ABP Newport Wales Marathon, Half & 10K | NEWPORT, WALES


Our volunteers, better known as the Extra Milers, are essential in making sure that Run 4 Wales race days are a huge success. You don’t need any special skills to become an Extra Miler, just be reliable, flexible and have lots of enthusiasm!

On event days volunteers will receive an exclusive Extra Miler t-shirt and bag, refreshments, support from an experienced Run 4 Wales supervisor and our Volunteer Coordinator, as well having a front-row seat to the action.

We’ll also provide free parking (although we encourage finding environmentally friendly ways to travel to our events when possible!). You’ll automatically become a part of the Extra Milers community gaining access to exclusive competitions, giveaways and a whole host of new friends and contacts.  

Fancy a something from our merchandise store? Volunteers can claim an exclusive 10% discount on any purchase of event and Run 4 Wales apparel from Scimitar Sports. You’ll get your discount code in your event thank you email after volunteering. You can browse the range here.

We’re also proud to be a part of Tempo Time Credits. We invite all of our volunteers to sign up with Tempo, which means that every time you volunteer at one of our events, we’ll issue Tempo Time Credits that you can use to buy activities, services and products from a range of recognised partners.

Want to know how to become an Extra Miler? Get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator, Tor, on volunteers@run4wales.org or sign up now.

Volunteer Roles

Individual volunteers and group volunteers welcome! Can your group stage a ‘water station takeover’? Email us to find out more. 

Detailed role profiles can be viewed here.

Water Station   

There are 6 water stations to choose from (Nash Road, North Row, Magor, Redwick, Goldcliff and Stephenson Street). Help to keep the runners hydrated by volunteering at one of the water stations. Depending on the location we need volunteers here between 8.30am and 3.30pm.  If you’d like to volunteer for a shorter day, just send us an email. 

Bag Drop Area  

A great chance to chat to the runners before and after the race by working in the Bag Drop Area, where runners from both the 10K and the marathon can safely stow a bag during the race. We need volunteers here from 8.30am until around 4.00pm.  If you’d like to volunteer for a shorter day, just send us an email. The busiest time is for runners bag drop-off (pre-race) and this is when we need the most volunteers! 

Start and Finish Line  

Help direct runners to the correct starting area, then congratulate them after the race and hand out medals, t-shirts, fruit and water. The start and finish line is on Usk Way. We need volunteers here from 7.15am until around 3pm. If you’d like to volunteer for a shorter day, just send us an email. 

Course Marshals  

Support and direct runners and spectators as they navigate the junctions, hazards and speed bumps around the course. This is best suited to those with marshalling experience, although this is not essential. We need volunteers from 8.30am until around 2pm, depending on the location assigned.   

Volunteer Photographer 

Capture shots of the volunteers setting up, carrying out their roles and fun group photos. You’ll need your own camera equipment and some photographic experience. You can choose to be based at the start-finish line or at the midway water station.  We need volunteers from 7.30am until around 1pm. 

More Details

We welcome volunteers aged 14 and over to volunteer at the Water Station or the Bag Drop area. Our apologies but our volunteering roles are not suitable for those under 14. We ask that 14–17 year-olds are accompanied by an adult over 18 and gain parental consent before attending.

Volunteering is a great way to experience the electric atmosphere of race day, have fun and make friends. You can learn new skills to enhance your CV or help with university and college applications or you can use your current skills to help others.

If you’re a local community or youth group that might be interested in getting involved across our events, we’d love to hear from you! Get in touch to find out more about our Volunteering Partnership offer.

Are you a business organisation looking for opportunities for employer supported volunteering (ESV) or corporate volunteering? Bringing a team to help out at our events is a great way to enhance your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitments and offers the opportunity for your workers to enjoy a day out of the office whilst getting involved with their local community.

Interested in volunteering as a group or are you an employer wanting to know more about Corporate Volunteering? Email us to find out more.

Still have some questions before you commit? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator Tor: volunteers@run4wales.org / 02921 660 790