Businesses, Residents & Spectators
The Swansea University Swansea Half Marathon is one of Wales’ leading road races and continues to bring an increasing number of entrants, tourists and spectators to the city
As the race remains to grow, it attracts a greater field of elite entrants that help elevate the profile of the Swansea University Swansea Half Marathon and the city as a great destination to visit.
Our aim is to also encourage more club, fun and casual runners who embrace the event and help raise significant amounts of money for many deserving charities in Swansea, Wales and around the UK.
The city gave us tremendous support during the inaugural event in July 2014 and in subsequent years.
Always aiming to be bigger and better, we really need the backing and support of city businesses and residents to generate an atmosphere that can compete with some of the UK’s best races. Let’s give the Swansea University Swansea Half Marathon runners, some of whom have travelled from around the world all the added incentive and support they need in getting to the finish line.
If you’re supporting your loved one you can track them ‘on the move’ while they’re taking part….
Most smartphones have the ability to share their location with select people. There are a few ways to use this feature: Apple phones there is a ‘Find My’ app where you can link devices. Simply ask your participant open the Settings app, tap their name, then tap Find My. They then need to turn on Share My Location. Family Sharing is also an option only to share location with select participants. Find out more HERE.
SHARE LOCATION ON WHATSAPP
Your loved one can also share their location via WhatsApp. To do this they must enable location permissions for WhatsApp in their phone’s Settings > Tap Apps> WhatsApp > Permissions > Location > Turn on WhatsApp.
They can select from ‘Allow only while using the app,’ ‘Ask every time,’ and ‘Don’t allow.’
Once enabled, the participant can open an individual or group chat and tap Location > Share live location. They can then choose the amount of time and once done, those in the group can see a map with live location on the chat.
Strava also has a Beacon feature that offers location tracking. You need to be connected to your loved one on Strava first. Your runner must start a new run on Strava and tap the Beacon icon in the lower right. They then pick up three safety contacts who will receive their location during the event. An orange dot will indicate when Beacon is active and give an accurate GPS location which supporters can see on their app.
We hope these options will help you to experience the event along with your loved one on the big day.
BECOME MORE THAN JUST A SPECTATOR
Whether you are an individual or a group of volunteers there’s a place for you!
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All communication regarding relevant traffic information will be relayed via local media and by post to all residential properties and businesses along the route.