Sunday 9th December 2018 




***20th ANNIVERSARY!***


Sunday 9th December will be the 20th anniversary of the Aberystwyth 10k. The race will start at 1pm and there will also be a Junior race. Entries will open at the beginning of August. 



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 General race instructions

All race proceeds go to local charities but runners may also raise sponsorship for a charity of their choice - sponsor form links will be available here shortly. 

NUMBERS AND TIMING CHIPS are to be collected on the day at Race Registration in the bandstand, any time from 10am to 12.45pm.

Numbers must be fixed to the FRONT of your vest. The timing chips are attached to the race numbers.

WATER - there will be a water station half-way round and water at the finish line.

BAG STORAGE - there will be a manned bag storage area in the bandstand.

FIRST AID - provided by St Johns Ambulance. If you are unwell, ask the nearest marshal to summon them.

HEADPHONES must not be worn as the route is open to other users. Anyone wearing headphones will be disqualified.

DOGS are not permitted to run with participants.

PRIZES - Podium prizes, Age-Group prizes, Team prize and Club prize to take place around 3pm in the Bandstand.

The route is open to the general public so please be considerate.

There is a narrow section under a bridge with runners in both directions - SINGLE FILE here and keep left, it will be strongly marshaled!  

There will be tea, coffee and mince pies in the bandstand after the race, free to runners, marshals and supporters though donations are welcome!

Any queries, please contact  

 The Race:

The route

The start and finish are North of the bandstand, opposite the main entrance of the Marine Hotel.

The route goes to the South end of the prom, round the harbour, down the road under Trefechan Bridge, onto the red-painted cycle path, and follows the cycle path behind the football club and police station.

Continue on the right-hand track towards Starling Cloud and the 3k mark, then follow the path where it bears right, and turn right onto the footbridge leading to Min y Ddol.

Follow Min y Ddol to where it joins the main road at Pen y Bont hill, turn left down this road then sharp left under the road bridge. Immediately turn sharp left again up the ramp onto the pavement.

Follow the pavement all the way to Blaendolau gate, taking the short cut through the newly-planted Coed Aber.

The 5k water station will be on the grassy bit just as you go through Blaendolau gate.
Continue along the path and turn right just before the green footbridge, following the path round the playing fields and under the road bridge again. Keep straight on behind Morrisons then turn right on the gravel track past the entrances to Cae Ceredig and Ystwyth Surgery. Turn left at the main road and follow the pavement till it rejoins the cycle track at the police station, then the rest is the reverse of the outward journey!

Note that the 1km and 9km markers are in the same place, as are the 2km and 8km markers. The 3km and 7km markers are opposite each other on the cycle path / footpath respectively. The race will, of course, be fully marked and marshalled!

Race details

View the route animated on a map here 

Aberystwyth Charity 10k is a fast, flat race following roads and paths around the town that takes runners along the promenade, through the harbour, and around the Rheidol river's edge to finish back at the race registration.  At Carl Williams' instigation the race was first held in 1999. Since then it has grown into one of the most popular flat road races in mid-Wales. 

The first race was jointly organised between Carl, Aberystwyth Athletic Club and Marie Curie Cancer Care to raise funds for the charity. It was an immediate success so the event continues and in 2001 Macmillan Cancer Support took over Marie Curie Cancer Care's role.

In 2010 the race was adopted by the Cambrian News as part of their 150 year celebrations. 

Cash prizes are awarded to runners in all age categories. 

The Dolphin Trophy is awarded to the fastest finishing team (not athletic club) comprising at least three runners, using the fastest 3 times from each team.  




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