The award-winning JCP Swansea Half Marathon returns for its fifth anniversary event on Sunday 24th June 2018.
This flat and fast half marathon is Wales’ second biggest half marathon and is fast becoming a favourite among the running community. It was voted the UK’s best half marathon (≥ 5,000) at The Running Awards 2017 and has secured a reputation as one of the UK’s must-do half marathons.
The JCP Swansea Half Marathon starts and finishes on Oxford Street in Swansea city centre. It proceeds to take runners on fully closed roads #FromTheCityToTheSea, past Swansea Castle and along a magnificent six-mile stretch of Swansea Bay towards The Mumbles, with its iconic pier and lighthouse. It is an ideal race for first time runners and charity runners as well as for elite athletes looking to run a half marathon PB. The stunning scenery and lively entertainment ensure wonderful spectator support along the 13.1-mile course and a fantastic atmosphere on race day.
The 2017 event saw a record of 43 nationalities represented at the race, many of whom were attracted to Wales’ second largest half marathon for the spectacular scenery, promise of a fast time and outstanding crowd support. Thousands of runners reported breaking their PB and it was a day of incredible sporting achievement alongside substantial charity fundraising.
Runners at the 2018 event can once more look forward to pacing their race to perfection thanks to a team of race pacers provided by Xempo Race Pacing, as well as the great line up of entertainment on route to help motivate runners all the way to the finish line.
The JCP Swansea Half Marathon has always been a fantastic platform for charity fundraising, and the joint Headline Charities for the 2018 event will be Alzheimer’s Society, Cancer Research UK and Maggie’s Cancer Centre in Swansea. Go to swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk/charities for more information and to register to run for charity.
The 2017 JCP Swansea Half Marathon was won by third-time winner Dewi Griffiths, who broke the course record in a time of 64:48. The women’s title was claimed by Claire Gibbons-McCarthy in 74:34.
The JCP Swansea Half Marathon is organised by Front Runner Events and entries for the 2018 event are expected to sell out, as they have done for the last four years running.
The race is part of the Front Runner Events Trilogy of three half marathons, and runners registering for all three events receive a reduced price and limited edition medal (see below).
Race entry includes a fully closed road event, bespoke medal, technical t-shirt, water stops every 3 miles, energy gels at miles 6 and 9, live bands along the course, race pacing and more.
JCP Solicitors is the title sponsor for the Swansea Half Marathon. The Official Race Partners are Home From Home, HMT Sancta Maria, Race Nation and Matthews & Co.
Sign up for the 2018 JCP Swansea Half Marathon
Entries for the JCP Swansea Half Marathon are open and cost £33 (affiliated) or £35 (non-affiliated) plus a booking fee.
Date: Sunday 24th June 2018
* Front Runner Events are offering a Season Pass to enter all three of their half marathons: the Llanelli Half Marathon (18th February), the Great Welsh Half Marathon (15th April) and the JCP Swansea Half Marathon (24th June). Anyone who registers to run all 3 half marathons in 2018 will save 10% on entry and receive a limited edition medal. See full Season Pass details here. *