The Veloforte Wales Marathon
Sun 29 Jun 2025 Tenby, Pembrokeshire, UK

The Veloforte Wales Marathon

Discover the only fully closed road marathon in Wales. Set in the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the finish line has a wild atmosphere with a stunning red carpet finish and great crowds!

  • Sun 29 Jun 2025
Salterns Pay and Display Car Park, Tenby

The Veloforte Wales Marathon

10:00

£59.40

Age 18 & over

  • 26.2 miles road running

Overview

These runs and rides are part of a truly unique festival of sport.

Pembrokeshire plays host annually to one of the most difficult but most rewarding events in Wales – the Long Course Weekend. This unique event lasts three epic days at the end of June. The event caters for athletes of all abilities, from pros to everyday athletes who just want to complete something incredible. 

Set on the west coast of Wales in Pembrokeshire, the event attracts over 11,000 athletes and 35,000 supporters from 56 nations. More than 20,000 competitors have attempted the difficult terrain and challenging weather conditions on this punishing route since its first event in 2010. This is your chance to take part in one of the many running and/or cycling events on offer!

Crowds fill the streets and the support is immense! Lee M

parade

This event is part of Long Course Weekend Wales.

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Event expo
  • Event village
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Traders at event

2025 details to be confirmed.

Timetable

Venue is Salterns Car Park, Tenby unless specified otherwise.

Thursday

  •  15:00-20:00 | Registration open
  •  15:00-20:00 LCW Expo Discount Day
  •  16:30 | Live music on stage - Athlete Village

Friday

  • 09:00-16:30 | Registration opens
  • 10:00-16:30 | Event Expo opens
  • 10:00-18:00 | Registration open for Sportive entrants
  • 12:00-17:00 | Sports Massage
  • 13:00-15:00 | Swim Priority at Registration
  • 10:00-16:30 | LCW Expo

Saturday

  •  05:00-17:00 | Registration open
  •  05:00-09:00 Sportive priority for registration
  •  07:00 | 112 Mile, LCW and 70M Sportives start
  • 09:30 | 42 Mile Sportive starts
  • 10:30 | First bikes expected back
  • 12:00-17:00 | Sports massage
  •  09:00-17:00 | LCW Expo
  • 17:00 | Overall cut-off time

Sunday

  •  07:00-09:00 | Registration opens
  •  09:00-11:00 | Registration open Half Marathon - South Quay Car Park, Pembroke
  •  09:30 | Half Marathon coaches leave - Lower Park Road, Tenby
  •  10:00 | The Wales Marathon starts
  •  10:30 | The Wales 5K starts
  •  11:15 | Wales 10K Coaches Leave - Lower Park Road, Tenby
  •  11:40 | Half Marathon parade - South Quay Park to Main Street, Pembroke
  •  12:00 | The Wales Half Marathon starts - Main Street, Pembroke
  • 12:30 | First athlete back
  •  12:00-17:00 | Sports Massage
  •  13:00 | Marathon cut off - Main Street, Pembroke
  •  13:30 | The Wales 10K starts - Manorbier Beach Car Park
  •  16:30 | Overall cut off for all distances
  •  16:00 | Run trophy presentations

Ability level

These events can be entered by anyone who feels they are capable of competing. There is gender separation, so men and women compete for first place in their respective category. Athletes with a registered disability will need to contact the race office to discuss whether the race is suitable and safe to enter.

Bike Type

Ideally road.

You can use any bike that is roadworthy and complies with the British Triathlon Federation rules. You can use electric bikes on the 42-mile distance only. No tandems. 

bike type

Road bikes are exactly that, bikes which are designed for use on the road. They typically feature a more aggressive racing position, a high saddle and dropped handlebars, that encourage a more aerodynamic posture with more weight over the front of the bike for more power. A stiff, rigid frame reduces energy loss to suspension and ensures maximum energy is transferred from you to the wheels. A gear ratio designed with high-power cycling in mind means you can put down power at close-to-speed. If you were racing a downhill slope style race, you wouldn't use a road bike, so similarly when cycling on roads, you wouldn't use a full-suspension rock chomper capable of tackling the Grand Canyon! 

Tri Bars

For the Sportives, Tri Bars are allowed on course. 

  • Accommodation
  • Bag storage
  • Paid parking

Event HQ

Salterns Pay and Display Car Park
Marsh Road
Tenby
Pembrokeshire
SA70 8DU
UK

About the area

With awards and accolades for the quality of its coastline, Pembrokeshire is heaven for swimmers, beachcombers, wildlife-watchers, walkers and outdoor adventurers. Its towns, villages and campsites are fantastic for family holidays, so bring your little ones. Chances are they’ll like it so much that when they have kids of their own, they’ll do exactly the same.

area

The county is home to Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only national park in the United Kingdom established primarily because of the coastline; the Park occupies more than a third of the area of the county and includes the Preseli Hills in the north as well as the 186-mile (299 km) Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

area

Bag storage

Bags can be collected when your race is over from St Johns Church in Tenby.

Accommodation

A list of local accommodation and dining suggestions is readily available.

Paid parking

Official event parking is at Greenhill School, Heywood Lane, Tenby, SA70 8BN. Card payment only.

Venue map

map

  • Cut off time
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • No headphones
  • Out and back
  • Traffic free
  • Undulating
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

The route is on fully-closed roads, with some spectacular Pembrokeshire scenery. 

Map

map

Feed/water stations

Feed and water stations are situated roughly every 5 miles along the route for both parts of the race. 

  • Chip timing
  • Race photo

Sports massage

£15 for 15 minutes.

Sports massage will be available both before and after the events on each day across Long Course Weekend. This year it's Emily from Pembrokeshire Sports Massage who will be providing this years’ service.

Emily is a fully qualified and insured Sports Therapist based in Pembrokeshire.

Emily and her team will be providing treatments at The Long Course Weekend Village at EXPO and recovery centers. There is a pre-pay booking system ahead of the event weekend. Using the booking system is recommended as this will guarantee you with a massage appointment. 

Notch

From £14.

notch

NOTCH® is the fashionable, stylish, go-anywhere bracelet designed for Notches (think of them as charms, but different!). And each engraved Notch you add to your bracelet, tells your story of personal achievement. 

Every LCW Notch has been designed and specially engraved to celebrate each one of the individual challenges that come together to form the Long Course Weekend.

So if you're thrilled by your latest LCW achievement, wear your success with pride and celebrate by adding a Notch to your complementary NOTCH® Bracelet, engraved with your story of success.

Notches are made from brass, stainless steel or anodised aluminium. They're hand polished and engraved using laser-guided technology for a clean, long-lasting result so achievements are never forgotten.

Notches are designed to fit perfectly onto one of our complementary NOTCH® Bracelets, made from durable sports cord or premium napa leather braid. They're stylish, colourful and available in four sizes and fourteen funky styles. Each bracelet has a unique stainless steel clasp, featuring two neodymium magnets locking together with a safe and secure, super-strong snap.  

Notches and NOTCH® Bracelets are fine to wear 24/7. Great for training, work or going out.

  • Age 18 & over
  • 3000 places
  • Entries open
  • Enter online

Entry fees

Entry fee

£59.40

I done this as part of the long course weekend and I can honestly say it's in a beautiful part of the world, the course is great, the support is even better and the organisation is top notch. Matthew H

If you haven't yet done this event, it is a must! Rosie T

I loved this event, it's fantastic starting at Pembroke Castle then running some wonderfully scenic country lanes back to Tenby. It's worth running it just for the views over Manorbier. Jordan F

This event was organised superbly from start to finish. All required kit is provided in registration in advance (helmet stickers, bike label, race tattoos etc...) along with course maps. Cara S

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. David J

 

This was an outstanding race. From the outset the organisation And helpfulness from the Marshall’s and staff was great. Damien M

The crowds fill the streets and the support is immense, especially on the St Brides climb! Lee M

Reviews thanks to RaceCheck

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