Running for a charity is an amazing thing to do.
Knowing your run has helped others, gives a huge boost to the satisfaction you’ll feel on finishing the race. You’ll also be more highly motivated during your training and the race itself. Over 800 good causes are represented each year, with the total amount raised for good causes in excess of £2.5 million.
Many of our Official Charities will have free or discounted rate spaces available, just get in touch with them for more details. They can give you official sponsorship forms, details on how you can fundraise with JustGiving and offer specialist help and support.
If you are a charity interested in purchasing a charity package please click here for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NSPCC (LEAD CHARITY PARTNER)
The NSPCC are delighted to be the Lead Charity Partner of the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon. We are leading the fight against child abuse in Wales, and across the UK and Channel Islands. We help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives, we protect children at risk, and we find the best ways of preventing child abuse from ever happening. Run for Team NSPCC, because every step, every mile, will help keep every child safe.
Join Team NSPCC in the Cardiff Half Marathon for just £10. We ask all our runners to raise a minimum of £300 to help us in our fight for every childhood.
Special launch offer – register for just £1!
Contact the running team on 0203 772 9720 or Running@NSPCC.org.uk for any more information.
Already have a space in the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon? You can still join Team NSPCC with no fundraising target, we just ask you raise as much as you can to support the NSPCC and services. Click here to join!
Associate Charity Partners
|Every 20 minutes, another person in Wales becomes homeless.
Last year, Shelter Cymru supported almost 20,000 people throughout Wales who were either living in poor housing, facing homelessness or already rough sleeping. Over 7,000 of these were children.
Our support is completely free of charge and available to anyone in Wales who needs it.
Our fundraised income is vital and as an independent Welsh charity, every penny raised in Wales is spent in Wales.
Sign up to one of our places for free when pledging to raise £200. As a thank you, you will receive a Shelter Cymru running vest and training/ fundraising support from our friendly and experienced team.
The fight against homelessness in Wales isn’t over. Join #TeamShelterCymru
Entry Fee: Free
Fundraising Target: £200
Register: Click Here
Every two hours, someone in Wales or England takes their own life.
This can’t go on
We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
It’s because of our amazing fundraisers and their kind donations that Mind can be here. Run for us and you too, will be helping make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.
What to expect when you join our team:
Training and fundraising advice
Mind running vest with your name overprinted
Cheer pack for your supporters
Pre and post-race reception at the runners’ village
Option for a post-race massage
Thank you gift and certificate
A dedicated and experienced project manager to provide support and advice
Entry Fee: £10
Fundraising Target: £250
Register: Click Here
Or Contact the Mind Events on 0300 99 3887 or email@example.com for any more information.
CANCER RESEARCH UK
Cancer Research UK is the only charity fighting over 200 types of cancer, and our life-saving research will bring forward the day where all cancers are cured.
Every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, and every runner. Thanks to our amazing supporter’s, survival rates have doubled in the least 40 years, but we can’t stop there. Currently, one in two of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime, and we need your help to beat this disease.
As part of Team CRUK you will receive training plans, fundraising advice and a free running top.
Tŷ Hafan is a leading Welsh children’s charity which provides comfort, care and support to children with life-limiting conditions, along with their families. Through our vibrant hospice and diverse community programmes, we offer short -break care and help them make the most of the time they have together; creating memories and ensuring a short life is a full life.
Join team Tŷ Hafan to celebrate our 20th year for free when pledging to raise a minimum sponsorship of £250. As part of our team we promise to offer you:
– A free Tŷ Hafan running vest
– Training and fundraising support
– A dedicated account manager
– A race day cheer squad and post race pizza!
– An invite to a post race party
WALES AIR AMBULANCE CHARITABLE TRUST
Wales Air Ambulance Charity provides emergency air cover for everyone in Wales, 365 days a year. From our four airbases, the crew can reach anywhere in the country within 20 minutes. We rely entirely on donations to raise over £6.5 million each year to keep our helicopters flying for Wales.
City Hospice is a registered charity at the heart of Cardiff, providing medical, nursing and end of life care to patients in their own homes. Formerly George Thomas Hospice Care, we offer counselling (to adults and children), welfare benefits advice and day centres with a range of activities. City Hospice is the only at-home palliative care provider for the city of Cardiff and needs to raise a total of £2m to keep providing these specialist services. FREE CHARITY RUNNING VEST INCLUDED.
Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service. When things get challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses work alongside them, giving the one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions people need. The unique dementia expertise and experience an Admiral Nurse brings is a lifeline – it helps everyone in the family to live more positively with dementia in the present, and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear.
Believe in children- run for Barnardo’s!
Barnardo’s Cymru works to transform the lives of the most vulnerable children and families across Wales. We run 94 services across Wales helping children who may have been abused, forgotten or neglected. Regardless of their circumstances, we believe that every child deserves the best start in life and chance to fulfil their potential.
All Barnardo’s runners receive, regular advice on training and fundraising, a Barnardo’s running vest, cheer squad on the day and a post-race massage!
Entry Fee: FREE
Contact: Click Here
Our world-leading research is improving our understanding and treatment of cancer and mental health illnesses which represent some of the greatest challenges to society. We are enabling researchers to make ground breaking steps towards a cure for illnesses that devastate those closest to us.
100% of the money you raise will go directly to your chosen cause, helping to save, change and enrich lives in Wales and beyond.
As part of #TeamCardiff, you will receive a technical running t-shirt, water bottle, ongoing training and fundraising tips and advice, and have access to our #TeamCardiff Facebook and Strava groups for support.
Entry Fee: £25
Contact: Click Here
Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability.
Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. Join #TeamMencap and together we can make that world a reality.
TEENAGE CANCER TRUST
Right now we can only help half of young people with cancer with our world-leading nursing.
We don’t have enough nurses. Help every young person with cancer get the specialised nursing they desperately need.
Sign up now and receive a free technical running t shirt.
Entry Fee: FREE
Contact: Click Here
DREAMS AND WISHES
A charity dedicated to helping seriously ill children & their families, we provide support as well as ensuring that families are able to make wonderful and long-lasting memories.
100% Volunteer run charity.
Each runner will receive a sponsorship pack & choice of vest/T-shirt.