Cardiff Metropolitan University has signed a Title sponsorship with the Cardiff 10K & 2K Fun Run, powered by leading Welsh charity Kidney Wales. Having been involved with the event as an event associate in 2018, this partnership will help further develop and promote health and wellbeing across Wales and the UK.
The event, now officially titled The Cardiff Metropolitan University Cardiff 10K & 2K Fun Run will take place on Sunday 1 of September with over 9,000 runners expected to run through the heart of the City Centre for Wales's largest 10K road race.
The race is open to runners of all standards, and due to the appealing flat feature of the route, the course is now more accessible than ever, offering a great opportunity for novice and experienced runners alike to take part in a run that is far more likely to be enjoyable than gruelling. The route is certainly a favourite amongst runners passing some of Cardiff's landmarks including The Cardiff Castle and The Principality Stadium.
Speaking of the new partnership Nic Clarke, Director of Operations at Kidney Wales said
"We are thrilled to announce Cardiff Metropolitan University as the title sponsor of our flagship event, Cardiff 10K and 2K fun run. For us it's another exciting milestone in the growth of our event, and we are looking forward to working with the team at Cardiff Metropolitan University to further develop and grow this iconic event."
Ben Hughes Deputy Director of Student Recruitment & Marketing commented:
"We are delighted to be the headline sponsor of the Cardiff 10K and 2K fun run. Cardiff Met is one of the leading universities for student sport in the UK and this partnership aligns well with our health and wellbeing strategy. The race is an excellent opportunity for our staff, students and the wider community to sign up to a challenge and follow this fantastic route through our capital city."
Entries are now open for the 2019 race, with prices starting from just £24.50 for an individual in the 10K, and £6 for the 2K Fun Run (a small transaction fee will be charged in addition at the checkout).
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