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Junior Races

Athletic activity for runners of all ages and abilities!

CDF 10K Junior offers the whole family an exciting opportunity to get involved with the Cardiff 10K. It takes place on the same day.

It’s part of R4W Next Gen; a re-imagined series of family events that aim to inspire a future generation of healthy, active adults.

There are a series of Junior Races on offer; a no-pressure, family-focused Fun Run and a Future Challengers race for talented young athletes and junior club runners looking for an accessible competitive race.

So, dig out your best fancy dress, drag along the rest of your family and friends and enjoy the day. Expect a vibrant atmosphere and loads of support from the crowd. Race entry includes awesome Junior finishers medals plus chip timing, meaning you can check out your official time after the race.

We encourage people to run for our lead charity Kidney Wales.

Registration closes on Sunday 27 August at midnight. Anyone registering after the 14 August will not receive a race pack in the post, and will need to collect their race bib from the Event Village on the morning of the race.

Fun Run

Time: TBC

Distance: 2K

What’s Involved: A fun 2K race for all the family, with no pressure on setting fast times or running all the way around. Accompanying adults welcome! (and required to run with all children under 8)

What’s Included: Chip timing and finishers medal

Accompanying Adults: Adults who do not wish to receive a finishers medal or official finish time may purchase a cheaper ‘accompanying adult’ entry for just £3

Price: £8

Future Challengers

Time: TBC

Distance: One Mile

What’s Involved: A race for club athletes and competitive runners aged between 8-17 years looking to race

What’s Included: Chip timing and finishers medal. There will be awards for Under 11s, 13s, 15s and 17s*

Price: £8

Please note, a small non-refundable admin fee is charged on top of race entry by Let’s Do This, who manage our online registration system.

Junior Race FAQs

Is there an age limit?

There is no set age limit for the Fun Run. However, any runners aged 8 or under must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the race. Accompanying adults must purchase their own race entry. Event organisers have the right to prevent any unaccompanied runners (who are under the required age) from running. The Future Challengers race is designed for young athletes aged 8 or over.

What is an ‘accompanying adult’ entry?

Adults who wish to accompany their children during the Fun Run (under 8s must be accompanied) but do not wish to receive finishers items or an official result can purchase a cheaper ‘accompanying adult’ entry for £3.

Accompanying adults are not permitted in the Future Challengers race, where all participants must be aged 8 or over.

Are pushchairs and wheelchairs allowed on the course?

Yes, pushchairs and wheelchairs are allowed. Pushchairs are not permitted in the Future Challengers race where participants must be aged 8 or over.

Are there more details about the race route?

The races start and finish on King Edward VII Avenue, with routes taking in the Civic Centre.

Are runners allowed to wear fancy dress?

Fancy dress is very much welcomed. However, it is important that costumes are in no way offensive.

What is a race pack?

Each runner will receive a race pack before the event if they have registered online. This will contain all relevant information regarding the race, as well as a race number.

How fit do you have to be to complete the course?

The Fun Run welcomes participants of all fitness levels. In previous years some participants have preferred to walk the whole course, particularly if they are accompanied by children. The Future Challengers race is ideal for more competitive children or club athletes.

What is chip timing?

The Fun Run and Future Challengers races including chip timing. A chip is embedded in your race number and will measure how long it takes you to complete the race. Results will be available online after the race.

Will entries be available on the day?

You must register online before Tuesday 13 August in order to receive a race pack in the post prior to the event. A limited number of entries will be available beyond that to pre-book online for collection on the day, but you will not be able to register on the day.

Future Challenges Awards

*Prizes are awarded in accordance to UK Athletics age categories.

  • Under 11 Boys and Girls (School Years 5 & 6) – Competitions for U11’s shall be confined to competitors who are aged 9 or 10 on 31st August prior to the commencement of the Competition Year.
  • Under 13 Boys and Girls (School Years 7 & 8) – Competitions for U13’s shall be confined to competitors who are aged 11 or 12 on 31st August prior to the commencement of the Competition Year.
  • Under 15 Boys and Girls (School Years 9 & 10 – Competitions for U15’s shall be confined to competitors who are aged 13 or 14 on 31st August prior to the commencement of the Competition Year.

Results

Find historic event results here.