Wales Running Events

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Wales Running Events

Category : cardiff , colour , Llanelli , mumbles , run

Wales Running Events

What’s on in Wales this year for Runners and fitness enthusiasts alike?

Take a look at our top picked events, with variety for all, from running at night, being a super hero or throwing some coloured powder around there is plenty to do!

  1. Light up Llanelli – 17th May, visit Llanelli on a Wednesday and take part in a run at night, with glowsticks and lights this is a fun event! Here’s the ticket site! 
  2. Heroes and Villains Barry Island – Or you may fancy dressing up as a Super Hero, or Villain, running along a beach and trail, while getting attacked by some naughty villains along the way, think colour powder, think water pistols, water balloons and more! 9th July, click here for tickets!  
  3. September 9th Colour Splash! This fun event will take you across a 5k route, getting splashed in coloured powder along the way! Fun event for all the family! Here’s the ticket link! 
  4. Fancy more light up events? Our light up events are scheduled to run in October at all locations, stay tuned for more information!

View the information for each event below!

Light up Events are PROUD to launch the Light up Llanelli event! As our home town we CAN’T wait to see hundreds of runners getting together for a great run!

Our Light up events are often in the Dark, but in Llanelli the view is just too good to miss, so we will run as the sun sets across the Coastal path.

Join us for a great run, and receive a finisher medal and a set of armbands to run at night safely!

This is a limited event with a restriction on places!

Eventbrite - Light up Llanelli

A 5k run in Cardiff, with fancy dress!

Are you going to take part in the FIRST 5k Heroes and Villains run in Cardiff?

We all know the good guys! Superman… Spiderman…. Firemen…. Captain America…Thor… Wonder Woman…

We know the bad ones too… Joker….Loki… Cat woman… Mystique….

Which side will you be on?!

On Sunday the 9th of July, we will be saving the day in Cardiff!

Cardiff on a sunny Saturday morning, hundreds of runners dressed up as their favourite superheros having the time of their lives running our 5k route, and saving the day running for charities.

Re-live your childhood and become a superhero or villain for the day! What more could you want?

Who will you be for the day? Super-man? Spider-man? Batman? or Mr Incredible?

All runners will recieve a medal and water at the finish line.

Children and families welcome!


Where is the event held?

Barry Island Beach!

Is the event timed?

This is not a race, we do not time anyone we expect people to enjoy the day and finish in their own time. You are welcome to try and time using your GPS systems and mobile apps.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Any children (that’s under 18’s) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No ID is required.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Cardiff has excellent transport links, by road, rail, bus or even plane! We do not provide event parking, but will send a list of options close to the event date.

What can I bring into the event?

You should bring along a suitable costume, if you can, we want to see super heroes, villians or any type of fancy dress, this is not a race, it is a fun run!

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us at any time or call 02920 100 066.

What’s the refund policy?

Refund policy is on our website. No refunds are typically accepted due to the costs we incurr from the moment you purchase a ticket, but we always try to move you to our next event, or you can swap tickets with your friends.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We recommend bringing a copy, or your mobile copy to register to avoid any issues.

Can I update my registration information?

Send us an email at any time to update.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, providing it is done 14 days before the event date.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

As long as we have been notified of the change 14 days in advance.

Eventbrite - Cardiff Heroes and Villains Run



Light up events are hosting the Colour Splash in Stradey Castle Estate, and invite you to Run, Walk, Jog, or crawl along the 5k route, enjoying the party spirit along the course!

What is a colour splash 5k?

The colour splash will take you on a 5k adventure with live DJ’s, a party atmosphere, whilst taking you through 5 colour stations splashing you in powder!

Expect a mixture of a trail run, obstacle course and colour powder runs to bring you this truly unique course.

Can’t run 5k? Not a problem this event is about having fun, and if that means walking around having a paint fight then that’s great! If that means running it twice, go for it!

What is at the finish?

Everyone gets their medal and enters the festival area with our live DJ who will start the party before an epic paint throw to finish the day!


Approx. an hour from Cardiff.

Stradey Castle is the perfect venue for this event! You will be taken back by the beauty of the estate, and surprised by how easy it is to get to! Once in the estate the woods and trails will let you lose yourself in the fun!
Eventbrite - 5k Colour Splash!