Great Christmas fun run

The Great Christmas Fun Run - 2019

Race Entry Open NOW
Join us on Sunday 8th December 2019 and help support the RNLI - The Charity that saves lives at sea.

This year come and join thousands of runners taking on our festive 1, 5 and 10k race. We'll have a Christmas Fayre at Mumbles Yacht club plus Choir and Festive Brass band to wave off the runners from the start at Verdis!

Fancy dress is optional but we'd love to see as many Reindeer and Santa's as possible (not forgetting the little Elves).

Our 1k kids Jaffa Cake run is in memory of Crew Member Chris Jaffa Jeffries and gives the kids the chance to win their height in Jaffa Cakes plus race medal and a goodie bag with festive choc and waterpark pass to The LC Swansea .


The Adult 5 and 10k race is open to everyone over the age of 12 and you need to enter by 1st December to get the much coveted anniversary race T Shirt

Enter Here 

Registration opens at the Mumbles Yacht club from 9.00 am Sunday 8th December 2019 1k Junior run (0-13), 5k & 10k Run (10 years and over)

Each Child entry will get a free entry pass to the LC Swansea (When accompanied by an adult) 


All Race Numbers Will Be Collected From Registration – Nothing Will Be Sent in the Mail*.

*Please note that all details are correct at the time of publishing and may change. All details will be given at registration. It is the athlete’s responsibility to follow all instructions or the marshals and race officials.

Directions from the M4

 Leave M4 at junction 42; the deceleration lane bends to the left sharply so be careful!!

 Join the A483 and follow it into Swansea; watch your speed (cameras).

 Immediately after crossing the river, turn left. You can join either lane.

 Follow the coast road all the way around the bay into Mumbles village.

 Drive through the village.  Drive past a mini children’s park on the left.

 Drive past the Pilot pub on the right.  Take the next left into Knab Rock car park.

 If you go up a steep hill with the pier down to the left, you've just missed us!


Registration – Mumbles Yacht Club, Mumbles, Swansea Sat Nav – SA3 4EN


Registration will be held in Mumbles Yacht Club.

Registration times as follows:

1k – 9am – 10.00 am

5k & 10k – 9am – 10:15am

Please queue at the appropriate registration desk in alphabetical order by surname.

3 CHIPS and Course

At registration you will be given your race number, timing chip (both 5k & 10k), event t-shirt

and goody bag. Please note that t-shirts can only be guaranteed for those who registered before the 12pm 1st December.

Course maps will be displayed at registration. Race briefings will be conducted 10 min prior to your event start time at the finish line. All athletes will then proceed to the start line located at the Swansea side of Verdi’s.

Car Parking

There is car parking near the race HQ. Should this become full then there are a number of

car parks located in Mumbles. Please leave enough time to park prior to the race. Please

also note that all car parks are pay and display and there are a large number of traffic

wardens in the area!!!

Start Times

1k Junior fun run – 10:30am

5k & 10k - 11am (please note that we will only start this race after the junior race has


4 Run Route

The run course will start at the Swansea side of Verdi’s and will utilise the fast, flat and very

scenic seafront path. The race will consist of 1 x 5k lap or 2 x 5k laps for the 10k. Please

keep to the left hand side at all times and please respect other path users. Should you wish

to amend your distance then please do so at registration. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.

1k Fun Run Route – Out and back on the safe and secure promenade.


There will be a water station at the end of lap 1 for the 10k and also water at the finish line.


5 Clothing

Fancy dress is encouraged and suitable footwear is a must. Please ensure you wear suitable clothing for the weather conditions.

Race Photos

Should you wish to purchase a souvenir from the race then you can click HERE after the race.

Failure to Finish

If you are unable to finish the race you MUST report to an official to inform them.


Results can be found HERE after the event. Click HERE and like us on Facebook to be the first to know when they are live.


Are you aware that the RNLI is fully self funding and can only operate from donations made by the public? We would like to take the opportunity in thanking you for signing up to the event as all profits made will be going to the Mumbles RNLI Lifeboat . Should you wish to raise additional funds then please fill out the sponsor form at the end of the race pack and if possible please bring the funds on race day.


Please be advised that all the marshals are giving their time for free and without their assistance we would not be able to organise the race. If possible please show your gratitude whilst on the course. Please note any abusive behavior will result in immediate disqualification.


There is a prize for 1st male and female overall for the 5k & 10k races. All children will receive a finisher’s medal and goodie bag


Toilets are located in the yacht club and public toilets in the council building at the top of the slipway.

Good luck and thank you again.

RNLI Mumbles Lifeboat Team.

Thanks to everyone who came and supported this magical event last year .

Last years event results are Here

See yourself? The Galleries are below for this years run 

Cover art for Just Like A Pill

On Air

John Isherwood playing Pink - Just Like A Pill