Frequently Asked Questions


The Wales Marathon - FAQ's

Please note - photographic identification will be required at registration. Athletes without this may not be registered by the start time of the event.


Q: I know this might sound really silly, but how far is The Wales Marathon?
A: The Wales Marathon is 26.2 miles and The Wales Half Marathon is 13.1 miles. If you'd like to view the route, please click here.
Q: Do I have to be a member of a club to enter?
A: No - both The Wales Marathon and The Wales Half Marathon are open to all club and non-club runners. However, if you are affiliated to a club, you will get a small discount.
Q: Will there be timing chips?
A: Yes - it needs to be worn on your left ankle and will be issued at Registration.
Q: How many people are you expecting to run the marathon?
A: Last year's event saw over 1500 athletes running either The Wales Marathon or The Wales Half Marathon - we are anticipating a large number to attend over the weekend, including both athletes and spectators.
Q: When is the closing date for Registration?
A: The closing date will be as close as possible to the event, in order to make final event arrangements. This date will be published closer to the time, but as a rough guide, last year it was 2 weeks before the event.
Q: Will there be drink stations on the route?
A: Yes - they will be every 3 miles and they will alternate between a drink and feed station. However, if you would like to carry any energy gels to keep you going, please feel free to do so.
Q: Is there a minimum age for runners?
A: Yes - the minimum age is 18 years for The Wales Marathon and 17 years for The Wales Half Marathon.
Q: Is the run mainly on roads or is it multi-terrain?
A: The route is on fully-closed roads, with some spectacular Pembrokeshire scenery. If you'd like to view the route, please click here.
Q: Is the marathon extremely competitive or can people of all abilities take part?
A: We have runners of varying ability and experience taking part - for some it is their first marathon, while we also have elite runners.