Cardiff Half Marathon

Spectator Information

Thousands of people turn out to support the runners at the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon, and there’s plenty of opportunities for them to get involved in the race-day action.

With the race growing and the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon’s elite field improving, provision for spectators has been improved in recent years to give spectators the best chance to watch some of the world’s best athletes take on the iconic route and cheer on family and friends.

The spectator zone on Corbett Road gives spectators a unique opportunity to experience the unrivalled Cardiff Half atmosphere and roaring crowds as runners approach a grandstand finale on King Edward VII Avenue.

Tiered standing terraces give spectators a fantastic view of their loved ones over the finish line whilst live music, PA, prize giveaways and big screens (showing the BBC coverage) on King Edward VII Avenue will help you immerse yourself into the race experience.

You’ll want to head down early to grab yourself the best vantage point. We recommend heading down to Corbett Road and King Edward VII Avenue from 10:15am.

Disabled Access

Pre-paid car parking for the event is available at Cardiff City Football stadium one-mile from the start of the the race. There are no official car parks closer to the event start/finish so we encourage use of public car parks within the city wherever possible.

Limited disabled parking is available in the Glamorgan Building car park from 10:45am due to road restrictions. If you require access, please contact us on [email protected] and we will do our best to facilitate.

DISABLED VIEWING AREAS

Disabled viewing areas are available at the start (reserved area) and finish (viewing platform), with locations indicated on the maps below. Please be aware that access can be limited due to the high volume of spectators so please arrive early where possible. Viewing areas are based on a first-come, first-served basis with security present throughout the day.


Course Entertainment

Every year we look to make your 13.1 mile experience as exciting and atmospheric as possible!

Find below a list of entertainment in 2019 below!

  • Tune Trucks
  • Wonderbrass
  • Barracwda
  • Samba Galez
  • Studio 22 @ Albany Baptist Church
  • Silimbo
  • Tuneless Choir
  • Cathays Brass
  • BBC Horizons (Event Village) Codewalkers and Darren Eedens

Get Involved!

We are always looking for fun and entertaining acts to perform around the route, helping to boost the atmosphere for all runners taking part.

We are looking for volunteer bands, choirs, street entertainers, buskers and more to help enhance the race day atmosphere and we hope that you will be able to be a part of what is always a fun and entertaining day.

If this opportunity appeals to you (or even if it doesn’t), we’d love to hear from you. Email [email protected] for more information about how you can get involved.

The Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon is organised by Run 4 Wales, a not-for-profit social enterprise which will use any monies generated to fund grassroots athletics in Wales.