2022 Race 3 photos – our regular photographer and long-time supporter Paul Stillman was unable to attend this race so Phil Clements stepped in at short notice. Phil’s specialities are usually landscapes and astronomy (check him out on Instagram @philclemphotography)

Click any photo to start the slide show.




Blackweir Tavern Рmore information 

About the Series

The SSAFA 5k Road Race Series in Cardiff consists of three 5k Road Races each summer and raises money for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association, Cardiff & The Vale Region. (As a result of re-organization, this is now part of the South East Wales Branch.) The Series is held under UK & Welsh Athletics rules and is a CAAC Calendar Event.

The series was founded in 1998 by respected Race Director Graham Finlayson BEM after he retired as Colour Sergeant from 2nd (V) Battalion the Royal Regiment of Wales after twenty eight years service.

Graham, who was Assistant Secretary of the UKLF sport board, started the annual event with help from Colonel Roy Welsh MBE and Colonel Neil Jones OBE

Colonel Welsh has sadly since passed away.

Entry form

FullonSport entry now available.

You can enter online via the FullonSport website using your FoS account. If you don’t have an account, you can register for one – it’s free – and then enter straight away.

Not only is there is no surcharge for using FoS entry, you can also get a discount by entering all three races online.

As usual, entry on the night is possible using forms which are made available. (Having a pen handy never hurts.)

Last option: download the entry form here for completion by hand in advance. Just remember to bring it with you on the night!

2023 entry form

Course map

For 2023, we are continuing to use the new course, originally designed (and measured) by Graham Finlayson BEM in 2019 with the Start/Finish line located south of the Ambulance Station.

Access to the Start/Finish line will be signposted from the Blackweir Tavern which will continue to serve as the Race HQ.

As usual, the Series is held under UK & Welsh Athletics rules and is a CAAC Calendar Event.

You can download the course map and elevation profile here as PDFs for your own reference.




SSAFA South East Wales Region
Maindy Barracks
CF14 3YE

Telephone 02920 383852
email: office@ssafacardiff.org