Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about The Wales Marathon? No problem – simply look through our frequently asked questions below, and hopefully you’ll find the info you need.
How can I register for the event?
Simply go to the registration page by clicking here entering online via Active. We do not accept paper entries.
Are there any age restrictions?
Yes - you must be 18+ years to compete in the full marathon, 16+ years for the half marathon, 14+ years for the 10k and 11+ years for the 5K.
Can someone else register me?
No, you MUST register yourself and you must have photographic ID. For registration opening times, please go to https://www.thewalesmarathon.com/athletes/event-info/
When is the closing date for Registration?
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 4 weeks prior to the event.
How do I know if my entry has been successful?
You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of entering. If you don't receive a confirmation email, please firstly check your junk mail folder. If you have any concerns regarding your entry please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will there be timing chips?
Yes - Timing chips are located on your bib and must be pinned to the front of your chest. These must be collected at the time of registration upon showing photo ID.
Do I have to be a member of a club to enter?
No - The Wales Marathon is open to all club and non-club runners.
Can I Transfer, Defer or Refund My Entry?
Please see http://www.activitywalesevents.com/transfers-refunds-and-deferrals/ for all answers regarding transfer, deferrals and refunds.
Are there official photographers?
Yes, Finisherpix are the official photographers at this event. you can pre-order photos when you register, or purchase photos after the event from Finisherpix.
What time does registration open?
Registration takes place in Tenby Leisure Centre. Please refer to https://www.thewalesmarathon.com/athletes/event-info/ for opening times.
Can I wear headphones?
No, we discourage anyone wearing headphones during the race.
What should I wear?
Your event number MUST be worn on the FRONT. Your torso MUST be covered at all times. We highly recommend wearing proper running shoes that have been correctly fitted to avoid discomfort during the run. We also recommend not wearing brand new trainers on race day as shoes should be worn in for maximum comfort. running socks will reduce rubbing and aid both shock absorption and circulation, they are fast drying and odour repellent. We recommend merino wool or polyamide socks.
Is the run mainly on roads or is it multi-terrain?
The route is on fully-closed roads, with some spectacular Pembrokeshire scenery. If you'd like to view the route, please click here.
Will there be drink stations on the route?
Yes, they will be every 3 miles, alternating between drink and feed stations. However, if you would like to carry any energy gels to keep you going, please feel free to do so.
Is there a cut off time?
Yes, there is an overall cut-off time of 4pm.
Is the marathon extremely competitive or can any ability take part?
We have runners of varying ability and experience taking part, for some it's their first marathon, while others are elite athletes. All we ask, is that competitors are confident finishing before the cut off time.