Athletic activity for runners of all ages and abilities!
Newport Marathon Junior offers the whole family an exciting opportunity to get involved with the ABP Newport Wales Marathon.
It takes place on the same day, after the main races have got underway.
There are a series of Junior Races on offer; a no-pressure, family-focused Fun Run, a Toddler Dash for those taking their first steps into physical activity and a Future Challengers race for talented young athletes and junior club runners looking for an accessible and competitive race.
So, dig out your best fancy dress, drag along the rest of your family and friends and enjoy the day. Expect a vibrant atmosphere and loads of support from the crowd. Fun Run and Future Challengers race entry includes awesome Junior Newport Marathon finishers medals plus chip timing, meaning you can check out your official time after the race.
We encourage people to run for our charity partner NSPCC. If you choose to run for #TeamNSPCC, you’ll be running to rebuild the lives of children who have been abused in the UK. As a team, you’ll be preventing any more abuse and neglect.
What’s Involved: A fun 50m dash aimed at children aged three and under
What’s Included: An adorable mini race number to wear on the day and commemorative finishers sticker
Price: A £2 donation to charity partner NSPCC
What’s Involved: A 1-mile race for club athletes and competitive runners aged between 8-17 years looking to race
What’s Included: Chip timing and finishers medal
What’s Involved: A fun 1-mile race for all the family, with no pressure on setting fast times or running all the way around. Accompanying adults welcome! (and required to run with all children under 8)
What’s Included: Chip timing and finishers medal.
Accompanying Adults: Adults who do not wish to receive a finishers medal or official finish time may purchase a cheaper ‘accompanying adult’ entry for just £3.
You must register online by Wednesday 28th September at midnight in order to receive a race pack including running number in the post. A limited number of race numbers will be available beyond that to pre-book online for collection on the day.
Register early to avoid disappointment!
Please note, a small non-refundable admin fee is charged on top of race entry by ACTIVE, who manage our online registration system. To view all entry terms and conditions please click here.
Junior Race FAQs
Is there an age limit?
There is no set age limit for the Fun Run. However, any runners aged 8 or under must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the race. ccompanying adults must purchase their own race entry. Event organisers have the right to prevent any unaccompanied runners (who are under the required age) from running. Toddler Dash participants should be aged 3 or under and the Future Challengers race is designed for young athletes aged 8 or over.
What is an ‘accompanying adult’ entry?
Adults who wish to accompany their children during the Fun Run (under 8s must be accompanied) but do not wish to receive finishers items or an official result can purchase a cheaper ‘accompanying adult’ entry for £3.
Accompanying adults are not permitted in the Future Challengers race, where all participants must be aged 8 or over.
Are pushchairs and wheelchairs allowed on the course?
Yes, pushchairs and wheelchairs are allowed. Pushchairs are not permitted in the Future Challengers race where participants must be aged 8 or over.
Are there more details about the race route?
The races start and finish on Usk Way, outside the University of South Wales and take in the nearby riverside path.
Are runners allowed to wear fancy dress?
Fancy dress is very much welcomed. However, it is important that costumes are in no way offensive.
What is a race pack?
Each runner will receive a race pack before the event if they have registered online. This will contain all relevant information regarding the race, as well as a race number.
How fit do you have to be to complete the course?
The Fun Run welcomes participants of all fitness levels. In previous years some participants have preferred to walk the whole course, particularly if they are accompanied by children. The Future Challengers race is ideal for more competitive children or club athletes.
What is chip timing?
The Fun Run and Future Challengers races including chip timing. A chip is embedded in your race number and will measure how long it takes you to complete the race. Results will be available online after the race.
Will entries be available on the day?
You must register online before Wednesday 28 September 2022 in order to receive a race pack in the post prior to the event. A limited number of entries will be available beyond that to pre-book online for collection on the day.