5k Race

5k Race

5k Run/Walk

The Newport Beer Run — formerly the Craft Brew Races — returns on Saturday July 20, 2024 at Fort Adams State Park. Join us for a fun, timed 5K road race and an unforgettable craft beer festival inside the walls of Fort Adams. We’ve got some great local and national beers on tap to greet you at the finish line! Or, skip the run and head straight for the festival with a festival-only ticket.


2024 tickets are now available! Register early for the best prices.

Ticket Thru 4/30 5/1 – 6/30 7/1 – 7/19
5k &  Fest $55 $60 $65
5k & DD $50 $55 $60
Fest Only $50 $55 $60
DD $20 $20 $20
Ticket Type Thru 4/30 5/1 – 6/30 7/1 – 7/19
5k & Beer Fest $55 $60 $65
5k & Designated Driver $50 $55 $60
Festival Only $50 $55 $60
Designated Driver $20 $20 $20

Onsite registration and tickets are available day of at +$10 from the online cost.

What Do I Get?

All 5k participants receive a finisher’s medal, pint glass, and entry to the festival — all-samples-included beer tasting, live music, vendors and food trucks selling onsite. All festival-only tickets receive a pint glass and entry to the festival at 12:30 PM. Designated drivers receive entry to the festival where they are welcome to enjoy  designated snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

Course Map

The Newport Beer Run 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.

Event Details

Registration & 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 and 21+ bracelet. Registration will be held at the East Gate of Fort Adams State Park (map).

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

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 (printed or mobile) at the gate of the Beer Festival at 12:30 PM, following the race for access to the festival.

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

Volunteer With Us

Sign up to be a volunteer to help with race registration, a water stop, or course marshaling, 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 beer festival

Space is limited! Contact us for more information. 


Saturday, July 20, 2024

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!


Fort Adams State Park

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


Event day parking is available onsite at Fort Adams State Park. Please allow yourself ample time on race morning to park and check in at bib pick-up as the parking fields are 0.5 miles from registration and the race start.


All 5k finisher’s receive a medal. The top 3 male and female finisher’s receive a branded glass boot. Additionally, the fastest and largest teams receive the famous 1.0 liter drinking boot!

Contact Us

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