Event organisers Run 4 Wales (R4W) have today announced that in consultation with Newport City Council and other key stakeholders, the decision has been taken to reschedule the 2022 ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K, due to take place on Sunday 23 October 2022.
It will now return to its regular spring slot in the running calendar on Sunday 16 April 2023.
Run 4 Wales Chief Executive, Matt Newman, explains the decision: “As the sector resets itself following the impact of the pandemic, the new date will provide an opportunity to relaunch the event, remove a number of operational risks which arise from the late October date and ensure a high-quality event experience can be delivered”.
“Moving the event out of the congested autumn running calendar gives us the time and opportunity to work alongside Newport City Council and other potential partner organisations with a view to growing the event.”
“We apologise to everyone who had signed up for the event and hope you understand that a return to the pre-pandemic date is in the best interests of both the participants and the key stakeholders.“
Leader of Newport City Council, Councillor Jane Mudd commented: “We completely understand Run 4 Wales’ decision and recognise the legacies and ongoing challenges the pandemic continues to pose for all manner of events. The most important thing for us is that this amazing event comes back stronger than ever, and we will do everything we can to support that.”
This decision has been taken as early as possible to give participants maximum notice before their training has commenced.
Runners keen to take part in 2023 will be able to transfer into the rescheduled event free of charge, avoiding any subsequent price rises. Those who no longer wish to hold onto their space in the event will be able to request a refund.
Those signed up have been emailed with details on how to proceed with their preferred postponement option.
A copy of this email can be seen here.