Cowbridge 10K

Sunday 30th September 2018

10am Start

10K: £15 | 6K: £12 | 1K: Donations

Online Registration Closed

Race Day Information Below

The 10K race itself is open to 16+ (due to conforming to UK Athletics guidance, the nature of the route & duty of care), the 6K is for all age groups (which is in line with guidance), and the 1K is mainly for under 11s (but obviously grown-ups can run with the youngsters)

Race Day Information


Registration/Race Packs:

1. Online registration closes at Midnight on Wednesday 26th September
2. No race packs will be sent out prior to the event
3. All registration and collection of numbers will be completed on the day at Cowbridge Rugby Club
4. Registration, inside Cowbridge Rugby Club, opens from 08:30 and closes 15 minutes before your chosen race
5. All queries regarding payment/online registration/refunds/transfers please contact our registration provider Cancer Research UK


1. There will be No Parking at Cowbridge Rugby Club on the day of the race.
Please allow extra travel time as we have over 500 runners attending
2. Parking is available at
Cowbridge Town Hall (CF71 7DD) Cowbridge cattle market (CF71 7AP)
Cowbridge medical centre (CF71 7DA)

Start Times, Entry Fees & course information:

1. The 6k starts at 10am & costs £12 to enter.
The 10k starts at 10:30am & costs £15 to enter.
The 1K is scheduled to start at 12:00 which is FREE to under 11’s – although we will be asking for donations.
*Start times may be subject to slight change
2. A baggage drop will be available for runners.
3. The Start & Finish line is within the Rugby Club grounds
4. There will be temporary ‘traffic stops’ on Westgate street, organised by South Wales Police.
‘Traffic stops’ for the 6k start from 10am between the entrance to the Broadshoard & the entrance to Llwynhelig Farm for approximately 10 minutes and again at 10:30 for the 10k start.
5. There are no road closures in place for the day, so please be aware of traffic on the road sections of the course.
6. There is a Water station on route at 7k in the 10k race & 3k in the 6k race.
7. Both courses are fully marshalled & signposted.
8. There will be a tail runner in both races.
9. We advise runners to wear ‘trail trainers’ (daps 😉)
10. We advise runners not to wear headphones so that Marshall’s instructions and traffic can be clearly heard.
11. St John’s Ambulance are on standby in case of emergency

Finish Line & Post Race information

1. Do not cross the finish line again after completing your race. This will result in your time being inaccurate, and may also affect other runners’ times.
2. After completing your race please move away from the finish line, and do not enter the finishing area once your race is completed.
3. All 10K & 6K runners receive a bespoke Cowbridge 10k medal and a T-shirt after completing the race.
4. All 1K runners will receive a Cancer Research UK medal after completing the race.
5. All 10k & 6k finishers will also receive a 7 day gym pass, banana & water
6. 10k results will appear on the SportZmad online race page & the Cowbridge 10k facebook page.
7. There will not be a 6k results service

Field Entertainment:

1. BBQ & Alcohol refreshments in the Rugby Club
2. Ice Cream Van
3. Cruz cafe Refreshments
4. The Aberthin Tractor Boys


The Cowbridge 10k/6k was first run 9 years ago by the local Cancer Research UK committee in memory of two much-loved Cowbridge businessmen- Mr Jeffrey Wadham and Mr Neil Trehearne, both of whom died of cancer within months of each other.

Since then, the run has taken place every year apart from 2015, when the committee was decimated by illness and unable to organise it!

The event has grown year on year with 2017 seeing 442 entrants! This September, we are having an upper limit of 600, so it is suggested that anyone interested would be wise to register as early as possible.

The event will be centred as usual at Cowbridge Rugby Club, where there is plenty of parking and necessary facilities.

Both routes are multi-terrain and cross some private land which is otherwise inaccessible! Last year’s runners thoroughly enjoyed the courses, despite the muddy farmyard conditions and all comments were favourable!

This year, we are able to offer chip-timing in addition to new and unique medals, prizes, gym passes to every competitor, water and bananas !

A great atmosphere pervades the event and we would encourage family members to come and enjoy the morning!

Refreshments/Ice cream van will be on site and a 1k run for children and parents will be held when the main event is concluded.


The 10K Course

Starting at Cowbridge Rugby club, the course takes runners along westgate towards cowbridge by-pass.

Runners then have the unique opportunity of running through Llwynhelig Farm heading through Penllyn estate.

At 4km the course then leaves tarmac and off-roads along tracks through the picturesque local countryside for a couple of km’s, before returning to country lanes.At 6km, there is an 800m gradual slope, with a sharper decline the other side.

Between 7-9km we are back off-road, on track, field, boardwalk, through gates, stiles, & over bridges towards the old railway line.

The final km’s brings you behind Cowbridge comprehensive school, following the path to Cowbridge town hall, along Eagle Lane & back to the Rugby club.

This is a trail course, please ensure you wear appropriate footwear.

The 6K Course

The course has now been officially marked taking in the beautiful countryside of Cowbridge.

We couldn’t resist the unique opportunity of running through Penllyn estate.

With this in mind we have been unable to get an accurate 5k course, our trail course will take you over 5k nearing 6k… we hope you agree you are getting more for your money

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Participant Entry

1. Participants must be aged [18] or over at the time of registration.
2. Entrants under the age of 18 must have the permission of their parent or legal guardian before registering to take part
in the Event.
3. Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied at the Event by their parent or legal guardian (or by an over 18
year old who has the permission of that participant’s parent or legal guardian).
4. We reserve the right to refuse entry to any participant who is under age, not accompanied as required or unable to
provide their event registration confirmation, photo ID or other satisfactory proof of age when requested to do so by
an Event official.
5. Participants are only eligible to take part in the Event if they have:
i. paid the £15 entry fee by Friday September 29th; and
ii. committed to aim to fundraise a minimum of £25 for Cancer Research UK.
6. Given the limited number of spaces for the Event, entry fees are non-refundable. Furthermore, where we have a
right to refuse your entry to the Event under these Rules, no refund will be given.

General Health and Safety

Participants must ensure they are sufficiently fit and healthy to take part in the Event. Anyone unsure of their physical ability to take part in the Event must seek medical advice from a General Practitioner prior to the Event. [It is not advisable for pregnant women to participate in the Event.] Please read our full H&S guidelines at the registration pages.

What you must bring on the day

We recommend that you bring the following items with you:

o Full water bottle and food as required
o Suitable high visibility clothing and footwear (taking into account the weather forecast)
o A mobile phone with full battery
o The emergency procedure and emergency contact details (provided at the start)
o A full route map and instructions
o Trail shoes (where possible)