Inspired by 38,000 runners going through blood, sweat and tears to complete this year’s London Marathon? Then why not make the 2016 Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon your next big challenge! We have a free race entries and a brand new pair of top-of-range trainers from event partners Brooks Running UK to give away. All you have
Runners taking on this year’s Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon will have a world-class course record to chase thanks to the exploits of Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor. Kamworor’s stunning performance at the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships, when he fell at the start line before recovering to claim his second title, smashed the previous course record
Runners up and down the country are taking advantage of the early bird offer for the 2016 Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon. Since registrations opened, thousands have already signed up for Wales’ largest mass participation event and the UK’s second largest half marathon. On the 2nd October over 20,000 runners are expected to take on Cardiff’s
Cardiff University has been announced as the new title sponsor for the Cardiff Half Marathon. The new partnership between Wales’ leading university and the country’s biggest mass participation event builds on Cardiff University’s successful sponsorship of this week’s IAAF World Half Marathon Championships. Cardiff University will sponsor the event, now officially titled the Cardiff University/
The CARDIFF SPORTS EXPO 2016 will be Cardiff’s first sport, health & well-being exhibition and the largest such event ever to have taken place in Wales. The expo will run over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend from Thursday 24-Saturday 26 March at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff’s city centre. Entry into the expo is free
Staff, students and alumni have been pulling on their exclusive Team Cardiff running shirts ahead of the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships The University has a team of 200 runners taking part in the race on Saturday 26 March. Team Cardiff runners have been treated to free University-branded t-shirt to wear on race day. The University’s
Mo Farah has urged runners not to miss their chance to run with the Olympic champion at the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships. Registration for the mass participation race at Cardiff 2016 – when up to 20,000 runners will get to race alongside elite athletes including Farah – closes to the public on Monday 29
Fans of the Cardiff Half Marathon will be pleased to hear that two half marathon events are coming to the city in 2016. The annual October Cardiff Half Marathon will open for entries in the new year whilst entries for the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships on Saturday 26th March are now open. The IAAF/Cardiff
Record numbers completed the biggest and best ever Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon on another superb day in the Welsh capital. Almost 16,000 runners crossed the line on Sunday, confirming the Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon as Wales’ biggest mass participation event and the second biggest half marathon in the UK. Live television coverage on
Uganda’s Ben Siwa stripped 12 seconds off his personal best to win the Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon – which had a record 16,000 finishers. He went away from the rest of the field after an opening mile of 4:42 and clocked 62:07, 16 seconds off the race record set in 2013 by Kenya’s Lotarakwai
Date: April 26, 2016
Runners hoping to take advantage of reduced entry prices for this year’s Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon have been urged to get in before Saturday’s deadline. More than 5,000 people have already snapped-up places since entries went on sale a month ago – making it one of the fastest-selling Cardiff Half Marathon’s to date. Interest in
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.This map shows the 2015 route, the 2016 route will be announced soon.