Abersoch Half Marathon

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Take part in the picturesque yet challenging Abersoch half marathon. Great for runners looking for a new test, this world-class course takes place on a mixture of roads, tracks, & hills, as well as the iconic Abersoch Beach. Come for the immense landscape or for the quality finisher's medal.
Participants
2k Beach Blast, and Half Marathon
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Calendar
Sat 22nd Oct 2022
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Abersoch, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Lon Pen Cei, Abersoch, Pwllheli, UK
Start times
Sat 22nd Oct 2022
Half Marathon:
10:00am |
2k Beach Blast:
9:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Abersoch Half Marathon
2k Beach Blast
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2km
£7.50
Half Marathon
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13.1mi
£32.00 - £34.00
Route information
The Half Marathon is the third and final instalment of the Abersoch Triple Crown.
Half Marathon
The Chaparral Abersoch Half Marathon is undoubtedly one of the most scenic course in the UK and will be run along a mixture of terrain, including roads, tracks, hills and, of course, the iconic Abersoch beach where runner's will finish in-front of a jovial crowd.
The route includes a number quick miles on country lanes around the Sarn Bach, Llanengan & Llangian areas. Throughout the race athletes will behold panoramic views of Cardigan Bay, St Tudwal's Islands, Hell's mouth & Bardsey Island, as well as Abersoch itself and it's beautiful golf course.
The start will be from Lon Pen Cei within the centre of the village and there will be aid stations on the following miles: 5.7, 8.7, 11.3 and the finish.
2k Beach Blast
This event takes place on the beach, mixing hard and soft sand with quite a few groynes to negotiate too. You’ll have plenty of hard sand as well as the tougher soft sand, but the stunning location makes this one of the most enjoyable short distance races on the running calendar.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Water and energy drinks
  • Snacks (Mars Bars & Bananas)
  • Refreshment stations throughout
  • Chip-timed results
  • Results posted online
  • £1,000 worth of prize money
  • Fully marked and marshalled course
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Train
How to get there
Lon Pen Cei, Abersoch, Pwllheli, UK
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By Car
Abersoch is located at the western edge of North Wales, on the Llyn Peninsula.
The best route from the South or the Midlands is to head toward Birmingham and then take the A458/A470/A487 to the Llyn peninsula and finally the A497 to Abersoch.
From the North, it is best to enter Wales via Chester and then take the A55/A487 to the Llyn Peninsula and then the A499/A497 until Abersoch.
By Train
The closest railway station is Pwllheli, which is around a 15-minute drive to Abersoch. Trains run from London and take around 7 hours, however, it'll be well worth it as you take in some of Wales' best scenery.
Event day logistics
Friday
17:00 - 21:00 Race pack collection from The Vaynol
Saturday
07:00 Race pack collection from Race Control by the beach cafe
09:00 Abersoch Holiday Homes 2k beach blast
09:45 Meet at the start line
10:00 Half Marathon begins
Race Packs
Race packs will be emailed to participants with all the information & final instructions needed for raceday. This includes where to register and collect your race bib and timing tag.
Registration
Race bibs and timing tags can be collected either the night before the race at The Vaynol between 5-9pm or by Race Control on Abersoch beach from 7am.
If you don't think you'll be able to attend registration you can nominate someone to collect your race pack and bib on your behalf.
Nominees will need to follow the guidelines below:
  • Nominate Someone to attend the registration & collect your number for you
  • Your nominee needs to provide a letter written and signed by you, giving permission for them to collect your number or a copy of your original online order.
  • Your nominee also needed to bring some identification (for example, their passport or driving license)
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 17 and older to enter the Half Marathon. For the Abersoch Holiday Homes 2k beach blast entrants must be 5 and older to enter the event.
Cut-Off Time
There is a cut-off time of 3 hours and 15 minutes, in which all entrants must complete their run in.
Water Stations
There will be water and energy drink stations at 5.7 miles, 8.7 miles, 11.3 miles, and at the finish line.
Prizes
There is £1,000 in prize money, product prizes and a trophy to first man & first woman. Prizes are awarded to Open, 40+, 50+ and 60+ categories.
Elite Runners
If you are an elite runner then please contact the event organiser at mark@sensationgroup.comExternalLink
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Spectator Info
Spectators are welcome to accompany those competing in the race and the Abersoch Beach finish provides a great vantage point for supporters looking to cheer on their friends or family.
Additionally, there will be a bar and live music for some great post-race entertainment.
FAQ's
Is there an age limit?
There is a minimum age of 17 for the Half Marathon, however Beach Blast entrance is open to all.
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Do I need to be a certain level of fitness?
The event has a cut-off time of 3 hours 15 minutes, so please make sure you can complete the distance in this time.
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When can I collect my race pack?
Packs can be collected either on the Friday before the race between 5pm and 9pm at the Vaynol in Abersoch, or from 7am by the beach cafe on Abersoch Beach.
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Can I wear headphones while I run at the Abersoch Half Marathon?
No, in accordance with UKA guidelines headphones are not permitted in open-road races.
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