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JCP Swansea Half Marathon

Quick facts

Location Swansea, United Kingdom

Distance Half marathon

Date 23 June, 2019

About JCP Swansea Half Marathon

JCP Swansea Half Marathon is back for the 4th consecutive year as we look to grow again. Following our hugely successful 2016 event Wales’ biggest summer half marathon and Award winning event is returning and this time we will have 8000 runners!!! 

 One of the UK’s fastest growing races and already one of the top 10 half marathons in the country, it is clear that the JCP Swansea Half Marathon is quickly becoming established as a must do race.

Practicalities

Aid Stations

Brecon Carreg are our Hydration partner and will be providing water along the route. Water stops will be at Miles 3, 6, 9, 12 and finish line

Equipment Storage

There will be a bag drop located on Upper Princess Way.

Maximum Time

All roads will re-open at 2pm, runners still on the course at 1pm will be moved onto the pavement if they wish to continue.

Parking

Swansea has several car parks within the City Centre. All of the Swansea City Council cap parks are free to use on Sunday. We also recommend using the Park & Ride service near the Liberty Stadium. The Park & Ride will commence from 0700 and will run every 10-15 mins all day.

Transport

The bus into Swansea will drop you off at Belle-Vue Way (near the Dragon Hotel) and you can collect the return bus at the same place. The cost for this service is £5 and is payable on arrival or you can pre-book your space today: http://ow.ly/j9RB301l0E2

JCP Swansea Half Marathon Route Map

JCP Swansea Half Marathon Route Map

Start:

Swansea City Centre

Swansea, United Kingdom

Finish:

Swansea City Center

Swansea, United Kingdom

Difficulty

flat

Highlights

Unhurried Swansea graces the western shore of sheltered Great Oyster Bay, with sweeping views across the water to the peaks of the Freycinet Peninsula. Founded in 1820 as 'Great Swanport', Swansea also delivers some interesting historic buildings and a museum.

The town's revival since the doldrums of the 1980s has paralleled the boom in tourism across the state, though it manages to retain a laid-back holiday vibe. There are plenty of enticements for visitors in and around town, including myriad accommodation options, beaches, restaurants, cafes and some impressive wineries to the north. Swansea gets busy as a beaver (or perhaps a platypus?) in summer, so book ahead.

Overview

The JCP Swansea Half Marathon starts in the heart of the city centre, within the first half mile of the race you will pass Swansea Castle still standing from 1106.

From the closed roads you’ll spot the floodlights of St Helen’s Rugby ground. The famous old ground harbouring such famous memories of Sir Garfield Sobers hitting six sixes off a single over in a first class match in 1968 and where Swansea RFC beat Australia in 1992.

You will then enjoy the stunning views of Swansea Bay as you head towards the village of Mumbles and it’s iconic pier and lighthouse – this pretty setting which leads to the Gower Peninsular is a haunt of Catherine Zeta-Jones and was of poet Dylan Thomas.

At mile 6 you will turn and head back towards Swansea via the flat, purpose-built cycle/walkway alongside mile of sandy beaches. On a clear day you can see as far as Illfracombe on the Devon Coast.

The return leg of the race heading towards the Meridian Tower – Wales’ tallest building provides a perfect opportunity for a PB with a flat, fast promenade guiding you towards Swansea Marina where you will run over the lock bridge in to the city’s newly developed SA1 area before you cross the Millennium Bridge spanning the River Tawe and head back towards the finish in the city centre.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.