03 July 2022

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The Porthcawl 10K is an exciting race in the seaside town known for its surf, sports and coastal walks.

A summertime hotspot for both locals and visitors – Porthcawl is renowned for shining under the sun.

The Porthcawl 10K will take place on closed-roads, taking in a number of landmarks and stunning seaside spots including Rest Bay, Trecco Bay, Coney Bay, the picturesque town centre, historic Grand Pavillion and the iconic Porthcawl Lighthouse.

A host of other sporting activities for families and children will also be included in the day’s action – including an electrifying Fun Run, Toddler Dash and competitive Future Challengers race, giving budding athletes a chance to take their first footsteps into running.

Race Day Info More

Time & Location: Porthcawl Esplanade, Sunday 3rd July 2022. The 10K race will start at 10:00am. The Junior Races will begin from 12:30pm.

Race Pack: A running number will be posted to participants within a week of the event.

What’s Included: 10K race entry includes a finishers medal, technical race t-shirt, on-course water station, pacers in every start wave, Event Village facilities and live tracking via the Run 4 Wales app.

Wheelchairs & Buggies: Entry is open to wheelchairs in both the 10K & Fun Run. Buggies are only permitted in the Fun Run.

Corporate Challenge: Click here to find out more about our Corporate Packages.

Elite Entry: Click here for more information on qualifying times and prize money.

Click here for entry fees and registration.


Healthspan Porthcawl 10K returns for second instalment

Thousands of runners ensured the second instalment of the Healthspan Porthcawl 10K was well worth the wait as the race returned to the seaside resort after a three-year hiatus. The event returned with 4,500 entrants across the main 10K race and junior events as runners flooded the Esplanade. After the success of the inaugural event

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Healthspan Wales 10K Series More

The Porthcawl 10K forms part of the Healthspan Wales 10K Series, an exciting series of 10K road races hosted across four unique locations in South Wales, delivered by R4W.

The events share a partnership with Healthspan, the UK’s leading direct vitamin and supplement supplier. This relationship aims to emphasise the principles of staying active, eating well and being positive to those who want to achieve a greater sense of wellbeing.

With the discount increasing when you sign up to more events, why not commit to your fitness this year and look forward to a world-class experience at a series of our 10K events all year long?

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The Course More

The Porthcawl 10K will take place on fully closed-roads and has been devised by Race Director and double Olympic marathon runner Steve Brace, who has intimate knowledge of the local area.

The race will start and finish in a festival atmosphere outside the historic Porthcawl Pavilion on the Promenade and will showcase the very best of the seaside town.

Runners will be treated to panoramic views across Newton Bay, Trecco Bay, Sandy Bay as they race through Trecco Bay Holiday Park and Coney Beach Pleasure Park, before setting off on the second-half of their 10K journey.

Live music will give the mass race a much needed boost through the heart of the town’s shopping district on John Street. As they conclude their 10K journey, runners will be treated to views of Rest Bay before the famous Porthcawl Lighthouse comes into view to signal a sprint finish along the Promenade.


Junior Races More


Porthcawl 10K Junior offers the whole family an exciting opportunity to get involved with the Porthcawl 10K after the main races have got underway.

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Best known for traditional seaside fun on lovely family beaches, Porthcawl is also a town with a fascinating history. It falls within the county of Bridgend – home to legendary family adventures.