This summer, Swansea will host the largest mass participation-running event the city has ever seen. Front Runner Events, organisers of the multi-awarding winning JCP Swansea Half Marathon, will stage the 5th edition of the race, drawing in thousands to the city from all over the world.
The race, that has gained incredible recognition over the last few years as one the fastest growing events in the country and recently won Gold at the UK Running Awards, officially becoming the UK’s Best Half Marathon. Going from strength to strength, the event has firmly put Swansea on the map as a perfect destination to run a flat race that has fabulous crowd support, fantastic atmosphere, and of course boasts a beautiful coastline to boot.
The event promises everything you could want from a great race and more; with ample water stations every 3 miles, gel stations, experienced marshals and volunteer crew, entertainment on route, and cheer zones to keep you motivated, every runner is sure to enjoy this must-do race!
David Martin-Jewell, managing director of Front Runner Events said:
“We are so proud to be staging our fifth race for Swansea this June. When I became Race Director of the JCP Swansea Half Marathon I had great ambitions and being a runner myself, played a massive part in shaping the event into what it is today. Striving to offer the best at every race we host is at our very core as a business. We are very proud to retain a successful relationship with our founding title sponsor JCP solicitors, and official race partners; Matthews & Co, HMT Sancta Maria, Home From Home, Brecon Carreg and Race Nation, all of which play a significant role in helping us to deliver a hugely successful event for the city.”
For those who have not yet taken on the challenge that is the JCP Swansea Half Marathon you might be keen to hear that it takes place on fully closed roads, starting in Swansea city centre and literally takes you #FromTheCityToTheSea as you’ll experience six miles of stunning coastline, idyllic marina, and iconic buildings on its course.
David Martin-Jewell adds:
“We are very excited to announce that we are currently reviewing the route with a view of changing certain key aspects in time for our 5th anniversary race. Following the city centre wide development programme being rolled out by the City & County of Swansea, it presents us with a fantastic opportunity to look at a new and improved route, that we hope will take the race to another level. 2018 will be the first time the route has changed for the JCP Swansea Half Marathon since its inception. As the race grows, the route must be able to cope with the demand on the road, space at the start/finish areas and safety of all participants. All we can say at the moment is watch this space and we hope to announce further details in due course. “
With FIVE months to go to race day now is the perfect time to set yourself a challenge like no other. This event really is suitable for all abilities, so whether your a first timer, fun runner, charity runner, elite or an everyday hero, this simply is a MUST do race for anyone thinking about running a half marathon.
To register your place or find out more about the JCP Swansea Half Marathon that takes place on 24th June 2018, just visit www.swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk To stay up to date with all the latest news like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/SwanseaHalf and follow @Swansea_HM #Run5wansea #FromTheCityToTheSea on Twitter.