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CARDIFF 5K - Race For Victory Is Back !

We are delighted to again bring this unique event to Whitchurch Village, a leafy suburb of Cardiff.

Widely regarded as one of the best 5K Races in the United Kingdom it has an atmosphere second to none, so get ready for the race of your life !

We Run The Streets

Participants will be able to Race, Run, Jog or Walk this unique once a year 5K closed road route.

All Runners get the 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

RACE START TIME 19:00 HRS

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"

The event is a Race under the rules and regulations of Welsh Athletics , so it will be timed and official results will be posted

Age Limits - Competitors must be 11yrs old or over to run the Cardiff 5K

The race will be fully marshalled, and the course is marked to national standards.

ALL registration fees are final and non-refundable.

However, we will allow participants to transfer their entry to another person until Friday 1st April 2022 (After this time it will NOT be possible so please don't ask)

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Many thanks to the C5K official photographers Paul Stillman & Steve Hughes & Howard Kent

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We are delighted to announce the 6th annual running of the Cardiff 5K in Whitchurch Village, a leafy suburb of Cardiff, on the evening of Sunday 1st May 2022

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 2022 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)

All prizes are awarded for collection at the prize giving ceremony on the race day only; unclaimed prizes can't be delivered, nor collected, later.

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"

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).

2021 Full Race Results »

2021 Senior Open
P G Time
mm:ss
Name Club Speed
km/h
Pace
min/km
1st F 15:29 Charlotte Arter Cardiff Athletics 19.38 3:06
2nd F 15:44 Jenny Nesbitt Cardiff Athletics 19.07 3:09
3rd F 16:16 Ellie Wallace North Somerset AC 18.44 3:15
1st M 14:15 Alfie Manthorpe City of Sheffield and Dearne AC 21.05 2:51
2nd M 14:17 Abed Teweldebrhan Newport Harriers 21 2:51
3rd M 14:18 Dan Nash Cardiff Athletics 20.98 2:52

 

2021 Welsh Championships
P G Time
mm:ss
Name Club Speed
km/h
Pace
min/km
1st F 15:29 Charlotte Arter Cardiff Athletics 19.38 3:06
2nd F 15:44 Jenny Nesbitt Cardiff Athletics 19.07 3:09
3rd F 16:31 Sophie Harris Herne Hill Harriers 18.16 3:18
1st M 14:17 Abed Teweldebrhan Newport Harriers 21 2:51
2nd M 14:18 Dan Nash Cardiff Athletics 20.98 2:52
3rd M Time Dewi Griffiths Swansea Harriers 20.67 2:54


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

VEUVE CLICQUOT Champagne Prizes
 

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

  • Ladies 1st = £200
  • Ladies 2nd = £150
  • Ladies 3rd = £100
  • Men 1st = £200
  • 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


All prizes are awarded for collection at the prize giving ceremony on the race day only; unclaimed prizes can't be delivered, nor collected, later.

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.

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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Cardiff 5K - Race For Victory flyer

Please download and read this Volunteer Code of Conduct.

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 Support@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 Saturday 17th April 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 1st April 2021 (After this time it will NOT be possible)


The Race is under the rules and regulations of Welsh Athletics

Non Affiliated £ 20

Affiliated £ 18

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

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL ON THE NIGHT

The Race starts at 19:00 on Sunday 1st May 2022

COVID-19 Participant Code of Conduct
Please make sure you download and read this COVID-19 Participant Code of Conduct to help make this a safe event for everyone.

1. REGISTRATION & T-SHIRT COLLECTION

Race HQ will be located outside Barclays Bank CF14 1XQ in the centre of the Village and will be clearly signposted

IMPORTANT - To collect your Race Pack:

Please print off your entry invoice / confirmation and bring it with you between either,

  • Saturday 17th April 2022 from 12 noon until 5pm,
  • or from 9am until 5pm on the day of the event (Sunday 1st May 2022)
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)

RACE BAG DROP
Sorry, due to Covid Restrictions we are unable to operate the bag drop this year, so please come self-sufficient and ready to run

VERY IMPORTANT
ON RACE DAY - Please make sure you collect your race pack in plenty of time as it includes your Race Number and Timing Chip

  • 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

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.

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 1st May 2022 a temporary road closure will be implemented from 5pm till 9pm 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 »
 
2021 Results and Photos »
 
Entry fees (aged 11 and over)
Entry Closes Price
Affiliated*17-April-2022£18.00
Non Affiliated17-April-2022£20.00
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 1st April 2022 (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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Event Organiser

The Cardiff 5K is organised by K & M Sports Events

Some other local events that you might be interested in attending:

events @ kmevents.co.uk

Cardiff 5K - Race For Victory flyer

 

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