Important information about the 2021 Admiral Swansea Bay 10k
The Admiral Swansea Bay 10k team are looking forward to welcoming you back to the course on 19th September, especially as it’s our 40th year. Whilst we hope you’re as excited as we are to be back running on our stunning course, Covid19 means that the 2021 Admiral Swansea Bay 10k race day will look slightly different to previous years.
We’ve created a dedicated page just for this year’s race, detailing the updates and changes for this year’s race. This will be regularly updated, so keep checking for the latest news about this year’s race.
Please note changes for the 2021 race:
- There will only be one water station on this years’ Admiral Swansea Bay 10k which will be at the finish. There will NOT be water available at the 5km mark as per recent years. Please factor this in to your race day preparations.
- There are 2 information marquees this year; a t-shirt collection and information marquee on the Recreation Ground near St. Helen’s, and an information point in the post-finish area
- The 2021 race will start via St Helen’s Rugby and Cricket Ground, with be a staggered start process and larger start area to allow more time and space between runners. This will effectively spread runners out from the start area right through to the finish.
- Please make your way to St Helens where you will be able to access the ground from the West (what3words location – mute.slows.trials) and the East (what3words location – caller.rocky.output). Runners will be called forward based on predicted finish times, meaning you will be heading out onto the course with runners of a similar ability and target finishing time. Participants should assemble for the race at St. Helen’s no less than 10 minutes prior to the race start.
- All Junior races (both 1k and 3k) will start at Sketty Lane Car Park, at the usual times
- The 3k race course is also slightly different this year – The race starts at Sketty Lane Car Park, runners will run up the Prom to Brynmill Lane, at which point they will join the (closed) road and run towards the City Centre before turning around and running back down to Sketty Lane Car Park. At the Car Park they will rejoin the Prom, and follow it up to the finish line (the same finish line for all races, near the cenotaph)
The Admiral Swansea Bay 10k is home to one of the most stunning courses in the UK!
Starting alongside St Helen’s Rugby Ground, the first half of the course follows the road down to the picturesque Mumbles, before returning along the stunning Swansea Prom. The course finishes as you run through the iconic Slip Bridge towards the Cenotaph. It’s a firm favourite amongst runners due to its fast, flat surface and gorgeous scenery.
Upon crossing the finish line, stewards will guide you through the funnels where you can collect water and your medal.
Use our interactive map below to help you get a feel for the course. Checkpoints are highlighted at every kilometre, as well as key locations (start lines, information marquees etc),or you can click here for a downloadable version.
Entering the Junior Races? Check out the dedicated orange markers on the map.
To access the Legend, click on the arrow/window icon in the top left corner, before ‘Admiral Swansea Bay 10k’. To view the map in full screen, click the box icon in the top right corner.
Any questions about the course? Contact us at SwanseaBay10k@swansea.gov.uk
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