2014 Season 5K Tues 10th June ~ Children's Fun Runs Tues 20th May and Tues 17th June
Race Dates for 2014
5K Tues 10th June
Children's fun runs Tues 20th May and Tues 17th June
Both the 5K and the Children's fun runs have become very popular, so we are sticking with a similar format as last year with each having their own event day. This year we will be holding a single 5K race on the Tuesday 10th June
and the Children's fun runs on Tues 20th May and Tues 17th June. By separating the races, we have been able to ease parking and reduce queues at registration.
Click here for the scheduled start times for each year.
A single 5k race will be held at 7pm on Tues 10th June.
Entry form available here.
Register in advance for £7 (£5 for club members!).
NB. Please be aware that EVERYONE will be charged £8 on the night. Club member discount only applies to pre-entries.
Please remember this race is not for profit... your entry fee meant that last year we could donate £1200 to local primary schools as well as £500 to Welsh Athletics.
We also offer two club competitions. See below for details on how to win £100. (Last year's winners were Run4All & Swansea University)
This year there is a special prize for the first male and female Over 50s - a bottle of champagne!
Under 15 1 mile race will be held at 6:30pm on Tues 10th June.
Register on the night for £2 and receive a medal and a goody bag.
Children's fun runs for all primary school years will be held at 6pm on Tues 20th May and Tues 17th June.
Register on the night for £1.50 and receive a medal and a goody bag.
Whitford Multi Terrain - Wed May 21st at 7:30pm. Click here for their website.
So you want to enter the Swansea Bay 5K series...
Races are held each summer along the picturesque seafront walkway towards Mumbles. The 5K race will take place on Tuesday 10th June at 7pm. We also hold a 1 mile challenge for Under 15s that starts at 6:30pm just before the main race at 7pm.
The 5K attracts all sorts from first time racers to seasoned veterans. Everyone is made to feel welcome, so there is no excuse not to come and join us. If you're looking to get started then don't worry the course is flat and fast. Have a look at the basic training tips in our info section and don't forget to enjoy yourself. If you're a seasoned pro then you always have last year's time to beat (course record is by Simon Jones - 14min 40sec). If you beat the course record then you win £100!
Race winners will receive vouchers from Up and Running
Pre-register for the 5k by 1st June to save yourself some money. And don't forget to stick around post-race as you can exchange your 5K race number for a drink and snack courtesy of the Junction Cafe Bar.
There is the 1 Mile challenge for the under 15s. Entry is £2 and the race starts at 6:30pm. The first 3 boys and girls win a boardrider pass for the LC as well as their goody bag.
Dedicated day for Primary School Children Fun Runs!
This year we will repeat our club competitions. As we are a race for all abilities we are offering two prizes, one for the club who can get the most runners to enter and the other for the quickest club.
Primary School Challenge
This year we will be donating money to the 4 primary schools who get the most children to enter both day's fun runs.
The school with the highest total over both races will receive £400, the second £300, the third £200 and the fourth £100.
Last year Brynymor, Mayals, Oystermouth and Sketty schools won. We also had a prize for the June race - best attendance award based on % of pupils to school size, which was won by Christchurch(£200). Photo shows Imogen Knill, Maren Williams, Katie Thomas, Marni Thomson & Isabella Cain of Bishopston Primary School showing off their medals and winning cheque (2012) to Grant Howells of the 5K team and Gareth Widlake their Headteacher.
Bits and pieces
Don't forget the Admiral Swansea Bay 10km on Sunday 21 September 2014.
It's regularly voted as one of the best 10k races in the country!
For more info go to their website at www.swanseabay10k.com
Visit Swansea Bay Festival for more exciting events this summer.
Click here to download an entry form. Pre-register to save money, but don't worry if you've left it a little late, you can always register on the night - just don't forget to arrive a little earlier. Registration opens at 5:30pm on the night. Details of where to park as well as the course route can be found here.