BHF Cymru will join the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half as an Associate Charity Partner and those running for BHF will fund research to help beat heartbreak forever.
British Heart Foundation (BHF) Cymru is delighted be an official Associate Charity Partner for The Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon for the first time in 2019. The partnership will raise vital funds for the BHF’s life saving research to help beat heartbreak forever for people across the UK.
Heart and circulatory diseases, including coronary heart disease, stroke, vascular dementia and their risk factors such as diabetes, devastate thousands of families across Wales every year. They are responsible for 25 deaths each day in Wales alone. Money raised from the Cardiff Half Marathon in 2019 will go towards helping us better understand how to prevent, diagnose and treat all heart and circulatory diseases.
The Cardiff Half Marathon is the UK’s second largest half marathon which attracts 25,000 runners each year. Although general entries for 2019 have already sold out, the BHF is delighted to still be able to offer spaces to those who want to run to help raise money for our research.
The route takes runners past Cardiff’s most recognised landmarks including Cardiff Castle, Cardiff Bay Barrage, the Norwegian Church and Roath Park Lake. It’s a flat, fast course which makes it popular with all runners.
Head of BHF Cymru Adam Fletcher said: “We’re proud to be a part of such a successful event. It’s the largest road race in Wales and is a truly fantastic way to generate awareness and raise money for our cause.
Without the dedication and commitment of our supporters, who take on challenges like the Cardiff Half Marathon, we wouldn’t be able to fund research that has broken new ground, revolutionised treatments and transformed the lives of people living with heart and circulatory diseases.”
Around 375,000 people in Wales are living with the daily burden of heart and circulatory diseases. The BHF funds research to save and improve lives across the UK including new research into congenital and inherited heart conditions, stroke and vascular dementia.
Run 4 Wales Chief Executive Matt Newman said: “British Heart Foundation Cymru does fantastic work to raise vital funds to support new research and treatment to aid in the fight against heart and circulatory diseases in Wales.
“This is a cause close to our heart at the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon, so we are delighted to welcome BHF Cymru on board for the 2019 event. The Cardiff Half is a sell-out once again, but runners can still seal a place on the start line by pledging to support BHF Cymru’s cutting edge research.”
To sign up and help raise money for the BHF’s life saving research, head to the BHF website: www.bhf.org.uk/how-you-can-help/events/runs/cardiff-half-marathon