July 22, 2017

Newport, RI

Event Overview

Save the date for our hometown event! Join us as we celebrate another awesome Craft Brew Race in the Ocean State. A fun walk/run 5k in Newport followed by a craft beer festival with more than 40 local craft breweries, including Rhode Island’s best! All at the gorgeous grounds at Fort Adams. Cheers!


Fort Adams State Park

84 Fort Adams Drive
Newport, Rhode Island 02840 (map)



JULY 22, 2017

10:00 AM: Onsite registration & bib pick-up
11:50 AM: Onsite registration closes
12:00 PM: 5k Race start
12:30 PM: Festival gates open
3:50 PM: Beer Festival last call!


Registration and tickets are now available for the 2017 Newport Craft Brew Race. Secure your spot today by clicking the button below.

Online registration closes Friday, July 21 at midnight. 

Ticket Type12/1 – 3/314/1 – 5/316/1 – 7/22Onsite
5k & Beer Fest$50$55$60$65
5k & Designated Driver$40$45$50$55
Festival Only$40$45$50$55
Designated Driver$15$15$15$25


All 5k participants and festival-goers receive a pint glass and entry to the festival — including beer sampling, live music, vendors and food trucks selling onsite. All Designated Drivers ticket holders receive a different bracelet at registration. They are welcome to enjoy the festival and designated snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

Event Details

Onsite Registration and Bib Pick-Up

All runners must check in prior to the run at registration from 10:00 – 11:45 AM to receive their race number, timing chip and 21+ bracelet. Registration will be held on the North Lawn of Fort Adams State Park (map).

Please note that Designated Driver and Festival Only ticket holders check in at the festival gate at 12:30. 


Event day parking will be available onsite at Fort Adams State Park. Please allow yourself ample time on race morning to park and walk to the starting area, approximately half a mile from the designated parking areas. Please follow signs and the directions of the race volunteers on where to park.

Stay tuned for Water Taxi options as well.

What to Bring

ALL ticket holders need to bring an ID in order to receive their 21+ bracelet when they pick up their race bib prior to the race. The bracelet must be worn during the race and presented for entry into the Festival. Festival Only and Designated Driver participants must present their ID and their Eventbrite ticket at the gate of the Brew Festival at 12:30 PM, following the race for access to the festival.

Food vendors will be onsite selling, so cash is also recommended.

Enjoy Responsibly

The Craft Brew Races urge all attendees to enjoy their time responsibly. We recommend participants designate a sober driver or arrange transportation. We are happy to offer designated driver tickets whereupon they can enjoy the festivals’ great atmosphere, food and live music and offer you a safe ride home.

5k Course

The Newport Craft Brew Race course is 3.1 mile showcase of beautiful Fort Adams State Park. The race starts on the West side of the fort, loops around and through the historic stone walls, before heading out towards the Eisenhower House and back along the oceanside Bay Walk loop.

Volunteer Opportunities

Sign up to be a volunteer at any Brew Race venue to help with race registration and/or course marshalling and as soon as the run is complete join your running buddies at the festival! All volunteers get a T-shirt AND entry to the Brew Fest. Space is limited! Email us for more information at volunteer@craftbrewraces.com.

Past Results & Photos

Results and event photos will be posted here and on our Facebook page following the race.

Attending Breweries

Breweries announced regularly. 30+ breweries at each event. 

Newport Storm
Owls Brew
Buzzards Bay
Whalers Brewing
Ragged Island
Spencer Brewery
Grey Sail
Crooked Current
Downeast Cider
Nauti Seltzer
Citizen Cider
Mighty Squirrel
Clown Shoes
Farmer Willie’s
Von Trapp
Jacks Abby
Oskar Blues
Sam Adams
21st Amendment
New Holland
Truly Hard Seltzer
Angry Orchard

Attending Vendors

American Flatbread
Girls Pint Out
Renewal by Andersen
Boru BBQ
KIND Snacks
Brick Alley Pub
NPT Physical Therapy
Cabot Cheese

Charitable Partner

The Rhode Island Brewers Guild is the charitable beneficiary of the Newport Craft Brew Races. We proudly donate a portion of all proceeds to The Guild.

Contact Us

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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