With just over six months to go until the Cardiff Half Marathon, event organisers Run 4 Wales is pleased to announce that Lloyds Bank has renewed its association with the race and will continue as its principle partner for 2014.
The event, now officially titled the Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon, will take place in the Welsh capital on Sunday 5th October and is expected to attract a record 22,000 runners, cementing its position as Wales’ largest road race.
Speaking from outside the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama – a new supporter of the race – CEO of Run 4 Wales, Matt Newman, said:
“Lloyds Bank is very much part of the Cardiff Half family and we are thrilled they will remain as principle partner for 2014.
“The association between Lloyds Bank and Cardiff Half Marathon dates back to 2010. Since then the event has grown significantly; with record participation numbers, new course records and an impressive £2.3 million raised for charity last year alone. Lloyds Bank has been an integral part of the Cardiff Half success story.
“Lloyds Bank very much shares the same ethos as Run 4 Wales on the importance of engaging and giving back to the local community. As principle sponsor they will once again support the Lloyds Bank Festival of Running, which will take place the day before the Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon and incorporate a host of community based activities including a family fun run.”
Paul Lewis, Lloyds Bank Regional Director for Wales said:
“Being involved within our local communities has always been important to us. But the Cardiff Half Marathon has a very special place in our heart. Not only is the backdrop of this iconic route one of the most picturesque imaginable, but Run 4 Wales has set the programme up in a way that brings runners and non runners from all parts of our community together. We believe we can play a key role in helping Britain prosper and we fully understand that the catalyst for such prosperity starts here – right at the heart of our communities.”
Registration for the Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon is open, entry starts from £25. To secure your place in Britain’s 2nd largest Half Marathon visit www.cardiffhalfmarathon.co.uk
Note: Picture taken outside the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Left to right: Matt Newman CEO Run 4 Wales, Paul Lewis Lloyds Bank Regional Director, Karen Edwards Regional Performance Manager