A national marathon for Wales on one of the UK’s flattest race routes


Sunday 29th April 2018
Newport City Centre

The ABP Newport Wales Marathon will offer a brand-new running experience on 29 April, 2018. The much-anticipated race will finally satisfy the demand for a premier marathon distance mass-participation event in Wales, made possible by the support of Associated British Ports, Newport City Council and the Welsh Government.

The route will be one of the UK’s flattest and fastest marathon courses - taking in a host of iconic landmarks, picturesque medieval villages and Newport’s recently regenerated city-centre.

The event will be delivered by Run 4 Wales, the team behind mass participation events like the Cardiff Half Marathon and VELOTHON Wales

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ABP Newport Wales Marathon Route Revealed

The ABP Newport Wales Marathon will offer runners the chance to go faster than ever before on one of the UK’s flattest courses. The route has been finalised for the inaugural 26.2 race, which will see more than 5,000 participants compete on 29 April, 2018. Double Olympic marathon runner Steve Brace has devised the course...

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Amazing Reaction To ABP Newport Wales Marathon

Athletes from all over the world have given the ABP Newport Marathon the ultimate vote of confidence by flooding in their entries. More than 600 signed-up for the new race within the first 10 minutes of entries opening at 12 noon on Thursday, 5 October. Now, over 2,500 runners have secured a discounted early bird...

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Drawn up by double Olympic marathon runner Steve Brace, the route will start and finish on Newport’s vibrant riverfront and can boast being one of the flattest marathon routes in the UK.

The 26.2 mile route will offer iconic landmarks, coastal wildlife, picturesque medieval villages and a high-profile opportunity for locals and visitors alike to experience the recently revamped city-centre.

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Entries for the 2018 ABP Newport Wales Marathon are now open, starting at just £39. A special early bird price is available for the first runners to sign up.

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Volunteers are essential in making sure that race day is a huge success. Help us go ‘The Extra Mile’ and be part of one of Wales’ most prestigious mass-participation events by volunteering.

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