The sold-out Newport 10 Miler road race scheduled for June 7 will generate a $14,000 donation to the Fort Adams Trust, organizers said this week.
The event will feature a scenic, 10-mile race beginning and ending at Fort Adams State Park. Following the race, participants over 21 years old will get a complimentary beer from Harpoon Brewery.
Gray Matter Marketing, a marketing and event management agency, is producing the event, which has 2,500 participants.
“We are of course excited the event sold out,” said President Matt Gray of Gray Matter Marketing. “But the fact that the race will produce a significant donation to this important Newport landmark makes the fact especially meaningful.”
The nonprofit Fort Adams Trust’s mission is to protect and promote the historic places and public spaces at the gateway to Narragansett Bay and Newport. This includes directing and supporting the stabilization, maintenance and operation of Fort Adams as a public historic site.
Rick Nagele, executive director of the Fort Adams Trust, said the generosity of supporters is meaningful and appreciated.
“This event and its donation will help our efforts, and 2,500 runners will get to experience Fort Adams in an exciting way,” Nagele said.
The Newport 10 Miler began in 2013 and attendance has increased each year. The race was awarded “Best Destination Race” in the Northeast in a 2014 survey by Competitor Magazine. The race was also awarded “Best Race T-shirt” in the same survey.