Event postponed until next year.
Around 5,000 people were expected to take part on Sunday, September 20, marking the 40th Swansea Bay 10k.
However, Swansea Council’s Events Team has been closely monitoring the pandemic situation and guidance issued by the Welsh Government and Public Health Wales.
There is still no indication that mass gatherings of this nature will be able to return in time to be able to safely stage the event this September.
Organisers have told us the Swansea Bay 10k will now take place on Sunday, September 19 2021.
Robert Francis-Davies, Swansea Council’s cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism, said: “We know that runners and supporters will be disappointed - we are too, but we know they’ll also fully understand that it’s the right decision in light of the current situation.
“The most important course of action now is to do all we can to ensure participants and the public are as safe as possible and reduce the pressure on our emergency services.
“Our award winning, annual Swansea Bay 10k is extremely popular. 2021 will now be the 40th anniversary of the race and we’ll be making sure that next year’s event will be a celebratory one.”
The council is behind the 10k which - next year- will be sponsored by Admiral for the 15th consecutive occasion. As well as the 10k, there are 1k and 3k junior fun runs, along with a 10k wheelchair race.
Ceri Assiratti, Head of People Services at Admiral said: “The health and wellbeing of our staff is important to us, therefore we support the council’s decision. We are proud to have sponsored the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k since 2006, our staff enjoy taking part year on year and look forward to taking part in 2021.”
For next year’s event there is free automatic transfer to the 2021 40th anniversary event. Runners with 2020 places don’t have to do anything as their details will transfer across and they will be kept updated on the 2021 celebratory event as plans develop.
Those who can’t make the new date can transfer their entry to another runner free of charge via the Real Buzz members hub up to Sunday, September 20, this year. A list of all options is available on the Swansea Bay 10k website or on Real Buzz.
Further entries for next year’s event are expected to open over the coming weeks.