Last Sunday (3rd September) saw the return of the popular Cardiff 10K event, where thousands of runners and spectators turned out in the glorious sunshine to fill the city's streets.
Under new management from Run 4 Wales, over 5,000 signed up to take part in the race, which took participants on a sightseeing tour of the Welsh capital, with highlights including Cardiff Castle, Central Square, the Principality Stadium and leafy suburb of Pontcanna.
Over 150 of those runners took on the challenge in support of lead charity Kidney Wales, raising a phenomenal £28,000 in total - with donations still incoming.
Mike Stephen, Consultant Surgeon and Trustee of Kidney Wales, said:
"This event has always been a favourite of mine, not only personally but for the awareness it raises for Kidney Wales and our kidney community. We were all so excited to see it back this year, and the day didn't disappoint. It couldn't have gone any better. Witnessing the thousands of participants crossing the start line, and the sea of Kidney Wales vests was an experience I will always remember."
Race day for #TeamKW runners included a team photo, an exclusive top 20 fundraisers walk on prior to the race starting, drinks and snacks donated by Tesco and Asda as well as a post-race sports massage.
One runner, who took part in the Cardiff 10K as part of Team Kidney Wales, commented:
"Thank you so much for the lovely event. All round super day, atmosphere and weather was great. Thank you for all the effort, that makes such a great charity. Being my first event, being part of the Kidney Wales Team, it was for me awesome."
Kidney Wales were the lead charity at this year's Cardiff 10K - Credit: Kidney Wales
Ross Evans, Managing Director at Kidney Wales, said:
"It was an emotional experience to see so many people in Kidney Wales vests on the day. We can't thank them enough; we rely on the generosity of supporters at events like this to continue our life changing work for our Kidney Community across Wales.
"We are already super excited for next years event. Having entered into a 5 year agreement with management company Run 4 Wales, our collaboration will only grow stronger, and will allow us to build upon the success of Sunday and further develop the way in which we celebrate the success of our incredible fundraisers at this iconic event."
If you are interested in participating in next years race for lead charity Kidney Wales, details of the CDF 10K 2024 will be shared over the coming months on their website (www.kidneywales.cymru) and social media channels.
Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org, who will then notify you when registrations open.
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