On race day, the streets of Newport will be awash with thousands of runners, taking part in Marathon, 10K or Junior Races – and they would love your support! If you want to support your loved ones or live locally – there are plenty of exciting opportunities to get involved.
A number of road closures will be in place to facilitate the event, so please visit the road closure section of our website to plan your day if spectating, as some areas of the course will be inaccessible.
Newport City Centre
The Event Village area on Usk Way is the best place to catch a glimpse of your loved ones at the beginning and end of their races. The start and finish lines are situated by the University of South Wales and Friars Walk Shopping Centre, with the marathon/half marathon starting at 09:00 and 10K kicking off at 09:45.
The pub and beer garden will be open as usual, offering a great vantage point. You can spot marathon and half runners at mile 1 and 25/12, and see 10K runners pass between kilometre 1-2 and kilometre 8-9.
The Rose Inn – Redwick
The popular pub in Redwick will remain open for the day, and offer spectators who live locally a base for getting involved with the event and supporting passing runners. Due to road closures, the area will only be accessible by foot.
The Event Village will be host to a number of exhibitors, food and drink.
Dedicated course entertainment points will offer musical encouragement to runners, at various points along the route.
If you’re interested in entertaining on the route of the ABP Newport Wales Marathon, contact email@example.com