Now in its 29th year, the Cosmeston Relay Race is a hugely popular 3 mile, chip-timed, baton relay race in the picturesque Cosmeston Lakes Country Park. It’s organised by Penarth and Dinas Runners (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cosmeston Lakes Country Park is one of the finest country parks in South Wales and is a designated local nature reserve. It offers some scenic running, with views of the lake to start, open countryside and a shaded wooded section.
Each runner completes 1 circuit of the 3 mile (approx.) undulating course in teams of either 3 or 4 runners. There are 11 team categories with plenty of healthy competition – and chances to win prizes for both athletic club and all-comers teams.
A record capacity field of 250 teams have entered in recent years – and the race often sells out in 15 minutes!
A full race information pack with detailed joining instructions will be posted in the week leading up to the race. Please contact the Race Director via email (email@example.com) with any enquiries.
Facilities & Race HQ
Free car parking is available near the park entrance, directed by marshals. It’s a 400m walk from the car park to the race HQ, which is in the barbecue area of the park across the east lake from the entrance (see course map).
Please car share, use public transport, or come on foot if possible to minimise the road traffic associated with the race and to ease pressure on the car park space.
Toilets are available near the car parks and will be open until after the race.
The undulating course is entirely within the park, on a variety of paths and across parkland. A section of the ‘Mile Road’, which runs centrally through the park, is covered twice.
The course is marshalled at all key points, with additional signage to guide runners through unattended sections.
Team managers are responsible for ensuring runners are familiar with the layout of the course.
Bottled water will be available just after the finish line to all finishers.