Running Events in Swansea

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JUL6
Registration Perks
The Fan Dance Summer Edition

The Fan Dance is a gruelling 24km non-navigational race over two sides of Pen Y Fan, the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons. This infamous route has long been a part of SAS (Special Air Service) and SBS (Special Boat Service) Selection and is considered the yardstick of a candidate's potential to perform well on Test Week and ultimately pass the Special Forces Selection programme.

Starting at the iconic old red phone box the race goes straight up to the summit checkpoint of Pen Y Fan and, after descending "Jacob's Ladder", continues along an undulating stone vehicle track (the "Roman Road") to the second checkpoint which also serves as a tea stop and turnaround point. Then, taking the route in reverse, racers climb back up "The Fan" via Jacob's ladder and pass through the summit checkpoint a second time before legging their way back down to the finish at the old red phone box.

The route is a real lung buster that throws everything at you, including the elements. There are steady slopes that allow a solid jogging pace, shocking inclines that have you almost on your hands and knees, loose stone tracks that require cautious foot placements and a forested vehicle track that allows for some rapid going. Even SAS recruits at the height of their physical abilities regard beating the clock in this event as a serious challenge, and all know its capacity to hurt. Aside from the race aspect of this event, just getting to the end is an accomplishment and something to be proud of.

The Fan Dance is open to ANYONE looking for a unique challenge: be it personal, competitive, as a sponsored participant in aid of your favourite charity or as part of a team building exercise. As per real Special Forces Selection, the event will be staged in both summer and winter (both load-bearing and clean fatigue).

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The Fan Dance Summer Edition

Unnamed Road, Brecon LD3 8NL, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Fan Dance is a gruelling 24km non-navigational race over two sides of Pen Y Fan, the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons. This infamous route has long been a part of SAS (Special Air Service) and SBS (Special Boat Service) Selection and is considered the yardstick of a candidate's potential to perform well on Test Week and ultimately pass the Special Forces Selection programme.

Starting at the iconic old red phone box the race goes straight up to the summit checkpoint of Pen Y Fan and, after descending "Jacob's Ladder", continues along an undulating stone vehicle track (the "Roman Road") to the second checkpoint which also serves as a tea stop and turnaround point. Then, taking the route in reverse, racers climb back up "The Fan" via Jacob's ladder and pass through the summit checkpoint a second time before legging their way back down to the finish at the old red phone box.

The route is a real lung buster that throws everything at you, including the elements. There are steady slopes that allow a solid jogging pace, shocking inclines that have you almost on your hands and knees, loose stone tracks that require cautious foot placements and a forested vehicle track that allows for some rapid going. Even SAS recruits at the height of their physical abilities regard beating the clock in this event as a serious challenge, and all know its capacity to hurt. Aside from the race aspect of this event, just getting to the end is an accomplishment and something to be proud of.

The Fan Dance is open to ANYONE looking for a unique challenge: be it personal, competitive, as a sponsored participant in aid of your favourite charity or as part of a team building exercise. As per real Special Forces Selection, the event will be staged in both summer and winter (both load-bearing and clean fatigue).

£40 - £150
The Fan Dance Summer Edition
AUG9
Registration Perks
Beacons 100 Ultra

The Beacons 100 trail running tour of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains begins on the bank of the Usk River in the market town of Brecon. An area we absolutely adore due to its beautiful scenery, unforgiving terrain and challenging weather conditions!

Completion = 6 UTMB points for your efforts.

To enter the Beacons100 it is expected that you will have completed a minimum of one 40 mile trail event in the 2018/2019 season and you can navigate effectively. We will host free navigation and footcare seminars leading up the event so if you are unsure about your navigation ability don't let that put you off. We welcome runners and hikers alike.

Be aware that this is an incredibly tough adventure on remote trail...lots of peace and quiet!

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Beacons 100 Ultra

Corn Du, Unnamed Road 8NL, Brecon CF48 2HY, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Beacons 100 trail running tour of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains begins on the bank of the Usk River in the market town of Brecon. An area we absolutely adore due to its beautiful scenery, unforgiving terrain and challenging weather conditions!

Completion = 6 UTMB points for your efforts.

To enter the Beacons100 it is expected that you will have completed a minimum of one 40 mile trail event in the 2018/2019 season and you can navigate effectively. We will host free navigation and footcare seminars leading up the event so if you are unsure about your navigation ability don't let that put you off. We welcome runners and hikers alike.

Be aware that this is an incredibly tough adventure on remote trail...lots of peace and quiet!

£115
Beacons 100 Ultra
AUG10
Registration Perks
Beacons 50 Ultra

Starting on the bank of the Usk River in the market town of Brecon the Beacons 50 Ultra Marathon will take you on a journey across the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains.

In a similar fashion to our winter event, the Beacons Ultra, you will find very tough terrain, changeable weather conditions and the finest support to get you to the finish line.

The Beacons 50 is an unmarked course and we will host a free recce/navigation day leading up to the event. We welcome runners and hikers alike!

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Beacons 50 Ultra

Corn Du, Unnamed Road 8NL, Brecon CF48 2HY, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Starting on the bank of the Usk River in the market town of Brecon the Beacons 50 Ultra Marathon will take you on a journey across the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains.

In a similar fashion to our winter event, the Beacons Ultra, you will find very tough terrain, changeable weather conditions and the finest support to get you to the finish line.

The Beacons 50 is an unmarked course and we will host a free recce/navigation day leading up to the event. We welcome runners and hikers alike!

£55
Beacons 50 Ultra
JUN23
JCP Swansea Half Marathon

2019 sees the return of the MULTI AWARD WINNING JCP Swansea Half Marathon. Voted the UKs best half marathon (2017 and 2018) and Wales biggest and best summer half marathon. This year we are targeting 10,000 runners to come and Run Swansea #RunSwansea #BeYourBest

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JCP Swansea Half Marathon

3 Bellevue Way, Swansea SA1 5BZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

2019 sees the return of the MULTI AWARD WINNING JCP Swansea Half Marathon. Voted the UKs best half marathon (2017 and 2018) and Wales biggest and best summer half marathon. This year we are targeting 10,000 runners to come and Run Swansea #RunSwansea #BeYourBest

£38 - £40
JCP Swansea Half Marathon
JUN9
Race For Life 5K & 10K - Llanelli

Take up the challenge and take part in a Race for Life event. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. This is beating cancer.

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Race For Life 5K & 10K - Llanelli

Sandy Rd, Llanelli SA15 4DP, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Take up the challenge and take part in a Race for Life event. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. This is beating cancer.

£10 - £14.99
Race For Life 5K & 10K - Llanelli
JUN1
Vale of Glamorgan Ultra Marathon
Porthcawl, Wales, United Kingdom

The VOGUM A 40 mile challenge along the Wales Coast Path from Porthcawl to Penarth. Sponsored by MadDog BrewingCo, SC Sport Centre and Enduraprep.

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Vale of Glamorgan Ultra Marathon

Percy House, 18A Lias Rd, Porthcawl CF36 3AH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The VOGUM A 40 mile challenge along the Wales Coast Path from Porthcawl to Penarth. Sponsored by MadDog BrewingCo, SC Sport Centre and Enduraprep.

£50
Vale of Glamorgan Ultra Marathon
JAN4
Registration Perks
Blade Runner Ultra Marathon Series – Winter

The Blake Runner Ultra Marathon is a 50km race like no other. See what SAS Selection really takes as you run, climb, slide and scramble your way around the inner most depth of the Brecon Beacon Mountains. The fully marked route is not for the faint hearted. But those who succeed will be rewarded with such prestige as they cross the finish line at the infamous old red phone box, the very place former SAS men have stood tall themselves.

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Blade Runner Ultra Marathon Series – Winter

Corn Du, Unnamed Road 8NL, Brecon CF48 2HY, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Blake Runner Ultra Marathon is a 50km race like no other. See what SAS Selection really takes as you run, climb, slide and scramble your way around the inner most depth of the Brecon Beacon Mountains. The fully marked route is not for the faint hearted. But those who succeed will be rewarded with such prestige as they cross the finish line at the infamous old red phone box, the very place former SAS men have stood tall themselves.

£65
Blade Runner Ultra Marathon Series – Winter
JUN2
Race for Life 5K – Bridgend

This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. This is beating cancer.

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Race for Life 5K – Bridgend

Newbridge Fields, Bridgend CF31 4BW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. This is beating cancer.

£10 - £14.99
Race for Life 5K – Bridgend
JUL4
Registration Perks
Love Trails Festival

Love Trails Festival is a music, running, adventure and wellbeing festival. From the main stage, an eclectic mix of iconic and new artists soundtrack three jam-packed days feat. running adventures, talks, workshops, yoga, hot tubs and more! The backdrop is pristine beaches, tidal islands, woodland and coastal paths surrounding the festival site.

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Love Trails Festival

Gower Peninsula, Swansea SA3, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Love Trails Festival is a music, running, adventure and wellbeing festival. From the main stage, an eclectic mix of iconic and new artists soundtrack three jam-packed days feat. running adventures, talks, workshops, yoga, hot tubs and more! The backdrop is pristine beaches, tidal islands, woodland and coastal paths surrounding the festival site.

£39 - £139
Love Trails Festival
JUL14
Ammanford 10k Road Race

This fantastic race follows an open-road route around Ammanford and the surrounding area.

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Ammanford 10k Road Race

Tycroes RFC, Penygarn Rd, Tycroes, Ammanford SA18 3NY, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This fantastic race follows an open-road route around Ammanford and the surrounding area.

£10 - £12
Ammanford 10k Road Race
JUN1
Brecon Beacons Mountain Trail Races

The Brecon Beacons Mountain Trail Race are two linear mountain running journeys through the Brecon Beacons. There are two race distances to choose from, a 34 mile Ultra and a 22 mile Mountain Trail Race.

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Brecon Beacons Mountain Trail Races

Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun, Lawrence Ave, Penywaun, Rhondda Cynon Taf CF44 9ES, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Brecon Beacons Mountain Trail Race are two linear mountain running journeys through the Brecon Beacons. There are two race distances to choose from, a 34 mile Ultra and a 22 mile Mountain Trail Race.

£29 - £38
Brecon Beacons Mountain Trail Races
JUN15
Rabbit Run
Merthyr Mawr, Wales, United Kingdom

Starting and finishing in the private grounds of the Merthyr Mawr Estate this 7.2 mile race has a spectacular route taking in the Big Dipper sand dune, Ogmore Castle and a river crossing!

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Rabbit Run

Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend CF32 0LS, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Starting and finishing in the private grounds of the Merthyr Mawr Estate this 7.2 mile race has a spectacular route taking in the Big Dipper sand dune, Ogmore Castle and a river crossing!

Free - £24
Rabbit Run
JUL7
Registration Perks
Porthcawl 10K
Porthcawl, Wales, United Kingdom

The Porthcawl 10K is an exciting addition to the town known for its surf, sports and coastal walks.

A summertime hotspot for both locals and visitors Porthcawl is renowned for shining under the sun.

The all-new race will take place on closed-roads, taking in a number of landmarks and stunning seaside spots including Rest Bay, Trecco Bay, Coney Bay, the picturesque town centre, historic Grand Pavillion and the iconic Porthcawl Lighthouse.

A host of other sporting activities for families and children will also be included in the days action including an electrifying new Family Fun Run, giving budding athletes a chance to take their first footsteps into running.

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Porthcawl 10K

Esplanade, Porthcawl, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Porthcawl 10K is an exciting addition to the town known for its surf, sports and coastal walks.

A summertime hotspot for both locals and visitors Porthcawl is renowned for shining under the sun.

The all-new race will take place on closed-roads, taking in a number of landmarks and stunning seaside spots including Rest Bay, Trecco Bay, Coney Bay, the picturesque town centre, historic Grand Pavillion and the iconic Porthcawl Lighthouse.

A host of other sporting activities for families and children will also be included in the days action including an electrifying new Family Fun Run, giving budding athletes a chance to take their first footsteps into running.

£5 - £22
Porthcawl 10K
SEP22
Admiral Swansea Bay 10k Race

The Admiral Swansea Bay 10k takes place along the beautiful and iconic sweep of Swansea Bay, open to all abilities aged 15+. The course is a firm favourite with both experienced and first time runners, as the fast and flat course is a perfect introduction to road running, and perfect for improving your personal best. All of this, combined with a great family atmosphere resulted in the race being named Best 10k in the Wales for the past two years in a row at The UK Running Awards.

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Admiral Swansea Bay 10k Race

A4067, Brynmill, Swansea SA2, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Admiral Swansea Bay 10k takes place along the beautiful and iconic sweep of Swansea Bay, open to all abilities aged 15+. The course is a firm favourite with both experienced and first time runners, as the fast and flat course is a perfect introduction to road running, and perfect for improving your personal best. All of this, combined with a great family atmosphere resulted in the race being named Best 10k in the Wales for the past two years in a row at The UK Running Awards.

£24.50 - £26.50
Admiral Swansea Bay 10k Race
AUG11
Port Talbot Half Marathon
Glyncorrwg, Wales, United Kingdom

Without doubt this is one of Wales' most scenic races and without doubt it is one of the cheapest half marathon offering all the participants the same if not more than some of the big city races.

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Port Talbot Half Marathon

Village Workshops, Glyncorrwg, Port Talbot SA13 3EA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Without doubt this is one of Wales' most scenic races and without doubt it is one of the cheapest half marathon offering all the participants the same if not more than some of the big city races.

£19 - £21
Port Talbot Half Marathon
JUN15
Registration Perks
The Maverick inov-8 X Series Exmoor

Race through the brilliant Exmoor national park. This is a tough and gruelling track perfectly suited to experienced trail runners looking for something special.

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The Maverick inov-8 X Series Exmoor

Unnamed Road, Lynton EX35 6JW, UKView event
About the event
Race through the brilliant Exmoor national park. This is a tough and gruelling track perfectly suited to experienced trail runners looking for something special.
£30 - £50
The Maverick inov-8 X Series Exmoor
JUL7
CARDIFF EPIC TRAIL 10K

The first addition of the Cardiff Epic Trail 10k went down a blast this year, selling out in just a FEW WEEKS! Hundreds of people turned up on a hot day in July to soak up the pure beauty of Fforest Fawr.

The route within the Forest has certainly got that key element of Tough and comprises some stunning views, including the historic Castell Coch.

If you havent been to a Tough Runner event before, youre in for a surprise! We like to think of it as more than just a race, we make extra effort to make sure its a day for you to remember!

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CARDIFF EPIC TRAIL 10K

Fforest Fawr Sculpture Trail, Cardiff CF15 7JR, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The first addition of the Cardiff Epic Trail 10k went down a blast this year, selling out in just a FEW WEEKS! Hundreds of people turned up on a hot day in July to soak up the pure beauty of Fforest Fawr.

The route within the Forest has certainly got that key element of Tough and comprises some stunning views, including the historic Castell Coch.

If you havent been to a Tough Runner event before, youre in for a surprise! We like to think of it as more than just a race, we make extra effort to make sure its a day for you to remember!

£24
CARDIFF EPIC TRAIL 10K
SEP7
The Dare 12

Well be supporting Oshis World, local businesses and promoting our sustainable ethos.

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The Dare 12

36 Gadlys Rd, Aberdare CF44 8BB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Well be supporting Oshis World, local businesses and promoting our sustainable ethos.

£5 - £69
The Dare 12
SEP7
Registration Perks
The Maverick inov-8 Ultra Trail Series Exmoor – UTSE

Race in this incredibly undulating yet rewarding ultra marathon starting in Caffyns Farm, Lynton. Great for experienced ultra runners, this course consists of challenging climbs and terrain. Come for the uphill battle and experience the rewarding feeling at the finish.

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The Maverick inov-8 Ultra Trail Series Exmoor – UTSE

Unnamed Road, Lynton EX35 6JW, UKView event
About the event
Race in this incredibly undulating yet rewarding ultra marathon starting in Caffyns Farm, Lynton. Great for experienced ultra runners, this course consists of challenging climbs and terrain. Come for the uphill battle and experience the rewarding feeling at the finish.
£80
The Maverick inov-8 Ultra Trail Series Exmoor – UTSE
NOV9
Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series – Gower

Gower was the first place in Britain to be designated an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' (AONB). The unique peninsula is a protected haven for some of the richest and most varied wildlife habitats in the UK. The coastal trails here are set against an awe-inspiring natural backdrop of cliff tops, downland, woodland, sand dunes and world famous beaches. This trail running paradise is very accessible from most parts of the UK.

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Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series – Gower

1 Coastguard Cottages, Rhossili, Swansea SA3 1PR, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Gower was the first place in Britain to be designated an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' (AONB). The unique peninsula is a protected haven for some of the richest and most varied wildlife habitats in the UK. The coastal trails here are set against an awe-inspiring natural backdrop of cliff tops, downland, woodland, sand dunes and world famous beaches. This trail running paradise is very accessible from most parts of the UK.

£33 - £66
Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series – Gower
MAY27
The Forces March

135+ miles in the footsteps of WW2 heroes who undertook a legendary training march from Ilfracombe to Bulford over 5 days as part of their training ahead of D-Day.

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The Forces March

13-14 Church St, Ilfracombe EX34 8HB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

135+ miles in the footsteps of WW2 heroes who undertook a legendary training march from Ilfracombe to Bulford over 5 days as part of their training ahead of D-Day.

£149.99
The Forces March

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