In 2018, we offered our thousands of spectators the opportunity to get more involved in the race-day action than ever before. With the race growing and the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon’s elite field improving year on year, we want to give spectators the best chance to watch some of the world’s best athletes take on the iconic route.

Get closer than ever and cheer on your family and friends down the final stretch of their 13.1 mile journey.

We introduced a new spectator zone on Corbett Road, giving spectators a unique opportunity to experience the unrivalled Cardiff Half atmosphere and roaring crowds cheering on the runners as they approached their grandstand finale on King Edward VII Avenue.

Our finish line experience improved too, with new tiered standing terraces on the sideline, giving more spectators than ever a fantastic view over their loved ones as they crossed the line.

We had live music and PA throughout King Edward VII Avenue, adding to the vibrancy and atmosphere of the final straight along with big screens so that spectators could watch the live BBC Wales coverage and immerse themselves into the elite race experience.

Benefit from improved access, more signage and spectator crossing points around the Civic Centre, giving everyone the opportunity to secure their vantage point.

VIP Premium Spectator Access

And finally, the all-new VIP spectator zone highlighted in gold on the 2018 Venue Map. The first 200 spectators enjoyed the VIP experience at one of Wales’ biggest sporting events with free exclusive gifts and freebies to help create a rousing reception for our first runners.