The original Big Social Run.

Taking place in and around the Capital, the Big Social Run Cardiff has incorporated many of the best places to Run in Cardiff, including Cardiff Bay, Pontcanna Fields, Bute park and Cosmeston Lakes.

The next Big Social Run Cardiff is 10am 24th November 2019

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The Big Social Run Cardiff team look forward to capping off a fantastic year of social running with our final event of the year. We’re returning to one of our favourite venues, the beautiful Bute Park, and we’ll be hosted again by the fantastic Ride My Bike Cafe, 26 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BA.

We’ll have two different runs for you to choose form.

  • Firstly, we’ll have a 7km route from Cardiff Castle tracing the River Taff north; going past Blackweir before crossing the river, returning back down past Pontcanna Fields before returning to the starting point.
  • The second is a shorter route that’ll look to give you a bit of an introduction to cross-country running. Again, starting from Cardiff Castle, we’ll use the paths and fields to give you a taster of running off-road.

As with all our runs the focus is on community – we’ll have Welsh Athletics-qualified run leaders to help guide you around the routes so you can concentrate on enjoying the surroundings and the company of friends old and new, running at a nice pace to suit you.

If you fancy wearing a Christmas outfit please feel free!

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Where it all Began

In 2018 on a warm Thursday evening not long after the London marathon, a few runners from Cardiff social run groups took part in one of the many #milesformatt events around the country – finishing the last few miles for Matt, who tragically died before he could finish his London marathon.

It was whilst on that evening run, with its origins in such a tragic event, yet which became such a positive force for good, that the idea for the Big Social Run Cardiff was born. And the rest, as they say, is history!

To find out about Big social run, Other venues and how to start your own click here