ABP Newport Wales Marathon
The ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10k will return for 2019 on Sunday 5 May, after nearly 10,000 runners made the inaugural outing a big success.
The route of Wales’ only big city marathon (which is the nation’s second largest road race behind the popular Cardiff Half Marathon) was devised by double Olympic marathon runner Steve Brace. Starting and finishing on Newport’s vibrant riverfront; the route offers coastal wildlife, picturesque medieval villages and a high-profile opportunity for visitors and locals alike to experience the regenerated city-centre.
A flat, fast supporting 10K race, which attracts some of the UK’s top athletes, gives runners of all abilities and supporting marathon spectators the opportunity to get involved in one of Wales’ biggest weekends of running, without committing to the 26.2-mile distance.
Entries include a technical tee, finishers goodies, premium finishers medal, fully closed roads, chip timing, pacers in every starting wave, use of a smartphone tracking app and access to free training advice and events.