Race Day Info


  • Sat Nav post code LL32 8ER
  • The start / finish is at the Beacons in Conwy Morfa.
  • The half marathon will start at 11:00 am and the fun run at 11:30
  • The fun run will be approx 1 km along the beach.
  • Due to the terrain, this course has been measured using a Suunto Ambit 9.


We do not want to upset or annoy local residents, therefore, please can we ask you to avoid parking along the roadside towards the start area of Beacons Way, Ellis Way & Meirion Drive, this will help ensure the area is clear for local residents & emergency services.

There are 3 parking areas usually available, however car park A will not be operational in 2021.

Car Park A :  Due to COVID restrictions and gathering of groups not permitted. The limited parking by the start/finish field will not be open this year. This are will only be kept for the race venue start/finish unfortunately. Please look at car park B & C for parking in 2021. 

Please do NOT park at the Boat launch car park (Please do not try to park in the Mulberry car park or Conwy Golf Club, this is not for our use and you may be booked)

Car Park B: LIMITED SPACE – £2.00 per car (Please have exact change only) Opens 08:30am closes at 15:00pm, Aberconwy School, Morfa Drive

Car Park C: Pay & Display (Prices depend on length of stay) at Bodlondeb, Bangor Road, Conwy, LL32 8DU, and is a 5-10min walk to the start.

Additional parking is available in Conwy Town, Pay & Display and is approx. a 30min walk to the race start. Please make sure you plan ahead and use the nearest car park on arrival. Further parking information and map can be found on the link https://www.conwy.gov.uk/en/Resident/Parking-Roads-and-Travel/Parking-and-Permits/Coach-and-Car-Parking/Pay-and-Display-Car-Parks/Conwy-Car-Parks.aspx

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.

Race HQ / Enquiries

Is at the Beacons in Conwy Morfa and opens at 09:30am for enquiries. All race numbers and timing chips will be posted prior (If you have entered before the 23rd July) to the event to reduce gatherings / lines of people waiting to collect their numbers.

Drink Stations

There will be a drink station at mile 4 Penmaenmawr Promenade, Mile 7 Dwygyfylchi, and just before Mile 10 Cadnant Park, Conwy and at the finish line.

Toilets / Changing

Porta Toilets are located near the start finish, there are no changing facilities.


Please do not go swimming in the narrow area next to the jetty at the Beacons as the tide will be returning and the current will be too strong for swimming.

First Aid

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 history information 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.

Pulling Out

If you retire from the race please return your timing chip & if you plan not to return to the finish, it’s really important that you please let the nearest Marshal to you know and give them your race number & Timing Chip. 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.

Tshirts / Medals / Prizes

There will be a Tshirt and medal for all runners to collect at the finish.

  • Prize winners will all receive their reward in the post within the following week due to the staggered start this year.
  • Prizes for Male/Female 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall and 1st in each age category.
  • All prizes in 2021 will be posted due to the ‘COVID-19 safe’ staggered start.

Baggage – Opens 10:00 am

Please label your bag clearly with your number on a prominent part of your bag. Tags will be available but it speeds everything up if you do this at home.

You may leave a small bag (50cmx30cmx20cm) at the baggage area during the race where, if possible it will be manned , and 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.
A baggage facility may not be available at each event.

Merchandise – Opens at 09:30 am

If you ordered a Technical T-shirt or hoodie online, these can be picked up from the merchandise trailer before or after the race, we will also have race day merchandise to purchase on the day (Cash or Card Payments)
At each race we have a huge jumble sale of old stock from past races, these items are on a cash only sale.


Due to Covid there will not be a mobile catering van near the start/finish for 2021.  There is a small convenience shop located next to the Mulberry pub, Conwy Marina and is approx 10min walk away, or Conwy town Centre has plenty of cafes  and is approx 30-40in walk away.


Are available on runwales.com later in the day.


Will be available at http://www.mickhall-photos.com


Headphones are not allowed during this race in accordance with UK Athletics rules as the course does not have a full road closure with the exception of bone-conducting headphones.

http://www.britishathletics.org.uk/competitions/rules/ and is Rule 240 S 5 UKA SUPPLEMENT HEADPHONES.

Road Closure

There are no road closures at this race, and is ran, on some open roads .  Please listen to marshal instructions on crossing points and keep on pavements, it is your responsibility to stop for a car approaching a junction.


Please be mindful and respect local residents and DO NOT throw your bottles, energy gels on the mountain, in gardens or over walls etc. Where possible please leave your litter at the nearest water station or with the nearest marshal when a bin is not available. Runners will now be disqualified and taken off the results if seen discarding their rubbish outside of a water stop or not with a marshal.


Cut off times

Time limit – We ask runners to be able to keep a pace of 12 min mile and complete a half marathon in 3hours. 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. Please note, for this event, your final 2km could be different to the usual route if you are expected to finish past 3 hours. This is due to the finish line being on the beach and the tide times will stop you from completing your race here.

Where there are any road closures these will re-open to vehicular traffic on a rolling basis at an approximate pace of 15min mile.