Run Wales

The Run Wales Celebration Relay is a fantastic opportunity to share the joys of social running across the country as the Celebration Baton travels to every parkrun event in Wales. We encourage all of our social running groups to get involved by attending the parkrun events in your area, supporting with volunteers and showcasing the amazing social running opportunities you provide in your local community as the Celebration Baton reaches events in your area.

Register your group’s interest in participating in the Run Wales Celebration Relay at your local parkrun events

This is your opportunity to show your local community what an amazing group you are and why people should come and join you! Remember, all social running groups registered with Run Wales can claim their own Run Wales baton to keep for use within their group by actively participating in a parkrun event (with runners/walkers and volunteers) and contributing to a collaborative Run Report which will be shared with the parkrun event team and published by Run Wales. If your group is not already registered with Run Wales (you can check our Group Finder to see if you are there), registration is free and simple, and the benefits are great!

Understanding that there are multiple groups represented at many parkrun events, we request that one ‘lead group’ to take responsibility for bringing the Celebration Baton to a specific event and passing it on to the lead group at the next event, so please use the form below to tell us which is your group’s ‘primary’ parkrun event as well as which other events are within your groups ‘catchment’ area that you intend to participate in for the Run Wales Celebration Relay.

AberbeegAberdareAberystwythBarry IslandBryn BachBrynamanCardiffCoed Cefn-pwll-duColbyConwyCosmeston LakesCwmbranDolgellauErddigGnollGrangemoorGreenfield ValleyGroeHafan PwllheliHaverfordwestLlanerchaeronLlanishen ParkLlyn Llech OwainMaestegMerthyrMilford WaterfrontNant y PandyNewborough ForestNewportNewtownNova PrestatynPenalltaPenrhynPont y BalaPontypoolPontypriddPorthcawlRiverfrontRogietRuthin Memorial Playing FieldsSandy WaterSevern BridgeSwansea BayTrelai ParkTremorfaWepreJunior parkrun: AberystwythJunior parkrun: Alyn WatersJunior parkrun: BaileyJunior parkrun: BarryJunior parkrun: BridgendJunior parkrun: Bryn BachJunior parkrun: CardiffJunior parkrun: Conwy Nature ReserveJunior parkrun: DixtonJunior parkrun: GnollJunior parkrun: NewportJunior parkrun: PenalltaJunior parkrun: PontypoolJunior parkrun: PontypriddJunior parkrun: Prestatyn PromJunior parkrun: RogietJunior parkrun: Swansea Prom

Group Guidance for participating in the relay

We have produced a step by step guidance document to help your group get the maximum benefit from participating in the Celebration Relay at one or more parkrun events. Click on the image to download the document.

Track the baton and see where it’s going next…

The Celebration Relay was launched on Saturday 2nd July at Nova Prestatyn parkrun, which is currently the most northerly parkrun in Wales, and will travel the country before completing its journey at Cardiff parkrun, the first parkrun in Wales.

As far as possible, we are trying to guide the Celebration Baton on a relatively smooth route from north to south, but appreciate that sometimes there may be a need to jump around a bit to suit parkrun event teams and the running groups in the area. If we have to miss out an event, we will do our utmost to return for a visit at a later point.

This image shows all the parkrun Cymru events as blue dots. The red dot indicates the next stop for the Celebration Baton and relay event. The dots turn green after the relay has visited each parkrun event.

Whilst we can draft the baton’s route, the Run Wales team will liaise with parkrun event teams and the Run Wales groups to ensure that the relay doesn’t clash with other events, so will confirm dates as we go. The table below gives an indicative idea of when the baton will be in each region, and confirmed dates will be updated as the route is finalised.

5k parkrun EventJunior parkrun EventAnticipated DateConfirmed Date
Nova Prestatyn2 July 20222 June 2022
Prestatyn Prom3 July 2022 3 June 2022
Greenfield Valley9 July 2022 9 July 2022
Wepre16 July 2022 16 July 2022
Erddig23 July 2022 23 July 2022
Alyn Waters24 July 2022
Ruthin Memorial Playing Fields30 July 2022
Penrhyn 6 August 2022
Newborough Forest 13 August 2022
Conwy 20 August 2022
Conwy Nature Reserve 21st August 2022
Nant y Pandy 27 August 2022
Hafan Pwllheli3 September 2022
Pont y Bala10 September 2022
Dolgellau17 September 2022
Newtown24 September 2022
Aberystwyth1 October 2022
Aberystwyth2 October 2022
Llanerchaeron8 October 2022
Groe15 October 2022
Haverfordwest22 October 2022
Milford Waterfront29 October 2022
Colby5 November 2022
Sandy Water12 November 2022
Llyn Llech Owain19 November 2022
Brynaman26 November 2022
Swansea Bay3 December 2022
Swansea Prom4 December 2022
Gnoll10 December 2022
Gnoll11 December 2022
Maesteg17 December 2022
Porthcawl24 December 2022
Aberdare31 December 2022
Merthyr7 January 2023
Bryn Bach14 January 2023
Bryn Bach15 January 2023
Pontypridd21 January 2023
Pontypridd22 January 2023
Penallta28 January 2023
Penallta29 January 2023
Aberbeeg4 February 2023
Pontypool11 February 2023
Pontypool12 February 2023
Cwmbran18 February 2023
Coed Cefn-pwll-du25 February 2023
Barry Island4 March 2023
Barry 5 March 2023
Cosmeston Lakes11 March 2023
Grangemoor18 March 2023
Trelai Park25 March 2023
Llanishen Park1 April 2023
Tremorfa8 April 2023
Newport15 April 2023
Newport16 April 2023
Riverfront22 April 2023
Rogiet29 April 2023
Rogiet30 April 2023
Severn Bridge6 May 2023
Cardiff13 May 2023

Submit your Run Report and claim your Run Wales baton!

Here you will be able to submit your contribution towards the collaborative Run Wales Run Report, which will be shared with your parkrun event and on Run Wales channels. Your group will have been provided with some guidance about what you might like to include in your section of the report. When you submit your content, you will also be able to claim a Run Wales baton for your group to keep as a reminder of your involvement and use in your running activities.