The Pendine Sands Races

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The Pendine Sands Races
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£15 - £35
Come for a unique racing experience along the beautiful beach at Pendine Sands in Carmarthenshire, South West Wales. Open to all abilities, take on a 5k, 10k or half marathon, running solo or in a group. Expect stunning scenery as you complete this fantastic race.
Half Marathon, 10k or 5k and Defer to 2026
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Sun, 13 Apr 2025
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Pendine, United Kingdom
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Where and when
1 Sea View, Pendine, Carmarthen SA33 4NY, UK
Start times
Sunday, 13 Apr 2025
Half Marathon: TBC10k or 5k : TBCDefer to 2026: TBC
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The Pendine Sands Races
Half Marathon
£30 - £35
10k or 5k
£25 - £29
Defer to 2026
Route information
All races will take place on the Pendine Sands beach in Carmarthenshire, South West Wales. 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 course 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 route along the beach, turning at a point where a race marshal holds a flag.
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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By Car
Pendine lies off of the A477 between Kilgetty and St Clears. It is a 29-minute drive from Carmarthen and a 58-minute drive from Milford Haven.
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
Times for the Event will be sent via Email closer to the date. The time varies due to the tide.
A pre-race email will be out first week in April to advise start times.
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.
Water Stations
There will be 3 water stations on the course - one at the 5k turning point, one at the 10k turning point and one at the half marathon turning point.
The first male and female of the 5k, 10k and Half Marathon 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 and the half marathon is open to those 18 and above.
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£15 - £35

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