Next Race: 19/11/2023
St. Mary's Church hall, Rose Hill Street, CONWY. LL32 8LD
Conwy Half Marathon
2023 entry now open
Early bird discount 15% OFF
Use code: CONWY2023
Date: 19th November 2023
Start Time: 9:30am
Run like you've never run before at the iconic, fast Conwy half marathon in the capital of North Wales.
Voted in the top 5 most scenic Half Marathons in the UK by Readers of Runners World”, This GREAT Half Marathon now in its 14th year is a classic race on the calendar” Has a start & finish near the quayside in front of the 700+ year old Conwy Castle. 2018 Saw over 3,000 runners take part, many PB’s were achieved.
The route runs along the road adjacent to the Conwy River as it proceeds towards Deganwy and the West Shore Llandudno, from there it goes along church Walks towards Llandudno Pier, then around the Great Orme taking in views of the Isle of Anglesey, Puffin Island and the surrounding North Wales coastline, then back to Conwy and the finish line.
Cost for the half marathon:
Affiliated £35, Unaffiliated £37, (YOU MUST BE AT LEAST17 YRS OLD ON RACE DAY)
Includes a quality bespoke Medal and Technical Tshirt.
Fun Run: 8:45am Start.
Is entry on the day, the route is from the Half marathon finish line on an out and back route over Conwy bridge, approx 1 mile).
Cost for the fun run:
£5 and includes a quality bespoke medal for all finishers, it is open to all ages, but we do ask for children 9 and under to be accompanied by an adult.
Registration is on the Quayside from 7:30am.
Race Day Info
2022 Race bib and chip have been posted out and you should have recieived it by 16th November, if you entered after 30th October, your race number is pick up on the day from race hq. READ BELOW.
If you entered before this date and your number has not arrived, then the Royal Mail have lost your number, if so, please go to race hq to pick up a replacement.
Race HQ / Enquiries:
Opens at 7:45am at the St Mary's church hall which is a one minute walk from the start.
If you have already received your number in the post, you should not need to go to race hq, just turn up and run.
Number and chip:
Will be posted out during the run up to race day and should arrive with you no later than the Wednesday before the race.
Toilets are located at the start finish on the quayside next to the Liverpool Arms.
We will also have mens urinals that will be placed behind the portaloos.
There will be a drink station at approx every 3 miles, also at the finish. If you require lots of water whilst running we would recommend you bring your own water bottle.
First Aid cover will be provided by a professional medical team. First Aid station will be located at the start and finish and on course. In order to help our medical team help you, it is critical you fill out the medical information form on the back of your race number.
If you are injured or unwell to carry on at any stage please notify the nearest marshal who will call for First Aid assistance. It will be the discretion of the medical team if they transport you back to the finish.
If you retire from the race please return your timing chip (PLEASE AVOID THE FINISHING LINE AREA), if you plan not to return to the finish, it’s really important that you let the nearest Marshal to you know and give them your race number. This is so we can account for you at the end of the race. It is your responsibility to arrange transport back to the start.
T-shirts / Medals / Prizes:
There will be a T-shirt and medal for all runners to collect at the finish.
Presentation of prizes for the first 3 male/female to cross the line will be made at approx. 11am, category prizes will be posted out.
Castles series medal holders
If you have completed the four castles race series, don't forget to pick up your medals holder from the merchandise tent.
We will have a list to check your eligibility.
Prizes for Male/Female 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall and 1st in each age category.
The baggage station is at St Mary's church hall, next to Johnny Doughs pizza place and just one minute from the start, this is open from 7:45am.
You may leave a small bag at the baggage area during the race, although every effort will be made to securely store your baggage, Please DO NOT leave any valuables, cash. Jewellery etc in your bag as we cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage. Items not in a bag maybe refused or left at your own risk.
Opens at 8:00am
If you ordered a hoodie online, these can be picked up from the merchandise tent before or after the race, we will also have race day merchandise available to purchase. (Cash and card accepted)
Also at each race we have a huge jumble sale of old stock from past races at hugely discounted prices (cash only).
There will be road closures in place at this race, the whole route will be closed to traffic, however, breaches are sometimes made by impatient motorists, so please be vigilant at all times and always listen to the marshals instructions.
When crossing a road please listen to marshals’ instructions on crossing points and keep on the Left at all times unless instructed to do differently.
Please be aware that we must maintain access to residents and emergency vehicles at all times.
Will be available on runwales.com later in the day.
Are available at www.mickhall-photos.com
Please be mindful and respect local residents and DO NOT throw your bottles, energy gels in gardens or over walls etc. Where possible please leave your litter at the nearest water station or with the nearest marshal where possible when a bin is not available. Runners will now be disqualified and taken off the results if seen deliberately discarding their rubbish outside of a water stop or not with a marshal.
PLASTIC AND ITS USE IS AN INCREASING PROBLEM
Cut off times:
Time limit – We ask runners to be able to keep a pace of 12- 15min a mile and complete a half marathon in 3-3:30hours. If you are running slower than this pace, you will still be able to finish, however, when directed to do so you will need to run on pavements and run as a pedestrian obeying all signals and the highway code. We cannot guarantee volunteer marshals will continue to be on course and therefore it is your responsibility to look at the route and follow the course signs.
Where there are any road closures these will re-open to vehicular traffic on a rolling basis at an approximate pace of 15min mile.
Directions / Parking
We recommend you arrive in Conwy in plenty of time, Conwy is a small town and can become very congested on large events like this, the race start is only a five minute walk from car parks 1 & 2 as is the start/finish from race HQ.
We have two main parking areas available, parking charges apply £5, please have change for the parking attendant.
If you are local, please try and park in the surrounding areas, Deganwy, Llandudno Junction.
*Please be aware that the car park opposite the baggage station at St Mary's hall on Rose hill street has a 4hr max time limit on it! this is not a Run Wales car park, please drive past this car park to the next one where you will see our marshals.
Car Park 1: If travelling from Chester direction, use J18 on the A55.
Sat nav LL32 8FZ
Car Park 2: If travelling from Holyhead direction, use J17 on the A55.
Sat nav LL32 8DU
Overflow Located near Aberconwy school in the Morfa which is a ten minute walk in to Conwy. Opens at 7.30 and will be locked at 2:30pm. No access is available after this time.
Overflow Conwy Business Centre, Llandudno Junction, LL31 9XX by McDonalds – please take care driving as there are speed humps
The later you arrive the longer it will take to walk the start, which is 09.30am, we will not delay the start under any circumstances. The furthest parking area is approx a 10-15 minute jog or 20-25 min walk to the start.
Marshals will be on hand at all parking areas to guide you.
Users of Run Wales car parks do so at their own risk. Management will not accept liability for any accident or damage caused whilst on site. Parking is done at your own risk.
PLEASE NOTE: Strictly NO parking at the Llandudno Junction Leisure Centre by Tesco, this is a small community leisure centre and for Leisure centre use only.
There are now parking restrictions at the Cineworld entertainment complex with a camera in operation. You can be fined for unauthorised parking!
When parking in residential areas, please be respectful and DO NOT park on any public green land, especially near the Aberconwy School area.
Arrival in Conwy
Conwy is a small town, and on large events like this it can become very congested, so if approaching via the Conwy bridge, please try to arrive and park in Conwy before 8.30am as we will be shutting the roads for the event and you may have to take a diversion (via the Tunnel) which could delay you getting to the start line.
Please be patient and factor in about an additional approx 30mins to your journey.
The Run Wales team wish you a successful and enjoyable race.
Open to entrants aged 17 and over on 19/11/2023
£35.00 - £37.00
Avoid the last minute price increase!
Rises on 01/11/2023
Avoid the last minute price increase!
The race starts on Conwy Quayside next to the river Conwy and in front of the 700+ year old Conwy Castle, from here it proceeds along the road through to Deganwy (appprox 2 miles) and on to the West Shore in the Victorian Town of Llandudno (approx 3.5 miles) (first water station) then along Church Walks and past the pier. Next is the tough bit as you go around the Great Orme (from approx 5 miles), this is undulating and also has a couple of steep sections (never the less PB’s are being made) after approx 2 miles of being on the orme (second water station) you begin a 2 mile down hill section which returns you to the West shore (approx 9.5 miles) (third water station) as you retrace the route back to the finish on Conwy Quayside (13.1 miles).
Full interactive map and route profile can be found following the link: click here