The Pendine Sands Races

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£29.00 - £290.00
Come for a unique racing experience along the beach at the Pendine Sands. Multiple distances are on offer for this event in this stunning location, so even if you're not a regular runner come out and enjoy the scenery and race day atmosphere.
Half Marathon, 10k or 5k and Ultra Marathon
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Sun, 16 Apr 2023
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Pendine, United Kingdom
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Where and when
1 Sea View, Pendine, Carmarthen SA33 4NY, UK
Start times
Sun, 16 Apr 2023
Half Marathon:
10k or 5k :
Ultra Marathon:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Pendine Sands Races
Half Marathon
£35.00 - £250.00
10k or 5k
£29.00 - £290.00
Ultra Marathon
Route information
All races will take place on the Pendine Sands beach. The sand underfoot is quite firm and absolutely perfect for running on, especially for barefoot running.
Half Marathon
This half marathon event is an out and back along the Pendine Sands. Starting from Barnacles Cafe, first to make up the distance you run down the beach 0.6 miles before turning back to the starting location and then running down the beach again to Ginst point, then looping back to Pendine for the race finish.
10k & 5k
An out and back along the beach, turning at a point where a race marshal holds a flag.
Ultra Marathon
Consists of two laps of 16 miles, actual distance of just over 32 miles. Commencing with a six mile run along Pendine Sands to Ginst Point, continuing along the coast to Broadwas, then returning back through Tremoilet Farm and finally back to the start / finish point at Pendine Sands, where you complete the route again.
What's included
  • Bespoke Pendine Finisher's Medal
  • Category awards
  • Water stations
How to get there
1 Sea View, Pendine, Carmarthen SA33 4NY, UK
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There is a pay and display carpark close to the start area. Parking will be limited so please car share where possible.
Event day logistics
Timings will be confirmed at a later date when tide tables are available.
Registration will be open on the day in the carpark by Barnacles Cafe. Look out for the Orange G4 Land Rover! This is where you will receive your race number.
Age Requirements
You will need to aged 16 or over to compete in the 5k and 10k. The half marathon is open to those 18 or over and the ultra marathon is open to entrants aged 20 or over.
There will be 4 checkpoints for the ultra-marathon where there will be drinks including water and cola, sandwiches, peanuts and more.
All ultra-marathon competitors must go through all checkpoints. Please ensure that the checkpoint attendant has recorded your race number or you could be disqualified.
Water STations
There is one water station on the 5k and 2 on the 10k.
There will be three water stations around the course for the Marathon and Half Marathon. Marathon runners will pass these twice.
There is no information about ultra water stations. Awards
The first male and female of the 5k, 10k, Half-MArathon and Ultra will be awarded a trophy.
Kit List
  • Backpack or equivalent
  • Ordnance Survey Map of the route (our downloadable maps are fine)
  • Route Directions
  • Compass or GPS device
  • Whistle
  • Mobile phone
  • First Aid Kit
  • Reusable cup for checkpoints and water stations
What is the terrain like for the The Pendine Sands Races?
These races will be along the beach which is firm underfoot and makes for good running conditions.
Do I have to run the The Pendine Sands Races?
Not at all, walkers can participate! There will be a 4 hour cut off time due to the tide table.
How old do I have to be to take part in The Pendine Sands Races?
The 5k and 10k is open to those 16 and above, the half marathon is open to those 18 and above and the ultra marathon is open to those 20 and above.
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£29.00 - £290.00

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