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#Runelli…Everything you need to know ahead of race day!

As the Tata Steel Llanelli Half Marathon edges closer, runners are starting to feel the excitement in the build-up to race day. The event, which takes place next Sunday will be the first time it returns to its February date since the COVID epidemic.

Steph Hole, Event Manager, said.

“We can’t wait to stage our first event of the year at the Llanelli Half Marathon and 10K next Sunday. It is always a great event and we’re excited to introduce the new 10K distance, making it a more accessible race for all!”

To help runners and spectators find out everything they need to know ahead of race day, we’ve put together a complete low down below:

When & Where?

The event will take place on Sunday 25th February 2024. Both the 10K and Half Marathon will start and finish at Festival Fields (SA15 4DP), just off the A484, which is ideally located, with plenty of parking close to the start! The race will be led by official vehicle partners at Gravells setting the half marathon runners on their way at 9 am with the 10K runners following suit at 9.30 am.

How can I sign up?

Entry to both the 10K and half marathon is closed, but there are a limited number of places available for the DOUBLE DISTANCE (Llanelli Half & Great Welsh Half) that will remain open until midday on Friday, so if you want a place, you’d better be quick! 

Running for charity

Many runners will be raising money for charity and good causes as they compete on race day. For those who haven’t yet chosen their charity, it’s not too late! Runners can still donate or raise funds for the official charities listed here: Hywel Dda2wishShelter CymruProstate Cymru or Air Wales Ambulance.

Headline sponsors and the team at Tata Steel Trostre are proud to be taking to the route again this year to support runners, making sure everyone stays hydrated throughout. They will have a strong team of over 30 runners raising funds for three local charities that include: Foothold, Mind, and Prostate Cymru. All funds raised by those in the Tata Steel team will also be matched by Tata Steel.

Need to know!

Race facilities will be open from 7.00 am, where runners will find everything, they need, including toilets (including women-only toilets and urinals), catering facilities, charities and a massage tent, thanks to Gower College. Toilets & Brecon Carreg water stations will also be located at points on the route, so runners needn’t worry about being caught short.

Road closures

The Tata Steel Llanelli 10K and Half Marathon events are run on closed roads and footpaths, so residents and participants are advised to plan their trip well in advance. The B4304 will be closed from 8.30 am. To find out more CLICK HERE.


Event parking is situated at Festival Fields, where there is only a short walk to the start line. Car sharing is encouraged, so if you know others running why not share a lift? The parking is managed by Carmarthenshire County Council and can be booked in advance. More on parking HERE.

What to expect

The course will challenge runners to be their best in one of the first races of the season. Both the 10K and Half Marathon route takes in some of the best views of West Wales. Although it’s often known for being slightly wet and windy at times, it’s hoped that conditions will be in the runner’s favour on Sunday!

Where to spectate

Hundreds of well-wishers and spectators will be cheering on the runners at the start and finish area in Festival Fields but there’s a lot of ground to cover when running this race! So, why not head to North Dock where you can cheer on the runners and enjoy a hot drink or bacon butty from St Elli’s Bay from 7 am?! Pwll might be another good spot to watch your loved one put in their best performance and give them that boost when they need it most! For more on the route and how to track your runner CLICK HERE.