Why Fitness Fanatics Love The Christmas Break
We don’t normally associate the festive period with fitness, long runs and gym visits – but we’re more frequently hearing that you guys love getting out on the roads and the trails around Christmas time! So why isn’t the festive break *actually* a break? The answer is simple. The lead up to Christmas can be
Cardiff Half fundraisers smash £3million barrier!
Charity fundraisers smashed the £3million barrier at the 2018 Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon. Wales’ largest mass-participation event welcomed almost 20,000 runners and 60,000 spectators to the capital city on Sunday 7 October. More runners took on the flat, fast and iconic course in aid of good causes than ever before. A record 33 percent of
Step Up to 26.2 Miles at the ABP Newport Wales Marathon!
The ABP Newport Wales Marathon will return for 2019 on Sunday 5 May, after nearly 10,000 runners made the inaugural outing a resounding success earlier this year. Runners who have just completed the 2018 Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon are in an ideal position to step up and put their half-marathon fitness to good use by
7,500 Cardiff Half places gone in 24 hours
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Australia and Uganda dominate Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships
There was an Aussie take-over in Cardiff as they walked away with a gold and three silver medals at the inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff. Jack Rayner took pride of place as he beat off the Ugandans and Kenyans in the race of his life to take the men’s title in a massive
Update: Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon Fatalities
After consulting with both families, Cardiff Half Marathon organisers, Run 4 Wales, are now able to name the two men who tragically died after taking part in the event. Both runners, 25-year-old Ben McDonald from the Vale of Glamorgan and 32-year-old Dean Fletcher from Exeter suffered cardiac arrests at the finish line after completing the
Statement: Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon
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Curtain raised on Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships
The curtain was raised on the inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships at the official welcome event, hosted by Cardiff University. International athletes from 18 nations were in attendance, including last year’s Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon Champion John Lotiang, who will be out to go even faster than his course record time of 60:43 in Kenyan
Cardiff University Festival of Running Preview
The Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon weekend is finally upon us. Before Commonwealth athletes from all four corners of the globe grace the streets of Cardiff on the Sunday, it’s the popular Cardiff University Festival of Running on Saturday. Over 1000 runners have already registered to secure their spots in a jam-packed day of family entertainment,
Pantosaurus ready to stomp footprint on Cardiff Half
A giant yellow dinosaur will be pulling on the NSPCC vest for a challenge of prehistoric proportions at Sunday’s Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon. Tackling 13.1 miles alongside 25,000 runners at Wales’ largest event is a massive achievement, but Stephen Nutt will be taking things to another level in aid of the event’s Lead Charity Partner
Date: February 19, 2019
Runners hit the streets to fight homelessness
Runners can join the fight against homelessness in the Welsh capital by raising vital funds for Shelter Cymru at the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon. The independent Welsh charity will use the nation’s largest mass participation event to increase awareness of the growing crisis on the streets of Cardiff on Sunday 6th October. Evidence suggests there
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY / CARDIFF HALF MARATHON BOASTS ONE OF THE MOST STUNNING 13.1 MILE COURSES AROUND.
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.