Cardiff Half Marathon

You don’t need to run to be part of the biggest race in Wales!

Volunteers are essential in making sure that race day is a huge success and you will be part of a large team of amazing volunteers called ‘The Extra-Milers’ that will be ‘Making the Difference’ to ensure that runners and spectators alike have a great experience.

You don’t need any special skills, just be reliable, flexible and have lots of enthusiasm! There are a whole range of different roles available on race day and will be something to suit everyone such as;

  • Helping to keep the runners hydrated by manning a water station
  • Are you an organiser? Why not help to man our baggage area
  • Are you a people person? Help support and direct runners and visitors around the start/finish areas
  • Congratulating runners by handing out medals and goody bags
  • Do you have a flare for socialising, why not help with the hospitality for all the VIP runners
  • Good with a camera? You could be a volunteer Photographer

Time Credits

We’re proud to be a part of Tempo Time Credits. We invite all of our volunteers to sign up with Tempo, which means that every time you volunteer at one of our events, we’ll issue Tempo Time Credits that you can use to buy activities, services and products from a range of recognised partners.


Volunteers can also claim an exclusive 10% discount on any purchase from our merchandise store, which sells event and Run 4 Wales apparel from Scimitar Sports. A discount code will be submitted to volunteers as part of race briefings. You can browse the range here.

Volunteering Opportunities

Thinking about volunteering with us but can’t decide in what role? A role profile for each of our main volunteering opportunities is below. Have a browse through and take your pick. Once you have signed up as a Run 4 Wales volunteer, the next step is to choose your event and preferred volunteer role. We’ll see you at an event soon!

Volunteer Photographer Role Description

Course Marshal Role Description

Start Line Steward Role Description

Finish Line Steward Role Description

Baggage Support Role Description

Water Station Support Role Description

Environmental Champion Role Description

Race Guru Role Description

Tail Walker Role Description

We’ll provide you with a volunteer uniform, breaks, refreshments and on the day support through a supervisor as well as all the support and training you need to undertake your role.

Volunteering is a great way to have fun, make friends, enhance your CV and experience the electric atmosphere of race day. So if you just want to be part of this prestigious international event or have friends or a family member running then why not volunteer!

If you are part of a local community or youth group that might be interested in getting involved, we would love to hear from you.

**PLEASE NOTE: The minimum age for volunteering is 14. All 14-17 year olds must have a completed parental consent form and be accompanied during their volunteering by someone over the age of 18 (as agreed by a parent/guardian).**

Check out this video filmed at the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships to find out more about volunteering:

Photo Galleries

Check out our Extra Milers photo galleries on Flickr to re-live the volunteer experience at past events:

Cardiff Half Marathon 2022

Cardiff Half Marathon 2019

Cardiff Half Marathon 2018

Cardiff Half Marathon 2017

Get Social!

Be sure to follow our Facebook page, where you can get social with other Extra Milers ahead of race day.


If you have any questions please contact Tor:
[email protected] / 02921 660 790

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