Cardiff Half Marathon

2023 Volunteer Registration Opens!

Volunteer registration for the 2023 Principality Building Society Cardiff Half Marathon is opening on Saturday 12 August, as we celebrate reaching the ’50 days-to-go’ milestone.

The event will return to the Welsh capital on Sunday 1 October for a special celebration of its 20th anniversary. Over 27,500 spaces have been sold and runners from all over Wales, the UK and the world are expected to attend.

Principality Cardiff Half volunteers are a huge part of the event experience for those who chose to take part and return year on year. Fondly known as the ‘Extra Milers’, over 800 of them are required to help the event run smoothly.

Run 4 Wales (R4W) is a not-for-profit social enterprise that invests into grassroots sports and community projects and is on the hunt for enthusiastic individuals and groups to help create an unforgettable experience for the thousands of runners set to take part.

Volunteers do not need any formal experience or qualifications, and there’s a whole host of exciting roles to choose from with something to suit everyone.

Race Director and Olympic Marathon Runner, Steve Brace commented: “Our enthusiastic Extra Milers are one of the main reasons that the Principality Cardiff Half Marathon is so popular with runners and spectators.

“They are the interface between the public and the event and help create the sense of occasion that the race brings to the city. Their infectious passion has helped build a feeling of community which is why the event has become so much more than a running race”.

Volunteer Coordinator Tor Hands commented: “We’re delighted to be opening volunteer registration for the 2023 Principality Cardiff Half Marathon!

“You don’t need to run to be part of Wales’ largest mass participation event and I’m really looking forward to working alongside another special team of Extra Milers who will help us make sure the event is a huge success this year.”

“Volunteering is a great way to experience the electric atmosphere of race day, have fun, make friends and enhance your CV. Our Extra Milers can choose from a range of roles and on event day will receive an exclusive Extra Milers t-shirt, refreshments, support from an experienced Run 4 Wales supervisor and our Volunteer Coordinator, as well having a front row seat to the action”.

“We’re looking for individuals as well as local community, youth and corporate groups that might be interested in getting involved, with roles available on a first-come, first-serve basis! It’s also an excellent opportunity for corporate volunteering, offering a chance for team building and promoting mental and physical well-being by having a day outdoors together.”

The application process will be open from Saturday 12 August, so those keen to get involved are urged to register their interest or get in touch if they have any more questions or would like any more information.


Volunteering has many benefits, find out what some of our existing volunteers think below or click here to read an article about the benefits of volunteering.

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