Cardiff University Family Fun Run

Price: £9

Distance: 2.4km

Time: 13:45

Route: 2 laps around the Cardiff Civic Centre, starting outside Cardiff City Hall

Get the whole family involved in the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon race weekend by signing up to the Cardiff University, Family Fun Run on Saturday 30th September.

Perfectly suited to all ages and abilities, the 2.4km route loops twice around Cardiff’s Civic Centre, Alexandria Gardens and North Road. The entry fee for the event is £9 per person, or £30 for a family of 4. Discounted group entries are also available for schools upon request to

There’s no pressure to record fast times or even run all the way round. Instead, dig out your best fancy dress, drag along the rest of your family and friends and enjoy the experience. There’ll be plenty to keep you going all the way round and with a vibrant atmosphere and loads of support from the crowd, you’ll be round the course in no time with a big beaming smile across your face. On completion of the race, each participant will receive a commemorative t-shirt and medal.

We encourage people to run for our charity partner Barnardo’s. If you choose to run for Barnardo’s, all your sponsorship money will help transform vulnerable children’s lives at Barnardo’s projects across the UK. Contact or 02920436236 for more information on how to raise money or a sponsorship pack.

There are no age limits for the race, but children under eight must be accompanied by an adult, and unaccompanied children must be brought to the start and met at the fun run exit. A race pack will be sent to you in the post if you enter by Thursday 21st September. If registering after this time you can pick up your number on the day. A limited number of entries will be available on the day, priced at £10.

All runners will receive a finishers medal and commemorative t-shirt.






A. There is no set age limit for the Family Fun Run. However, any runners aged 8 or under must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the race. Event organisers have the right to prevent any unaccompanied runners (who are under the required age) from running.

Q. Are pushchairs allowed on the course?

A. Yes, for this particular race pushchairs are allowed.

Q. Are there more details about the Fun Run route?

A. The route starts and finishes in front of Cardiff City Hall (near College Road junction) and will take runners around Cardiff Civic Centre (Alexandra Gardens & North Road). The route equates to a distance of 2.4km.

Q. Are runners allowed to wear fancy dress?

A. Fancy dress is very much welcomed. However, it is important that costumes are in no way offensive.

Q. What is a race pack?

A. Each runner will receive a Fun Run Race pack before the event if they have registered online. This will contain all relevant information regarding the race, as well as a race number.

Q. How fit do you have to be to complete the course?

A. The Family Fun Run welcomes participants of all fitness levels.  In previous years some participants have preferred to walk the whole course, particularly if they are accompanied by children.