A 10k race around Cardiff Bay


Set in the heart of Cardiff’s historic Bay, the Cardiff and Vale College Cardiff Bay Run is a flat, fast and friendly event for all ages and abilities.

Previously known as the Cardiff Bay 5 Mile, the race returned in 2017 with a stunning new 10km course around Cardiff Bay.

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.

It’s a perfect challenge for elite and club athletes as well as those looking to keep fit, raise money for charity or take on the challenge of their first event!

With no pressure or obligation to set record times or run all the way round, whether you take part in the fun run or 10k, join in and put a spring in your step.



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Over 6,500 runners registered for the 2017 event, making it Wales’ 2nd largest road race.

The sun was shining on the Welsh capital on Sunday 2nd April when Dewi Griffiths blitzed the elite field to claim first place in a time of 29:08. Cardiff AAC’s Clara Evans took first in a time of 34:58.

Thousands of others took part in the 10K and 2K Family Fun Run in what was a fantastic day of athletic entertainment in the Roald Dahl Plass.

Official Results can now be viewed below. Scroll down for finish times for all 10K participants and our Corporate Challenge leaderboard.

We’ve uploaded some of our favourite photo’s from the 2017 event to the Run 4 Wales Flickr.

Event Information

Location: Roald Dahl Plass, Cardiff Bay.

Time: The 10km will begin 11.00am. The 2km Family Fun Run will begin at 10.00am. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of your race.

Race Pack and Number: You number will be posted to you 1-2 weeks before the race. If there is a problem with your race pack, please visit Event Information in Roald Dahl Plass on the day or click here to contact us. Click here to view the Digital Race Pack, with all essential event day instructions.

Corporate Challenge: Click here to find out more about our Corporate Packages.

Elite Entry: Click here for more information on Elite Place qualifying times or click here to contact us to enter.

Registration Fees:

  • Non-affiliated: £22 
  • Affiliated Club Runner: £20
  • Discounted Cardiff Half Marathon Entrant: £19
  • 2km Family Fun Run individual £5
  • 2km Family Fun Run family ticket (4) £15

What’s Included: 10K race entry includes a unique finishers medal, technical race t-shirt and live results/participant tracking. Family Fun Run entry includes a commemorative medal and sweet treat.

Wheelchairs & Buggies: Entry is open to wheelchairs in both the 10k and Family Fun Run. Buggies are permitted in the Fun Run only.

Travel Advice & Road Closures: Click here for information on travelling to and parking at the event.

The 10K has completely sold out for 2017. Click here to pre-register for 2018 updates.


*Please note that a small admin fee is charged on top of your online registration by ACTIVE, who manage our online registration system. This fee is non-refundable.

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CAVC BorderCardiff and Vale College is one of the largest colleges in the country with more than 20,000 learners studying at the College each year. With a wealth of courses and an excellent overall student success rate, the College aims to help students stand out from the crowd, gain employment and achieve their goals. A range of both full-time and part-time courses are offered across a wide choice of subjects including career focused courses, A Levels, Higher Education and professional qualifications. The student success rate is one of the best in the sector and continues to rise with 89% of Further Education students and 95% of Higher Education students achieving their main qualification in 2016. Our focus is not simply on qualifications but also developing the skills individuals and employers require for future success. And it works – with 86% of our students progressing to further study or employment within two months of completing their course. Since 2015 over 1000 CAVC learners have progressed onto university level study.

The College trains people in top class education, as well as, training facilities and centres of excellence across the region. There are outstanding facilities at the many sites across Cardiff and the Vale, including the new City Centre Campus in the heart of Cardiff with world-class facilities. This landmark £45m campus is conveniently located just a five minute walk from Cardiff Central Station. The campus features world-class innovative teaching and learning spaces and resources, catering outlets and shops, performance theatre, recording studios, Apple design studios, fitness centre and a commercial restaurant and Spa where students hone their skills.

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They’ve shuffled and shivered nervously on the start line.  They’ve thrown on kit for 6am training runs in the snow.  They’ve run up and down the trails of the Cheviot Hills. Trust us, they’ve been there!

Their mission is to effectively channel their collective experience from years of training and racing into creating a range of footwear, sports apparel, fitness accessories and nutrition products that meet the needs of the most discerning athletes.

Runners taking on the Cardiff and Vale College Cardiff Bay Run can claim an exclusive 30% discount off More Mile products.

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The name was inspired by Carreg Cennen Castle, the spectacular ruins close to the source of the water.

Brecon Carreg aims to inspire, encourage and support adults and children to lead health lives through running and are proud partners of the Cardiff and Vale College Cardiff Bay Run.

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The Course

The Cardiff and Vale College Cardiff Bay Run has a brand new 10km route for 2017.

Starting in the heart of Cardiff Bay, the route passes the iconic Wales Millennium Centre, Pierhead Building, Senedd and Porth Teigr before looping around the Cardiff Bay Barrage and Norwegian Church ahead of a grandstand finish in the Roald Dahl Plass.

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2017 Cardiff and Vale College Cardiff Bay Run Results

2015 Cardiff Bay 5 Mile Race Results

2014 Cardiff Bay 5 Mile Race Results

2013 Cardiff Bay 5 Mile Race Results



2017 Corporate Challenge Results



You can live track participants on race day, or view official finish times using our Live Tracker. To access, download the TDL Mobile App on Android or iOS or visit our Web Tracker by clicking HERE.

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The Cardiff Bay Run event is organised by Run 4 Wales, the organisers of the Cardiff Half Marathon.

Phone 029 2166 0790

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