Cardiff 5K Update

IMPORTANT UPDATE
Released 15th March 21

The 2021 Cardiff 5K has been rescheduled to take place on Sunday 29th August 2021, the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

Please keep checking this website for any further updates, and subscribe to our Newsletter.

VERY IMPORTANT
If you've already entered, your entry will automatically be transferred to the new date so you don't need to do anything.

All participants entered are being sent an email with all the new details.


ENTRIES WILL REOPEN 1st May 2021 @ 09:00

Welcome to the home of the #Cardiff5K - Race for Victory

NEW DATE
Sunday 29th August 2021
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We are delighted to announce the 5th annual running of the Cardiff 5K in Whitchurch Village, a leafy suburb of Cardiff, on the evening of Sunday 29th August 2021

Its unique, once a year closed road route, is a fast and flat course that's perfect for a personal best; along with what Whitchurch Village always supplies for a fantastic atmosphere !!

The 2021 race will incorporate the Welsh 5km Road Running Championships and an Inter Area Match, which will be timed and the official results will be posted online.

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.

All Runners get a FREE Limited Edition Names "Cardiff 5K - Race For Victory" Technical T-shirt, which features the names of all those who enter.
(WE DO NOT GIVE A FINISHERS MEDAL)

VERY IMPORTANT

  • CLUB RUNNERS
    If you are competing in the Welsh Road Running Championships you MUST wear your club vests
  • INTER AREA RUNNERS
    If you are competing in The Inter Area Championships you can wear your National / Team vests
  • ALL OTHER RUNNERS
    It would be great if you could wear the Race T-shirt to start the event, although this is not a requirement"

Kidney 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.

For almost 50 years, Kidney Wales has been at the forefront of kidney patient care, well being and research here in Wales.

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

welshathletics.org

coursemeasurement.org.uk

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).

The full 2021 race results will be linked form here after the race
 

2019 race results

2019 Senior Open
P G Time Name Club
1st F 16:04 Clara Evans Cardiff Athletics
2nd F 16:22 Jade Williams Amman Valley Harriers
3rd F 16:32 Elinor Kirk Swansea Harriers
1st M 14:14 - CR Adam Hickey Southend AC
2nd M 14:18 Ieuan Thomas Cardiff Athletics
3rd M 14:20 Jonathan Hopkins Swansea Harriers

2018 race results

2018 Senior Open
P G Time Name Club
1st F 15:40 - CR Charlotte Arter Cardiff AAC
2nd F 16:48 Rachel Felton Shaftesbury Barnet
3rd F 17:01 Abigail Howarth Leigh Harriers
1st M 14:18 Jonathan Hopkins Swansea Harriers
2nd M 14:37 Ieuan Thomas Cardiff AAC
3rd M 14:45 Abed Teweldebrhan Newport Harriers AC

2017 race results

2017 Senior Open
P G Time Name Club
1st F 16:58 Alaw Beynon-Thomas Swansea Harriers
2nd F 17:25 Natasha Cockram MMRT
3rd F 17:39 Carys Hughes Cardiff AAC
1st M 14:35 Tom Marshall Cardiff AAC
2nd M 14:41 Carwyn Jones Cardiff AAC
3rd M 14:44 James Hunt Cardiff AAC

2016 race results

2016 Senior Open
P G Time Name Club
1st F 17:32 Charlotte Green Bristol & West
2nd F 17:57 Carys Hughes Les Croupiers Running Club
3rd F 19:03 Megan Bowen Cardiff AAC
1st M 14:51 Tom Marshall Cardiff AAC
2nd M 14:53 Ieuan Thomas Cardiff AAC
3rd M 14:58 Carwyn Jones Cardiff AAC

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

BBC Wales weather presenter Sue Charles
 
BBC Wales weather presenter Sue Charles
Race Starter, Runner and Model
 

Sign up now as spaces are limited


Please visit the Kidney Wales website sponsorship page or download a sponsorship form here.

Damian Harris Cycles 1st Prizes
 

The First Lady and First Man over the line @Cardiff5K will each win one of these fantastic CUBE Nature Hybrid Bikes, kindly supplied by Damian Harris Cycles.
Thanks to Damian and his team for supporting us yet again @damianharris899 DamianHarrisCycles.co.uk.

Damian Harris Cycles
 
VEUVE CLICQUOT Champagne Prizes
 

A bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne will be given as a prize to each of these runners

  • Ladies 1st = £200 & Cube Nature Bike
  • Ladies 2nd = £150
  • Ladies 3rd = £100
  • Men 1st = £200 & Cube Nature Bike
  • Men 2nd = £150
  • Men 3rd = £100
  • Female Masters 35/44 1st
  • Female Masters 45/54 1st
  • Female Masters 55+ 1st
  • Male Masters 45/54 1st
  • Male Masters 55/64 1st
  • Male Masters 65+ 1st


Welsh Road Running Championship Categories

Medals for first 3

Top 3 men and women in each championship category get a medal.

U17
U20
U23
Senior
M35
M40
M45
M50
M55
M60
M65
M70
M75
M80

There will also be awards for senior and master team winners scored on cumulative positions as follows;

  • Men: 4 runners
  • Women: 3 runners
  • Masters: 3 runners

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 Kidney Wales.

For almost 50 years, Kidney Wales has been at the forefront of kidney patient care, well being and research here in Wales.

Kidney Wales

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. Kidney 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 Kidney Wales website sponsorship page or download a sponsorship form here.

This article might help you decide how / where to donate
How much does a charity actually get from a donation?


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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Silver

Bronze

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 15th August 2021
We CANNOT accept any entries on the day

Sorry, but no under 11s can run the race
All registration fees are final and non-refundable. However, we will allow participants to transfer their entry to another person until Friday 15th August 2021 (After this time it will NOT be possible)


The Race is under the rules and regulations of Welsh Athletics

Non Affiliated £ 19

Affiliated £ 17

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 either, Saturday 28th August 2021 from 12 noon until 5pm, or from 9am until 5pm on the day of the event (Sunday 29th August 2021) 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

  • CLUB RUNNERS
    If you are competing in the Welsh Road Running Championships you MUST wear your club vests
  • INTER AREA RUNNERS
    If you are competing in The Inter Area Championships you can wear your National / Team vests
  • ALL OTHER RUNNERS
    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.

View some more photos here
 
LIVE MUSIC - GLOBAL FOOD - STREET PARTY
 
Please send us your photos at the event and we will try to add them to the site
 

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
Acute Medics 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 !!!

The 5K Course

On Sunday 29th August 2021 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 6:00pm and 8:00pm mainly 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 - 2019 - Race Map

Cardiff 5K - 2019 - Race Course and Elevation

 
Click on the sections below to see the Official 2021 Cardiff 5K apparel
Cardiff 5K - Race For Victory Technical T-Shirt with names
 
Cardiff 5K - Burgundy Vest
 
Cardiff 5K - Race For Victory Varsity Hoodie
 
Cardiff 5K - White Vest
 
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
 
Cardiff 5K - Race For Victory Varsity Zoodie
 

Cardiff5K RaceForVictory
 

Many thanks to the runners that finished the previous Cardiff 5Ks and to everybody that came along to support them and the events.

2016 Results and Photos »
 
2017 Results and Photos »
 
2018 Results and Photos »
 
2019 Results and Photos »
 
Entry fees (aged 11 and over)
Entry Closes Price
Affiliated*15-Aug-2021£17.00
Non Affiliated15-Aug-2021£19.00
Sorry, but no under 11s can run the race
All registration fees are final and non-refundable. However, we will allow participants to transfer their entry to another person until Friday 30th July 2021 (After this time it will NOT be possible)

How to edit or transfer your race entry
How to View Your Purchase Order ID

* = Affiliated prices are only for members of a WA UKA Club


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WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL ON 29th August 2021

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