The ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K will be delivered as a ‘Breathable Event‘ in 2021.
We are delighted to confirm the return of the ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K this autumn. Following the easing of restrictions on outdoor events it is now possible to safely deliver the event on Sunday 24 October.
The races will be delivered as ‘Breathable Events‘ – providing a great event day experience and atmosphere with a focus on responsibility and safety. We will put a number of additional measures in place to protect the health and safety of participants, event staff, volunteers and the wider public.
Our COVID Safety Guide (which can be viewed below) details all of the measures that will be put in place to ensure your safety and prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Attendees will be expected to take personal responsibility to help keep everyone safe.
We will remain in regular contact with participants, volunteers and event staff in the build-up to the event to share more details on the health and safety measures that will be in place and to communicate any updates should any restrictions be reimposed.
A ‘COVID Pass’ certification system has been introduced by the Welsh Government, requiring people to show proof of vaccination or a negative test to attend large events.
Due to the exceptionally low risk of outdoor mass participation events, and the difficulties in implementing a COVID Pass check at an open city-centre venue, it has been confirmed to us by the Welsh Government that an exemption will apply to these types of events (including the Newport Wales Marathon & 10K) so you will not need to present a COVID pass to attend.
We’re still encouraging runners to take personal responsibility by taking a free lateral flow test 24 hours before the event and not attending if they test positive (or show any symptoms of COVID-19).