The world’s elite distance runners will be converging on Cardiff on Easter Saturday, 26th March 2016, to take part in the 22nd edition of the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, Cardiff 2016. While the race will be an important stepping-stone for many of the athletes towards the Olympic Games marathon in Rio 147 days later,
Cardiff Half Marathon price freeze continues until end of January. Sign up to day and start training for the largest mass participation event in Wales. Taking place on the weekend of Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October 2015, next year’s event will also form the Great Britain trials for the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, which
The 2015 staging of the Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday 4th October will incorporate the British team trials for the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships; to be held at the same venue in March 2016. The Cardiff race will also host the 2015 British Half Marathon Championships and the penultimate round of the
A strong contingent of staff, students and alumni took to the streets of Cardiff on Sunday the 5th of October to tackle the 13.1 mile Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon. This year marks the first year of Cardiff Met’s partnership with the Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon, and as one of the official race partners
300-Day countdown begins to a celebration of mountain running With the 2014 season behind them the world’s top mountain runners will be setting their sights on 2015 and the World Mountain Running Championships, which are set to descend on Betws y Coed, Wales in just 300 days. The Championships were awarded to the UK after a
Ken Skates, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, praises this year’s successful Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon and looks forward to the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Cardiff 2016. “I had the pleasure of taking part in the hugely successful Cardiff Half Marathon last weekend and wanted to put on record my thanks to
BY KATIE SANDS Two Cardiff University students and hockey enthusiasts ran the Cardiff Half Marathon as a special tribute to their friend who suffered a spinal injury which meant she could no longer play hockey with them. Amy Hayes and Olivia Abbott, both 20, are keen players on Cardiff University Ladies Hockey 1stXI team and
Re-live this year’s fantastic event with the BBC and Channel 4. On Friday 10th October, Sport Wales will have highlights of the race, whilst a one-hour highlights programme will also be screened on Channel 4 on Sunday 12th October at 7am (and repeated on Channel 4+1 at 8am). If you miss it, catch up on
It’s now a fact. The 2014 Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon was the biggest Cardiff Half ever, with close to 16,000 runners competing on the day. Heading the field were world-class athletes, followed by thousands of club runners, first time runners and a host of colourful characters raising money for more than 800 worthy causes
Due to this year’s change of finish line on North Road, please allow extra time to travel into Cardiff as road closures will affect your entrance into the city from the north along North Road. There is potential for delays, so please allow more time than normal to make it in for the start of
Date: March 20, 2015
Runners hoping to secure a place in the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, Cardiff 2016, are being urged to pre-register their details before entries go on sale next week. The 25,000 place mass participation race, held alongside the showpiece IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, is set to be the largest half marathon ever held
The route takes runners past the capital’s most iconic landmarks with beautiful scenery and historic buildings. The predominately flat and fast course makes it ideal for beginners and elites.
The race starts outside Cardiff Castle and runners then head down past Cardiff City Stadium on the way to Penarth. They take in the glorious Penarth Marina before crossing the barrage and heading to Cardiff Bay. Runners run right through the heart of the bay taking in the Norwegian Church and Wales Millennium Centre.
The course then heads towards the north of the city and runners will complete a loop of the beautiful Roath Park Lake before the grandstand finish in the heart of the city at the Civic Centre.
The wheelchair race will start at 8:50am and the rest of the field will start at 9:00am. Check out the interactive route map on the home page to see the Cardiff Half Marathon route in more detail.
The course will be policed and marshalled throughout. Race day facilities may be subject to change.