Running for Barnardo’s

Why run for #TeamBarnardos?

Barnardo’s is one of the UK’s leading children’s charities and the official charity partner of the Cardiff Half Marathon.

Barnardo’s exists to transform the lives of the most vulnerable children. We’ve been doing this for 150 years since Thomas Barnardo first began his work to help children have better lives. We believe in children and their potential and we will carry on with our work for as long as it’s needed.

Barnardo’s are offering £32 spaces for those attempting to fundraise £150. These places are currently all sold out, or on hold. You can join a reserve list by clicking here, and we’ll notify you if any of these spaces become available.

Already got a place? You can still join our team: visit, email us at or ring 020 8498 7091

Why choose #TeamBarnardos?

We are determined to give each of our Barnardo’s runners the best experience possible when taking part in the Cardiff Half Marathon – right from sign up, through to race day itself and beyond.

We ask all our runners to commit to raising £150 in sponsorship to go towards our work, and to help us be here for another 150 years, and always.

As part of #TeamBarnardos you will also receive:

– A Fundraising Pack including specialist advice and helpful resources such as Fundraising guidelines and ideas to help smash the £150 target

-Lots of detailed advice on everything from Nutrition to the best footwear for you

-Access to our Training Zone – our one stop shop where you will find everything that you need to help you prepare for your event, from training guides and route planners, to expert advice from personal trainers and sports professionals

-Access to talk to your fellow #TeamBarnardos members via Facebook and Twitter

-Support on the day from the loudest cheering stations at key points around the course

Barnardo’s Vital Work

Last year Barnardo’s transformed the lives of over 248,000 vulnerable children and families in more than 996 vital projects across Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland, dealing with problems from homelessness and disability to bereavement, abuse and poverty. We believe in the abused, the vulnerable, the forgotten and the neglected. We will support them, stand up for them, bringing out the best in each and every child.

Barnardo’s has a range of projects in Wales, providing help and support for young carers, children with disabilities, homeless young people, parents struggling to care for their children, sexually exploited children, children affected by parental imprisonment and other vulnerable groups.

Any questions? Please contact or ring Katie Moore on 020 8498 7091