Women's Running Cardiff 5k and 10k

Sunday at 09:30am20th May, 2018

Bute ParkCoopers Field, Cardiff, CF103DX.

About this event


The friendliest, most fun and best organised women's running events you are likely to take part in!

Welcome to the Women’s Running Race Series, providing race events for female runners of all abilities at 3 nationwide locations. Our fun, friendly and supportive events cater for all running types so, whether you’re a first timer, a club runner, or chasing a new PB, our events can help you to achieve your goals.

Timings - 1 mile 9.30am - 5k Women's Run 10am - 10k Women's Run 10.10am

P.S - Get the Dad's to run with the kids!

2017 saw thousands of women join us across UK to participate in our ever-growing Women’s Running Race Series, and we are hoping to see you at one of our 2018 race events! 2018 will be the sixth year of the race series and we are excited to get even more women running and achieving their goals.

All finishers receive a cracking medal and a selection of free goodies including the latest issue of Women’s Running magazine at the finish line.

Choose our 5K, 10K or one-mile event, a distance perfect for all the family. Get into running or bring along the family to earn yourself some additional bling.

Womens Running Cardiff 5k 10k and 1 mile Run

Regional Charity Partner

Women's Running proudly supports Look Good Feel Better (LGFB), the only cancer support charity that helps women and teenagers manage the visible side effects of cancer treatment. LGFB is dedicated to improving the wellbeing and self-esteem  of people undergoing treatment for any type of cancer and does this through free confidence boosting Workshops and Masterclasses which are held across the UK. Finding out you have cancer is life-changing and the stress of the appearance-related side effects can feel overwhelming. The Workshops are led by beauty trained volunteers who share makeup and skincare advice, teaching vital skills such as how to draw on missing eyebrows and eyelashes and combat changes to the skin. The sessions are also an opportunity for women to meet others going through a similar situation.

By taking part in the Women’s Running Race Series you can use it as an opportunity to fundraise for Look Good Feel Better and help many more people face cancer with confidence. Sadly, 165,000 women are newly diagnosed every year in the UK, which means that demand for our services is greater than ever. Your support is vital to enabling us to reach many more people in desperate need of a confidence boost at a time when diagnosis and treatment has taken over their lives. When you register to run for Look Good Feel Better you will be sent a branded running vest, training advice, and dedicated fundraising pack to ensure you hit your target. Our experienced fundraising team will be on hand to support you right through from registration to crossing the finish line.

Look Good Feel Better Charity

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Event Information

Event Day Information

Arrival and Registration

Timings - 1 mile 9.30am - 5k Women's Run 10am - 10k Women's Run 10.10am

Registration will be open from 8.15am and will close at 9.45am so please arrive nice and early. Our event hub is on the grassy area in front of the main building.

Plan your journey to ensure you arrive with plenty of time to spare.

Registration will be set by race number so please make sure you queue in the correct section. Remember you will collect your race number along with your race chip here. You will be using our Chip on Bib race numbers and it is important these are displayed on your outer garment to ensure 1) We can see your race number when running and 2) To help with the timing system to read your time.

Please make sure you pin your race number to your outer garment so we can view this when you are running.


There is parking in and around the park and is pay and display. We recommend checking this prior to arrival to ensure you arrive with plenty of time to spare.


Situated within the main building.

Bag Storage

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

The Run Timings

It is very important we run to time so please ensure you arrive nice and early to collect your race pack. Make sure you either print off your race number confirmation or have this to display on your mobile device when you arrive at registration. There will be different sections for collecting 5k and 10k and Mini the kids race packs. At registration you will receive your race number and chip, and safety pins.

We will have some funky tunes played and we will have a fun warm.

The Kids 1 Mile Run starts at 930am and Dad's why not run with the kids! The warm up takes place around 945am and the 5k at 10am and 10k at 10.10am.

All Kids 1 Milers must be back across the finish line by 950am.

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

Please note placings are based on Gun time. So if you are in it to win it aim to get to the front for the start. Gun time is from when the race starts i.e. 10am. You will also receive your net time which is your actual run time from when you cross the starting mats.

After the Event

Everyone will receive a very cool medal.

You will be able to check out your instant race results and these also go live to our website and will show within your profile page as well.

Sweets will also be available at the finish line.

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 updates prior to your event and you can view all event details, news and offers by logging in to your user profile.

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 can be found by logging in to your user profile and your race number will show within this account area.

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.


Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is the only cancer support charity that helps women and teenagers manage the visible side effects of cancer treatment. Our aim is to greatly increase people’s confidence and self-esteem at a very difficult time in their lives.

Finding out you have cancer is life-changing and the stress of the appearance-related side effects can feel overwhelming. Our free confidence boosting skincare and make-up Workshops and Masterclasses are held across the UK for women undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. Led by LGFB Beauty Volunteers, the sessions are an opportunity to meet others in a similar situation whilst being taught vital skills such as how to draw on missing eyebrows and eyelashes.


Total Raised: £157.00

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Entries close on the 16th May, 2018. Event prices exclude 10% booking fee.

Event Partners
  • Men's Running
  • Women's Running
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Event Partners
  • Men's Running
  • Women's Running
  • Buff
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