Below you’ll find everything you need to know about the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k – from travelling and car parking information for your Sat Nav, to race details like start times, toilet facilities to accommodation in Swansea and more.
Do you have a question that hasn’t been answered? Feel free to email us at SwanseaBay10k@swansea.gov.uk
The multi-award winning Admiral Swansea Bay 10k is one of the premier road races in the UK. Now in its 41st year the race is a firm favourite with both experienced and first time runners, being named Best 10k in Wales at the 2018 and 2019 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 2022 Admiral Swansea Bay 10k will take place on Sunday 18 September 2022
Around 4,000 people enter the race each year.
Of course not! The Admiral Swansea Bay 10k is a fun run, open to experienced runners and first timers alike. Thousands enter every year for their first ever event, in fancy dress and for charity.
Every finisher gets a bespoke 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 every year.
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.
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.
Please see our terms and conditions.
Participant’s race numbers are specific personal identifiers and may only be transferred via the Real Buzz Admiral Swansea Bay 10k official process.. There is a small fee (plus any associated booking fees) to be paid by the transferee. The cut-off date for transfers is 31st July 2022. The unauthorised sale and/or transfer of race numbers is strictly prohibited and will result in the disqualification and/or banning of any individuals involved from this and future events, and this will be reported to UK Athletics.
Please see our terms and conditions.
There will be two water stations on the course - one at the halfway (5km) mark and at the finish.
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. Don't forget to wave and say hi as you run past!
Please remember that volunteers on the course are giving up their spare time to help out at the race and to make your race experience as enjoyable as possible. Any foul language or abusive behaviour towards marshalls will result in the disqualification and/or banning of any individuals involved from this and future events, and they will be reported to UK Athletics.
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 available to assist you. Marshalls will also be out on route to help you.
We have a team of litter pickers collecting and sorting waste 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 Special Events team will be extremely busy over the weekend, and will be back in the office on the Monday after the event.
Before the Race
Race packs will be sent out to all participants approximately one week before the race. Runners can expect to start receiving their race packs week commencing 12th September, so keep and eye on your post box!
They’ll contain your race bib, shirt voucher (to redeem when collecting your 10k t-shirt) and information about race day.
If you have not received your race pack by Wednesday 14th September 2022 please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If your address has changed since you entered you’ll be able to update your details on the Members Hub. This feature is only available for a certain amount of time, after which you will have to contact email@example.com.
If you need to update your address after the race packs have been posted we may be able to assist, however there will be a small charge to re-issue race packs.
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.) 10.55am
- 10k (15+ yrs.) 11am
- 3k (9 – 14yrs) 10am
- 1k (8 – 11yrs) 9.30am
- 1k (7yrs and under) 9.15am
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 10.15am 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 races start at 09.15am and the main 10k race starts at 11.00am. The main 10k race usually takes around 2 hours to complete.
There are 2 information marquees this year, at the start and finish.
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, and wear appropriate clothing.
- 10k Wheelchair: 15+ yrs
- 10k: 15+ 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.
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.
Parents can run with their little ones in our Junior 1k races in both the 7yrs and under and 8yrs – 11yr categories. Parents are not permitted to run in our 3k race, but are allowed to follow along at the back of the pack.
After the Race
You’ll cross the finish line and collect your medal, banana and water. There will be catering outlets at the finish to purchase food & beverages.
You can collect your 2022 Admiral Swansea Bay 10k finishers medal after completing the race.
This will be confirmed closer to the race date.
Provisional results will be available here later 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.
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Race Rules / Terms and Conditions
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