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The multi-award winning Swansea Bay 10k is one of the premier road races in the UK. Now in its 39th year the race is a firm favourite with both experienced and first time runners, being named Best 10k in Wales at the 2018 Running Awards.
The Admiral Swansea Bay 10k takes place along the beautiful and iconic sweep of Swansea Bay, providing a fast and flat course that is a perfect introduction to road running, and perfect for improving your personal best.
The 2018 Admiral Swansea Bay 10k took place on Sunday 16 September.
The 2019 Admiral Swansea Bay 10k will take place on Sunday 22 September 2019.
Around 4,500 people enter the race each year.
Of course not! The Admiral Swansea Bay 10k is a fun run to, open to experienced runners and first timers alike. Thousands every year enter for their first ever event, in fancy dress and for charity.
Every finisher gets a bespoke 2018 Admiral Swansea Bay 10k medal!
Of course! Every year hundreds run in fancy dress to raise money for good causes. Don’t forget to share your pictures with us on the day!
Of course! Every year thousands of runners enter to raise money for good causes. The Admiral Swansea Bay 10k also supports the Lord Mayor’s charities – you can find out about this year’s chosen charities and download a sponsorship form here
Online entries for the 2019 race are now open - enter here.
NO - There will be no entry or registration on the day for the main 10k race.
No – once race entries are full or the deadline has passed, no more entries will be accepted. Please be aware that there are NO entries allowed on race day. Entries for the 2019 race will open very soon following the 2018 race. Please keep checking the webpage or follow us on Facebook for details.
No, once you have entered online you just need to turn up and run! There will be no entry or registration on the day for the main 10k race.
No – Unfortunately, as per our terms and conditions we do not offer refunds under any circumstances.
NO – Unfortunately, we do not allow name changes once you have entered the race. Never swap your race number with any other runner either, as this can cause problems for our medical and results service. If race organisers become aware of anyone who swaps their race number they will be disqualified from our race and potentially other races held under UKA rules. Please refer to the Race Rules and Terms & Conditions.
All entry fees are non-refundable, and may not be deferred toward a future event.
A water station will be located near the 5k mark and at the finish. Please be considerate to other runners by taking one drink per water station and throw bottles away safely using the recycling bins provided.
Volunteer stewards will be located on the course to monitor, direct, assist and encourage runners. If you need assistance at any time during the event they should be your first point of contact.
Yes. First aid will be provided by St John’s Ambulance volunteers and a team of paramedics. They will be located throughout the course with a base at the finish line. If you feel ill at any time prior to, during or after the event, please seek the assistance of the nearest marshal or steward.
Toilets are available near the start and finish line, and at several locations along the route.
The lost children point is in the Information Marquee where staff will be able to assist you.
We have a team of litter pickers collecting plastic bottles for recycling, but please help us recycle as much waste as possible by using the recycling bins provided whenever you can.
If you lose anything during the event, you can either contact us on the Facebook page, or contact the Council’s Special Events team at email@example.com.
Please bear in mind that the council’s Special Events team will be extremely busy over the weekend, and will be back in the office on after the event.
Trade stand applications for the 2019 race will be open soon.
Before the Race
Race packs will be sent out to all participants approximately two weeks before the race.
Your race pack contains your race number with timing chip attached, baggage label, and a voucher to redeem a free tech t-shirt!
If you have not received your race pack by Monday 16th September 2019 please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you address has changed since you entered the race but before the race packs get sent out, you’ll need to contact us to update your details, so your race pack is sent to the correct address. You can contact us at email@example.com.
After the packs have been posted we still may be able to assist. However, there will be a small charge to re-issue race packs.
The T shirt can be redeemed at the Guildhall on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st September or at the end of the race at the Information Marquee. Collection times will be detailed on the voucher. You must have your voucher with your to receive your T shirt.
The timing chip will be located on the back of your race number. On the race day please wear your race number on your chest secured with a safety pin in each corner. It is your responsibility to ensure you arrive at the finish line with your race number intact.
Do not fold or cut your race number in any way.
Please see the timetable below;
- 10k Wheelchair (15+ yrs.) 12.55pm
- 10k (15+ yrs.) 1pm
- 5k (15 – 21 yrs.) 12 noon
- 3k (9 – 14yrs) 11.15am
- 1k (8 – 11yrs) 11am
- 1k (7yrs and under) 10.45am
- Mascot Race 1.10pm
Participants can drop off their bag at the information marquee using the baggage label attached to your race number.
The start assembly point is on the dual carriageway on Oystermouth Road (outside St Helens Rugby Ground) from approx. 12.30pm. There will be a warm up 10 minutes before the race. Please make your way to the timed 'pens', that correlate with your predicted finish time. This will help you enjoy the race even more, running alongside others of a similar ability to you.
If you are an experienced self-propelled wheelchair athlete with a racing wheelchair it is essential that you report to the Start Manager near the start line by 12.15pm in order to start ahead of the main field of runners.
There will be commentary provided at the finish line, which will describe where the runners are on the course, and call out finishers as they cross the finish line. Listen out – you may hear your name!
The Admiral Swansea Bay 10k is well known for its excellent spectator support throughout the course. Click here to find our interactive course map to plan where you are going to watch the race.
The finish line is located near the cenotaph memorial. You can check out an interactive course map here
The first of our Junior Races kicks off at 10.45am, with the main 10k race starting at 1pm. The first runners home usually finish in around 30 minutes, with most runners finished at around the 2 hour mark.
The Information Marquee will be located on the Prom near the Cenotaph.
Security staff and South Wales Police will be visible and patrolling both at the event site and in the surrounding area. If you witness something suspicious, report it to security staff or a steward immediately.
You safety and security are our main concern, and it is taken extremely seriously. Swansea Council, and the emergency services have been planning this event for some time, and if you’re coming to the event we want you to enjoy and have fun, so please read the following information and advice on security at the event.
· Security staff will be visible and on patrol around the site.
· Specialist dogs may also be on patrol
· A network of CCTV cameras has been installed throughout the event, these will be monitored from our event control room.
· We’ve worked closely with the Police and other emergency services to plan a safe event for everyone.
· There will be Police patrols around the event and local area.
· You may see armed police patrolling the area as is now normal practice at events of this size.
· There will be many other security measures that you can’t see.
The event will go ahead if it rains. In the event of poor weather, please take extra care when running.
- 10k Wheelchair (15+ yrs.)
- 10k (15+ yrs.)
- 5k (15 – 21 yrs.)
- 3k (9 – 14yrs)
- 1k (8 – 11yrs)
- 1k (7yrs and under)
Swansea Council has worked closely with the Emergency services to safely deliver this event. Despite road closures being in place, access for emergency services will be maintained at all times. It is for this reason that headphones are not permitted.
No – headphones are not permitted during the race. The Admiral Swansea Bay 10k route comprises of closed road sections, which have to be available to emergency services at all times. In the interest of athlete safety, headphones are not permitted, as they may as they may stop the user hearing safety announcements or emergency service vehicles.
No, although it is one of the fastest races in the UK it is also open to fun runners. If you are towards the back of the race, you may be asked to move to the pavement if it is considered necessary to do so by the Race Director.
For the main Admiral Swansea Bay 10k race, the assembly area is split into time band zones. Please assemble in the area that corresponds to your predicted race finish time. This should ensure that you are running with runners of similar ability to give you the best possible experience and finish time.
Please take into consideration additional time for possible traffic queues and parking when planning your journey.
Time bands are placed on the walls of St. Helen’s Rugby Ground.
Why not run near one of our pace setters! We have pace setters running at 40, 45, 50 & 60 minutes. Look out for their yellow flags.
Personal fitness devices are permitted, but please be aware that headphones are not allowed.
No, as this could cause a trip hazard for other runners.
No, as this could cause a trip hazard for other runners.
Yes, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for race, traffic and travel updates.
After the Race
Staff will be on hand to assist you and you can also collect a bottle of water and collect your goody bag which will include your medal & certificate (certificates for junior races only). To reunite with friends and family after the race, please move out of the funnels and meet outside the information marquee.
Your Admiral Swansea Bay 10k finishers medal will be in your goody bag!
Yes – there will be a physiotherapist along with a team of sports therapists to offer advice and treatment from Swansea Physiotherapy Ltd.
Provisional results will be available at www.swanseabay10k.com late on race day. A first set of provisional results will be available a few hours after the last runner crosses the finish line. The final results will then be available approximately 7 days after the event. If you’re results are incorrect/do not appear in the provisional results don’t worry! They will appear in the final results.
Photo-fit.com are the official race photographers for this year’s race, and photos will be available to purchase approx. 2-3 days after the race. The link for race photos will be available on the home page of the website and via our social media channels.
The Junior race and main race prize presentations will take place on the podium located near the information marquee. Junior Race – 11.30am-12.30pm. Main Race – 2.00pm onwards Winners are asked to present themselves to the presentation area.
Not all categories are presented on the day for the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k – just the main winners.
If you haven’t received any of the above, please make your way to the Information Marquee. If you realise this after you have left the event site, you can either contact us on the Facebook page, or contact the Council’s Special Events team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please help us by arriving early as the car parks are well used and traffic builds up close to the main event car park. A detailed traffic management system will be put in place and road closures will come into operation from approximately 12.00pm. From past experience however, traffic will be heavy in the proximity of the course. All participants are reminded to arrive early and allow for traffic delays near the start and finish areas. When exiting the car parks on foot, please take care and only cross the road at the designated crossing points. This is especially important at the end of the event when returning to your cars, as you will be crossing a very busy dual carriageway.
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From the Quadrant bus station in the city centre, the following buses will take you to St Helens Rugby Ground: 2A /3A. The City Centre is well serviced by public transport. For further information about bus and train services contact Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 22 33 or visit the Traveline Cymru website
There will be free parking in the Recreation Ground and Lacrosse Field (no later than 12.00pm) adjacent to St Helens Rugby Ground, front and side of the Guildhall, Swansea. Overflow car parks are located at the Civic Centre West Car Park.
When exiting the car park on foot take care and only cross at the designated crossing points. This is especially important at the end of the event when returning to your vehicles as you will be crossing a very busy dual carriageway.
Travelling down to Swansea for the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k? Let Visit Swansea Bay help you plan your stay. Visitswanseabay.com is maintained by the Swansea Council’s Tourism Team, and the team are the official provider of tourist information for Swansea Bay (Swansea, Mumbles and Gower). The website is packed with ideas for things to see and do and as well as providing an excellent and wide choice of graded accommodation information.
A number of rolling road closures will be in place to accommodate the race. Click here to view the 2018 Admiral Swansea Bay 10k Road Closures
No, there are advanced warning signs set up in advance and stewards along the route will advise cyclist to dismount during the busiest periods of the race.
Parking is available in the Recreation Ground Car Park, which runs parallel to the start and finish areas of the race.
Yes – but please park responsibly. All surrounding roads will be subject to normal parking regulations, and parking enforcement officers will be patrolling the area and enforcing parking restrictions.
No, however there are shuttle buses that run from the main Information Marquee to the start of the Junior Races.
There will be signs from junction 47 and 42 of the M4 to the event area, yellow signs with a running man depicted on them.
To allow the race to take place and for the runners safety.
Please visit enjoyswanseabay.com/residents for further information
Singleton Hospital will not be affected by road closures or the event site, and access to Singleton Hospital will be available as usual. However due to the road closures you may have to arrive via an alternative route – please plan ahead.
Swansea University main entrance will not be accessible between 12noon and 1:30pm. Alternative access will be available via Singleton Hospital – please plan ahead
Singleton Boating Lake / Pub on the Pond will be affected briefing at the start of the race (1pm – 1.20pm approximately by the road closures, outside of these times access will be maintained
12noon – 12.30pm access via Sketty Lane right turn
12.30pm – 2.00pm access via the Gower
Once the last runner has passed Sketty Lane traffic will be able to follow the sweep vehicle.
Mumbles Road / Oystermouth Road Eastbound will still be open for traffic as far as Sketty Lane, so you will still be able to reach the M4, please allow additional time for your journey.
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