• Top Three male.
  • ​Top Three female.
  • Top Three Children
  • Top Team (NEW THIS YEAR!!)
  • Awards for Best Costume Costume
  •  Age Groups:
  • 1 Mile Run: Children 12 and below
  • 3.1 Mile Run: 15 and above (Unless specifically requested)


 Important Note:  Runners who do not normally have   acess to Naval Station Newport MUST register by Oct 19th, 2018 or you will be denied access at the gate on race day.  Further information contact the Race Director, Josh Kempinski, at


​5k Course sTARTING lINE:

Flagpole in front of:

Surface Warfare Officer School

446 Cushing Rd., Newport, RI

Race Information:

0830: race day registration

0930: kids 1-mile fun run

​0945: 5K begins

We appreciate the support of our
generous sponsors. If you would like
to donate to the SNA 5K please
contact us.

SWOS Chief Petty Officer's Association

SWOS Petty Officer's Association

Children's Run 1 Mile


  • $25 per runner​ ($30 race day)
  • $20 SNA Member ($25 race day)
  • $15 per runner (12 and under) ($20 same day)


  • Post Race Party and Awards Ceremony - Food and Drink. 
  • Online registration available at 
  • Race day entries will be accepted for DOD Members only.  Non-DOD runners must register by 19 Oct for base access.
  • Strollers are welcome.
  • Dogs are welcome. We ask that you respect the other runners by keeping out of their way and towards the back of the pack. We also ask that you are responsible for your pet and clean up after them if required..

SNA - Newport © 2018

Race History

The Newport Chapter of the Surface Navy Association invites you to join us for the 98th running of the SNA 5K By The Bay, a Newport tradition. This semi-annual road race is held on Naval Station Newport and is open to the public. This scenic course winds along the beautiful Narragansett Bay with spectacular views of the Pell/Newport Bridge, Naval War College, Naval Station Newport and Surface Warfare Officers School.


  • To the right is the parking information upon arrival at the SNA 5k By The Bay. As always if there are any questions or concerns don't hesitate to contact us at
  • To Lot 1-Turn west onto Cushing Road, just north of the Fitness Center, to arrive at Lot 1. 
  • -Coming from Gate 1, if you reach the bridge you’ve gone too far. 
  • -Coming from Gate 17, be prepared to turn right at the bottom of the bridge.
  • -Continue walking down Cushing Road, past the start line to arrive at the Check-in area.
  • To Lot 2-Turn west onto Un-named Road, across the street from the Newport Chalet.
  • -Proceed through the stop sign to arrive at Lot 2 on the right.
  • -Walk west, staying on the south side of the building.  Turn north onto Cushing Rd to arrive at the check-in area.

A portion of the proceeds to support Wreaths Across America.


5K By the Bay

OCTOBER 27, 2018

SNA - Newport © 2013