Date: 27th January 2019 (Sunday), 11:30am
Distance & Location: 8 miles, Lliswerry
Entry Fee: Sold Out (but keep an eye out for transfer possibilities)
Description: The flattest race on the planet! A fast race along the country lanes of Lliswerry in Newport. The route is one miles out, a six mile loop, and one mile back. There are only four junctions and the whole course is manned by marshals.
Date: **NEW DATE due to postponement** 7th April 2019 (Sunday), 10am
Distance & Location: 10 miles, start/finish Caerphilly
Entry Fee: Sold out first time, but keep an eye out for transfers possibilities
Description: A rather challenging 10 mile race that covers both tarmac and trail paths. The race, named the ‘Reverse’ as the mile markers count down backwards, is undulating with a fairly tough hill at around five miles.
Date: 24th March 2019 (Sunday), 8.45am
Distance & Location: 13.1 miles, Taff Trail out and back from Cardiff City centre
Entry Fee: Affiliated £10, Unaffiliated £12
Description: This was a pilot event in 2018 and goes ‘live’ in 2019. The course will use Pontcanna Fields and Bute Park before heading north along the Taff Trail to Tongwynlais, where you will turn and head for home. The course will run on tarmac paths except for one short stretch of compacted path.
Date: 31st March 2019 (Sunday), time tbc
Distance & Location: 10 km, Cardiff Bay
Entry Fee: Affiliated £23, Unaffiliated £25 (early bird and multi entry discounts available)
Description: Set in the heart of Cardiff’s historic Bay, the Cardiff Bay Run is a flat, fast and friendly event for all ages and abilities. The popular spring-time race, which attracts some of the UK’s top athletes, boasts a stunning 10km course around Cardiff Bay. In 2019, the race will incorporate the Welsh 10 Kilometre Championships. The route takes in all of Cardiff Bay’s most iconic landmarks, starting and finishing in Roald Dahl Plass and passing the Wales Millennium Centre, Mermaid Quay, the Pierhead Building, Senedd, Porth Teigr and the Cardiff Bay Barrage.
Date: 5th May 2019 (Sunday), 7pm
Distance & Location: 5 km, Whitchurch, Cardiff
Entry Fee: Affiliated £15, Unaffiliated £17 (early bird discounts available)
Description: This is the 4th annual running of the Cardiff 5K in Whitchurch Village, a leafy suburb of Cardiff, on the evening of Sunday 5th May 2019. The 2019 race will incorporate the Welsh 5km Road Running Championships, which will be timed and official results will be posted.
Date: 11th June 2019 (Tuesday), 7.30pm
Distance & Location: 4 miles, Rose Inn, Redwick
Entry Fee: Affiliated £6, unaffiliated £8
Description: Based at the Redwick Village Hall, near the Rose Inn pub, Redwick, this is a fast, flat 4 mile road race series, which takes place on Tuesday summer evenings (May, June, July and August).
Date: 23rd June 2019 (Sunday), 9am
Distance & Location: 13.1 miles, Swansea
Entry Fee: Affiliated £38, Unaffiliated £40 (ouch!)
Description: The JCP Swansea Half Marathon offers runners the chance for a perfect PB on the flat, fast, scenic 13.1 route. Starting outside the iconic Brangwyn Hall before hitting the beautiful vista of Swansea Bay and enjoying some of the most breathtaking views of any half marathon.
Date: 7th July 2019 (Sunday), 10am
Distance & Location: 10 km, Porthcawl
Entry Fee: Affiliated £20, Unaffiliated £22
Description: The Porthcawl 10K is an exciting addition to the town known for its surf, sports and coastal walks. A summertime hotspot for both locals and visitors – Porthcawl is renowned for shining under the sun. The all-new race will take place on closed-roads, taking in a number of landmarks and stunning seaside spots including Rest Bay, Trecco Bay, Coney Bay, the picturesque town centre, historic Grand Pavillion and the iconic Porthcawl Lighthouse.
Date: 24th July 2019 (Wednesday), 7:30pm
Distance & Location: 5 km, race HQ is the Blackweir Tavern, Cardiff
Entry Fee: £6, £8 unaffiliated
Description: Final race in the SSAFA series…super fast, flat course, nice social venue for afterwards!
Date: 4th August 2019 (Sunday), start time tbc
Distance & Location: 10 km, Barry Island
Entry Fee: Affiliated £23, Unaffiliated £25
Description: Sun, sea, and sand provide the backdrop to the Barry Island 10K – which brings a summertime festival of running to the popular seaside resort with a 10K race and family fun run. A firm favourite with runners – renowned for it’s varied and scenic route, unbeatable crowd support and feel-good atmosphere. The 10K race takes place on fully closed roads with a challenging yet rewarding route showcasing all of the town’s most scenic seaside spots and recognisable landmarks – including Whitmore Bay, the Knap, Romilly Park and Watch House Bay.
Date: 25th August 2019 (Sunday), time 10am
Distance & Location: 1 mile in a straight line along Bute Street, Cardiff
Entry Fee: TBC
Website: Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pg/butetownmile/about/?ref=page_internal
Date: 6th October 2019 (Sunday), 10am
Distance & Location: 13.1 miles, Cardiff Bay loop
Entry Fee: TBC
Description: Run 4 Wales Chief Executive Matt Newman said: “The 2018 Cardiff Half Marathon sold out by April, but next year’s event is already ahead of the curve. We’re delighted to have already sold over 7,000 entries in under 24 hours. The race looks set to sell-out in record time this year so we urge all runners, from those chasing personal bests to the thousands raising vital funds for charity, to waste no time in signing up for what promises to be an unforgettable event.” Entries will once again be capped at 25,000. The flat, fast route, which takes in the capital’s most iconic landmarks with beautiful scenery and historic buildings, is set to remain unchanged for 2019.
Date: 15th June 2019 (Saturday) 5pm
Distance & Location: 7.2 miles, Merthyr Mawr
Entry Fee: Affiliated £17, Unaffiliated £19
Description: Starting and finishing in the private Merthyr Mawr estate this 7.2 mile race has a spectacular route involving the Big Dipper sand dune, Ogmore Castle and a river crossing.
Date: 14th July 2019 (Sunday), from 10am
Distance & Location: 10 km
Entry Fee: TBA (Entries open 1st April 2019)
Description: The course is approximately 6 miles with the first 3 miles uphill until the water station at halfway, then it’s downhill to the finish, which includes one steep downhill rocky descent.
Date: 24th August 2019 (Saturday)
Distance & Location: 10 km, Llantwit Major
Entry Fee: TBC
Website (2018): https://www.llantwitmajor10k.co.uk
Description: Starting near the centre of the historic town of Llantwit Major the route includes a very fast downhill start which takes competitors off tarmac within 1500 meters when they leave the road and enter the nature reserve. The course remains off road for the majority of the distance, through ancient woodland, public footpaths and farm lanes, taking in the Glamorgan Heritage Coast from Castle Ditches to Summerhouse Point with stunning cliff top views across the Bristol Channel to Somerset, Devon, and inland across the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan.
Date: 7th September 2019 (Saturday)
Distance & Location: 16 miles
Entry Fee: TBC
Website: Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/romanrunmerthyr/
Description: 16 mile run trail and road from Brecon to Merthyr over the Roman Road. Climbing from 500ft. to 1,600ft. above sea level near Cribin in the Brecon Beacons before returning to tarmacked roads at the Neuadd Reservoir.
Date: 10th November 2019 (Sunday) 11am
Distance & Location: 9 miles
Entry Fee: £18 (Entries open 1st March 2019)
Description: A 9 mile ‘out and back’ trail race located in the beautiful heart of the Black Mountains starting and finishing in the pretty borders town of Crickhowell.
Date: 17th November 2019 (Sunday) 11am
Distance & Location: 10 miles
Description: It’s 10 MILES, very much multi-terrain, including a long stretch along the beach. It’s been on the Champ’s schedule on previous years – lots of Members have done it and enjoyed it.
Date: 15th December 2019 (Sunday), 9am
Distance & Location: 10 km, Cottrell Park, St Nicholas, Cardiff
Entry Fee: TBC
Description: The Cottrell Park Christmas Cracker offers runners the chance to race around the picturesque Cottrell Park Golf Resort. Scenic and mostly on grass and trail (underfoot the course is 60% grass, 30% trail and 10% tarmac). A very well organised race with great goody bag and raffle afterwards.