Race Day Timetable
|Age Restriction Information||Start Time||Start Location||Race Colour Number|
|10k Wheelchair (15yrs+)||12.55pm||Outside St Helen’s Rugby Ground|
|Mascot Race||1.10pm||Outside St Helen’s Rugby Ground|
|10k 15 yrs+||1.00pm||Outside St Helen’s Rugby Ground||Red|
|5K (15 – 21 yrs)||12 noon||On Promenade near Oystermouth
|3k (9yrs – 14yrs)||11.15am||Mumbles side of Blackpill Lido||Green|
|1k (8yrs – 11yrs)||11.00am||Sketty Lane Car Park||Blue|
|1k (7yrs & Under)||10.45am||Sketty Lane Car Park||Red|
Participants can drop off their bag at the information marquee using the baggage label attached to your race number.
Sleep yourself a great race
The night before a race you’ll be feeling excited or anxious, so don’t rely on having a good night’s sleep. Instead, make sure you’re well rested in the nights leading up to the big day. Don’t worry, a single night’s poor rest won’t affect your performance.
Plan your pre-race breakfast
Know what you’re going to eat and when you’re going to eat it. Stick to tried and tested food that you’ve used in training. If you have to travel to the race, bring food with you, don’t rely on ‘finding it’.
Stick to what you know
The ‘never try anything new on race day’ rule applies to equipment and food. It may be tempting to wear that shiny new race t-shirt, try a last minute bottle of new-flavour sports drink or even new shoes, but unless they’re tried and tested, they could sabotage your race.
Can I have a refund if I can’t run?
NO – We do not offer refunds.
Am I able to give my place to someone else?
NO – 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 and reported to the UKA.
Where is the assembly point for the 10k?
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.
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.
What’s in my race pack?
Race packs will be sent out to all participants 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.
The T shirt can be redeemed at the Guildhall on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th 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.
*new for 2015 – Your race timing chip will be located on the back of your race number and the baggage label is a tear off strip on the bottom of your race number.
Do I need to register on the day?
No – there will be no entry or registration on the day for the main 10k race.
What do I do if I haven’t received my race pack?
If you have not received your race pack by Thursday 15 September please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the course?
The 10k starts on the Westbound carriageway of Oystermouth Road outside of St Helen’s Rugby Ground, with the first 5k continuing along the road. At the turn, the route turns back on itself, onto the stunning promenade of Swansea Bay. The route is fast, flat and has excellent spectator support along the route. The finish line is located near the cenotaph memorial.
Any other queries?
Should you have any event related queries, the information marquee will be located on the promenade near the exit funnels opposite St Helens Rugby Ground. The lost children point is in the Information Marquee.
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