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

It’s our 20th anniversary and the 2018 edition of this popular series is now live. Races are held on three  Wednesday evenings (one per month) at the Blackweir Tavern on North Road in Cardiff.

Provisional race dates are as follows:
Wednesdays, May 23rd, June 20th and July 25th 2018

Registration begins at 1700 and runs until shortly before the race starts at 1930

Blackweir Tavern – more 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

You can enter on the night using forms which are made available.

If you prefer, however, you can download the entry form here for completion in advance. Just remember to bring it with you on the night!

 

 

Course map

The SSAFA Cardiff 5K race is run on a fast, fairly flat, looped course.

The Series is held under UK & Welsh Athletics rules and is a CAAC Calendar Event.

Download the course map and elevation profile as pdfs for your own reference.

 

Contact

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

Telephone 02920 383852
email: office@ssafacardiff.org