Marathon fever Returns to the streets Of Newport









Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & Mile

Sunday 13 April 2025
Newport, Wales, UK

The ABP Newport Marathon Festival will return for 2025 on Sunday 13 April. The event has been expanded into an exciting festival of running with marathon, half marathon, 10K and mile distance options.

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. For those keen to improve their time over 26.2 miles, the course has been named in a list of ‘10 of the fastest marathons in the world’ by Runners World.

The fast and fun supporting half marathon and 10K races give runners of every ability the opportunity to experience the marathon atmosphere, 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.

The event is delivered by R4W, the team behind events like the Principality Cardiff Half Marathon and has been made possible by the support of Associated British Ports, Newport City Council and the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund.


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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, including the city’s Transporter Bridge, historic city centre, modern riverfront and International Sports Village as well as the stunning natural scenery and coastal wildlife of the nearby Gwent Levels.

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The ABP Newport Marathon Festival returns on Sunday 13 April 2025, featuring the marathon, half marathon and 10K distances.



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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