Experience one of the UK's flattest marathons. Enjoy an unbeatable Welsh sporting welcome.


Sunday 23 October 2022
Newport City Centre

The third edition of the ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K will take place on Sunday 23 October 2022.

The popular race is a firm favourite on the Welsh running calendar, boasting one of the flattest marathon courses in Europe. Over 70% of all finishers have claimed a PB on a route that offers iconic landmarks, like the city’s Transporter Bridge and the stunning scenery of the Gwent Levels – with its coastal wildlife and picturesque medieval villages.

The fast and fun supporting 10K race, which attracts some of the UK’s top athletes, gives runners of all abilities the opportunity to get involved in the festival of running, without committing to the challenging 26.2-mile distance.

Newport is definitely a city on the rise, steeped in history with a multi-cultural vibe – complete with artisan breweries and a rich musical heritage. Races start and finish on the vibrant riverfront in the heart of the regenerated city-centre, where runners can expect electric atmosphere and a high-level of event organisation alongside a warm Welsh welcome.

In 2022, the races will be delivered as ‘Breathable Events‘ – providing a great event day experience with a focus on responsibility and safety. More details can be found in our COVID Safety Guide which details the measures that will be put in place.

The event is delivered by R4W, the team behind events like the Cardiff Half Marathon and has been made possible by the support of Associated British Ports, Newport City Council and the Welsh Government.


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Drawn up by double Olympic marathon runner Steve Brace, the fast and scenic route starts and finishes on Newport’s vibrant riverfront and can boast being one of the flattest marathon routes in Europe.

The 26.2 mile route offers iconic landmarks, like the city’s Transporter Bridge and the stunning scenery of the surrounding Gwent Levels – with coastal wildlife and picturesque medieval villages.

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The ABP Newport Wales Marathon returns on Sunday 23 October 2022, resuming in autumn season for one year only before returning to its regular Spring slot in April 2023. .



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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