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26.2 Reasons To Run A Marathon

If you ever questioned whether or not you could complete a marathon, we’ve got all the answers – and it’s good news. The ABP Newport Wales Marathon is our longest race event, boasting a uniquely flat and fast course, and we’ve outlined all 26.2 reasons why it could be your race!

1 – Because it’s a marathon. A once in a lifetime experience!

2 – Time is on your side, training can start sooner rather than later.

3 – Over 70% of marathon runners at the ABP Newport Wales Marathon have ran a PB.

4 – It’s the pinnacle of road running.

5 – And you’ll be inspiring everyone around you.

6 – Or possibly even fundraising for charity!

7 – The hours of training are character building.

8 – And you’ll be fitter than ever before.

9 – It’s likely you’ll pick up the running bug.

10 – And want to do it over and over.

11 – You could become part of the growing ABP Newport Wales Marathon community.

12 – And join our Strava club to share training runs and stories.

13 – Of course, you’ll meet new people along the way too.

14 – You’ll have the bragging rights over your friends for a long time.

15 – But more importantly, you can achieve a long-term goal with a marathon.

16 – Newport is a flat route and a fresh experience for people looking for a London alternative.

17 – And you’ll journey around some of Newport’s most iconic landmarks.

18 – Including one of only three working Transporters Bridges.

19 – The crowds in Magor will leave you with lasting memories.

20 – And you’ll see the lesser-known medieval villages and coastal wildlife surrounding the city.

21 – You’ll get a unique finishers t-shirt to wear with pride.

22 – And a medal to show off in the office the next day!

23 – You can tick off your New Year’s Resolution once you cross the finish line.

24 – And the experience will change you for the better.

25 – You might even want to do it again!

26 – But it’s a day you’ll never, ever forget.

26.2 – Register early to secure a Launch or Early Bird entry and save money!

The ABP Newport Wales Marathon boasts one of the UK’s flattest marathon courses, making it perfect for first time marathon runners or those hunting a personal best.