The Veloforte Wales Marathon

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The Veloforte Wales Marathon
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Run along the dramatic Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in this one of a kind marathon perfect for all levels. You don't need to worry about traffic or beeping horns as the route will be closed just for runners. Best yet, you'll be treated like a star with a red carpet finish and cheering crowds.
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5k, Marathon, Half Marathon, and 1 more
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Sun, 2 Jul 2023
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Tenby, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Tudor Square, Tenby SA70, UK
Start times
Sunday, 2 Jul 2023
5k: 9:55 amMarathon: 10:00 amHalf Marathon: 12:00 pm10k: 1:30 pm
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The Veloforte Wales Marathon
Marathon
Distance
26.2mi
CourseRoute
1 Loop
£55
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
£40
10k
Distance
10km
£25
5k
Distance
5km
£20
Route information
Starting in Tudor Square Tenby, this undulating marathon will take you out towards stunning scenery offered up by the Pembrokeshire National Park. You’ll be able to feel the sea breeze and take in the spectacular castles, monuments and beaches along this closed road route.
As all the roads are closed along this marathon route, it’s the perfect event for first-timers and more experienced runners alike.
There will be feed and water stations will be situated every 5 miles along the race course.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Chip-timed results
  • Drink stations
  • Bag drop
  • Professional photography
  • Record Crowds
  • Televised
Train
How to get there
Tudor Square, Tenby SA70, UK
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By Car
  • From Carmathen take the A40 to St Clears
  • At the roundabout take the 1st exit on to the A477
  • At the second roundabout take the 1st exit on to the A478
  • Follow the road into Tenby
Parking
There are a number of paid car parking facilities across Tenby town centre, just a short walk from the start line.
By Train
Tenby Train Station is just a short 5 minute walk to the start line, Tudor Square.
Event day logistics
Thursday
13:00 - 20:00 Registration Open (Salterns Car Park, Tenby)
13:00 - 20:00 LCW Expo Discount Day (Salterns Car Park, Tenby)
Friday
09:00 - 17:00 Registration Open (Salterns Car Park, Tenby)
14:00 - 16:00 Swim Priority at Registration (Salterns Car Park, Tenby)
Saturday
05:00 - 17:00 Registration Open (Salterns Car Park, Tenby)
05:00 - 19:30 Sportive Priority for Registration (Salterns Car Park, Tenby)
09:00 - 16:00 LCW Expo (Salterns Car Park, Tenby)
Sunday
07:00 - 10:30 Registration Open (Salterns Car Park, Tenby)
09:55 The Wales 5k starts (Tudor Square, Tenby)
10:00 The Wales Marathon starts (Tudor Square, Tenby)
12:00 The Wales Half Marathon starts (Pembroke)
12:30 - 17:30 Sports Massage (Imperial Hotel, Tenby)
13:30 The Wales 10k starts (Manorbier Castle)
16:00 Overall Cut Off for all distances (Tudor Square Tenby)
Registration
You collect your race number and timing chip from registration either the evening before or the morning of the event day. You can only register for yourself and will need to bring your ID and disclaimer in order to register.
Age Requirements
  • The marathon is open to runners aged 18 or over
  • The half marathon is open to runners aged 16 or over
  • The 10k is open to runners aged 14 or over
  • The 5k is open to runners aged 11 or over
Toilets
Toilets are located at the following locations:
  • Upper Park Road
  • Lower Park Road
  • Castle Beach
  • South Beach Car Park
Timing Chip
Timing chips are located on your bib and must be pinned on the front of your chest. These must be collected at the time of registration upon showing your photo ID.
Headphones
It is discouraged to wear headphones during the race.
Rules
  • Complete the full course correctly
  • Foul and abusive language is not permitted, listen to marshals, the police and race referees, if you don't, you will be disqualified
  • No outside assistance is allowed
  • Please do not use any listening devices at all on the course as it may impair your hearing
  • Your race number must be worn on the front at all times during the race
  • Make sure you're at the start line 30 minutes before the event starts
Crowds
Spectator Info
Where to eat
A number of local eateries for the spectators, athletes and their supporters offering a selection of cuisines and drinks.
The Bay Tree - Tudor Square, Tenby SA70 7AJ
  • 01834 843516
Qube Restaurant - 7-8 Tudor Square, Tenby SA70 7AD
  • 01834 845719
Billycan - Lower Frog Street, Tenby SA70 7HS
  • 01834 842172
Sandbar - Unit 16-17, The Salterns, Tenby Pembrokeshire SA70 8EG
  • 01834 218090
Normandie - Upper Frog Street, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70 7JD
  • 01834 842227
The Cove - 14 High St, Tenby SA70 7HD
  • 01834 842438
Top Joes - Upper Frog Street, Tenby, Sa70 7JD
  • 01834 218089
Volunteers
If you volunteer for this event you will be rewarded with plenty of fantastic goodies and discounts:
  • Free volunteer event t-shirt
  • Free packed lunch & drink (dietary requirements will be catered for)
  • Free entry to the post-event party
  • Discounted merchandise
  • Volunteer medal
As an extra incentive, groups of 10 or more volunteers will get £400 towards their chosen team, club or charity!
FAQs
Are there any age requirements for The Wales Marathon?
Yes, all runners must be at least 18 years old to take part.
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Will I have to watch out for traffic as I run The Wales Marathon?
No, this route will be along closed roads so you can run stress free.
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What will I need to take with me to registration for The Wales Marathon?
In order to register, you must bring photo ID and your disclaimer with you.
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