The ABP Newport Wales Marathon will return for 2019 on Sunday 5 May, after nearly 10,000 runners made the inaugural outing a resounding success earlier this year.
Runners who have just completed the 2018 Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon are in an ideal position to step up and put their half-marathon fitness to good use by signing up to take on the 26.2-mile distance in Newport in seven months’ time.
The race boasts one of the UK’s flattest marathon courses, perfect for those looking to take on the distance for the first time or those chasing a target time or good for age qualification. 72% of finishers ran a PB in 2018!
The route of Wales’ only big city marathon (which is the nation’s second largest road race behind the popular Cardiff Half Marathon) was devised by double Olympic marathon runner Steve Brace. Starting and finishing on Newport’s vibrant riverfront; it offers coastal wildlife, picturesque medieval villages and a high-profile opportunity for visitors and locals alike to experience the regenerated city-centre.
Discounted early bird entries are now available for the marathon, but these are expected to sell out soon! Early bird entrants can sign up for just £48 (full price £52) and members of Welsh Athletics can enter for just £42.
Entries include a technical finishers tee, finishers goodies, premium finishers medal, fully closed roads, chip timing, pacers in every starting wave, use of a smartphone tracking app and access to free training advice and events.
You can sign up at newportwalesmarathon.co.uk.
A flat, fast supporting 10K race, which attracts some of the UK’s top athletes, gives runners of all abilities and supporting marathon spectators the opportunity to get involved without committing to the 26.2-mile distance.
The event is organised by Run 4 Wales, the events team behind events like the Cardiff Half Marathon, Cardiff Bay Run and VELOTHON Wales.