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2024 Ogi Porthcawl 10K

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2024 Ogi Porthcawl 10K
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An exciting race in the town known for surf, sports and coastal walks. A summertime hotspot for both locals and visitors – Porthcawl is renowned for shining under the sun. The closed-road route takes in stunning seaside spots including Rest Bay, Newton Beach, the historic Grand Pavilion and the iconic Porthcawl lighthouse.
The race forms part of the R4W 10K Series – which includes races in Cardiff BayExternalLink, NewportExternalLink, Porthcawl and Cardiff City CentreExternalLink.
Mae 10K Porthcawl Ogi yn ras gyffrous mewn tref sy’n enwog am syrffio, chwaraeon a llwybrau cerdded arfordirol, ac mae’n rhan o Gyfres 10K R4W. Yn fan poblogaidd yn ystod yr haf i bobl leol ac i ymwelwyr, mae Porthcawl yn enwog am ddisgleirio yng ngolau’r haul.
Toddler Dash, 10k, Future Challengers, and 1 more
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Sun, 7 Jul 2024
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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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2024 Ogi Porthcawl 10K

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Where and when
Porthcawl, UK
Start times
Sunday, 7 Jul 2024
Toddler Dash: 12:15 am10k: 10:00 amFuture Challengers: 12:00 pmFun Run: 12:45 pm
Event summary
Here are the distances available for 2024 Ogi Porthcawl 10K
£26 - £28
Future Challengers
Toddler Dash
Fun Run
Route information
The Ogi Porthcawl 10K takes place on fully closed-roads. Runners will be treated to panoramic views across Newton Bay, Trecco Bay, Sandy Bay as they race through Trecco Bay Holiday Park and Coney Beach Pleasure Park, before setting off on the second-half of their 10K journey. Live music will give the mass race a much needed boost through the heart of the town’s shopping district on John Street. As they conclude their 10K journey, runners will be treated to views of Rest Bay before the famous Porthcawl Lighthouse comes into view to signal a sprint finish along the Promenade.
There a number of junior races taking place after the main 10k event - 1 Mile Fun Run, Future Challengers and the 50m Toddler Dash. All juniors will receive a medal, accompanying adults will only receive a medal and chip timing if they choose the "Fun Run Adult" £8 ticket. If they do not wish to receive these, you can add an accompanying adult pass (£3) in the checkout process for the Child ticket.
What's included
  • Event pack including information booklet, running number and timing chip
  • Training advice and support
  • High-quality medal to commemorate your achievement
  • Optional technical finishers t-shirt or Climate Action Fund donationExternalLink
  • Access to the event facilities, including toilets
  • Water station available along the route
  • A text post event with your race time (if you have supplied us with your mobile number)
  • Use of a live tracking app
  • Predicted finish time pacers in every start wave
How to get there
Porthcawl, UK
Get full directionsExternalLink
Road Closures
There will be a number of road closures in place. Please use public transport where possible and check your race day pack for more information on road closures. You'll find travel adviceExternalLink on the event website.
A number of car parks are available to pre-bookExternalLink, but with limited capacity - so runners are encouraged to book early. Users should arrive from junction 37 of the M4 and then follow event signage as they approach the town centre. Please note that you cannot drive into the car park without a booking to drop someone off.
Event day logistics
08:45 Baggage drop opens
10:00 10K Start
Cut-off 2 hours from last starter
12:00 Future Challengers junior race starts
12:15 Toddler Dash starts
12:45 Mile Fun Run starts
*Timings are subject to change for 2024
Age Requirements
All runners must be aged 15 or older on the day of the event in order to take part in the 10K.
Race Packs
Your race pack including a race day guide, running number and timing chip will be posted to you and will arrive within 7 days of the event.
Overseas entrants must collect their packs on the morning of the race from the Event Village.
A baggage facility will be available before the race, open from 08:45am. It will be located near the Grand Pavilion on the Esplanade. Runners can deposit one bag, which must display a baggage label (which is a tear-off strip on the bottom of your race number). Valuables are left at your own risk.
Pacers will be running with sail flags that correspond with the following times: 45, 60 and 75 minutes. Look out for them in your stating pen, they are a friendly bunch and there to enhance your experience and help you achieve your goal finish time!
Aid Stations
There will be a water station around the 5K mark, offering Brecon Carreg water.
Spectator Info
On race day, the streets of Porthcawl will be awash with thousands of runners - and they would love your support! If you want to support your loved ones or live locally – there are plenty of exciting opportunitiesExternalLink to get involved.
What entry category do I fall under?
The Affiliated price type is for those registered with an athletics club – membership numbers must be stated during registration. The General Entry category is for those who are not registered with an athletics club. You will need to provide an up-to-date membership number upon entry so please have this handy and ensure that your club membership is up-to-date.
When will my race pack arrive?
It will arrive within 7 days of the event at the latest. If you are an Overseas Entrant, you will need to collect it from the Event Village on the morning of the race. If your race pack does not arrive in the post, email cardiffbay@run4wales.org on the Friday of race weekend and they will arrange a replacement pack for collection at the race.
How old must I be to take part in the 10K?
All runners must be aged 15 or older on the day of the event.
How will my start pen for the 10K be allocated?
You will be allocated a pen, depending on your predicted finishing time that you will submit when entering the race. Pen number ranges will vary depending on total competitor entries so therefore pen colours can vary between years, even when the same estimated time is given at point of entry. It is unfortunately not possible to change your allocated start pen, so please take care when completing your entry form to ensure you receive an appropriate allocation. The number of runners in each starting pen is carefully calculated to ensure a safe number of participants are in each, so it will not be possible to move forward into an earlier starting pen. You can however move back if you wish.
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