Cardiff Half Marathon

The route takes runners past the capital’s most iconic landmarks with beautiful scenery and historic buildings. The predominately flat and fast course makes it ideal for beginners and elites.

The race starts outside Cardiff Castle and runners then head down past the Principality and Cardiff City Stadiums on the way to Penarth. They take in the glorious Penarth Marina before crossing the barrage and heading to Cardiff Bay. Runners run right through the heart of the bay taking in the Norwegian Church and Wales Millennium Centre.

The course then heads towards the north of the city and runners will complete a loop of the beautiful Roath Park Lake before the grandstand finish in the heart of the city at the Civic Centre.

The wheelchair race will start at 9:50am. Elite, white, green and red pens will start at 10:00am and yellow and blue pens will start at 10:10am. Check out the interactive route map above to see the route in more detail.

The course will be policed and marshalled throughout.

EN-ROUTE TOILETS: There are toilets not only at the start of the race and in the Event Village, but also within the first mile of the race and around the course at all drink stations. If you need the toilet, please use the toilets.

If you are caught urinating in a public or non designated area you will be banned from all future events.


Course Map
Course Profile
On Course Energy & Nutrition

There will be a number of official water, sports drink and energy gel stations around the route.

Find out more here.

Please note that the map representation on Strava is an estimate and the course has been measured by a AUKCM Grade 1/IAAF/AIMS Grade B Course Measurer.