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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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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