Merthyr Mawr Christmas Pudding Race 2021

Merthyr Mawr Christmas Pudding Race 2021

5 December 2021

Start time: 10.00am for the competitive folk with a more relaxed, fun run start at 10:10.

Start & finish: Candleston Car Park, Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend, South Wales

Distance: 10km (approximate!) under (Welsh Athletics Race licence applied for)

Terrain: Multi-terrain (Sand, Track, Road, Field)

Topgraphy: Various (dunes, hills, flat).

Traffic free?: No, two sections of the race are along public highway which are very well marshalled.

Online entry only: £20 for affiliated runners, £22 for non affiliated runners.

At the finish: We will have water and snacks (what they are tbc) at the finish plus hot soup and bread roll.

Tee Shirts and Hoodies: You can, if you register before midday 1st November, order a technical tee (£8) or hoody (£21), both will be Pudding Race branded and tee shirt will have a list of signed up runners as at 1st November 2021. Please collect on the day of the race or we will donate to charity.

Please note that during the registration process your Welsh Athletics/UKA membership will be checked and if valid the appropriate discount will be applied.

Scottish Athletics and British Athletics members can also obtain the discount by entering their membership number into the appropriate field.

An administration fee of 6% will be applied to each order by our online entry system partner, Results Base.

Please note that you will only be able to enter a maximum of TWO runners per order during the entry process. You can, of course, place multiple orders but this limit is to allow a fairer distribution as we know the event sells through really quickly.

Registration deadline: 1st December 2021 (but it will be sold out long before then!)

  • Parking is included in entry fee
  • Chip timing
  • Online results
  • Nearest public showers available at Bridgend Recreation Centre, please note there may be a charge for this service.

Race memento: a Christmas Pudding, of course, although this year you can choose to donate the value of your pudding to Foodbank instead!! Plus, for a small fee you can also have a technical T-shirt or hoody with profits from both going to a local good cause.

Prizes for category winners from Run & Become Running Shop - Cardiff

Christmas Puddings sponsored by JCP Solicitors, also a bottle of Champgane and £100 for the first lady and gent to reach the top of the big dipper (subject to them also finishing the course) from the competitive wave and as both JCP and Pudding Race celebrate 31 years the 31st male and female in the fun wave will win a bottle of champgane and a free entry to the 2022 event.

Toilets sponsored by Jehu Group, plus spot prizes in both waves.

Mulled wine and water stop sponsored by Hunters Estate Agents, helping you get through to the finish.

121st male and female in both waves will win Sports Massage Vouchers at One2One Therapy in Bridgend.

Race packs (numbers and chips) will be posted out November 22nd.

The reduction in fees is only available to runners who are affiliated to an athletic council such as Welsh Athletics or UK Athletics. Runners who claim the reduced fees and are not affiliated may be refused entry when entry checks are conducted.

Note: We purposely draw your attention to the following which can be found in the terms and conditions:

If the event is cancelled due to bad weather we will not try to organise an alternative date but have taken out an insurance policy to be able to refund your entry fees, but not the processing fee or any other goods purchased.  If the event is cancelled all Christmas Puddings will be donated to Food Bank. If we are unable to go ahead due to Covid-19 guidance we will re-schedule the event for spring 2022 as the insurers will not cover for Covid-19 issues.

The wearing of headphones, or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted as the race is not wholly closed to traffic. – this rule is for your own safety – you may need to hear instructions from marshals. Anyone seen using headphones will be disqualified.

 Event information
05 December 2021
Merthyr Mawr
Great Britain
See map below
Registration is closed
10 km
Starts at 10:00

Price per participant
Price £22.00 + fee
Fee (per order): 6%
10 km

 More information

Brackla Harriers

Welsh Athletics

Run Britain

Brackla Harriers

In case of questions about the event please contact Brackla Harriers:

Merthyr Mawr Christmas Pudding Race 2021

  • Merthyr Mawr
  • Great Britain

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