Cardiff Half Marathon

‘Ein Dinas’ directly translates to ‘Our City’ in Welsh, and is potentially a first look at the Welsh Language for many of the runners visiting from all over Europe and the globe in October.

In the lead up to race weekend, we’ll be updating this page to give runners and the Principality Building Society Cardiff Half community a taste of Wales, from our rich history to sporting culture.

#EinDinas aims to not only celebrate Wales, but offer a welcoming hand to our culture and history, and make runners feel at home when they line up on Castle Street at 10am on Sunday 2 October.


A brief history into Welsh castles gives us a deep look into Wales’ history. Take a look at the castles in Wales, a nation which boasts the most castles per square metre than any other nation in the world.


You simply have to get a taste of traditional Welsh cuisine upon your visit to Cardiff and Wales! From delicious Welsh cakes to Lamb Cawl, we’ve got recipes and snacks for you to get stuck into, plus where to find them!


For a country with a population of just over 3 million people, Wales has been punching well above its weight with some giants of the sporting world. Find out more!


Considered one of Europe’s oldest languages, Welsh is once again on the rise after a difficult history. It now plays a huge part in Welsh culture, and is an important part of our Welsh welcome for international runners.


Wales is a country full of unlimited adventure, in both the capital and across the country. If you’re visiting over race weekend, here are a few things we think you should book in!