Cardiff Half Marathon

If you can no longer take part in the Cardiff University Cardiff Half Marathon on Saturday 27 March 2022 due to injury, illness or other circumstances, you have until the our transfer deadline of 31 December 2021 at midnight to transfer your entry to another runner so you can receive a refund. There have been some changes to the entry transfer process for the March 2022 event. Click here to find out more.

You can update your entry details (including postage address and emergency contact details) up until 28 January at 4pm.

If you’re unable to take part in the Cardiff Half on Sunday 2nd October 2022, you have until our transfer deadline of 5 August 2022 to transfer your entry to another runner so you can receive a refund.

If you have a space via an official charity and are no longer able to take part and wish to transfer your place to another runner, please contact the charity directly to discuss your options.

If you have an Affiliated or Welsh Athletics entry type you will need to transfer it to someone eligible to take it (that is affiliated to a UK or Welsh Athletics club).

You will find a transfer link in the confirmation email you received when you signed up, or you can login (below) to your ACTIVE account with your email address and password.

If you are looking to transfer your spot to another runner, or alternatively are hoping to get lucky and find someone willing to transfer their spot to you, the best place to look is the official Cardiff University Cardiff Half Marathon March 2022 Facebook Event. The Facebook Event for the October 2022 event can be found here. Here, you’ll find runners occasionally posting their place or that they are looking for a spot. Keep an eye out. Once the transfer deadline has passed, we will be deleting all posts which relate to transfers.

Please do not share personal or payment information on social media if promoting that you have a transfer space – you only need to share your transfer link.

Transfers are conducted through our online entry system, ACTIVE:

  • Existing participant generates a transfer link
  • Existing participant sends transfer link to runner wishing to take their un-used space
  • New runner signs up for the race, paying full price for their entry
  • Once the registration is complete, existing participant receives refund minus the transfer fee*

*If you registered more than two years ago, there has been a change to this process. Click here to find out more.

Our transfer deadline is also your last chance to make any final changes to your entry. These include:

  • Your predicted finish time (this will determine your starting pen)
  • Your postage address (where your race pack will be delivered)
  • Your t-shirt size
  • Your Welsh language preferences (this will determine whether you get a Cymraeg badge on your runner number)

No transfers or changes to entries will be possible past the transfer deadline as race packs (with runners specific medical and address details) go into production after this date.

Never swap your race number with any other runner outside of the official transfer service via our registration system as this will cause problems for our medical teams and results service. It will also invalidate insurance if the person running with your number is involved in an incident and is extremely dangerous (we will not be able to alert your emergency contact). If race organisers become aware of anyone who swaps their race number they will be disqualified and reported to British Athletics, you will also be banned from all future R4W events. Processes are in place to monitor the swapping of race numbers, including finish line camera technology and social media monitoring. Spot checks will also be in operation at pen entry points.