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Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & Junior Races

Sunday 28 April 2024
Newport, Wales, UK

The ABP Newport Wales Marathon will return for 2024 on Sunday 28 April. New for 2024 – the event has been expanded into an exciting festival of running with marathon, half marathon, 10K and junior race 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.

The fast and fun supporting half marathon and 10K races give runners of all abilities 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 and Newport City Council.


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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 28 April 2024, with a new half marathon distance option added to the existing marathon & 10K. Entries will go on sale on 31 October 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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