Friars Walk Family Fun Run

University City Campus, Usk Way, Newport
Event Type

For Tickets or more information, please contact:
Christine Vorres

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Now all the family can be involved in the Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon Event by taking part in our Friars Walk Family Fun Run at 2pm on Saturday 5th March.

Perfectly suited to all ages and abilities, the 2 km route uses the wonderful riverfront pathways in the City Centre. The start and finish is close to the University of South Wales City Campus, near the  city footbridge.

Pushchairs welcome.

The entry fee for the event is £5 per person, and thanks to our sponsors Friars Walk, all proceeds will be used to provide vital hospice services in our community.
It’s not a timed event, and we don’t mind if you have a little walk if you need to along the way. Why not come along in Fancy Dress? A Daffodil or two would look great as it’s so close to St David’s Day.


On completion of your run, each participant will receive a commemorative medal to treasure.

Whilst not compulsory, we ask that you kindly endeavour to use your participation to raise sponsorship to support hospice care. Every penny really does mean so much to those facing life limiting illnesses in our community.

Girls with medals

Event also supported by the University of South Wales


  1. What time and where does the run start?
    2pm near the entrance to the University Campus
  2. What is the Age Limit?
    There is no set age limit for the Family Fun Run. However, any runners aged 8 or under must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the race.
    Event organisers have the right to prevent any unaccompanied runners (who are under the required age) from running.
  3. Are pushchairs allowed on the course?
    Yes, for this particular race pushchairs are allowed.
  4. Are there more details about the Fun Run route?
    The route starts and finishes near the University building on the Riverfront in the City Centre. The route equates roughly to a distance of 2km, but is not a certified measured course.
  5. Are runners allowed to wear fancy dress?
    Fancy dress is very much welcomed. However, it is important that costumes are in no way offensive.
  6. Will a race pack be posted to me?
    Yes, we want to keep close face to face as limited as we can, so all entries received before 1st March will be posted. Only those received after this date will have to be collected on the day from the University Campus building from 12.30pm. More information will be emailed to all pre-registered entries at the end of February.
  7. How fit do you have to be to complete the course?
    The Friars Walk Family Fun Run welcomes participants of all fitness levels.  In previous years some participants have preferred to walk the whole course, particularly if they are accompanied by children. The Fun Run is a celebration of sport – and it is hoped participants will use the opportunity to raise funds to support the work of St David’s Hospice Care.

Our sincere thanks to the wonderful continued support from Friars Walk and the University of Wales – without whom the event would not be possible. THANK YOU

Friars Walk Logo University of South Wales

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