The management team at Gray Matter Marketing has more than 35 years of combined experience working on high profile events. Our expertise in lifestyle event and sport management provides our partners with first-class experiences ranging from endurance road races to food and beverage festivals. Our sponsorship programs compliment these events through marketing, promotions, product sampling and extensive social media activation, resulting in integrated programs designed to inform, engage, and drive business.

2018 Events

January 27

Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Rhode Island Brew Fest

What Cheer? The Rhode Island Brew Fest is the state’s much-loved celebration of craft beer, and the local purveyors who make great beers in a small state. Gray Matter Marketing purchases all beer and a portion of the proceeds benefits the RI Craft Beer Guild.

March — October


Craft Brew Races

Craft Brew Races is a series of 5k road races followed by a craft beer festival. More than simply an event, it is a community-building celebration that toasts local, authentic character while attracting visitors to noteworthy destinations.

April 7

Newport, Rhode Island

Newport Night Run

This nighttime 5k is a fun event with a good cause. Proceeds from the run – the city’s only nighttime road race – benefit the Newport Public Education Foundation. Consider joining us in this “Race for Education”.

April 22

Portland, Maine

Portland 10 Miler

A new event in 2018, The Portland 10 Miler is the first race in the New England 10 Miler series. The flat, coastal course covers ten-miles of Portland’s most beautiful roads and paths along Back Cove, Munjoy Hill and the Eastern Promenade.

June 3

Newport, Rhode Island

BankNewport 10 Miler

One of the most popular road races in the northeast, this 10-mile run/walk, this beautiful event showcases Newport’s seaside beauty with a unique fish at Fort Adams. Named “Best Destination Race” in 2016 by Competitor Magazine.

August 11

Bristol, Rhode Island

Mt. Hope Bridge 5k

The inaugural Mt. Hope Bridge 5k was held in August, 2017. The unique race offers runners and walkers the opportunity to cross the historic Mt. Hope Bridge. 100% of net proceeds benefit the Bristol Rotary and their partner charities.

September 16

Rhode Island

4 Bridges Ride

Four bridges. Twenty-six miles. One unique experience. The 4 Bridges Ride is a not-for-profit event that allows cyclists the one-of-a-kind opportunity to bike across Rhode Island’s beautiful bridges. All proceeds from the 4 Bridges Ride are donated to charity.

September 30

Narragansett, Rhode Island

Ocean Road 10k

The Ocean Road 10K is a scenic 6.2-mile course, showcasing Rhode Island’s grandiose and beachside beauty along the Narragansett Bay. Named “Best 10K Northeast” in 2016 by Competitor Magazine.

October 7

Newport, Rhode Island

Amica Newport Marathon

The Amica Newport Marathon and Half Marathon is one of the most scenic races in the country. The race will feature all of the beauty and grandeur the City By The Sea has to offer with miles of coastal running along the Atlantic Ocean, past historic mansions and through Downtown Newport.

October 13

East Falmouth, Massachusetts

Cape Cod Brew Fest

An annual celebration of American craft brewers with sampling of 75+ breweries and over 250 styles of beer. The 3-hour session features live music and every attendee receives a custom glass.

October 21

Newport, Rhode Island

Pell Bridge Run

Sponsored by the Rhode Island Bridge and Turnpike Authority, this unique event takes participants across the iconic Pell Bridge, connecting Newport and Jamestown. All of the proceeds of this event are donated to local charities.

November 4

Stowe, Vermont

Vermont 10 Miler

The Vermont 10 Miler is a challenging and hilly countryside course that offers ten-miles of Vermont’s most beautiful late fall scenery. A portion of all proceeds go directly to the Stowe Land Trust.

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