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
Wales took centre stage at last weekend’s London Marathon as entries continue to flood in for this year’s Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon. More than 500 inspired runners signed up over the weekend after watching a record 39,487 runners cross the finish line in London. Josh Griffiths is the talk of British athletics this week after the
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
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
Date: May 18, 2017
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
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.