HALF MARATHON INFORMATION

The Chaparral Abersoch Half Marathon grows year on year and offers a great challenge & a very rewarding euphoric finish along Abersoch's stunning beach.


RACE START TIME The race for the Chaparral Abersoch Half Marathon starts at 10:00am on Saturday 22nd September 2018.
The start for the Abersoch Holiday Homes 2K Beach Blast starts at 9:00am

TERMS & CONDITIONS All entrants must abide by the race T&C’s. These can be read during the entry process or you can READ THE T&C’s HERE

RACE PACKS These are only sent out via email containing all the information & final instructions you need in preparation for race day. It includes details of where to register and to collect your race bib with timing tag.
These are to be collected from The Vaynol in Abersoch on Friday 21st Sept between 5pm and 9pm or on the morning of the race at Race Control by the beach cafe on Abersoch beach from 7am.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU CAN’T ATTEND REGISTRATION This is important if you don’t think you will have time to register & collect your race bib in good time before the race starts.

  • Nominate Someone to attend the registration & collect your number for you.
  • Your nominee needs to provide a letter written and signed by you, giving permission for them to collect your number, or a copy of your original online order.
  • Your nominee also needed to bring some identification (for example, their passport or driving license).

ELITE RUNNERS  If you are an elite runner then please contact james@sensationgroup.com for information on entries

PRIZES  There is £1,000 in prize money, product prizes and a trophy to first man & first woman. Prizes are awarded to Open, 40+, 50+ and 60+ categories. CLICK HERE to see the full prize breakdown

MEDALS & SUSTENANCE  Zinc Alloy top quality race medals with bespoke lanyards, a bottle of water & energy drink & items like banana’s & Mars bars will be given to all Half Marathon finishers

TIMING  All runners will be provided with a D-Tag timing chip located on the back of their running number, This will record your individual time from when you personally cross the start line to when you cross the finish lines.
We will also be recording your 10K time which will be available within your times after the race.

RESULTS  Full results will be available shortly after completion of the race. CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS PAGE

DRINK STATION  There will be water & energy drink stations at 5.7 miles, 8.7 miles, 11.3 miles and at the finish.

THE START  The start is on Lon Pen Cei in the centre of the village overlooking the outer harbour. You’ll need to walk past The Vaynol Arms and Manana Restaurant to get there. It is important you are there 15 minutes before the start gun at 10:00am.

THE HALF MARATHON COURSE –  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON THE NEW 2017 COURSE

RACE RULES  The event is run to the rules of the Welsh Athletics Association

  • Minimum age for entry is 17 on the day of the race
  • Registrants must be capable of completing the full distance, start line to finish line, within the event time requirement of 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Runners will not hold the race organiser responsible for any injury or loss
  • Registrants understand that the final decision for the commencement of the race to go ahead on the day is that of the race organisers “Sensation Group” only.
  • All registrants must agree to the race Terms & Conditions when entering
  • NO HEADPHONE RULE NOW IN FORCE: The UK Athletics Association is now enforcing the rule that no headphones are allowed on any course that isn’t 100% closed off to traffic, which includes the Abersoch Half Marathon. They have the power to disqualify anyone caught using them during the race.