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Colwyn Bay Metric half marathon and Metric marathon events...

Colwyn Bay Metric Marathon & Metric Half Marathon on Sunday 24th March 2024.

T-shirts and medals still available!

Sunday 24th March 2024.

Report by Don Hale.

Both races start at the Athletics track in Colwyn Bay, from here they head along to the promenade and head East along the coastline where both races have their turning points for you to retrace your steps back to the athletics track.

There is currently a discount available by using this reference on your entry: DONHALEBLOG24

Both race routes are mainly very flat with just a couple of short hills.

The Metric Marathon distance 26.2km (16.3 miles) is an ideal stepping stone for runners to progress from a half marathon through to a full 26.2-mile marathon.

The Metric Half Marathon distance 13.1km (8.13 miles) is an ideal stepping stone for runners to progress from a 10k to a 13.1-miles half marathon.

Or you could use the metric marathon to test your pace on this flatish fast route for an upcoming spring marathon?

Metric Marathon cost: Affiliated £40, Unaffiliated £42. (YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD ON RACE DAY)Metric Half Marathon cost: Affiliated £36, Unaffiliated £38.  (YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD ON RACE DAY)

Includes a quality bespoke medal and Technical T-shirt.

The last date for your name printed on your race number is 4 weeks before race day.


Race Day Information

Start Time: 9am 

Race HQ / Enquiries: Opens at 7.30am at the athletics track. 

Number and chip:

Pick up at race hq. 

Drink Stations: 

There will be a drink station at approx every 3 miles, also at the finish. If you require lots of water whilst running we would recommend you bring your own water bottle. 

Toilets / Changing:

Toilets are located with the buildings at the athletics track. 

Parking:All parking is located close to the Athletics track at Eirias park, Colwyn Bay, as follows:

Stadium car park (off Abergele Road): 200

Eirias High School: 120

Astro Turf car park: 70

Bowling Green car park: 50

Sat Nav: LL29 8HF 

First Aid:

First Aid cover will be provided by a professional medical team. First Aid station will be located at the start and finish and on course. In order to help our medical team, help you it is critical you fill out the medical history information on the back of your race number. If you are injured or unwell to carry on at any stage please notify the nearest marshal who will call for First Aid assistance. It will be the discretion of the medical team if they transport you back to the finish. 

Pulling Out:

If you retire from the race please return your timing chip to race HQ. (PLEASE AVOID THE FINISHING LINE AREA).  If you plan not to return to the finish, it’s really important that you let the nearest marshal to you know and give them your race number. This is so we can account for you at the end of the race. It is your responsibility to arrange transport back to the start.

T-shirts / Medals / Prizes:

There will be a Technical T-shirt and bespoke medal for all runners to collect at the finish.

Presentation of prizes will be made at approx 11:30am 

Prizes for Male/Female 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall and 1st in each age category.Prizes consist of vouchers and mementos, there are no cash prizes. 


Located next to the start and finish, you may leave a small bag at the baggage area during the race, although every effort will be made to securely store your baggage, Please DO NOT leave any valuables, cash. Jewellery etc in your bag as we cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage. Items not in a bag maybe refused or left at your own risk. 


Opens at 7:30am

If you ordered a hoodie online, this can be picked up from the merchandise tent before or after the race, we will also have race day merchandise available to purchase. 

We will have a huge jumble sale of old stock from past races (cash only) 

Road Closures:

There are no road closures at this event, it is mostly run on paths and the promenade. 


Will be available on later in the day. 


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Headphones are not allowed during this race in accordance with UK Athletics rules as the course does not have a full road closure with the exception of bone-conducting headphones. and is Rule 240 S 5 UKA SUPPLEMENT HEADPHONES. 


Please be mindful and respect local residents and DO NOT throw your bottles, energy gels in gardens or over walls etc. Please leave your litter at the nearest water station or with the nearest marshal.  Runners will now be disqualified and taken off the results if seen deliberately discarding their rubbish outside of a water stop or not with a marshal. 

Cut off times:

Time limit – We ask runners to be able to keep a pace of 12- 15 min a mile and complete a half marathon in 3 - 3:30hours. If you are running slower than this pace, you will still be able to finish, however, when directed to do so you will need to run on pavements and run as a pedestrian obeying all signals and the highway code. We cannot guarantee volunteer marshals will continue to be on course and therefore it is your responsibility to look at the route and follow the course signs.

Where there are any road closures these will re-open to vehicular traffic on a rolling basis at an approximate pace of 15min mile. 

The Run Wales team wish you a successful and enjoyable race.



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