Cardiff Half Marathon


If you’re running the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday 2 October, then why not get all your loved ones involved in the event by signing-up for Wales’ biggest Family Fun Run!

Taking place in Cardiff’s Civic Centre on Saturday 1 October as part of the Cardiff University Festival of Running, the Family Fun Run has grown to become the country’s leading all-family activity.

Perfectly suited to all ages and abilities, the 2.4km route loops twice around Cardiff’s iconic Civic Centre.

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.

The entry fee for the event is £8 per person, or £26 for a family of 4. Discounted group entries are also available for schools upon request to [email protected].

There’s no minimum age requirements but children under eight must be accompanied by an adult while completing the course.

For smaller children not quite ready for the Family Fun Run there’s the brilliant Toddler Dash.

A 100m ‘sprint’ on a finishing straight outside the front of City Hall, the Toddler Dash was introduced into the race weekend in 2015 and was an instant hit with children and parents. Entry is free with a suggested £2 donation to our Charity Partner Barnardo’s Cymru.

Anyone looking for something a bit more strenuous to warm-up for Sunday’s half marathon can also take part in the Welsh Mile Road Race Championships, with races from under 13 age group right up to Masters age groups. The Championships will also once again include the British Masters Mile Championships, with competitors up to the age of 79 taking part in 2015.

New to 2016 will be a Freshers Run, hosted by title sponsors Cardiff University, a 2.4km race just for students. Details to be announced very soon!

Click here for more information on the Festival of Running or to sign up for the Family Fun Run, Toddler Dash or Mile Road Race Championships.

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