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ABP Newport Wales Marathon, 10K & Family Run

Sun 5th May 2019
Newport, UK

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  • Finisher’s medal
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • Closed roads
  • Road
  • Flat

From the organizer

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The ABP Newport Wales Marathon is a national marathon for Wales, boasting a fast, scenic route arguably one of the UKs flattest marathons with over 70% of participants claiming a PB in 2019.

Starting and finishing on Newports vibrant riverfront, the route offers iconic landmarks, coastal wildlife, picturesque medieval villages and a high-profile opportunity for locals and visitors alike to experience the recently regenerated city-centre.

The much-anticipated race has finally satisfied the demand for a premier marathon distance mass-participation event in Wales, made possible by the support of Associated British Ports, Newport City Council and the Welsh Government. Nearly 10,000 runners signed up to take on Marathon, 10K and Family Mile in 2019.x

The flat, fast supporting 10K race, which attracts some of the UKs top athletes, gives runners of all abilities the opportunity to get involved in one of Wales biggest weekends of mass participation, without committing to the challenging 26.2-mile distance.

Distances in this event

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    9:00am Sun 5th May 2019
    £50–£52
    Event passed
  2. 10k

    Run 10km
    Sun 5th May 2019
    £23–£25
    Event passed
  3. Family Run

    Run 1mi
    Sun 5th May 2019

Route info

Course Maps
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What’s Included
Technical running t-shirt and commemorative medal. There will be separate t-shirts and medals for both the marathon and 10K, including a goody bag for all finishers.
Course Details

10K Route

The route for the ABP Newport Wales 10K is devised by double Olympic marathon runner Steve Brace.

It starts and finishes on Newport’s vibrant riverfront, with a flat and fast course passing some of Newport’s most iconic landmarks and the recently revamped city-centre.

It adds an exciting extra dimension to the ABP Newport Wales Marathon, giving runners of all abilities the chance to be a part of one of Wales’ largest weekends of running – without having to complete the challenging marathon distance.

Marathon Route

The route for the ABP Newport Wales Marathon is devised by double Olympic marathon runner Steve Brace.
It starts and finishes on Newport’s vibrant riverfront and boasts being one of the flattest marathon routes in the UK.
The 26.2 mile route offers iconic landmarks, coastal wildlife, picturesque medieval villages and a high profile opportunity for locals and visitors alike to experience the recently revamped city-centre.
The single loop route takes runners past the University of South Wales and the bustling Friars Walk shopping centre before heading over the SDR Bridge, through the east of the city and into its rural areas, then on towards the village of Magor in Monmouthshire. Here, runners can expect a carnival atmosphere around the main village square.

Supporters will have the perfect opportunity to catch a glimpse of their loved ones and elite runners in the medieval town of Redwick, before runners head back towards the revamped city centre.

Before a sprint finish along the River Usk, runners will get the chance to take in the coastal wildlife on show at the Gwent Levels and Newport Wetlands – one of the UK’s most popular bird watching sites.

Raceday Logistics

1-2 weeks before the event, runners will receive a race pack including a running number and race day guide.

This will be packed full of information, so whether you are taking on the 10K or gearing up for the full 26.2 mile marathon on Sunday 29th April – please read everything carefully so you are ready to run. If you have not received your pack by Thursday 26th April, please click here to let us know so we can arrange a replacement running number to pick up on the day.

Volunteers
How can I help with the event if I’m not running?
Thank you for your interest. The race relies on volunteers acting as stewards and giving out drinks and medals every year. If you’re not running it’s a great way to ensure the event is a success and helps raise lots of money for charities to continue doing their vital work. If you’re a student it’s also great experience to put on your CV and a fun thing to do with friends. To find out more please email [email protected]
FAQs
How old must I be to enter the marathon?
Marathon entrants must be 18 years or older on the day of the race.

How old must I be to enter the 10K?
10K entrants must be 15 years or older on the day of the race.

How much does it cost to register for the marathon?
The cost for runners that are not affiliated with a running club is £52. The cost for runners who are affiliated with a running club is £50. Welsh Athletics registered athletes can enter for £42.

How much does it cost to register for the 10K?
General entry for the 10K are £25 or £23 for affiliated athletes. Entry will be £20 with a Season Ticket Entry into all four Run 4 Wales 10K races, £21 for the Three Event Pass and £22 for the Two Event Pass.

When do entries close?
Entries for the ABP Newport Wales Marathon and 10K will close on 15th April (to be confirmed), or when they sell out. Whichever comes first.

I have entered the race, how do I know my entry has been received?
If you entered online you will receive a confirmation email shortly afterwards. If this did not happen please contact us.

When will my race pack arrive?
Race packs are sent out 1-2 weeks prior to the event. If you have not received your race pack for the marathon or 10K a few days before the event, please send an email to [email protected] or call our office on 029 2166 0790.

When will I receive my race t-shirt?
Finishers’ t-shirts will be given out on completion of the race. A medal will also be given out separately.

How slowly can I complete the race? Can I walk part of the race?
As detailed in the terms and conditions of entry, the ABP Newport Marathon is a running race in which participants should make best efforts to complete the course within a 6 hour 30 minute cut-off point. In order to safely get the city moving again and protect all participants, after this time all roads will be reopened and throughout the race a sweep bus will collect those at the back of the race unable to keep up with the allotted 15 minute a mile pace. We encourage everyone to run as much as possible in order to avoid the cut-off time. The cut-off time for the 10K is 2 hours.

Where is the race start, finish and race village?
Both marathon and 10K races start on Usk Way in Newport City Centre, by the riverfront. The marathon starts at 9am and the 10K at 9.45am.

I don’t live in Newport and don’t know the route, will I be able to get lost?
No. The course will be marshalled throughout.

What happens if I cannot finish the race?
We will have medical points along the route. If you are just too tired we will have vehicles to get you back to the start/finish area.

Can I take part in the race with a pushchair, dog, skateboard, wheeled device, nordic sticks, or bulky fancy dress?
No participant may bring dogs, baby joggers, baby strollers, skateboards, Nordic sticks, rollerblades, hand cycles, Kangoo Jumps, stilts, crutches, unauthorised bicycles or any other wheeled device on the course, except for hand propelled wheelchairs in the mass race (within a designated pen assigned by the organiser). Any bulky items or fancy dress which you wish to carry with you as part of a challenge must be cleared with the race director if it is likely to impact on your ability to complete the course within 6 hours 30 minutes or impede other participants.

Can I run in fancy dress?
Yes, we like to encourage lots of fancy dress participants – they help make the race really fun for spectators, families and runners. Please let us know if your costume is bulky a cleared with the race director if it is likely to impact on your ability to complete the course within 6 hours 30 minutes or impede other participants.

Can I wear headphones?
Avoid using headphones whilst running to limit the risk of injury to yourself and other participants. The Organiser will not be held responsible for incidents caused as a result of the use of headphones which inhibit the communication of important warnings or information from emergency services or course marshals.

Will there be anywhere to store my bag during the race?
Yes, each runner will be able to store one bag. The exact location of the bag storage facilities will be shared with you prior to the event, with instructions included in your posted race pack.

Is the course suitable for a wheelchair?
We welcome self-propelled wheelchair competitors.

Will there be pacers in the marathon?
Yes. There will be 3:00 (6:52-minute miles), 3:15 (7:26-minute miles), 3:30 (8-minute miles), 3:45 (8:35-minute miles), 4:00 (9:09-minute miles), 4:15 (9:43-minute miles) and 4:30 hour (10:18-minute miles) pacers.

Will there be pacers in the 10K?
Yes. There will be 45, 60 and 75 minute pacers.


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Reviews (5)

4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Marathon in 2019

    Course couldn't be much flatter. It's all nice country roads which just means there's pockets of support (I gave atmosphere 3/5 for this reason but not necessarily a negative if don't like/need huge crowds of big cities). Due to size it's very relaxed and no stress for bag drops, toilets etc. Well organised with chipped numbers, clear race instructions, app tracker etc. I like these smaller races and would happily run again.
  • Did the Marathon in 2019

    Great marathon, very well organised, route is nice around river beds, very flat and ideal for a PB.Some stretches are a bit boring, but overall experience was very good.Lot of water stations, lucozade drinks and pacers made the whole experience a really enjoyable one.
  • Did the 10k in 2019

    Excellent route if you want a crack at a PB, really flat with open roads, just one or two bottlenecks at turns
  • Did the Marathon in 2019

    Flat, fast and very well organised. The park & ride for competitors was excellent. There is great support in the city and in the village of Magor.
  • Did the Marathon in 2019

    Everything felt really well organised, loads of portaloos and fast moving bag drop. The course is great, and almost completely flat. Im disappointed that Im busy for next years race but I hope to go back for 2021.

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