Entries Open for the 40th race: Admiral Swansea Bay 1K, 3K & 10K 2021

Entries have opened for the 2021 Admiral Swansea Bay 1K, 3K & 10K which takes place in September and marks the 40th race.

Following the most recent announcement from Welsh Government regarding outdoor events, Swansea Council is delighted to be able to continue to plan for this year’s Admiral Swansea Bay 10k on Sunday 19 September.

Like all other running events in Wales, last year’s event was postponed as a result of the Covid pandemic. This year’s event is a really special one as it will mark the 40th race for this highly popular race, offering a flat and superbly scenic course. Since its inception in 1981, the event has consistently won numerous awards and Swansea Council is making plans to celebrate this special anniversary. 

This year’s event will be all about celebrating the 40th race and the unforgettable decade that was the 1980’s.

If you’re looking to get back into road running, or you and some friends are going to run wearing some retro fancy dress, join in the fun and enter online today. And don’t forget to fire up the 80’s power ballads as the soundtrack to your training!

Whether it’s your 1st Swansea Bay 10k or your 40th, organisers can’t wait to see you on the start line.

Those who booked places for the 2020 event were automatically guaranteed places for this year’s celebratory event.

It’s not just the grown-ups that get to have all the fun as the Junior 1k and 3k races are back too. Perfect for families looking for some fun and aspiring young runners alike, they are open to all abilities - and Mum and Dad can run with their little ones too!

There are 4 races and all take place on Sunday 19th September 2021 - 

  • Admiral Swansea Bay 10k - starts at 1100

  • Admiral Swansea Bay 3k  - starts at 1000

  • Admiral Swansea Bay 1k  - starts at 0930

  • Admiral Swansea Bay 1k  - starts at 0915

The Admiral Swansea Bay 10k will take place in compliance with the relevant regulations and guidance from Welsh Government, Public Health Wales and UK Athletics applicable at the time. Plans are being developed and reviewed as new information and guidance is released and this might well involve changes and additional measures to ensure the event is safe for everyone involved including the wider local community.

All relevant stakeholders, officials, volunteers and event suppliers (i.e. everyone involved), are committed to delivering a safe and Covid secure event in line with the relevant regulations at the time.

Robert Francis-Davies, the Council’s cabinet member for Investment, Regeneration and Tourism, said: “The Admiral Swansea Bay 10k is a fantastic event for elite athletes, charity fundraisers and those looking to tackle their personal bests or conquer fitness goals.

“Set against the terrific backdrop of Swansea Bay on a flat course, the event is a landmark in the running calendar and attracts participants from all over the UK. It’s an exceptionally popular feature within Swansea’s annual events calendar.

“Given that so many races have been cancelled over the past year and a half, and it is our 40th event, we’re anticipating that demand for places will be high. We’d therefore encourage anyone interested to enter as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment – once the race places have gone, they’ve gone!”