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
|Dementia isn’t slowing down. Neither can you.
Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. By 2021 one million people will be living with dementia. We know we can beat it, but we can’t do it alone.
We need you to run for us. We need your miles, your energy and your determination. We need you to help put an end to dementia.
Turn your training runs into life-changing research. Your race-morning nerves into ground-breaking studies. Your finish line thrill into hope for future generations.
Join our team today. Together we can beat dementia.
Entry Fee: £10
Fundraising Target: £250
Register: Click Here
|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.
THE NOAH’S ARK CHARITY
Our mission is to support the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales and the children and families within it. We work with people like you to raise money that funds equipment that saves young lives, improves outcomes and makes treatment more bearable for the children who receive care at the hospital. We fund facilities that allow parents and carers to access care as quickly as possible for their children and enable families to enjoy as much time as they can together during hospital stays.
We also provide support services, like the much loved play specialist team, that help make the hospital experience less stressful and more child focused, providing some normality and a sprinkling of fun in to children’s everyday lives.
LUCY ELLIS FOUNDATION
In May 2018, 16-year-old Lucy passed away after a sudden and short battle with SEPSIS, a life-threatening condition triggered by any infection at any age.
Her family established the Lucy Ellis Foundation in her memory to campaign for better awareness of SEPSIS, lobby and help fund specialist life support facilities locally and offer athletic scholarships to help underprivileged children pursue their dreams.
Lucy said “I want to be written in history books for being someone that made a difference to this world.” Very worldly aspirations for such a young lady but resonated with us in doing your best in this world by helping others in everything you do.
As part of Team #doitforlucy, you will receive:
– Personalised running top
– Water bottle
– #doitforlucy medal
– LEF Goodie Bag
MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
We’re here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support. So whatever cancer throws your way, we’re right there with you.
Join Team Macmillan at the Cardiff Half Marathon and make a difference to people living with cancer. As part of the team, you’ll receive:
– our fundraising pack, with loads of tips and ideas.
– access to our online training zone
– your free Team Macmillan technical running top
– regular updates on Macmillan’s news and activities.
– amazing on the day support and the biggest cheers on the course
CARDIFF & VALE HEALTH CHARITY
Cardiff & Vale Health Charity is the official charity of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. We manage more than 300 funds for equipment, research, treatment and patient care, so that donations can support work and projects that are over and above NHS funding.
We would love you to be part of our team. By signing up the Cardiff Half Marathon 2019 you can support a cause close to your heart. You could make a difference to: paediatric intensive care, stroke services, orthopaedics, emergency medicine, maternity, neurology, cancer services, breast care, spinal injury, cystic fibrosis, cardiac medicine, leukaemia, rehabilitation services… the list goes on!
As a member of #TeamHealthCharity, we will provide you with a free running space, running t-shirt, dedicated cheering squad on route, a commemorative certificate and support from the charity team along the way.
To register your interest and claim your free space, please contact, firstname.lastname@example.org or 029 2184 1802
Entry Fee: £20
Contact: Click Here
PROSTATE CANCER UK
Prostate Cancer UK has one simple ambition – to stop men dying from prostate cancer – a disease killing 1 man every 45 minutes in the UK.
Join our team and raise money to fund research to radically improve how prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated. It’s only £20 to secure your place in the Cardiff Half Marathon for Prostate Cancer UK. And we’ll send you a free technical fibre running top with iron-on letters to allow supporters to cheer you on, we’ll send you training and fundraising tips too. Together, we can stop prostate cancer being a killer.
Prostate Cancer UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1005541) and in Scotland (SC039332). Registered company 02653887
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.
THE LITTLE PRINCESS TRUST
The Little Princess Trust is a charity that supplies free real-hair wigs to children and young people with hair loss, and funds vital research into childhood cancers.
Join us for our first ever fundraising event at the Cardiff Half Marathon! Do something amazing and run for LPT – there’s no entry fee; just pledge to raise £200 for our charity. We’ll provide you with an LPT running vest; water bottle; the loudest cheer squad and post-race party!
To register your interest, email email@example.com.
Stop Parkinson’s in its tracks this October by running as part of #TeamParkinsons. Wear your personalised t-shirt with pride as you support the UK’s leading Parkinson’s charity. All funds raised will go directly towards supporting people in Wales with this life changing condition – so sign up today to make a difference. As part of our team you’ll receive:
– Training and fundraising advice
– Parkinson’s UK breathable running vest and iron-on letters
– The loudest cheer on the course as you pass our cheering station
– Massage and light refreshments after the race
TENOVUS CANCER CARE
Tenovus Cancer Care is the leading cancer charity in Wales and we’re proud to say that for over 75 years we have been at the heart of the community, and our research and support continue to change lives today.
We support anyone affected by cancer, because we know that it’s not only the patient who is affected. Whether you’ve been diagnosed, love someone who has, or simply have questions, we’re here to help.
Our cancer support services help people cope & our pioneering cancer research gives people hope.
By choosing to support Tenovus Cancer Care you will be helping us to continue providing lifesaving treatment and support, as well as fund vital research to make sure more people live with and beyond cancer.
Team Tenovus Cancer Care runners will receive:
– Your very own Tenovus Cancer Care running vest
– A training plan to get you up and running
– A fundraising pack with lots of hints and tips
CANCER RESEARCH WALES
Cancer Research Wales is one of the leading cancer charities in Wales. We are dedicated to the pursuit of a cure for cancer. Currently we are making vital progress into prevention, early diagnosis and better treatment, which will benefit cancer patients in Wales and beyond. Join Team CRW and help us to continue funding world-class cancer research here in Wales. Space includes FREE fundraising pack and running vest.
Prostate Cymru is the leading prostate health charity in Wales supporting men with prostate issues such as benign prostate disease and prostate cancer. Donations to the charity help fund our core aims of raising awareness across Wales, supporting equipment and treatments for both benign prostate disease and prostate cancer, research and innovation and supporting the education and training of medical professionals and students. All money raised in Wales stays in Wales.
We are the UK’s leading stroke charity. We deliver stroke services across the UK, campaign for better stroke care, invest in research and fundraise to expand our reach to as many stroke survivors as possible. Every member of #TeamStroke will receive a fundraising pack and branded vest plus support from our fundraising team leading up to the event!
We are The Wallich. We’re doing something about homelessness in Wales.
We believe that everyone deserves the right to a home, but more than that, that everyone deserves the right to feel safe, to feel valued and to feel positive about their future.
If you can help The Wallich raise at least £200 to prevent homelessness in Wales, you get a free place, a free race pack including running vest and water bottle and your own cheer squad on the day.
Entry Fee: £20
Contact: Click Here
CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRUST
Why run for Cystic Fibrosis Trust?
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to fighting for a life unlimited by cystic fibrosis for everyone living with the condition. We are investing in cutting-edge research, supporting clinical care, and campaigning tirelessly on the issues that matter, but we need your help. Together we will beat cystic fibrosis for good. Sign up today for just £20, receive your free vest with name & lots more!
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES
Ronald McDonald House Charities provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to families with a sick child in hospital, giving families a warm and welcoming environment which they can stay for as long as they need – be it a matter of days, months of even years.
To register for one of our Charity places in the Cardiff Half please email Natasha.Morris@uk.mcd.com. The registration fee to take part is £10 and the fundraising target is £300.
ABF THE SOLDIERS’ CHARITY
2019 marks, 75 years since the Charity was formed 75 years ago in 1944 to ensure that soldiers returning from the Second World War and campaigns such as D-Day were taken care of. ABF The Soldiers’ Charity’s central purpose has not changed in its 75 years of existence: we exist to honour that debt – to ensure that all soldiers, veterans and their immediate families can live a life of independence and dignity.
Entry fee FREE with a minimum fundraising target of £200. FREE running top, support on the day and much more.
For further information please call 02920 726 132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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.
bigmoose is a charity who’s sole mission is to ‘leave the world better than we found it’. we do this by helping people within our guidelines of our 3 point plan: 1. mental health 2. homelessness 3. prevention of suicide.
GIG BUDDIES – LEARNING DISABILITY WALES
Gig Buddies tackles loneliness and improves wellbeing by matching people with a learning disability with volunteers who share the same interests so they can go to gigs and events together. You’ll receive: Free entry, free t-shirt/vest & water bottle, and lots of support from the sidelines.
Entry Fee: £30
Contact: Click Here
MS SOCIETY CYMRU
We’re the MS Society, we’re a community of people living with MS, researchers, fundraisers, campaigners and volunteers.
We know together we’re strong enough to stop MS.
At Llamau we believe that no young person or vulnerable woman should ever have to experience homelessness. Our mission is to eradicate homelessness for young people and vulnerable women.
HOSPICE OF THE VALLEYS
Hospice of the Valleys is a Palliative Care Charity providing exceptional care and support to patients and their families living with a life-limiting illness in Blaenau Gwent. Our runners will receive a free technical t-shirt, fundraising resource pack and support, support with training plans and accessing local running clubs. We kindly request a fundraising ask of £200 in sponsorship but of course you don’t have to stop there, you can race away with your target! To claim a FREE space email email@example.com
Entry Fee: Free
Contact: Click Here
HYWEL DDA HEALTH CHARITIES
Hywel Dda Health Charities supports patients, staff and services within Hywel Dda University Health Board. We exist to make a difference to the people cared for across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.
BOWEL CANCER UK
We support and fund targeted research, provide expert information and support to patients and their families, educate the public and professionals about the disease and campaign for early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care. Registration fee £25 with a £350 minimum sponsorship requirement. Runners will receive a free technical running vest, fundraising pack, support on race day from Bowel Cancer UK cheering station and post-race reception.
BREAST CANCER NOW
We’ve got an incredible opportunity to stop breast cancer and save lives. And it starts right now – with each of us. Join #TeamNow and help to fund life-saving breast cancer research.
As part of #TeamNow you’ll receive:
- A technical running vest
- Access to our online Training Zone & Facebook Running Group
- Support from our dedicated Challenge Events team
BOBATH CHILDREN’S THERAPY CENTRE WALES
Run for Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales and help make a difference to children across Wales who have cerebral palsy. Receive a FREE place when you pledge to fundraise a minimum of £150 for Bobath Wales. All runners will receive a complimentary running T-shirt as well support from our fundraising team.
BREAST CANCER CARE
Join Team Breast Cancer Care today. Together we can be there with care, support and information for every woman facing breast cancer. We can’t wait to welcome you on board!
Entry Fee: £10
Contact: Click Here
WELSH WOMEN’S AID
Welsh Women’s Aid is the national charity in Wales working to end domestic abuse and all forms of violence against women. Violence against women is everybody’s business. Run for us and make it yours too. You’ll receive a free running vest, and some great support from the sidelines.
ST JOHN CYMRU
St John Cymru have been there for over 100 years and work in the heart of Welsh communities providing vital first aid treatment, and training people in the skills they need to save a life.
Join us and help us create a safer Wales with a first aider in every home.
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.
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.