The thousands of runners who take on the ABP Newport Marathon & 10K on Sunday will be rewarded with these bespoke finishers’ medals and t-shirts.
Completing the 26.2 miles through Newport’s regenerated city centre and scenic surrounding countryside will be an achievement of a lifetime for most, and they will be able to commemorate their personal triumph with tailor-made post-finish goodies.
The chunky golden medal is worthy of the participants’ marathon effort. It features a runner’s view of the City Bridge, the prominent 200m long Usk River crossing the elite and mass fields will race over at the beginning and end of their marathon journey.
The greenest marathon event in Wales’ history deserves a green finishers’ t-shirt. The new shamrock green technical tee, which will be waiting for runners in their 100 percent cornstarch goodie bags, also displays the key link between the East and West of the city is as the main attraction. White and blue ABP Newport Wales Marathon chevrons represent the waves of committed runners surging towards personal best times along the flat, fast course.
The polished steel 10K medal also showcases the bow-string arch bridge and an army of runners battling it out over the shorter distance, with a Newport amber ribbon. Both medals have the race date engraved on the back and a space for iTab personalisation for runners to commemorate their achievements.
ABP Newport Wales 10K finishers will receive a breathable black t-shirt with emerald green and white details to showcase their participation in the second leg of the Run 4 Wales 10K Series.
Race Director and double Olympic marathon runner Steve Brace modelled the medal and t-shirt in-front of the Newport landmark, and he cannot wait to see thousands of happy runners proudly celebrating their achievements.
He said: “The committed runners who finish the marathon and 10K courses will no doubt have a lasting memory of the flat course and carnival atmosphere in the city of Newport and rural communities of Redwick and Magor, who come out in force to create an unforgettable experience for runners and spectators alike.
“But the bespoke finishers’ items will ensure every competitor commemorates their achievement in style. The City Bridge on the Southern Distributor Road plays an integral role on the marathon route and in day-to-day life in the city of Newport.
“I can’t wait to see all the finishers posing with their medals and wearing their t-shirts on future training runs to help focus their minds on their next big challenge.”
Young runners taking their first steps at a mass-participation event and their families will also get their very own bi-lingual medal to celebrate finishing the ABP Family Mile.