The Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay Run has sold out for the third successive year.
The popular 10K race around Cardiff’s iconic Bay will host 6,000 participants when it returns on Sunday 31st March. The masses of charity fundraisers and runners aiming to break their own personal bests will this year be joined by a fiercely contested elite race.
The Mother’s Day event is the first major race on the running calendar and has become one of the country’s most popular 10K events. The scenic course takes runners from the start line in Roald Dahl Plas around the Wales Millennium Centre and past the Norwegian Church, before taking in panoramic views across the Cardiff Bay Barrage.
A bespoke finishers’ t-shirt and medal will be waiting for the thousands of runners after they complete the flat and fast route.
Run 4 Wales Chief Executive Matt Newman said: “The Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay Run is now known as the race to kickoff the running season. The event has enjoyed real growth since switching five miles to 10K in 2017, and this year there is even more to get excited about.
“We will welcome a stellar field of elite runners on March 31 for the opening leg of the Run 4 Wales 10K Series, which will also incorporate the Welsh 10km Championships. There is something for all the family, so come down and celebrate Mother’s Day in style.”
Course record holder Dewi Griffiths will lead a star-studded men’s field while Charlotte Arter, the fastest woman ever to complete a Park Run, will battle it out with last year’s champion Eleanor Whyman-Davis in the women’s race. Men’s champion Charlie Hulson will return to defend his title alongside fellow sub 30-minute 10K athletes Ieuan Thomas, Jon Hopkins, Matt Clowes and Josh Griffiths.
General entry to the main race may be sold out, but spaces are still available for the Family Fun Run, which kicks off a blockbuster day of running at 10AM before the main event at 11AM.
A limited number of charity spaces still remain for the Mother’s Day race. Cystic Fibrosis Trust are offering runners a free space in the Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay Run as long as they pledge to raise £100 for the charity.