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6 reasons why you should run the CDF 10K this September!

With the long-awaited return of the CDF 10K almost upon us, it’s approaching the time of year where we start to get excited! If you’re yet to register for the return of one of Wales’ most popular races, now is the time to take a look through this blog and follow the link at the bottom to register!

Here, we outline six reasons why you should take on the CDF 10K on Sunday 3 September.

It’s been too long!

The CDF 10K (Cardiff 10K) is one of the capital’s favourite races, with thousands of runners coming to Cardiff for a spectacular event! This year’s edition will be the first since 2019, having started in 1985! For many runners, it’s been far too long – and you can still register to be a part of the momentous return to the running calendar.

The route

Not many 10K routes can boast as much variety as the CDF 10K, from the Principality Stadium to the leafy suburbs of Pontcanna. Expect views of the Cardiff Castle, Civic Centre, Sophia Gardens and the River Taff.

Brand new finisher’s items!

That’s right, we’re revealing the designs for our CDF 10K medal and t-shirt right now! The new medal and t-shirt are inspired by the new look and feel of the CDF 10K, now organised by R4W. An army of volunteers will be on hand to give out your items on the finish line.

New event organisers

Mass participation event organisers Run 4 Wales took on the CDF 10K this year. With a wealth of experience in delivering world class events and after recently announcing a new partnership with LME (London Marathon Events), R4W are looking to use its expertise to grow the CDF 10K into one of the UK’s largest distance events.

Its placement in the running calendar

The CDF 10K’s placement in the running calendar could not be more perfect for those taking on the Principality Cardiff Half Marathon a month later. It gives runners the ideal opportunity to test their fitness out in competitive conditions, and comes just after a series of summertime 10Ks at the Ogi Porthcawl 10K (July) and ABP Barry Island 10K (August).

Running for lead charity partner Kidney Wales

There can’t be many better feelings than completing a race for charity, knowing that all those hours training and all that race day experience is going into supporting a vital cause. The Lead Charity for the CDF 10K in 2023 is Kidney Wales, helping patients daily providing guidance, funding vital research, offering monetary aid and enabling access to specialist support. Check out more here.

Seem like enough reason to run on Sunday 3 September? As expected, entries are selling fast as race day draws closer. If you’re tempted, do not hesitate! Get your spot now.