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Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon

Run 21.1km
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Join us on the first Sunday of March for a half marathon in support of St. David's Hospice Care.

Review summary

3 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


roxanna o
"This was my first half marathon race and it was kinda odd course running..."


Jamie G
"I really enjoyed the event and it was a nice course until the final 2.5 miles...."


David C
"Organisation was excell - easy to get to, plenty of parking, start/finish/route..."
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How to enter the Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 21.1km
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Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon route

Starting in the centre of the City of Newport and finishing on the Riverfront, the race follows a scenic route showcasing some of the iconic landmarks of the City and Caerleon village. We are confident that you will enjoy the experience.

Route Starting towards the lower end of Commercial Street, the route heads off straight towards the Southern Distributor Road - The A48 >Left - Usk Way >Right - Clarence Place >Left - Caerleon Road >Left - Bank Street >Right - Stockton Road >Right - Stockton Close >Left - Cumberland Road >Right - Hasbro Avenue >Left - Caerleon Road >Left - Cycle path through Caerleon >Left - Pillmawr Road >Left onto Cycle Path >Right off Albany Street towards Heidenheim Drive >Left along Heidenheim Drive to City Centre >Left over Pedestrian Bridge >Right along River Path >Right over SDR Bridge >Right into East Dock Road >Left onto River Path to finish.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • quality event t-shirt
  • legendary bespoke event medal
  • chip timing
  • category prizes
  • water stations every 3 miles along the route
  • access to the event facilities, including toilets
Raceday Logistics

The start of the Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon is in the heart of the city centre on Commercial Street. It’s a five minute walk from Newport Railway Station and just minutes from a number of car parks.

The race will start at 9:00 am

If you are looking to drop your bag off before the race, you can do so at the Baggage Drop and Event Control which is based at the Newport Leisure Centre, 1 Kingsway, Newport NP20 1UH. Your baggage label will be attached to your race number.

Race Timing & Bibs
Your timing chip will be attached to the back of your runner number. Please ensure your runner number is safely and clearly pinned to the FRONT of your vest , t-shirt or jacket. Do not put any pins through the chip timer.


All runners must wear their number, failure to wear your runner number across the starting mat will mean your time will not be recorded. Should you lose or misplace your bib there will be a limited number available at the information point near the baggage drop in the Newport Centre from 8am until 8.45am. Please be aware that there is a charge of £10.00 for replacement packs/timing chips so please do not lose or forget to bring yours.


You don’t need to run to be part of the Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon! We welcome volunteers to help with the event and promotional tasks leading up to the Half Marathon. Volunteer, have fun, make friends and experience the electric atmosphere of race day.

Become part of a team of amazing volunteers who will be ‘Making the Difference’ to ensure that runners and spectators alike have a great experience.

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Buggies-Dogs-Nordic Sticks etc…

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 wheelchairs as agreed in advance with the Race Director. 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 4 hours 30 minutes or impede other participants

Baggage Area

The baggage storage facility at Newport Leisure Centre will be open at 7.30am. Please refer to the race start map for the exact location. All runners are allowed to deposit one bag which must display your baggage label which is a tear-off strip on the bottom of your race number. Please attach the label before your arrival. Bags can be collected after the race upon receipt of your runner number. Only runners and staff will have access to this area. Items not collected after baggage closure will be held at the Event Information desk at Event control. The following day they will be taken to the Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon office. Please contact the events team to arrange collection at [email protected] or on 01633 851051. It is strongly advised that you leave valuables at home. Race organisers cannot be held responsible if items go missing or are damaged. We will do our utmost to safeguard your baggage, but the area is not secured.

Showers/Changing Facilities

There are changing rooms and showers at Newport Leisure Centre for a small charge. Please pay at receptio

Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon weather forecast

Rain until afternoon, starting again overnight.

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Icon80% chance of rain
IconModerate breeze possible, up to 17mph

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Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon reviews (3)

3.7 out of 5 stars

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

    This was my first half marathon race and it was kinda odd course running through people's streets rather than main roads. Nice support on route Slippy on bridges in nature reserve due to weather no warnings Good support from marshals however very mentally draining passing the finish at mile 11 hearing accouncements etc knowing you still had 2 miles to run That really throw me off Plus very unorganized at the finish- bottle necked queuing for blankets, t shirts/medals.Disappointing goody bag and no fruit left- day old newspaper, a few leaflets and a wagon wheel when we finished (Just over 2hrs) Fab medal and S t shirt were appreciated though Then the results weren't out for over 24hrs after race finished - poor communication Only a few messages from organisers People wearing last year's bibs should of been disqualified as it made everyone else wait for the results. Unsure I would run this event again
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    I really enjoyed the event and it was a nice course until the final 2.5 miles. The final loop by the finish felt a little demoralising, running past the finish with 2miles to go is not a great feeling.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Organisation was excell - easy to get to, plenty of parking, start/finish/route well marshalled. Course - had a bit of everything. Closed roads, footpaths, hills (straight up and down), bridges to cross and barriers to navigate. Not really a Pb course but lots of variety. Atmosphere - was okay. There wasn't loads of support on the course but the marshals were very encouraging and there was just enough spectators to keep you going. Having done hilly and flat fast half marathons, this is one I will definitely do again
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