Kidney Wales launch the annual Cardiff 10k run
The charity called on runners from across Wales to support the event in the city centre on Sunday, September 8.
Roy Thomas, chief executive of Kidney Wales, said: “We are thrilled to see so many supporters of the Cardiff 10k event here today at Run Become, on this their 31st birthday.
“The Cardiff 10k has become an iconic event here in Wales and above all it is a family event, which raises money not just for Kidney Wales but for other incredible causes in Wales.
“This year’s event promises to be the biggest and best yet and we’re hoping to attract as many new runners to the event as possible.
This year we are reaching out to those who have never ran a road race before, and who likely doubt their ability to do so. My message to them is that it’s time to believe in yourself. Take the plunge and sign up, it’s all about getting involved.”
The Cardiff 10k is Wales’ leading and longest run road race. The race starts and finishes at Cardiff’s iconic King Edward VII Avenue at the heart of the City’s Civic Centre and has a flat, fast paced course that takes runners through the historic Bute Park and Castle Grounds of the Welsh capital.
Celebrities who have previously been involved in the race include stars of the Welsh rugby team, This Morning presenter Matt Johnson, Katherine Jenkins, Max Boyce and One Show star Alex Jones.
Registration for the race is now open and people of all ages are being urged to get involved with the iconic race with options to run as an individual, or with friends, or work colleagues in the Community and Corporate Team Challenge.
There will also be runners from many of South Wales most high profile businesses entering teams for the 10k corporate challenge.
Among these are Admiral, Legal General, GVA, TATA Steel, SA Brain, General Dynamics UK, Morgan Signs and many more who will all be raising funds for Kidney Wales.
And last year’s fastest team South Wales Fire and Rescue Service will be gunning for first place again, after several years at the top of the leader board.