Organisers of the JCP Swansea Half Marathon have confirmed that a Family Fun Dash has been introduced for the 2016 event and will take place on race day Sunday 26th June.
The Family Fun Dash is open to runners of all ages and abilities, and the organisers are looking forward to attracting young runners and their families who want to experience the atmosphere of a big sporting event in the city.
The Family Fun Dash covers a distance of 1K and starts at Swansea Castle, a popular cheering zone which sees the half marathon runners pass just after the start of the race and again on the final stretch to the finish line.
The starting horn will go off at 9.30am, half an hour after the start of the first wave of the JCP Swansea Half Marathon, and will see the participants run the final KM of the half marathon route before crossing the finish line in Oxford Street.
Entries for the Family Fun Dash cost £5 (+booking fee) per person, which includes a medal and water for all finishers. Minimum age to register is 1 year old and all runners under 9 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
A total of 500 places are available and the organisers are expecting all places to be snapped up quickly.
Family Fun Dash entries are open now at www.swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk/family-dash/. No entries will be available on the day.
Race Director David Martin-Jewell said: “The addition of a Family Fun Dash has always been on the agenda for us at the JCP Swansea Half Marathon so it is with great excitement that we are able to launch it this year for the very first time. We are keen to encourage fitness for life and believe that running can be a family activity, so giving children a chance to run in the footsteps of some of the UK’s best elite athletes or perhaps their super mum or dad is a great taste of what they could achieve in the future.”
“The SHM Family Fun Dash is suitable for people of all ages, and abilities so we hope to see families run together before cheering on the JCP Swansea Half Marathon finishers.”
Entries for the award-winning JCP Swansea Half Marathon are currently still open but general places are expected to sell out shortly.
Public places cost £33 for affiliated athletes and £35 for non-affiliated runners, which includes a fully marshaled course on closed roads, medal, technical t-shirt, on route entertainment, post-race massage and goody bag for all finishers.
Go to www.swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk for further race details and to secure your place on the start line this June.