I haven't done it yet, but I'm going to one of these years since I want to do a marathon in my home state.<br><br>
I didn't do it for my first marathon last year b/c I didn't love the course (3 loops, not in Newport) and b/c a lot of my running friends were doing Philly. They have a new course this year that looks like a great tour of Newport, so that's a big plus.<br><br>
I don't know much else about the race other than that it's small and doesn't get many locals. Most of the field are 50-State Club people who need to cross RI off their list.