The Cardiff Sanlam Go Dad Run 5K and 10K

Sunday at 10:30am20th August, 2017

Bute ParkBute Park, Cardiff , CF103DX




Our special Earlybird discount is available until midnight on May 19th 2017.

  • Free for boys aged 0-9
  • £8.00 for boys aged 10 –17
  • £13.00 for men aged 18 and over

10K Entry Fee

Our special Earlybird discount is available until midnight on May 19th 2017.

  • £16.50 for men and boys aged 16 and over

About this event

We’d love you to get all your male family and friends to come and join us for our 2017 Cardiff Sanlam Go Dad Run 5K or 10K Run in Bute Park on Sunday August 20th.

The reason we are all working together to stage the Go Dad Run events is to get men thinking and talking about their health and also to raise funds for our five wonderful charity partners. Once you complete your registration you will have the opportunity to sponsor or support Prostate Cancer UK, Bowel Cancer UK, Orchid, CALM or Tenovus Cancer Care.

GDR Cardiff Charities 2017

Your family and friends also have the opportunity to be part of Go Dad Run by coming and helping cheer you on and show their support!

So please get all your male friends together, pull on your big blue Y’fronts and join us in Bute Park for a lot of fun and a run with a difference.

All registered Go Dad Runners will receive

  • Timing chip and a full results service at the end of the race
  • A pair of big blue Sanlam Go Dad Run Y fronts to wear over your shorts!
  • PUMA t-shirt
  • Your personal Runner number
  • Big Yellow Drawstring Bag to keep your trainers or towel in
  • A refreshing can of Wellman Health and Vitality drink
  • Go Dad Run medal

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Join the Go Dad Run community on Facebook to share your training and make new running friends.

GoDadRun 2017

Race Map

Event Information

Event Day Information


Chip Timing

In 2017 all runners aged 10 and over will be given a timing chip on the morning of the run, and a full results service will be provided at the Event Hub at the end of the race.
Go Dad Run Extras

All runners will also collect their Sanlam Go Dad Run blue Y-fronts, a PUMA t-shirt and their runner number when they register on the day, and be handed their Go Dad Run Medal and Big Yellow Drawstring Bag when they cross the finishing line!

No items will be posted in advance but all will be collected on Sunday August 20th 2017, at the registration tent.
Charity and Sponsorship

The reason we are all working together to stage the Go Dad Run events is to get men thinking and talking about their health and also to raise funds for our five wonderful charity partners. Once you complete your registration you will have the opportunity to sponsor or support Prostate Cancer UK, Bowel Cancer UK, Orchid, CALM or Tenovus Cancer Care. Thank you!
Getting There

If you are using a mobile device, the postcode for the park is CF10 3DX, but please note this is for guidance only as the park covers a large area.

Pay and display car parking facilities are available nearby in Sophia Gardens (CF11 9LJ), Castle Mews (CF10 3ER) and North Road (CF10 3EA).

Bute Park is very accessible by public transport. There are several bus stops situated along Castle Street to the south, and along North Road to the east.

The West Gate entrance at the southern end of Bute Park is roughly 10 minutes walk from Cardiff Central station and 15 minutes walk from Cardiff Queen Street.

There are cycles racks available outside the Education Centre and by all 3 cafes.
On the day registration – location and opening time  

Registration will open at our Event Hub in Bute Park from 9 am and will close ten minutes before the beginning of each run so please arrive nice and early!

Please note that when you arrive at the Event Hub you’ll be required to sign in with your unique number you received by email when you registered online or though one of our charity partners.

You’ll then be handed your runner number, timing chip, Y’fronts and T-shirt and be ready for your warm up!


Situated at the Event Hub.
Bag Storage

This is located next to the registration tents. Please note space is limited so travel as lightly as possible.

The group warm up will commence approximately 20 minutes before the 5K is due to start.
The Start

The 5K run will begin at 10.30 am so we will start gathering you into the start area at 10.20 am. The run will finish where it began.

The 10K run will start from the same place, 10 minutes after the start of the 5K.
The Finish

When you cross the finish line you’ll be handed your Sanlam Go Dad Run medal and your Big Yellow Drawstring Bag. The first three home in each of the 5K and 10K will also be awarded special prizes.
Race Results

A full breakdown of runner times and positions will be available at the Event Hub, immediately after the races are completed.
Venue information

Bute Park is a major park in the city of Cardiff and is named after the 3rd Marquess of Bute whose family owned the castle.

It comprises 130 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland that once formed the grounds of Cardiff Castle. The park was was laid out in 1873 and given to the Council in 1947.

There will be marshals around the course to support and encourage you.

Please take care when running around the course as this is public land and local residents will be out and about. Please always stay on the left unless otherwise guided.

Drinks and snacks will be available at the finish line and there will be a waterstation on the course.

To view the Go Dad Run FAQ's please click here

Travel - How to get to the event

By Car

There is no parking within Bute Park so please make sure you plan your journey to arrive with time to spare.

From M4, exit junction 32 and follow the A470 to Cardiff city centre. Please use the city centre car parks or on-street meter parking. There are NCP car parks on Westgate Street and Dumfries Place. Have your Westgate Street ticket validated at the Castle for 20% off. For Sat Nav: Cardiff Castle postcode is CF10 3RB.

Cardiff Park and Ride Services

By Train

Cardiff Central Station is located just 10 minutes' walk away. For details of public transport, see Traveline website or call 0871 200 22 33.

By Bus

Please note Cardiff Bus Station is closed for redevelopment, see details here


Can I register on the day of the event?

This is possible only if the event isn’t sold out. This will be stated on the website prior to the event.

When do I receive my race pack?

We email you your race number and details and this also goes on the website prior to the event so you can search if you haven’t received your email for any reason. You then collect your race packs at registration on the morning of the event.

How do I know I am registered?

You will receive an email confirming your entry. If a friend or colleague has entered as long as they have used your email address in the entry you will receive confirmation.

Will I receive race information in the lead up to my event?

Yes we send out email newsletters giving you updates on your race, information from partners and general details to get you ready for race day. You will receive a number of emails which include your race number details.

Will I be chipped timed?

Yes all our events (unless otherwise stated) are chip timed! In most cases you will use our disposable race chips. You need to ensure you put these on correctly on your shoe (race instructions will be given via email and this info is on your event information page on your event page).

Can I find the race number list prior to the event?

Yes, your event race list will be online approximately a week prior to your event. Please make a note of your race number and that of friends as you will collect your race pack on the morning of the run.

What happens if I don't receive my race email?

If you don’t receive your race email it may be because the wrong email address was inputted or the race email went in to your junk mail so please check carefully. All information will be on the website of the location you are taking part in and a race listing with your race number will be online the week before the event.

Can I Enter a team?

Absolutely! Get as many friends, family or colleagues together and run as a team. You are not required to run together and each person will receive their own time however it's just fun to run under a team name.

Can I run with a buggy?

Yes this is typically ok for most locations however please check the run route course as some locations can be a mix of path, trail, grass so not always suitable for running with a buggy. Also please try and stay to the left as much as possible to give room for other runners.

Can I volunteer to marshal at the event?

Absolutely! If you miss out on a place or just want to help out on the day and marshal that would be great. You would be there to support and encourage all entrants. Contact us by filling the form to express your interest. We would welcome you to join our team.

GoDadRun Events. Can children take part?

Yes. Boys under the age of 10 can take part for free if they are accompanied by a registered adult aged 18+. There must be one registered adult for every three U10s. Boys between the ages of 10 and 15 years cannot enter individually and must be entered as an additional entrant where the primary entrant is over 18 and has the permission of the parent or legal guardian of the additional entrant. 16 and 17 year old boys can enter individually but cannot enter participants under the age of 16.

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  • 5k:18+ - £13.00

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  • 10k:16+ - £16.50

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Entries close on the 16th August, 2017. Event prices exclude 10% booking fee.

Event Partners
  • Big Yellow Self Storage
  • Puma
  • EveryoneActive
  • Wellman


Event Partners
  • Big Yellow Self Storage
  • Puma
  • EveryoneActive
  • Wellman
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