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

The 2017 edition of this popular series is now live. Races are held on Wednesday evenings at the Blackweir Tavern on North Road in Cardiff.

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

Confirmed race dates are as follows: 24th May, 21st June and 26th July 2017

Race 1 report and results

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

Course details

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 as a pdf for your own reference.

Course map




SSAFA Cardiff & The Vale Region

Maindy Barracks


CF14 3YE

Telephone 02920 383852