PLEASE NOTE THAT ENTRY FOR THE 2019 XMAS PUDDING RUN IS NOW CLOSED!! This year’s Broad Haven Xmas Pudding Run will be taking place on Saturday 30th November 2019 at 12pm. It is a 10km (approx) road run from the beautiful village of Broad Haven. All entrants will receive a Christmas pudding and medal on finishing the run. The event is licensed by the Welsh Athletics Association (WAA) and will be measured to as close as we can get to 10km (as it it classed a “multi terrain”). Fancy dress is optional… see the gallery of last year’s event for inspiration.
All proceeds from the run will go directly to our nominated charities including Prostate Cymru in memory of our former Pudding Run marshal John Hart.
Every runner will receive a wooden medal on crossing the finish line and the Ocean Cafe Bar will be providing home cooked Xmas Puddings as part of our Plastic Free Broad Haven and Little Haven status. These can be redeemed in the Ocean on presenting the wooden medal. Mostyn in the Ocean has kindly agreed to host the event. There will be prizes for the 1st Male and Female runners in each age category and also for the “Best Dressed Runner”.
This year marks the return of our “Race Number Raffle” – race numbers will be collected at the registration desk in the Ocean after the run and be drawn at the prize giving, so that everyone gets a chance to win some fantastic prizes. Non runners will be given the option of buying a race number for the raffle for £1, so everyone has a chance to win this year.
MINI XMAS PUDS RUN
We are also hoping to have children’s races on the beach at 1.30pm. This was a great event last year, but will obviously be weather dependant. There will be a wooden medal for every child. There will also be best dressed runners prizes up for grabs. Entry will only be £2 for this on the day (registration will be in the Ocean Cafe between 9am and 1pm). Age categories for this are 0 to 11 years old. Parents will be responsible for their own children during these races.
PLEASE NOTE THAT RUNNERS FOR THE MAIN XMAS PUDDING RUN MUST BE AGED 15 AND OVER ON THE DAY
If anyone is travelling from outside the area and looking for accommodation then look on the Stay in Broad Haven website: www.stayinbroadhaven.co.uk and also FBM Holidays and Anchor House and Coed Haroldston.
If you have any queries, would like to be on our email list or would like to volunteer to help out with the event, please email email@example.com
Any businesses who sponsor the event will be featured in our advertising and on a thank you banner which will displayed on the day of the event.
We are trying to make the Run as ecologically friendly and plastic free as possible. Broad Haven and Little Haven were the first villages in Pembrokeshire to achieve Plastic Free Community status with Surfers Against Sewage. The Ocean are kindly providing home cooked Christmas Puddings so that there is no plastic wrapping, we are recycling all of our race numbers, and using recycled cups. A few of the businesses sponsoring the Xmas Pudding Run are working to reduce their plastic use and as a village that hosts Wales’ best triathlon and has people using the beach and ocean all year round (including the Havens Bluetits wild swimmers), it is in everyone’s interests to look after our beaches and Oceans. For anyone wishing to learn more about the work Surfers Against Sewage do, please visit: https://www.sas.org.uk
For anyone wishing to find out more about the plastic free plan for Broad Haven and Little Haven, please visit the Facebook Page: Towards Plastic Free Broad Haven and & Haven
We have a facebook page – Broad Haven Xmas Pudding Run – for up to the minute messages, discussions and photos of previous events.
We hope to see you on Saturday 30th November 2019,
Hazel and the Pudding Run Team x