Start time: 10.00am
Start & finish: Candleston Car Park, Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend, South Wales
Distance: 10km (approximate!) under UKA rules South R.A.C.MT-29
Terrain: Multi-terrain (Sand, Track, Road, Field)
We will be running the new route this year. Introduced to avoid the improvements work at the treatment plant it avoids having the two road crossings and still includes all the features you've come to love about the Pudding Race. We'll still start and finish from the carpark and most importantly, mulled wine and mince pies will still be available on the course.
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: £19 for affiliated runners, £21 for non affiliated runners.
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.
The event registration will, as in previous years, use the 'queueing system' - please read this page for a full explanation. The Waiting Room will open approximately 15 minutes before the entries go on sale.
Registration deadline: 1st December 2018 (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!! 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
Spot prize, sponsored by JCP Solicitors, for the first lady and gent to reach the top of the big dipper (subject to them also finishing the course).
Race packs (numbers and chips) must be collected on the day of the race. Collection is available from 8am until 9:40am.
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.
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.
Race packs - numbers and timing chips to be collected on race day between 8am and 9:40am, we advise arriving early to avoid any last-minute arrivals. The race will start promptly at 10am.