• Annual fun run takes place on weekend closest to St David’s Day each year
• Over 120,000 runners have taken place in annual race in the past five years
• More than 8,500 runners have tackled the 10K course since 2012
• More than 3,000 participants are already signed up for Sunday’s race.
Cardiff’s biggest fun run takes place this weekend, and its organisers are encouraging local people and families to get involved, sign up and raise money for a variety of good causes.
The 14th annual St David’s Day Run takes place on Sunday 5th March in Cardiff’s Bute Park.
Three routes are offered on the day – The Sequence 1KM Run, The 5KM Run and The Cancer Research Wales 10KM Run – making the race openly accessible to entrants of all ages and fitness levels.
The highly-popular event was first organised in 2003 by Huw Lewis MBE, the founder and managing director of MPCT, a training organisation headquartered in Cardiff that helps young people to build valuable life skills, self-confidence and to be prepared for future careers. It is now hosted annually by Welsh charity the Motivation & Learning Trust (MLT) with support from MPCT.
Huw Lewis comments:
“The St David’s Day Run highlights and celebrates our important Welsh national holiday each year, and it’s now become a key event that’s fixed in the calendar for both ardent runners and families alike.
Hosted on the weekend closest to St David’s Day itself each year, the race continues to grow year-on-year, raising thousands upon thousands in the process for great causes. We always see some terrific costumes on show, and it’s a fantastic atmosphere.”
This year’s St David’s Day Run will support a range of charitable partners, including the Royal British Legion, Cancer Research Wales and the Motivation & Learning Trust charity that helps young people to improve their employability and reach their full potential in life.
Rebecca Iddon, Charity Manager at the Motivation & Learning Trust, comments:
‘The Motivation and Learning Trust is proud to bring the St David’s Day Run to Cardiff again this year. It is a fantastic day out for everyone, and whether you’re a runner or supporter everyone can do their bit and have fun for a good cause.
I would like to thank all those running in support of the Motivation and Learning Trust and wish those who are running for other causes the very best of good luck. It is set to be a great day!”
With no minimum age requirements for the 1K race, and entry fees starting at just £6, the organisers of the St David’s Day Run are encouraging families and runners alike to come along this Sunday and take part.
The race begins at 11.00am at Cardiff’s Bute Park. For more information visit www.stdavidsdayrun.com or call organiser Rebecca Iddon on 08442 438438.