2021 Virtual Races

ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K | NEWPORT, WALES

The most accessible Newport Marathon ever!

Whilst we are disappointed that we cannot run together in Newport this Spring, (the event has been postponed until October 2021 because of the pandemic), we are hugely excited that a virtual edition will be taking place instead.

Although we will need to wait a little while longer for the streets of the city to be filled with the exciting atmosphere that thousands of runners and excited spectators bring, together, we can re-create the magic, camaraderie, and inspiring feats of achievement usually associated with the race.

The Virtual Newport Wales Marathon will be the most accessible ever, with no time limit on getting around meaning you can choose to run or walk, and the option to break the distance down into multiple runs throughout May 2021.

More people than ever will be able to achieve marathon glory and earn themselves their very own marathon finishers medal. For those targeting future marathon glory, you’ll even earn an exclusive discount in the 2022 edition of the race.

When registering, you can select if you plan to run the distance in one go or break it down into multiple activities. Separate leaderboards will be available, so those choosing to run or walk the distance in one go and those breaking it down into multiple activities can see how their finish time compares with others who have completed the race in the same way.

Virtual Family Mile

A virtual version of the Family Mile will also be taking place. Those taking part will be able to download activity sheets, which will provide motivation to take part in a number of activities in preparation for running a mile sometime during the month of May. The mile run can be on any course, from any outdoor location throughout the month.

All finishers will receive a Family Mile medal in the post, and have their names included on the official results leaderboard. Local schools will be encouraged to get involved and can purchase bulk batches of tickets that can be distributed as part of PTA/CRAFF fundraising activity or just an opportunity to encourage pupils to get active.

Marathon Entry Fee £10 – What’s Included

• Access to the online virtual results platform to log finish times

• A virtual ABP Newport Wales Marathon finishers medal

• Access to the online virtual results platform to log finish times

• An exclusive 20% discount off the cost of the 2021 LRC virtual race

• An exclusive 20% discount off the cost of a 2022 marathon race entry

Family Mile Entry Fee £5 (£15 Family of 4) – What’s Included

• Access to the online virtual results platform to log and view results

• Certificates for the fastest boy/girl from participating primary and secondary schoolsl

• A finishers medal posted to your home address after the race

• Downloadale certificate of participation

• Downloadable activity sheets to use in training

• Prizes for the best fancy dress efforts


The race will run between 1 – 31 May 2021. You can participate any time during this window but must submit your results and support evidence by midnight on 31 May.

You can participate from any outdoor location, or on a treadmill from any worldwide location. You’ll just need to collect some supporting evidence that you have covered the race distance distance such as photographs of gym equipment or a screenshots from a fitness trackers or GPS activity. Family Mile participants can submit a phot of themselves taking part, a drawing of their one-mile course or a screenshot from a fitness tracker/GPC activity.

*A non-refundable admin fee will be charged on top of race entry by ACTIVE, who manage our online registration system.