Women's Running Race Series: Cardiff - Women's Running UK

Cardiff 2018

Author: Women's Running Magazine

Read Time:   |  April 7, 2021

Where: Bute Park, North Rd, Cardiff CF10 3DX*
When: Sunday 20 May 2018

Times:  1 mile 9.30am – 5k Women’s Run 10am – 10k Women’s Run 10.10am.

The Women’s Running Race Series is making its return to Cardiff’s Bute Park for the fifth consecutive year and it is set to be even bigger and better than last year! The same friendly atmosphere will return, with pacers to help you run to your target time, marshals to support and encourage you and every runner will receive a cracking medal and a selection of free goodies including the latest issue of Women’s Running magazine at the finish line.

The Course

A hidden gem within Cardiff’s city centre, Bute Park is a gorgeous parkland featuring lovely scenery and a nationally renowned array of unique beautiful trees.

The flat 5K and 10K courses are ideal for runners of all abilities and are fantastic entry-level courses for those running their first 5K and 10K races. You can also choose the one-mile race option, which is open to families.

Map coming soon!


10K- Individual – £20   5K- Individual – £16    One-Mile – £8

Looking for some extra motivation? Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is a fantastic charity which helps women and teenagers manage the visible side effects of cancer treatment. Help LGFB restore confidence and boost self-esteem Fundraise for LGFB with your Cardiff race by setting up a JustGiving page here.


Event Day Information

Arrival and Registration

Timings – 1 mile 9.30am – 5k Women’s Run 10am – 10k Women’s Run 10.10am

It is very important we run to time so please ensure you arrive nice and early to collect your race pack. Registration will be open from 8.15am and will close at 9.45am. Our event hub is on the grassy area in front of the main building.

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.

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.

The Kids 1 Mile Race

The Kids 1 Mile Run starts at 930am and Dad’s why not run with the kids! All Kids 1 Milers must be back across the finish line by 950am.

The Warm Up

The warm up takes place around 945am and the 5k at 10am and 10k at 10.10am.


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

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. Goodies 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  http://www.traveline.cymru/cardiff-bus-station-closure/

See the 2016 video

*While we make every effort to deliver the races on the times, dates and locations specified, all are potentially subject to change and are dependent on council permissions.

**Price shown excluding administration fee


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