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Welcome to the site dedicated to SSAFA Cardiff’s 5K Race Series.

The 2019 edition of the race Series is live and this year’s dates have been confirmed. As usual, the races will be held on three Wednesday evenings (one per month) and the Blackweir Tavern on North Road in Cardiff will form our race headquarters.

Race dates are as follows:
Wednesdays, May 22nd, June 19th and July 24th 2019

The 2019 Series features a new course, as well as improved timing and recording facilities. You can now enter online (including payment) and get a discount for entering all three races in advance.

Details of the new course are available on the Course Map page.

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. 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

For the 2019 season, you can enter 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 straightaway.

Why not enter for the Series and get a discount on your entry fees. See the FullonSport portal for details.

There is no surcharge for using FoS entry.

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!

2019 Entry form

Course map

For 2019, a new course has been designed (and measured) by Graham Finlayson BEM 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.

2019 NEW COURSE

ELEVATION / PROFILE

Contact

SSAFA Cardiff & The Vale Region
Maindy Barracks
Cardiff
CF14 3YE

Telephone 02920 383852
email: office@ssafacardiff.org