New Marathon for Wales Announced

After years of speculation, it has been announced there will be a new marathon on the calendar in Wales. In 2016, it was announced that Cardiff would host a marathon in 2017 only to be cancelled a few weeks later because a route could not be agreed with all stakeholders.

However, a new marathon for South Wales will take place in 2018, not in Cardiff, but in neighbouring city Newport.  The marathon will take place in Newport on April 29, 2018, providing the perfect opportunity for runners who have missed out on London Marathon places.

The route, drawn up by double Olympic marathon runner Steve Brace, will start and finish in the Newport Business Improvement District and port operator Associated British Ports has come on board to sponsor the event. The Wales Government and Newport City Council are backing the project as strategic partners.

Entries will once again be capped at 25,000 to maximise the experience for runners and spectators alike, which if it sells out will result in the UK’s second largest half marathon.
The first 3,000 runners to sign up can take advantage of a discounted early bird entry offer, but these spaces are likely to sell out fast.

Early Bird Entry £45
General Entry £49
Affiliated Entry £47
Welsh Athletics Entry £39

Details of how to register can be found on at


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