3rd March 2024



Usk Way – Outside the entrance to the University of South Wales Newport Campus. NP20 2BP



Start on Usk Way near the University of South Wales (opposite Friars Walk) at 9am.

We then run south, over the SDR Bridge, turning left up Corporation Road. The route then takes you out to Caerleon before heading back along the boardwalk into the city centre. The last 3 miles are on the river paths and the SDR bridge.

Runners not reaching the 9 mile mark at Sainsbury’s before midday will be directed along a slightly different route, using pavements so that the roads may reopen for the lunch time traffic.


The Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon is a licensed event run under UKA terms and conditions. This includes the ban on in-ear headphones being worn.



The wearing of headphones, or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted in races on any single carriageway road that is not wholly closed to traffic.
Headphones that work by conducting sound through bones and do not sit in the ears are acceptable for the City of Newport Half Marathon.

Race Pack

If you entered prior to 19th February, your race pack will be sent out at the end of February 2024.  In the pack will be last minute information – (please read it all), and your number with your timing chip on the back.

Late entries after 9am 19th Feb will have to collect their numbers from registration in the University Campus Building between 7.30 – 8.45am

Access to registration is via the rear of the University Campus.

Transfer of Entries

Sometimes it happens – you cannot take part after all – therefore we are able to allow you to transfer your entry to someone else.

Simply log back into your Fullon Sport account using the email address and password that you used when you registered, select the Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon and amend your details to those of the person receiving your entry.  This must be done before 9am 19th February.  After this date the packs will be processed and sent out.

Please organise the transfer of fees as we are currently not able to do it for you.

Car Parking

The car parks remain open in the city centre, as will the bus station. Some access is via the south only – more information is on the route page.

The City of Newport has ample parking;

Friars Walk Car Park

Kingsway Car Park
Please note, only accessible from the south – heading north. Use the A48 or SDR roads.

NCP Car Park


There will be limited baggage facility so we are asking all runners to arrive ready to run.  For those who really need bag storage – for example those arriving via public transport, we offer limited storage within Race HQ in the University. Access is located at the rear of the University Campus building.  Any clothing discarded at the start will be donated to a local charity for Homeless people and those in need.

Water Stations and Toilets

3 miles – Newport Bridge

6 Miles – Caerleon Village

9 Miles – Sainsburys

12 Miles – Blaina Wharf