Run Wales

Why did we hold a Celebration Relay?

To mark 6 years of supporting social running through Run Wales, we wanted to host an event that included social runners across the nation. The Celebration Relay was a fantastic opportunity to share the joys of social running across the country as the official relay baton travelled to every parkrun event in Wales.

We encouraged all of our social running groups to get involved by attending the parkrun events in their area, supporting with volunteers and showcasing the amazing social running opportunities provided within their local community.

Read the weekly updates from groups at each event

The Celebration Relay was launched on Saturday 2nd July 2022 at Nova Prestatyn parkrun, which is currently the most northerly parkrun in Wales, and travelled the length and breadth of the country before completing its journey on 28th August 2023 at Cardiff parkrun, the first parkrun in Wales.

As the baton was passed from group to group and parkrun to parkrun, we were able to publish reports on each event, which has resulted in this wonderful compendium of tales from across the nation.

5k parkrun EventDate of relay visit
Nova Prestatyn [read about it]2 June 2022
Greenfield Valley [read about it] 9 July 2022
Wepre [read about it] 16 July 2022
Erddig [read about it]23 July 2022
Penrhyn [read about it] 6 August 2022
Newborough Forest [read about it] 13 August 2022
Conwy [read about it] 20 August 2022
Nant y Pandy [read about it] 27 August 2022
Hafan Pwllheli [read about it] 3 September 2022
Aberystwyth [read about it] 24 September 2022
Llanerchaeron8 October 2022
Groe [read about it] 15th October 2022
Haverfordwest [read about it] 22nd October 2022
Milford Waterfront [read about it]29th October 2022
Llyn Llech Owain [read about it]19th November 2022
Brynaman [read about it]26th November 2022
Swansea Bay [read about it]3 December 2022
Gnoll [read about it] 10 December 2022
Maesteg [read about it] 17 December 2022
Porthcawl [read about it] 7 January 2023
Aberdare [read about it] 14 January 2023
Bryn Bach [read about it] 28 January 2023
Pontypridd [read about it] 4 February 2023
Penallta [read about it] 11 February 2023
Aberbeeg [read about it] 18 February 2023
Coed Cefn-pwll-du [read about it] 11 March 2023
Barry Island [read about it] 18 March 2023
Cosmeston Lakes [read about it]25 March 2023
Grangemoor [read about it]1 April 2023
Trelai Park [read about it] 8 April 2023
Llanishen Park [read about it] 15 April 2023
Tremorfa [read about it]22 April 2023
Newport [read about it]29 April 2023
Riverfront [read about it] 6 May 2023
Rogiet [read about it] 13 May 2023
Chippenham Playing Fields [read about it] 20 May 2023
Severn Bridge [read about it] 27 May 2023
Colby [read about it] 17 June 2023
Sandy Water [read about it] 10 June 2023
Cwmbran [read about it] 24 June 2023
Pontypool [read about it] 1 July 2023
Newtown [read about it] 8 July 2023
Old Railway Trail Llangollen [read about it] 15 July 2023
Ruthin Memorial Playing Fields [read about it] 22 July 2023
Dolgellau [read about it] 29 July 2023
Pont y Bala [read about it] 5 August 2023
Merthyr [read about it] 12 August 2023
Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve [read about it] 19 August 2023
Cardiff [read about it] 26 August 2023