We have been closely monitoring the situation around the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and advice issued by the Welsh and UK Government’s whilst making arrangements to deliver a COVID secure event in Newport on Sunday 18 April.
As 2020 drew to a close, the vaccine rollout in the UK gave us reason to be optimistic and look forward to the safe return of outdoor events in early Spring.
It is now clear however, against a backdrop of strict lockdown restrictions and the emergence of a more transmissible variant of the virus, it will not be possible to safely deliver the event in three months’ time. The event will have to be delayed until Sunday, 24 October 2021.
We recognise the frustration surrounding a further delay to the event and the time and considerable effort that goes into marathon training but have no choice in having to wait until the public health context improves. The health and safety of our runners, volunteers, and event staff remains our top priority.
The Welsh Government’s vaccination strategy commits to offering every at-risk group a vaccination by the Spring, and every adult by the autumn, which gives us reason to remain hopeful and look forward with confidence to the much-anticipated return of the event later this year.
Every runner with a place in the ABP Newport Wales Marathon, 10K or Family Mile will be able to use it at the rescheduled event on Sunday 24 October 2021. For those unable to attend the new date, there are also a number of additional options available depending on the type of entry you have, which can be seen below.
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we all navigate these difficult circumstances. We look forward to brighter days ahead, whilst our thoughts remain with the family and friends of those who have sadly lost their lives to COVID-19.
With best wishes,
Run 4 Wales
If you are registered, you should have received an email today with more details on the options available to you. If you have yet to receive an email, please check your junk mail, or click below, for details on the various options and how to proceed with your preferred one.
Options will differ depending on the type of entry you have, including the chance to run virtually instead or claim a credit note voucher that can be used against any future R4W event purchase.
Select your entry type below to view your options:
If you are unsure what entry type you have, check your confirmation e-mail or login to your MyEvents portal using the email address and password you created when signing up.
If you have any queries surrounding the available options or postponement, you can find answers to a number of Frequently Asked Questions below.
The Run 4 Wales office remains closed because of lockdown restrictions and a reduced staff team are working hard to respond to queries from home. Please read the FAQs carefully before getting in touch as we have tried to set out responses to as many of the issues arising as possible.
If you cannot find a response to your question in our FAQs, please contact us by email but be aware that it will take us a little longer than usual to respond. We will get back to you as soon as we can and appreciate your understanding and patience: email@example.com.