We hope you are keeping safe and well.
Over the winter months we have been working with the Welsh and UK Governments to understand the potential timeline for the safe return of events in Wales, including a COVID secure event in Cardiff Bay on Sunday 23 May.
While the vaccine rollout in the UK continues to provide cause for optimism and the recent announcement by the UK Prime Minister indicated a potential timeline for the return of events across the border, the situation in Wales is still uncertain.
Upon review of the updated Coronavirus Control Plan, published by the Welsh Government on Friday 19 March, it is now clear that the cautious approach to the easing of restrictions in Wales will mean it is not possible to deliver an event of the scale of the Cardiff Bay Run in the first half of 2021.
The Welsh Government will continue to review restrictions in Wales every 21 days, however, this phased approach to opening and the prospect of only smaller-scale test events being permitted in May, will not give sufficient time to plan for the delivery of the Cardiff Bay Run on its scheduled date. It also means we cannot with certainty propose a new date for the event at this stage.
At this stage, we are therefore unable to confirm a re-scheduled date for the 2021 Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay Run. Our ambition is to deliver the event in September 2021 and we’ll confirm a date with you as soon as we are able to. We will also provide a further update on our view on the return of events in Wales as soon as possible.
Your entry will be automatically transferred to the new event date as it is confirmed and you will not need to take any further action. When we confirm the new date, if you find that you are unable to attend, you will be offered a number of additional options, depending on the type of entry you have. These will include the opportunity to transfer your space to another runner, defer to the 2022 edition or claim a credit note voucher that can be used against any future Run 4 Wales (R4W) event purchase. R4W organise events including the Cardiff Half, Newport Wales Marathon & 10K, Barry Island 10K and Porthcawl 10K.
The R4W office remains closed because of lockdown restrictions and a reduced staff team are working hard to respond to queries from home. If you have any queries surrounding the postponement, please contact us by email but be aware that it will take us a little longer than usual to respond. More detail and clarity will be provided when we are able to confirm a new date for the event.
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we all navigate the exit from lockdown and a return to normality. Below you will find details on a discount available to those entering our newest virtual 10K event, as thanks for your continued support.
We look forward to brighter days ahead, whilst our thoughts remain with the family and friends of those who have sadly lost their lives to COVID-19.
With best wishes,
Run 4 Wales
Exclusive 20% Discount For Cardiff Bay Run Entrants
The R4W Virtual 10K is an exciting new addition to the Healthspan Wales 10K Series, which already includes four events in Porthcawl, Barry Island, Newport and Cardiff Bay.
Taking place throughout June 2021, it will offer early season motivation for runners looking to test themselves over the 10K distance or improve their fitness ahead of the return of live events.
Entry for the virtual 10K costs just £10 and includes a unique finishers medal, access to the official results platform as well as priority and discounted entry to 2022 10K events.
The virtual event medal will match those given out at the four live events – perfect for those planning to run the entire five-event series and collect a worthy memento.
Your continued support is important to us, so we are offering all of those impacted by the postponement a 20% discount off the cost of a R4W Virtual 10K entry. A registration link and discount code has been emailed to all Cardiff Bay Run entrants impacted by the 2021 postponement.