2021 Event Postponed
Due to challenges facing the special event industry due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to host the Craft Brew Races series again in 2021.
Our goal had been to move all registered runners from the 2020 events to the 2021 events, but it is now clear that there is no viable way to host a safe and responsible beer festival under the current, and projected conditions. All registrants have been deferred to the 2022 event.
While we are not able to offer refunds, we have added a race credit option to our existing deferral and transfer policies for your ticket that can be applicable to any 2021 or 2022 Gray Matter Marketing event.
We are committed to hosting safe and fun events again as soon as we are allowed, and it is safe to do so.
Please look for further communications from Craft Brew Races in late 2021.
President, Gray Matter Marketing
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!
Please arrive early and allow yourself ample time on race morning to park and check in at registration.
Registration and tickets are available for the 2020 Newport Craft Brew Race starting on December 2nd. Secure your spot and the best prices by registering early! Online registration closes Friday, July 24 at midnight.
|Ticket Type||Thru 5/18||5/19 – 6/18||6/19 – 7/24||Onsite|
|5k & Beer Fest||$51||$56||$61||$70|
|5k & Designated Driver||$41||$46||$51||$60|
WHAT DO I GET?
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.
2020 SWAG ITEMS
Sign Up As a Group and Save!
Gather your friends, get organized and sign up for the Craft Brew Races together for a group discount price! Groups of 5 or more, email us at email@example.com for instructions on how to receive your 15% group discount.
We are honored to offer all active and retired military and their spouses a discount off of all event tickets as our way of saying thank you for all your have done for us and for our country! Please email us for the military discount code.
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 at the East Gate 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.
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Beat the Heat – Stay Hydrated and Slow Down
The forecast is for a very warm, very sunny day, and the race kicks off at noon. We are adding a second water stop to the 5K course, as well as bringing additional water for runners and festival-goers. We do not anticipate needing to do so, but the Craft Brew Races team reserves the right to shorten the road race course if necessary for safety concerns in the extreme heat.
EMS will be on-site throughout the entire day. Please stay hydrated, slow down when needed, and seek out shade!
Extreme Weather Policy
Our events are held rain or shine. However, there is always the potential for extreme or severe weather conditions. Race organizers will do as much as we can to ensure the experience is as safe as possible. In the event of severe weather, the race may be delayed as race officials consult public safety officers. If there is more than a short delay, if conditions persist, or the forecast calls for extreme weather, race officials reserve the right to alter or cancel the race. We do not schedule “rain dates”. Any decision to cancel an event is done as an absolute last resort and is made collectively with local risk management, police, fire & rescue, and medical personnel as appropriate. In such situations, there will be NO REFUNDS as registrants accept any such risk of their entry free when signing up.
Please check the website, our Facebook page, and your email before the race for any changes or cancellations.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 Breweries below. More breweries announced regularly. 30+ Breweries attend annually.
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.