Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about the Wales 5K? No problem – simply look through our frequently asked questions below, and hopefully you’ll find the info you need.

General FAQs

How can I register for event?

Simply to the registration page by clicking here entering online via Active.  We do not accept paper entries.

Are there any age restrictions?

Yes - the minimum age is 11 years for The Wales 5k. (You must 14+ years for the Wales 10k, 16+ years for the half marathon, 18+ years for the full marathon).

Can someone else register me?

No, you MUST register yourself, either the night before or the morning of the race, with ID.

When is the closing date for Registration?

The closing date will be as close as possible to the event, in order to make final event arrangements. This date will be published closer to the time, but as a rough guide, last year it was 4 weeks before the event.

How do I know if my entry has been successful?

You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of entering.  If you don't receive a confirmation email, please firstly check your junk mail folder.  If you have any concerns regarding your entry please email us at

Will there be timing chips?

Yes - Timing chips are on your bib and must be pinned to the front of your chest.

Do you have to be a member of a club?

No, you don't need to be a member of a club.

Can I Transfer, Defer or Refund My Entry?

Please see for all answers regarding transfer, deferrals and refunds.

Are there official photographers?

Yes, Finisherpix are the official photographers at this event.  You can pre-order photos when you register, or purchase photos after the event from Finisherpix.

What time does registration open?

Registration takes place in Tenby Leisure Centre,  Please refer to for opening times.

Can I wear headphones?

No, we discourage anyone wearing headphones during the race.

What should I wear?

Your event number MUST be worn on the FRONT.  Your torso MUST be covered at all times.  We highly recommend wearing proper running shoes that have been correctly fitted to avoid discomfort during the run.  We also recommend not wearing brand new trainers on race day as shoes should be worn in for maximum comfort.  Running socks will reduce rubbing and aid both shock absorption and circulation, they are also fast drying and odour repellent.  We recommend merino wool or polyamide socks.

Is the run mainly on roads or is it multi-terrain?

The route is on fully-closed roads, with some spectacular Pembrokeshire scenery. If you'd like to view the route, please click here.

Will there be drink stations on the route?

No - as this is a shorter run, there will be no water or feed stations. However, if you would like to carry any energy gels to keep you going, please feel free to do so.

Is there a cut-off time?

Yes, there is an overall cut-off time of 4pm.

Is The Wales 5k extremely competitive or can people of all abilities take part?

We have runners of varying ability and experience taking part - for some it is their first race, while we will also have experienced runners.  All we ask, is that competitors are confident of finishing before the cut-off time.

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