Cardiff Half Marathon

3 Reasons to run the Principality Cardiff Half with NSPCC

Join #TeamNSPCC at the Cardiff Half Marathon and help us make child abuse a thing of the past. 

We have the inspiration you need to kick start those New Year’s resolutions and conquer the Cardiff Half Marathon.

Take on something new and discover something you love.

As we enter a new year, now’s a great time to boost your fitness and smash your running goals.

Regular running can help you maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels. When you build running into your routine, you might see an improvement in your immune system and feel less fatigued. Start 2024 as you mean to go on – embracing a healthy, active lifestyle!

The NSPCC team will be with you for every step of your training. We’ll provide running gear you can wear with pride. Plus, our team of fundraising experts are here to make fundraising a breeze.

You’ll also receive world-class training tips and tailored support from fitness experts. When you sign up to the Cardiff Half with us, you’ll receive a bespoke training plan from our NSPCC personal trainer, informed by your experience and confidence.

Be part of the ultimate feel-good experience.

Training for a half marathon isn’t just good for your physical wellbeing- you might also see a boost in your mental health.

Join #TeamNSPCC to be part of the ultimate feel-good experience. Running has been proven to help reduce stress, improve low mood, increase levels of calmness and could even improve your sleep schedule.

Running can help you be more motivated throughout your day, but on race day we’ll provide the motivation for you! Our enthusiastic NSPCC Cheer Team will be based at various points along the route, so you’ll never be far from a morale-boosting cheer from us!

And don’t forget the heroes’ reception waiting for you at the finish line where you can enjoy refreshments and massages after the race to celebrate your achievement.

Change children’s lives.

When you run with #TeamNSPCC, you could help support a child with their mental health needs too.

Young people reporting as suffering with loneliness, anxiety, and mental health issues has been increasing over recent years. Children need us now more than ever, but this isn’t something the NSPCC can do alone. 

Childline is a life-changing NSPCC service, giving children and young people a voice when no one else is listening. We have two Childline bases across Wales, and we also offer a Welsh language service for young people wanting to contact us in Welsh.

On average, a child contacts Childline every 45 seconds. Last year more than 5,000 children in South Wales contacted Childline. Many of them are frightened. Many are lonely. Many are suffering abuse. All of them just want to reach someone who will listen.

Do something incredible by joining #TeamNSPCC at the Cardiff Half Marathon 2024.

Stand with us. Run for us. Together, we can transform children’s lives.  

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