Runners hoping to take advantage of reduced entry prices for this year’s Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon have been urged to register before early bird entry closes at midnight on Tuesday 31st January. The 2016 race sold out in just six months and attracted a record 22,000 runners, but interest in the 2017 race has been
Cardiff University is again offering free spaces in the Cardiff Half Marathon to support its vital research. Runners must pledge to raise funds for key University health research to qualify for the limited free places in the 2017 Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon on 1 October. All 100% of the funds raised by the University’s #TeamCardiff
The Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon, Wales’ leading mass participation event, has officially been recognised as one of the leading road races in the world by the IAAF. Each year the IAAF – the world governing body of athletics – awards Gold, Silver and Bronze Labels to leading road races around the globe. In 2016 the
We are thrilled to be teaming up with Run Wales, the Welsh Athletics social running programme that aims to ‘inspire, encourage and support’ every adult in Wales to run at this year’s Cardiff Bay Run. Team Run Wales have 50 free spaces to give away for the new Cardiff Bay Run, which takes place on Sunday
Run 4 Wales, organisers of the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon are delighted to be teaming up with Kidney Wales on their flagship event, the Cardiff 10K. The partnership will see Run 4 Wales deliver the 2017 race which takes place on Sunday 3rd September and cements their position as the leading sporting event management company
Online fundraising platform JustGiving has been named the Official Online Fundraising Partner of the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon. The Cardiff Half Marathon is Wales’ largest fundraising event, with funds raised at the 2016 event in excess of £2.5 million – so a partnership with JustGiving, the world’s number one online giving platform is a logical
The unmissable Royal Welsh Trail Running Festival will return to the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells on Sunday 21st May 2017 – with something for everyone. The race is organised by Run 4 Wales, organisers of the Cardiff Half Marathon, in conjunction with the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society. Whether you’re 5 or 65, there’ll
THE CARDIFF BAY RUN IS BACK! One of Wales’ most popular running events is returning for 2017 – bigger and better than ever! Previously known as the Cardiff Bay 5 Mile, the Cardiff Bay Run will take place on Sunday 2nd April with a stunning new 10K course around Cardiff’s historic Bay. Originally staged as
After backing two of the biggest sporting events staged in Cardiff this year, the Cardiff University Vice Chancellor, Colin Riordan, expressed his delight at the university’s continued involvement in the race. Cardiff University were title sponsors of the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in the Welsh capital in March and picked up the headline role with
The ‘Extra Milers’ volunteers at this year’s Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon were left with full and happy tums on Sunday 2nd October, thanks to a donation from Wales’ favourite pie maker. Volunteers enjoyed pastries on Peter’s – who supplied over 500 pasties and sausage rolls. Volunteers were vital in helping ensure the safety and enjoyment of all participants and
Date: March 28, 2017
Cardiff University has pledged its continued support as title sponsor of the Cardiff Half Marathon a year on from the unforgettable IAAF Cardiff University/World Half Marathon Championships 2016. Wales’ leading university, located in the heart of the capital city, has committed for three more years to remain as title sponsor until at least 2020 of
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.