Are you a fitness fanatic seeking a new challenge? Or perhaps you’re a budding philanthropist looking for an invigorating way to support a selection of fantastic charities? Either way, we’ve found the perfect event for you!
Organised by Kidney Wales, the annual Cardiff 10K Race is celebrating its 29th anniversary this coming Sunday 7th September and promises to provide a challenge for professional and enthusiastic runners, while a family-friendly 2K Fun Run offers a less strenuous option for those of all ages and abilities looking to join in with the festivities. Both events are being held in with the aim of raising money and awareness for a number of worthwhile causes across Wales.
Since its inception in 1985, the Cardiff 10K Race has raised over £100,000 for a variety of charities, has become one of the most respected races of its kind in Wales, and has been named one of the top 10K Road races in the UK. In 2013, almost 4,000 runners took part in the race, and everyone from professionals to celebrities worked together to help raise awareness, not just for Kidney Wales, but for a number of charities across the UK.
This year presents a fresh challenge for both new and returning runners as security measures for the upcoming NATO Summit (taking place on 4th-5th September) has forced event organisers to change the familiar route of previous years. As a result, runners taking part this year will be starting off from Museum Avenue near City Hall and heading north alongside Roath Park Lake before returning to City Hall via Ty Draw and Ninian Road.
Speaking of the difficulty participants face due to the change in route, Course Director Graham Finlayson said:
“This route will challenge our runners and provide a 10k route and race that has never been run before. Roath Park is a part of Cardiff where many runners train and it will test a few seasoned runners and will be enjoyable for charity runners and supporters.”
Whilst the challenging new route is sure to attract running enthusiasts eager to set the pace, all members of the public (as long as you’re 15 or over) are encouraged to enter the 10K Race, regardless of ability. For those younger, or anyone hoping to run a fast, flat course, a 2K Fun Run will take place shortly before the 10K Race, cementing both races as family-friendly events that not only aim to raise awareness and funds, but also serve to promote good health and great sportsmanship.
Both events take place this coming weekend on Sunday 7th September, with the 2K Fun Run starting at 9:15am and the 10K race beginning shortly afterwards at 10am. All of the necessary information is available on the Cardiff 10K website, and up-to-date race news can be found on the @Cardiff10K Twitter account.
The run is sure to offer a fantastic tour of both Cathays and Roath for all participants, passing through Cathays Terrace, a road favoured by many university students, before circling the beautiful and iconic Roath Park. If you’re looking to buy or rent a property within one of these or any of Cardiff’s several unique and vibrant areas, visit our website to view our available properties or simply contact our team and we’ll help find the right property for you!