It’s official, the 2017 Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon will be bigger and better than ever, with the last of the 25,000 entries expected to sell-out in the coming days. With just over 1,000 general entries remaining, those wanting to take-on the flat, fast and iconic course around the Welsh capital on October 1st are being
The 2017 Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon is now just 12 weeks away on Sunday 1st October so now is the ideal time to lace up your trainers and take to the streets to start your training! We’ve put together official 12 week training programmes, perfect for those who’ve dreamt of running Wales’ biggest road race
25,000 runners are expected to hit the streets of the Welsh capital for the 2017 Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday 1st October, which is now just 100 days away. To celebrate this milestone, and to get you in the mood, we’ve put together 100 thoughts every runner has on race day as they #’RunTheDiff.
Gareth Thomas led the way on Saturday morning as Alfie’s Army took their first steps to completing the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon. A total of 100 novice runners were given a day to remember by the former Wales and British & Irish Lions star, who took his team of 17-21 year-olds on their first
Sytner Cardiff Mini will be leading the way at this year’s record-breaking Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon. A brand new 2017 Mini Countryman has been given an eye-catching makeover to pave the way for 25,000 runners as they race through the streets of the Welsh capital on October 1st. Entries for this year’s Cardiff University/Cardiff Half
Aldi has gone bananas for the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon after once again signing on as an Official Partner. The global supermarket brand has committed to providing 18,000 bananas to help keep runners fuelled on what promises to be a record breaking day on October 1st. Following the success of last year’s event, when 22,000
Alzheimer’s Society have joined forces with the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon to unite against dementia. Wales’ largest mass participation event and has announced a new association with the nationwide charity to help spread the word during Dementia Awareness Week. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the United Kingdom, with numbers set to rise
Cardiff Blues and Glamorgan will swap rugby boots and cricket bats for running shoes for this year’s Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon Corporate Challenge. Staff from two of Cardiff’s most recognisable sporting institutions will go head-to-head in a bid to become Wales’ fastest company on October 1st. The team from Sophia Gardens are hoping to hit
Alfie is back. But this time he is looking to get young people off the sofa and into their running shoes to take on the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon. Wales rugby legend Gareth Thomas has helped his band of ‘Alfie’s Angels’ go from novice runners to half marathon finishers over the last two years. But
The 2017 Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon is on course to become the biggest running event in Welsh history. Entry numbers are at a record high with more than five months until race-day on October 1st. Over 11,000 people have already signed up for Wales’ largest mass-participation event, including a spike of almost 700 since the
Date: July 24, 2017
The 2017 Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon is a sell-out for the first time in its fourteen year history. The final general entires were snapped up over the weekend to make this year’s race the biggest ever. A total of 25,000 runners have booked their place at Wales’ largest mass-participation event with just under 10 weeks
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 9:50am and the rest of the field will start at 10:00am. 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.