Registrations have been coming thick and fast for the Cardiff Met Cardiff 10K and the family-friendly 2K Fun Run, powered by leading Welsh charity Kidney Wales. This year the race, taking place on Sunday 1st September, will see over 8,000 runners take on the flat and fast route.
“Over its 34-year history it has developed into Wales’s largest 10K road race, and certainly an iconic event for the race calendar here in Wales,” says Danielle Angell Jones, Head of Fundraising & Events for Kidney Wales. “It is a City Centre closed-road race passing some of the capital’s landmarks including Cardiff Castle, City Hall, The Principality and Swalec Stadiums.”
Race organisers, Kidney Wales support patients and their families living with kidney disease across the country. “The funds raised at last year’s event helped us refurbish the dialysis room at Pelican Ward at the Children’s Hospital of Wales,” explains Danielle, “making it more of a home-from-home for children during their treatment and hospital stays. “
This year, the event’s headline sponsor is Cardiff Metropolitan University. Both staff and students will be taking part in the race, as well as volunteering their time to support with post-race massage, podiatry and injury prevention. They will also be handing out the all-important finisher medals.
The 2019 medal reveal is imminent – so participants are advised to keep an eye on social media over the next few weeks for teasers of the design. The medal will also have a recess on the back for those runners wishing to personalise their finisher medal with their name and finish time.
Commenting on the iTAB, Danielle says: “An iTAB is a fantastic memento for those important races. Whether you’ve taken part in your first event or have bagged yourself a PB – It’s the perfect way to capture that moment!”
If runners didn’t purchase an iTAB during registration, participants can simply order an iTAB post-race day here: https://www.itab.us.com/product/cardiff-10k/
The iTAB is a small engraved plate which fits perfectly onto the specially designed finishers’ medal. Runners simply collect their medal at the finish line and their iTAB will arrive in the mail soon after race day, laser engraved with their name and finish time.