Swansea Trail Half Marathon

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Set to be one of the most highly anticipated Half Marathons in Wales, this trail race will take you through the magnificent surroundings of the Gower. With dramatic coastline views, challenging hills and mixed terrain underfoot, this race is a must-run for all trail blazers.
Half Marathon
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Sat, 1 Apr 2023
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Penrice, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Oxwich Bay Car Park, Penrice, Swansea SA3 1LS, UK
Start times
Sat, 1 Apr 2023
Half Marathon:
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Half Marathon
Route information
Tough Runner is heading to the Welsh coast to bring you a highly anticipated trail Half Marathon through the incredible Gower, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Runners will take on some hilly terrain as they travel along the cliffs of Oxwich Bay, through Nicholaston Woods, and out towards Pennard Castle and Golf course, before heading back to the finish line at Oxwich Bay.
The route is sure to offer challenging terrain and leg-burning climbs, but will reward runners with dramatic coastal views and an epic event atmosphere where you are sure to leave with new friends and memories that will last a lifetime.
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Chip timing
  • Fully marked and marshalled route
  • Water & fuel stations
  • Special awards for top 3 finishers
  • Toilets
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Finisher Medal
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How to get there
Oxwich Bay Car Park, Penrice, Swansea SA3 1LS, UK
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By Car
Oxwich Bay Car Park is 30 minutes drive west of Swansea, along the A4067, B443 and the A4118. Swansea can be accessed from Junction 42 of the M4.
There will be a £5 charge for parking on the day, which will be given to the owners at Oxwich Bay.
Public Transport
There are no train stations close to the venue, but there are bus stops in Oxwich Green and Port Eynon a short walk from the venue.
Event day logistics
07:30 Registration opens
09:40 Registration closes
09:50 Race briefing for all runners
10:00 Half Marathon starts
11:40 First runners expected
13:30 Awards ceremony
There will be a small beachside shop and public toilets located near the start/finish line.
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How many aid stations will there be along the Swansea Trail Half Marathon?
There will be a water and fuel station at the start/finish line and at around the halfway point.
Do I need to be a certain level of fitness to take part in the Swansea Trail Half Marathon?
No, this event is open to all those looking for an awesome trail running challenge.
Will there be race photos from the Swansea Trail Half Marathon?
Yes, there will be free official race photographs available from Ed Morris Photography.
Will there be a bag drop at the Swansea Trail Half Marathon?
There will not a bag drop, please leave you belongings in your car which can be parked close to the start/finish area.
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