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29 March 2017

Team CAVC get ready to go the extra mile at the Cardiff and Vale College Cardiff Bay Run

Team CAVC, made up of members of staff and students, is getting ready to take part in the Cardiff and Vale College Cardiff Bay Run on Sunday (02.04.17).

Some 50 Cardiff and Vale College staff and students will join thousands of others to participate in the 10km Cardiff and Vale College Cardiff Bay Run, of which the College is title sponsor. A further ten have registered for the earlier Family Fun Run on the same day and a further CAVC team will volunteer on the day.

Starting and finishing in Roald Dahl Plass, the route takes in all of Cardiff Bay’s most iconic landmarks including Mermaid Quay, The Pierhead Building, Senedd, Porth Teigr and the Barrage. The Racing Village will feature live entertainment – and a Cardiff and Vale College stand will be there to help out anyone who is interested in taking a course at the College.

Taking part on the day? Share your photos on social media with @CAVC and @CardiffBayRun and #RunwithCAVC - the best post will win an Apple Watch.

Cardiff and Vale College Group Chief Executive Mike James said: “We’re delighted to support Run 4 Wales in supporting this exciting supporting event. As the largest College in the Cardiff Capital Region we have more than 30,000 young people and adults from across Cardiff, the Vale and beyond studying with us each year.

“Sport, health and wellbeing are increasingly important themes for us. Last year we moved our home for CAVC Sport to Cardiff International Sports Campus in Leckwith. We share this facility with partners including House of Sport and bodies such as Welsh Athletics. This sees our staff and students working and learning in the same place that professional athletes and sportspeople are training.

“Each year we have hundreds of students learning, gaining qualifications and developing their careers in all aspects of sport. Through our popular sports academies, we also ensure our students have access to the best facilities, coaching and opportunities to develop their passions and sometimes careers as professional sportspeople while studying for A Levels or career focused courses. We also encourage staff and students to participate in sport or activities that can support their wellbeing.

“The Cardiff and Vale College Cardiff Bay Run is a wonderful opportunity for us to support our community – with many of our staff and students running our gaining a brilliant experience from volunteering on the day.”

Matt Newman, Chief Executive, Run 4 Wales, commented: “The 2017 Cardiff and Vale College Cardiff Bay Run promises to be an event not to be missed. We were delighted to partner with Cardiff and Vale College for this event and it has been fantastic to follow the journey of Team CAVC as they prepare to take-on the stunning 10K course around Cardiff's iconic Bay this weekend.

“The support we will receive from CAVC team volunteers on the day is vital as we welcome more than 6,000 runners to the Welsh capital. Our partnership has provided an exciting range of opportunities for both students and staff to get involved and allows us to extend our reach to a new audience of participants, spectators and volunteers.”