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Newport Half Marathon New Date Announced

New Date after Storm emma Forces Cancellation

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THE organisers have rescheduled the date of the Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon

The New date for the half marathon will start at 9am on Sunday, March 18.

The cities 13.1 mile race through the city was originally due to take place on March 4, but was postponed due to the snow after Storm Emma Hit.

Tweeting earlier today they said

We were all really disappointed to have to change the date due to the weather but it’s great to know you’ve got our backs at difficult times. We just had a really lovely email from a participant about the new date: “That’s great, thanks so much for rearranging so quickly! And for taking the time to reply. You must be so busy. I will be there. Looking forward to it.” Thanks Sophie! You’re a star. #charity #supportinghospicecare #bemoresophie “

The Organisers chief executive, Emma Saysell posted “The half marathon is our biggest fundraising event and we were devastated when we had to cancel.

“It was the right decision, the safety of the public and volunteers is paramount.”

“The funds are so vital to us so people to us so we hope people will be able to take part on the new date.

“We have reopened registration for the half marathon and people can come register online or call into us at Blackett Avenue in Newport.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Newport City Council have been so supportive and helpful and we want to thank them for their support.”

“We are really keen that everyone knows the new date , We want people to also know about the road closures and hope we can get the message out there by word of mouth.”

“We are desperate for volunteers to help us on the day. Some people who volunteered can’t make the new date so if anyone can help we would be very grateful.”

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