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2018 Cardiff 5K
Race Entry Now Open
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We are delighted to announce the 3rd annual running of the Cardiff 5K in Whitchurch Village, a leafy suburb of Cardiff, on the evening of Sunday 6th May 2018

The 2018 race will incorporate the Welsh 5km Road Running Championships, which will be timed and official results will be posted.


 

The race is open to runners aged 11 and over of all abilities; so you can be a competitive runner or just enjoy a fun run in a real timed race.

Participants will be able to Race, Run, Jog or Walk this closed road, 5K race route; and either take part to raise funds for their chosen Charity or just for the Fun...the choice is theirs.

The race starts at 7pm.

Cancer Research Wales are our preferred charity partner and we'd be delighted if you chose to run and raise sponsorship on their behalf. Please download a sponsorship form here.

The event includes a Race under the rules and regulations of Welsh Athletics, which will be timed and official results will be posted.

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All Runners get a Race For Victory T-shirt (it will be the special Cardiff 5K Race T-shirt featuring names of all those taking part).

Entry is just £ 15 (only £ 13 if you're affilited) Enter online here.

After the Race there will be plenty going on in the village for all the family to enjoy such as live music, food stalls, and much more, until 11pm!

  • Race HQ / Event Information Point / Bag Drop Off
  • Start / Finish Gantry
  • Media Wall
  • Live Music Stage
  • Street Food Stalls
  • Plus an array of local Cafes, Restaurants and Pubs

The Runners Village is the perfectly located for pre race preparations as well as post race celebrations with friends and family.

Everybody is welcome and we would like to see as many people as possible getting into the sporting spirit and having fun

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Sign up now as spaces are limited

ENTRY FEE
This goes towards covering the event infrastructure, organisation and administration

SPONSORSHIP
You don't have to raise any sponsorship money to run this race.
However, we would be delighted if you choose to raise sponsorship for your chosen charity.

If you would like to run for a charity and raise sponsorship, we recommend supporting Cancer Research Wales, as their work funds local cancer research projects happening in Wales.

Cancer Research Wales scientists are among the very best in the world; every day they’re making progress into the early diagnosis, treatment and cure of cancer.

You can do this in a number of ways:

1. Contact the charity of your choice and ask them to send you a sponsorship sponsor form

2. Create your own personalised online sponsorship page via any of the Charity Fundraising Websites

3. Cancer Research Wales are our preferred charity partner and we'd be delighted if you chose to run and raise sponsorship on their behalf.
Please visit the Cancer Research Wales website sponsorship page or download a sponsorship form here

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The Cardiff 5K - Race for Victory is proudly supported by a number of local businesses.

We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to them all for their generous support

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Please can you help us by volunteering.

You don't need to run to be part of the Cardiff 5K.

Volunteers are an essential part in making sure that race day is a huge success.

We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to them all for their generous support.

If you would like to join our volunteers and be an intergral part of the day we would love to hear from you.

You don't need any special skills, just to be reliable, flexible and have lots of enthusiasm.

Volunteering is a great way to have fun, make new friends and enjoy being part of the team that runs a great race and provides a fun evening of family entertainment.

Please contact us ASAP to let us know that you'd like to volunteer, so that we can make you part of the team.

Email RaceForVictory@Cardiff5K.com or Contact us on Social Media.

The entry fee covers the event infrastructure, organisation and administration

All Runners get a Cardiff 5K - Race For Victory T-shirt
(it will be the special Cardiff 5K Race T-shirt featuring names of all those taking part)

Please complete a seperate entry form for every runner:

Online entries close at 23:59 on Sunday 23rd April 2018
We CANNOT accept any entries on the day

We will allow participants to transfer their entry to another person until Friday 6th April (After this time it will NOT be possible)


The Race is under the rules and regulations of Welsh Athletics

Non Affiliated £ 15

Affiliated £ 13

VERY IMPORTANT
All entrants MUST be at least 11 years old.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL ON THE NIGHT

1. REGISTRATION & T-SHIRT COLLECTION

Race HQ will be located in the centre of the Village and will be clearly signposted

Please print off your entry invoice and bring it with you between 10am until 6pm on the day of the event (Sunday 6th May 2017) to collect your race pack

As it is likely to be very busy closer to the start time please make sure you collect your race pack in plenty of time as it includes your Race Number and Timing Chip

Everybody will receive a Cardiff 5K - Race For Victory T-shirt (size selection at point of registration)

VERY IMPORTANT
*IT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU COULD WEAR THE RACE T-SHIRT TO START THE EVENT, ALTHOUGH THIS IS NOT A REQUIREMENT*

2. CHECK IN
Please arrive at least 1 hour before the 7pm start time

3. WARM UP
The warm up will start at 6.30pm and will help to get everyone in the Run Spirit!

4. START & ROUTE
Start Time 7pm
The route will be clearly marked and marshalled
The route is mostly over a smooth road surface, however this surface maybe slippery due to the time of year, so please take care and wear the appropriate footwear

5. FINISH
The Finish gantry is on Merthyr Rd in Whitchurch Village
The Race is under the rules and regulations of Welsh Althetics, so it will be timed and official results will be posted

6. POST RACE
We have loads of things taking place before and after the Race (YOU are the main Attraction)
Live Music - Global Street Food - Street Party

SO PLEASE PLAN TO STAY TO ENJOY IT ALL

Q: What is the inclement weather policy?
A:
The Cardiff 5K - Race for Victory is scheduled to take place in good weather or light rain.
In the case of inclement and dangerous weather, we reserve the right to postpone, shorten the route or cancel the event should the safety of event participants and volunteers become threatened.
In the event of a cancellation, customer service will remain a top priority, however refund of registration fees will NOT be possible.

Please check this website and your email before the race for any changes or cancellations.

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LIVE MUSIC - GLOBAL FOOD - STREET PARTY
 
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WHEEL CHAIRS
Hand propelled wheelchairs will be allowed in the race, but no other wheeled device will be allowed

BABY STROLLERS / PUSHCHAIRS, SKATEBOARDS, NORDIC STICKS
No participant may bring dogs, baby joggers, baby strollers, skateboards, Nordic sticks, rollerblades, hand cycles, Kangoo Jumps, stilts, crutches, unauthorised bicycles or any other wheeled device on the course

DOGS
Sorry, but NO DOGS will be allowed on the course

SPECTATORS
Please come along to support your friends and family; or even better enter yourself!

EVENT PROGRAMME
The event program with timings and attractions will be posted closer to the event date

FACILITIES

TOILETS
Toilets are available at the start and finish You are free to use the toilets in all the pubs and cafes in the village

CHANGING ROOMS
There are very limited changing areas, so please Arrive Ready To GO

REFRESHMENTS
Refreshments will be available for you to purchase at the Start / Finish area

FIRST AID
St Johns Cymru we be in attendance.
Please alert a marshal if you, or any others, require assistance

LOCAL PARKING
Parking is limited within the area of the village so please refrain from using your car, or park away from the general area to avoid over congestion

ADDITIONAL PARKING
Along with the permanent Whitchurch Village car parks Additional car parking will be available in these 2 places from 4pm - Look out for the signs !!!

  • Whitchurch High School, Penlline Rd, Cardiff, CF14 2XJ
    Please use Penlline Rd Entrance
  • Whitchurch Hospital, Park Rd, Cardiff, CF14 7XB
    Please use Park Rd Entrance

The 5K Course

On Sunday 6th May 2018 a temporary road closure will be implemented from 3pm till 12 midnight on the section of Merthyr Road between The Plough and the Fino Lounge.
This will house the Start / Finish Area

The race starts at 7pm To ensure the safety of competitors / marshals and the public it will involve the implementation of a temporary rolling road closure for a short period of time between 6:45pm and 8:00pm to the anticlockwise side of the road route

All the road closures will be controlled and managed by the Cardiff City Council Traffic Management Team

The path of the route is (also see Map image below)

  • Merthyr Rd - START
  • Penlline Rd
  • Kelston Rd
  • Heol Don
  • Station Rd
  • Gabalfa Ave
  • College Rd
  • Merthyr Rd
  • Bishops Rd
  • Bishops Place
  • Church Rd
  • Merthyr Rd - FINISH
The road will reopen as soon as the last participant passes each point and as it is safe to do so

We will of course, endeavour to limit any disruption to an absolute minimum

We would like to thank all those who maybe effected in advance and would be delighted if all the community comes out to cheer on those in the event or come into the village to enjoy the atmosphere

Cardiff 5K - Race Maps and Course Elevation

Cardiff 5K - 2018 - Race Map

Cardiff 5K - 2018 - Race Course and Elevation

Click on the sections below to see the Official 2018 Cardiff 5K apparel
Cardiff 5K - Race For Victory Technical T-Shirt with names
 
Cardiff 5K - Race For Victory Hoodie
 
Cardiff 5K - Pink Vest
 
Cardiff 5K - White Rain Jacket
 
Cardiff 5K - Pink Girls Cowl Neck Top
 
Cardiff 5K - Black Vest
 
Cardiff 5K - Black Rain Jacket
 
Cardiff 5K - Pink Rain Jacket
 
Cardiff 5K - Black Unisex Cowl Neck Top
 

The Official Cardiff 5K - Race for Victory Names T-Shirt

Cardiff 5K - Race For Victory Technical T-Shirt with names This is the Just Cool Technical T-Shirt with the names of all runners that entered before 23rd April - 1 free for each runner.

  • Material: 100% polyester.
  • Colour: Black with Gold text
  • NeotericTM textured fabric with inherent wickability.
  • UPF 30+ UV protection.
  • Self fabric taped back neck.
  • Self fabric collar and cuffs.
  • Twin needle stitching.
  • WRAP Certified Production.

XS = 35 | S = 38 | M = 40 | L = 43 | XL = 45 | XXL = 48

The Optional Cardiff 5K - We Run The Streets - Just Cool Girls Pink Running Vest

Cardiff 5K - Race For Victory Hoodie You can buy this electric pink vest for only £ 15

This item is available to purchase NOW and will be delivered to you post free if ordered before 30th April - OR afterwards for collection from Race HQ on Sat 5th / Sun 6th May

Electric Pink - Just Cool Girls Running Vest

  • Girlie fit
  • Material: 100% polyester.
  • NeotericTM textured fabric with inherent wickability.
  • UPF 30+ UV protection.
  • Racer back style.
  • Self fabric bound neck and armholes.
  • Twin needle curved back hem.
  • WRAP Certified Production.

XS = 8 | S = 10 | M = 12 | L = 14 | XL = 16

Sizes

The Optional Cardiff 5K - We Run The Streets - Just Cool Black Sporty Running Vest

Cardiff 5K - Race For Victory Hoodie You can buy this jet black vest for only £ 15

This item is available to purchase NOW and will be delivered to you post free if ordered before 30th April - OR afterwards for collection from Race HQ on Sat 5th / Sun 6th May

Jet Black - Just Cool Sporty Wicking Vest

  • Sporty fit
  • Material: 100% polyester.
  • TM textured fabric with inherent wickability.
  • UPF 30+ UV protection.
  • Racer back style.
  • Self fabric bound neck and armholes.
  • Curved, dropped back hem.
  • Twin needle hem.
  • WRAP Certified Production.

S = 34 | M = 37 | L = 40 | XL = 44 | XXL = 47

Sizes

The Optional Cardiff 5K - We Run The Streets - Just Cool White Unisex Running Jacket

Cardiff 5K White Rain Jacket You can buy this artic white rain jacket for only £ 20

This item is available to purchase NOW and will be delivered to you post free if ordered before 30th April - OR afterwards for collection from Race HQ on Sat 5th / Sun 6th May

Artic White - Just Cool Unisex Running Jacket

Material: Polyester 330T pongee.
  • Lightweight.
  • Windproof and showerproof.
  • Full length zip with chin guard.
  • Reflective print detail to zip, back neck and cuffs.
  • Two front zip pockets.
  • Internal small hidden opening for ear cord feed.
  • Drawcord hem.
  • Curved drop tail.

XS = 34 | S = 37 | M = 40 | L = 44 | XL = 47

Sizes

The Optional Cardiff 5K - We Run The Streets - Just Cool Pink Running Jacket

Cardiff 5K Pink Rain Jacket You can buy this electric pink rain jacket for only £ 20

This item is available to purchase NOW and will be delivered to you post free if ordered before 30th April - OR afterwards for collection from Race HQ on Sat 5th / Sun 6th May

Electric Pink - Just Cool Unisex Running Jacket

Material: Polyester 330T pongee.
  • Lightweight.
  • Windproof and showerproof.
  • Full length zip with chin guard.
  • Reflective print detail to zip, back neck and cuffs.
  • Two front zip pockets.
  • Internal small hidden opening for ear cord feed.
  • Drawcord hem.
  • Curved drop tail.

XS = 34 | S = 37 | M = 40 | L = 44 | XL = 47 | XXL = 49

Sizes

The Optional Cardiff 5K - We Run The Streets - Just Cool Black Unisex Running Jacket

Cardiff 5K Black Rain Jacket You can buy this jet black rain jacket for only £ 20

This item is available to purchase NOW and will be delivered to you post free if ordered before 30th April - OR afterwards for collection from Race HQ on Sat 5th / Sun 6th May

Jet Black - Just Cool Unisex Running Jacket

Material: Polyester 330T pongee.
  • Lightweight.
  • Windproof and showerproof.
  • Full length zip with chin guard.
  • Reflective print detail to zip, back neck and cuffs.
  • Two front zip pockets.
  • Internal small hidden opening for ear cord feed.
  • Drawcord hem.
  • Curved drop tail.

XS = 34 | S = 37 | M = 40 | L = 44 | XL = 47 | XXL = 49

Sizes

The Optional Cardiff 5K - We Run The Streets - Girls Just Cool Cowl Neck Top

Cardiff 5K Pink Girls Cowl Neck Top You can buy this girls pink cowl neck top for only £ 25

This item is available to purchase NOW and will be delivered to you post free if ordered before 30th April - OR afterwards for collection from Race HQ on Sat 5th / Sun 6th May

Pink - Girls Just Cool Pink Cowl Neck Top

Material: 92% polyester/8% elastane
  • Sporty fit.
  • Cool Fit performance fabric.
  • Raglan sleeves.
  • Cowl neck style hood with toggles.
  • Reflective elements on hood.
  • Reflective tab on back neck for ear phone cords.
  • Thumb holes in cuffs.
  • Overlock stitched seams.
  • Twin needle hem.

XS = 8 | S = 10 | M = 12 | L = 14 | XL = 16

Sizes

The Optional Cardiff 5K - We Run The Streets - Unisex Just Cool Black Cowl Neck Top

Cardiff 5K Black Unisex Cowl Neck Top You can buy this unisex black cowl neck top for only £ 25

This item is available to purchase NOW and will be delivered to you post free if ordered before 30th April - OR afterwards for collection from Race HQ on Sat 5th / Sun 6th May

Black - Unisex Just Cool Cowl Neck Top

Material: 92% polyester/8% elastane
  • Sporty fit.
  • Cool Fit performance fabric.
  • Raglan sleeves.
  • Cowl neck style hood with toggles.
  • Reflective elements on hood.
  • Reflective tab on back neck for ear phone cords.
  • Thumb holes in cuffs.
  • Overlock stitched seams.
  • Twin needle hem.

S = 36| M = 40 | L = 42 | XL = 45 | XXL = 48

Sizes

The Optional Cardiff 5K - Race for Victory Varsity Hoodie

Cardiff 5K - Race For Victory Hoodie You can buy this black hoodie for only £ 25.

This item is available to purchase NOW and will be delivered to you post free if ordered before 30th April - OR afterwards for collection from Race HQ on Sat 5th / Sun 6th May

Black with Gold inner hood lining Cardiff 5K - We Run The Streets Logo to front Race For Victory Logo on the Back

  • Material: 80% ringspun cotton / 20% polyester.
  • Double fabric hood with contrast inner and contrast flat lace drawcord.
  • Front pouch pocket with opening for ear phone cord feed.
  • Hidden ear phone loops.
  • Ribbed cuffs and hem.
  • Twin needle stitching.
  • WRAP Certified Production.

XS = 34 | S = 36 | M = 40 | L = 44 | XL = 48 | XXL = 52

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Entry Closed Price
Affiliated23-Apr-2018£13.00
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Sorry, but no under 11s can run the race
We will allow participants to transfer their entry to another person until Friday 6th April (After this time it will NOT be possible)

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