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2024 ABP Newport Marathon Festival

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This popular Newport race is a firm favourite on the Welsh running calendar, boasting one of the flattest marathon courses in Europe. The route takes you past iconic landmarks, like the City's Transporter Bridge and the scenic Gwent Levels. Come to claim a PB and epic finisher medal. Choose from the marathon, half marathon or 10KExternalLink.
Mae Marathon Casnewydd Cymru ABP yn ffefryn cadarn ar galendr rhedeg Cymru, gydag un o’r cyrsiau marathon mwyaf gwastad yn y DU. Mae’r llwybr yn dilyn tirnodau eiconig fel Pont Gludo’r ddinas ac mae yno olygfeydd godidog o Wastadeddau Gwent – gyda bywyd gwyllt y môr a phentrefi canoloesol hyfryd.
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Marathon, Half Marathon, Welsh Distance Double, and 3 more
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Sun, 28 Apr 2024
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Newport, United Kingdom
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ABP Newport Wales Marathon

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Where and when
Location
Usk Way, Newport NP20 2BP, UK
Start times
Sunday, 28 Apr 2024
Marathon: 9:00 amHalf Marathon: 9:00 amWelsh Distance Double: 9:00 amFuture Challengers: 12:00 pmToddler Dash: 12:15 pmMile: 12:45 pm
Event summary
Here are the distances available for 2024 ABP Newport Marathon Festival
Marathon
Distance
26.2mi
£39 - £58
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
£34 - £48
Welsh Distance Double
Distance
26.2mi
£78
Mile
Distance
1mi
£8
Route information
The popular race is a firm favourite on the Welsh running calendar, boasting one of the flattest marathon courses in Europe. Over 70% of all marathon finishers have claimed a PB. Both the marathon and half routes offer iconic landmarks, like the city’s Transporter Bridge and the stunning scenery of the Gwent Levels – with its coastal wildlife and picturesque medieval villages.
There a number of junior races taking place after the main marathon and half marathon events - 1 Mile Fun Run, Future Challengers and the 50m Toddler Dash. All juniors will receive a medal, accompanying adults will only receive a medal and chip timing if they choose the "Fun Run Adult" £8 ticket. If they do not wish to receive these, you can add an accompanying adult pass (£3) in the checkout process for the Child ticket.
What's included
  • Event pack including information booklet, running number and timing chip
  • Training advice and support
  • High-quality medal to commemorate your achievement
  • Optional technical finishers t-shirt or Climate Action Fund donationExternalLink
  • Access to the event facilities, including toilets
  • Water, sports drink and energy gels available along the route
  • A text post event with your race time (if you have supplied us with your mobile number)
  • Use of a live tracking app
  • Predicted finish time pacers in every start wave
Train
How to get there
Usk Way, Newport NP20 2BP, UK
Get full directionsExternalLink
Road Closures
There will be a number of road closures in place. Please use public transport where possible and check your race day pack for more information on road closures. You'll find travel adviceExternalLink on the event website.
Event day logistics
07:30 Baggage drop opens
09:00 Marathon & Half Marathon start
09:45 10K Start
Cut-off 6 hours from last starter (marathon) and 4.5 hours (half marathon)
12:00 Future Challengers junior race starts
12:15 Toddler Dash starts
12:45 Mile Fun Run starts
*Timings are subject to change for 2024
Age Requirements
All runners must be aged 18 or older (marathon) or ages 17 or older (half marathon) on the day of the event in order to take part.
Race Packs
Your race pack including a race day guide, running number and timing chip will be posted to you and will arrive within 7 days of the event.
Overseas entrants must collect their packs on the morning of the race from the Event Village.
Baggage
A baggage facility will be available before the race, open from 07:30am. It will be located in the Friars Walk Car Park on Usk Way. Runners can deposit one bag, which must display a baggage label (which is a tear-off strip on the bottom of your race number). Valuables are left at your own risk.
Pacers
Pacers will be running with sail flags in the marathon, 10K and half marathon. Look out for them in your stating pen, they are a friendly bunch and there to enhance your experience and help you achieve your goal finish time!
Aid Stations
There will be four aid stations along the route. Water (Brecon Carreg), energy gels (HIGH5) and energy drinks will be available.
ABP Newport 10K
The ABP Newport 10K takes places alongside the marathon & half marathon. It's ideal for those looking to run a shorter distance, or marathon/half marathon supporters who will have time to take on the 10K and return to cheer their loved ones onto the marathon & half marathon finish line. Click hereExternalLink for more information.
Welsh Distance Double
Take on the ultimate Welsh distance duo in 2024! A limited number of Welsh Distance Double tickets are available for those keen to run the Principality Cardiff Half Marathon (6 October) and ABP Newport Wales Marathon (28 April). Available on a first-come, first-serve basis - these are expected to sell out fast.
Entry into both races is only guaranteed once you have followed the instructions in your registration confirmation email and completed an additional registration for your second race, before the registration deadline for both events.
Crowds
Spectator Info
On race day, the streets of Newport will be awash with thousands of runners, taking part in Marathon, Half, 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 opportunitiesExternalLink to get involved.
FAQs
When will my race pack arrive?
It will arrive within 7 days of the event at the latest. If you are an Overseas Entrant, you will need to collect it from the Event Village on the morning of the race. If your race pack does not arrive in the post, email newportwales@run4wales.org on the Friday of race weekend and they will arrange a replacement pack for collection at the race.
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How will my start pen be allocated?
You will be allocated a pen, depending on your predicted finishing time that you will submit when entering the race. Pen number ranges will vary depending on total competitor entries so therefore pen colours can vary between years, even when the same estimated time is given at point of entry. It is unfortunately not possible to change your allocated start pen, so please take care when completing your entry form to ensure you receive an appropriate allocation. The number of runners in each starting pen is carefully calculated to ensure a safe number of participants are in each, so it will not be possible to move forward into an earlier starting pen. You can however move back if you wish.
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How old must I be to take part in the marathon?
All runners must be aged 18 or older on the day of the event.
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