Run Wales

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 POSTPONED

The run We’ll be running a simple, out-and-back route through Grangemoor park, up the Ely trail to Sanatorium Park and back again. There are two road crossings to be aware of but the route is almost entirely on traffic-free paths. It’s about five miles in total and you can see the route HERE



Getting there

BY CAR – There’s ample parking in the Ferry Road retail park and from there it’s a 10 minute walk to the start of the run.

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT – Use Bus route 9 – Sports Village (nearest guaranteed stop is Asda).

BY CYCLE – There’s bike parking facilities outside both Asda and Starbucks on Dunleavy Drive.

TOILETS – Prerun there are toilets in both the McDonalds in the retail park and the Starbucks on Dunleavy Drive.

BAG DROP – Please note there is NO BAG DROP for this event; please only bring what you intend to carry or leave it in a car.

REGISTRATION – Registration will open at 9.30am, with the run starting at 10.00am


Finally, the most important part of the morning – your post-run options for a coffee and a slice of recovery cake! The closest option will be the Starbucks on Dunleavy Drive, a five-minute walk from the start/finish of the run. If you would prefer to support a local company, Coffi Co at Bayscape is a ten minute walk from the start/finish.


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