Feeling inspired by the success of Team GB at the Rio Olympic Games? Fancy having your own medal to hang around your neck? Then why not take on your own sporting challenge in 2016 by running the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon! You don’t have to be Mo Farah to finish the iconic 13.1-mile course Cardiff
Shane Williams has become the 17,000th runner to sign-up for the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon, as Olympic fever boosts numbers to record levels. Former Wales rugby star Williams will take on Wales’ largest mass participation event on Sunday 2 October and looks set to be joined by more than 20,000 runners. Williams has today revealed
Team GB star Mo Farah will be one of 33 athletes who featured at the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff going for gold at the Olympic Games. Farah will be aiming to complete an unprecedented ‘double-double’ with gold in both the 5,000m and 10,000m for the second consecutive Games. He courageously fought
A new running group has been formed in Grangetown as a legacy of Cardiff University’s title sponsorship of the World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff. The Run Grangetown running group has been set up with the support of the University’s Community Gateway engagement project and includes first-time runners who took part in the World Half.
It’s only two months until the Cardiff Half Marathon, but don’t fret if your training has been a bit lax. Brecon Carreg Mineral Water has put together a team of runners of all ages and abilities, here, they share their help and advice to get you race ready on the big day. DON’T FOCUS ON
If you’re running the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday 2 October, then why not get all your loved ones involved in the event by signing-up for Wales’ biggest Family Fun Run! Taking place in Cardiff’s Civic Centre on Saturday 1 October as part of the Cardiff University Festival of Running, the Family Fun Run
Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas has fired the starting pistol for the 100 ‘Alfie’s Angels’ preparing to take on the challenge of the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon. As part of the second series of the hit BBC Wales television programme Gareth Thomas: Run For Your Life, the former Wales captain will help coach 100 new
Ever dreamt of running Wales’ biggest half marathon but don’t know where to start? Or are you a seasoned runner looking to knock minutes off your personal best time? With 12 weeks to go until the 2016 Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon now is the perfect time to lace up your trainers and take to the
Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon finishers medals are always a prize possession for any runner – thousands will be wearing theirs with pride come Sunday 2nd October. Each year they feature a different Cardiff landmark – with The Wales Millennium Centre, City Hall and the Roath Park Lake Clock Tower previously featured. To celebrate our new title sponsor
Award-winning supermarket Aldi joins Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon team for 2016 Four-time Which? Best Supermarket winner Aldi has been named Official Partner of the 2016 Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon. The initial one-year partnership will see Aldi provide financial sponsorship plus 20,000 bananas and 20,000 chocolate bars into the finishers’ goody bags of the UK’s second
Date: August 24, 2016
Most people put their feet up when they become a pensioner but one brave fundraiser is aiming to run Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon – barefooted! Steve Hammond started running without anything on his feet 12 years ago after forgetting his trainers one day and in 2005 become the first person to finish the London Marathon
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.