non-refundable.


Schedule: Onsite Registration, Packet Pick-up, Races

Friday and Saturday on-site registration and race packet pickup will be available. Location TBD

Friday, October 11:
1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

Saturday, October 12:
Marathon, Half Marathon Registration & Pick-up:
1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

Sunday, October 13:
Marathon, Half Marathon Registration & Pick-up:
5:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
Easton's Beach Rotunda
Note: There is no parking at the race start. All participants must take the shuttles. [Shuttle Info]

UnitedHealthCare Marathon, UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon Race Start:
8:00 a.m
Easton's Beach Rotunda/Memorial Blvd.



The UnitedHealthCare Marathon and UnitedHealthcare Newport Half Marathon start and finish at Easton's Beach. [More Info]

Time Limits
The UnitedHealthCare Marathon course will be secured for six hours and the UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon will be secured for three and a half hours. Walkers are welcome for both races but after the time limits the course will be open to traffic and aid stations will be closed.



    Top three Open Men/Women:

  • Top Three Men/Women (age 20-29)
  • Top Three Men/Women (age 30-39)
  • Top Three Men/Women (age 40-49)
  • Top Three Men/Women (age 50-59)
  • Top Three Men/Women (age 60-69)
  • Top Three Men/Women (age 70+)

All finishers of the UnitedHealthCare Marathon and UnitedHealthcare Newport Half Marathon will receive a medal.


Parking and Shuttles

There will be complimentary parking and shuttles for all participants. In order to accomodate a large number of runners, parking will be broken down into two seperate lots by event. Participants will receive lot specific directions when they pick up their race packet based on what race they are in. 

All participants MUST park at their designated lots and then take a shuttle to the start line. Full Marathon participants must park at the lot at Second Beach, 475 Sachuest Point Rd, Middletown, RI. Half Marathon participants must park at the lots at the Industrial park on 31 John Clarke Rd, Middletown, RI.

› Marathon Directions
› Half Marathon Directions

Race-day registration and packet pick-up will be held at the race start in the Easton's Beach Rotunda. Please park and take the shuttles and allow yourself PLENTY OF TIME to park, take the shuttle and pick up your race bib and timing chip. [Map]


Gear Bag Check

There will be an optional gear bag check for all participants wishing to shed layers or leave a bag at the race start at the Easton's Beach Rotunda. The area will be secured throughout race day. Please allow yourself plenty of time to park, take the shuttle and check your bags as there will inevitably be a line on race morning and following the race.



Photos will be available following the event at FinisherPix.com. FinisherPix will be taking individual photos of all participants at multiple locations on the course. Simply select the UnitedHealthCare Marathon from the drop-down menu, then enter your name or bib number to find your photos. If your bib number was not visible your photos may be in the lost-and-found category. In addition to FinisherPix, event photos from RIAerial and George Ross will be available on theUnitedHealthCare Marathon Facebook page.


Runner's Etiquette

The UnitedHealthCare Marathon race team strives to improve race weekend every year to meet the expecations of all participants. Please take a moment to read the following information and help us make this year's race the best yet!

  • Arrive early for the event, especially if you are picking up your number on race day.
  • Use the facilities before the race start to lessen the need once on course and help keep the facilities clean for the person in line after you.
  • Pin your race number on the front of your shirt/shorts. This is where it is most visible for photographers and race officials.
  • Line up according to how fast you plan to run or walk the event. Slower runners and walkers should move to the back of the race pack. Just because you arrived early does not mean you should be at the front of the starting line.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings. The course may or may not be closed to traffic. It is your responsibility to watch for oncoming traffic!
  • Don’t drop clothing on the course after you warm up. If you must shed layers of clothing, tie them around your waist or place them on the side of the road where no one will trip over them. If you drop it, don’t expect to get it back.
  • Help us keep Newport beautiful - don't litter!
  • If you need to stop at an aid station step to the right side of the road and proceed to the aid station, but do not block others from accessing the aid tables or volunteers handing out fluids.
  • Once you have crossed the finish line, keep moving forward until the end of the finish chute. Stay in finishing order if the event is not electronically timed so the finish line volunteers can remove the pull tags for scoring.
  • Be sure to thank our amazing volunteers! The race would not be possible without them.



Please review our most frequently asked questions here.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us!





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.