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Caerphilly Trail 5k and 10k 

Happy runners crossing Rudry mountain with ridgeway in the background

These quiet trails are within a stone’s throw of Cardiff and and yet feel a world away.


Whether you’re looking for a thrilling fast race to push you on multi-terrain (there is a great downhill single-track!), a serene morning on the trails or a race to start your trail running adventures - this race has something for you.


Both routes will be fully marked so you can relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside around Caerphilly.  You will pass through fields, woods and, yes, there will be a few hills!  Just like our marathons and half marathons, you can expect spectacular scenery, a good variety of terrain and to cross the finish line with a huge sense of achievement!

This is not a park run!

This is a 5k trail race. Our route will feel like an exploration, through woods and hills and fields.  You will take longer than your parkrun due to the 'proper trail' nature of it.  Many people have entered our race, and loved it so much that they progress to our longer races - which is what we are all about.  This has the feel of an ultra, but in a 10K race.  Quite simply - many tell us that this race has made them fall in love with trail running.  

A full description of the route can be found here.

What you get

Professionally run event, with full medical support.  A fully signed route, with helpful marshals to support you on your way.

Every finisher will receive a 'Finishers Medal'.  There will be a prize for

1st, 2nd, 3rd Male

1st, 2nd, 3rd Female

1st Male Veteran (over 45)

1st Female Veteran (over 45)

Race Details 

Date: Sunday 16 February 2025

Registration opens: 9.00 (for both races)

5k start: 10.30

10k start: 10.00

The venue for the race is:

Van Community Centre

Clos Guto


CF83 1QH

Note about sat navs / google maps: Putting St Helen's RC Primary School is more reliable.


Caerphilly Trail 5k - Early bird £22.00, after 30 September £24.00

Caerphilly Trail 10k - Early bird £26.00, after 30 September £28.00 

Kit List

Being a short race there is no minimum kit.  That said, it will be February so we'd recommend

     Waterproof top

     Thermal base 

     Trail shoes

     Hat and Gloves

Cut offs

You are allowed 2 hours to complete the race.  You can walk the entire route

Final Race Cut Off: 12.30


There are toilets at the race venue


Please consider using public transport. The venue is very well served by the local train services.  Caerphilly Train station is approximately 1 mile from the start of the race

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