RACE START TIME The Ty Gwyn ABERSOCH 10K starts at 10:30am on Saturday 1st June 2024.
The Elvins ABERSOCH 3K Beach race starts at 9:30am

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.
This will be on the evening before (5pm – 9pm) or on morning of the race itself from 8am.

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 needs to bring some identification (for example, their passport or driving license).

ELITE RUNNERS  If you are an elite runner then please contact mark@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 (1st, 2nd, 3rd), and winners of 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+ and 70+ male & female categories. CLICK HERE to see the full prize breakdown

MEDALS & SUSTENANCE  Zinc Alloy top quality race medals with bespoke lanyards, water & items like banana’s & Mars bars will be given to all 10K 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, as well as your ‘Tocyn Brutal‘ time.

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

DRINK STATION  There is a drink station at 3 miles and at the finish.

THE START  The start is on Lon Pen Cei in the centre of the village overlooking Abersoch’s 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 10:30am.

THE 10K COURSE  A fantastic course with the first kilometer running through the main high street and forks right along Lon Pentre Bach to the Deucoch, then heads left down to the Sarn Bach crossroads. Heading straight over there’s a section of narrow lanes stretching towards the far end of the beach with a short section of road running round the bay before reaching ‘Tocyn Brutal‘ a challenging hill that is a rough track lasting for 0.3 of a mile (picking the right line up here will make it so much easier for you!). Some undulating roads for 2 miles, looping back round till you head down onto the golf course before joining the far end of the beach. An exhilarating kilometer along the beach (including some groynes) to the finish just before the middle slip ramp.


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

  • Minimum age for entry is 15 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 1 hours 45 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 enforces the rule that no headphones (except bone conducting headphones) are allowed on any course that isn’t 100% closed off to traffic, which includes the Abersoch 10K. They have the power to disqualify anyone caught using them during the race.