About The Races

ABP Newport Marathon Festival | NEWPORT, WALES


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. 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. 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 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.

Click here to register for marathon, half marathon, 10K or mile races.


The race takes place in Newport, Wales. Newport is a vibrant, multi-cultural, and forward-thinking city steeped in a rich industrial heritage.

The city is no stranger to hosting major events with a growing reputation for sporting, national and international events. Highlights have included the Ryder Cup, NATO Summit, Olympic and Paralympic training camps, VELOTHON Wales, Tour of Britain and the Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon.

The city has undergone one of the most significant regeneration programmes in the UK and continues to drive forward generational changes and new opportunities.

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