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 Prestatyn [read about it]2 July 20222 June 2022
Prestatyn Prom3 July 2022 3 June 2022
Greenfield Valley [read about it] 9 July 2022 9 July 2022
Wepre [read about it] 16 July 2022 16 July 2022
Erddig [read about it]23 July 2022 23 July 2022
Alyn Waters24 July 2022
Ruthin Memorial Playing Fields27 May 2023
Penrhyn [read about it] 6 August 20226 August 2022
Newborough Forest [read about it] 13 August 2022 13 August 2022
Conwy [read about it] 20 August 2022 20 August 2022
Conwy Nature Reserve 21st August 2022
Nant y Pandy [read about it] 27 August 2022 27 August 2022
Hafan Pwllheli [read about it] 3 September 2022 3 September 2022
Dolgellau3 June 2023
Newtown10 June 2023
Aberystwyth [read about it] 24 September 2022 24 September 2022
Aberystwyth25 September 2022
Pont y Bala 17 June 2023
Llanerchaeron8 October 2022 8 October 2022
Groe [read about it] 15 October 2022 15th October 2022
Haverfordwest [read about it] 22 October 2022 22nd October 2022
Milford Waterfront [read about it]29 October 2022 29th October 2022
Colby 24 June 2023
Sandy Water1 July 2023
Llyn Llech Owain [read about it]19 November 2022 19th November 2022
Brynaman [read about it] 26 November 2022 26th November 2022
Swansea Bay [read about it] 3 December 2022 3 December 2022
Swansea Prom4 December 2022
Gnoll10 December 2022 10 December 2022
Gnoll11 December 2022
Maesteg17 December 2022 17 December 2022
Porthcawl7 January 2023 7 January 2023
Aberdare14 January 2023
Merthyr21 January 2023
Bryn Bach28 January 2023
Bryn Bach29 January 2023
Pontypridd4 February 2023
Pontypridd5 February 2023
Penallta11 February 2023
Penallta12 February 2023
Aberbeeg18 February 2023
Pontypool25 February 2023
Pontypool26 February 2023
Cwmbran4 March 2023
Coed Cefn-pwll-du11 March 2023
Barry Island18 March 2023
Barry 19 March 2023
Cosmeston Lakes25 March 2023
Grangemoor1 April 2023
Trelai Park8 April 2023
Llanishen Park15 April 2023
Tremorfa22 April 2023
Newport29 April 2023
Newport30 April 2023
Riverfront6 May 2023
Rogiet13 May 2023
Rogiet14 May 2023
Severn Bridge20 May 2023
Chippenham Playing Fields8 July 2023
Cardiff15 July 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.