Cardiff Marathon Project - CMP
Sunday 16th October 2022
08:30 start time
We are exploring the possibility of adding this to our events portfolio and will have a decision shortly
We've been considering adding a marathon to our portfolio for a while and now taken the next step to try and make it happen.

The plan is to keep it on the smaller side, we aren't looking for thousands of runners, we want to maintain our approach of back to basics, friendly runner based events. We are unfortunately going to have to put a time limit on the event of around 5 - 5 1/2 hours, this will be confirmed once we've finished our planning and negotiations with the relevant parties based around the course and HQ set up. 

In order to try and make the event more manageable we are looking at a course based around our 20/10 and Festive 10K routes, so it will be made up of 1 short and 2 long laps - details below.
CHIP TIMING AND ON-LINE ENTRIES
The minimum age for entries is 18 on the day.
Entry Fees:     £25 Affiliated         £27  Non Affiliated
  • Closing Date for Entries : Wednesday 12th October 2022 - OR when limit is reached

Our ethos is to provide low cost, value for money, friendly events and therefore we have chosen not to add additional costs to our entry fees by including finisher medals/T-shirts - this alighns with previous feedback from our runners.

However, we do provide category winner prizes and at some of our events we also supply tea/coffee and cake at the end of the race!

Prize List:
1st, 2nd, 3rd Male and Female + Age Group Winners {TBC - based on entries}

Course details

The course will be made up of 1 small lap and 2 large laps.

Small Lap:

Start near the stables, run down the Spine Rd towards town, turn left onto the cross path and run down to Blackweir bridge, turn right onto the river path, and run to Millennium Bridge, cross the bridge and then head towards the College of Music & Drama, and continue to the crossroads. Go straight across at the crossroads and follow the path through to the parkrun start/finish area, the turn around uses the triangle at the bottom of the steps at the A48 underpass, then retrace the route back to the Spine Rd, turn off the Spine Rd using the slope and head towards Llandaff Fields, use the triangle to meet up with the Spine Rd again by the allotment gates, turn right and run up to the start/finish line

2 x Large Lap:

From the start/finish, run down the Spine Rd towards town, turn left onto the cross path and run down to Blackweir bridge, turn right onto the river path, and run to Millennium Bridge, cross the bridge and then head towards the College of Music & Drama, and continue to the crossroads. Go straight across at the cross roads and follow the path through to the parkrun start/finish area, through the A48 underpass, follow the path up to Hailey Park, at the end of the playing fields turn left and follow the loop around the changing rooms and back to the playing fields via the small car park then retrace the route back to the Spine Rd, turn off the Spine Rd using the slope and head towards Llandaff Fields, use the triangle to meet up with the Spine Rd again by the allotment gates, turn right and run up to the start/finish line. At the end of the second large lap, they will finish.